Will Mackenzie is a Research Associate in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He has a BA in International Affairs from American University and is pursuing a MA in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
Previously he worked for the RAND Corporation and supported an array of wargaming and table top exercises. While at RAND, he researched and wrote on topics pertaining to NATO military posture, aspects of the Russian military, hybrid warfare, Navy and Marine Corps force structure, and missile defense systems. Will also interned for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the American Enterprise Institute where he focused on the Russian military and Russian foreign policy. He served five years in the Marine Corps as an infantry section leader with deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Will has co-authored publications by the RAND Corporation, the Marine Corps Gazette, and the Marine Corps History Magazine.
Recent Publications & News
CommentarySharper: America's Next Defense Strategy
By Will Mackenzie, Jennie Matuschak, Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
CommentaryIt’s the Logistics, China
By Will Mackenzie
EventsVirtual Panel Discussion: Serious Games: How the Pentagon Uses Wargames to Develop Ideas and Inform Decisions
By Robert O. Work, Susanna V. Blume, Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser, Will Mackenzie & Dr. ED McGrady
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Every Aspect of U.S. and International Security
By Richard Fontaine, Ely Ratner, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Daniel Kliman, Susanna V. Blume, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Paul Scharre, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, COL Sarah Albrycht, Kristine Lee, Peter Harrell, John Hughes, Rachel Ziemba, Michael Horowitz, Elsa B. Kania, Will Mackenzie, Ashley Feng, Kaleigh Thomas, Carisa Nietsche, Emma Moore, Joshua Fitt, Nathalie Grogan, Megan Lamberth & Ainikki Riikonen
In The NewsGetting the services on the same wavelength about electronic warfare
By Will Mackenzie
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