May 13, 2015

Yoda’s replacement: Air Force veteran to lead legendary Pentagon office

By Jerry Hendrix

Source: Washington Post

Journalist(s) Greg Jaffe

There’s a new Yoda at the Pentagon.

Jim Baker, a retired Air Force colonel, has been tapped to run the Pentagon’s legendary Office of Net Assessment, taking over from Andrew W. Marshall, who recently retired after four decades running the Pentagon’s internal think tank.

Marshall was 93 years old when he stepped down late last year as the Pentagon’s top strategic guru. His reverential nickname, “Yoda,” reflected his wizened appearance, fanatical following in defense circles and enigmatic nature, all of which were said to evoke the Jedi master of “Star Wars” fame.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...