Travis Sharp

Adjunct Fellow

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Travis Sharp is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and was previously the Bacevich Fellow. He is currently a Master’s candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and will begin Ph.D. studies in the fall. Prior to joining CNAS, he served as Military Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, where he started as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow.

Mr. Sharp’s research focuses on U.S. defense policy, strategy, and spending. He has co-authored major CNAS reports on the defense budget, cyber security, and the National Guard and Reserve. His writing has appeared in International Affairs, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, Parameters, Defense & Security Analysis, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Defense News,,,, and many others. His work has been included in the curricula at several public policy graduate schools and featured in academic textbooks about U.S. government. He has briefed senior government, military, and industry officials and has participated in official research trips to Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

Mr. Sharp holds a B.A. in Politics and U.S. History from the University of San Francisco.

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