Acting Director and Professor of Practice,
Colonel (Ret.) Daniel Hampton brings more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing U.S. defense policy and strategy in Africa. As professor of practice in security studies, he oversees curriculum and program management in the areas of defense institution building, national security strategy, and civil-military cooperation.
During the course of his military career, Col. Hampton served as the U.S. senior defense official to South Africa and defense attaché to Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Additionally, he was a senior policy adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Horn of Africa region.
Col. Hampton holds an M.A. in African studies from the University of Illinois; an M.A. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA; and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
Areas of Expertise
Political-Military Affairs, Peace Support Operations, National Security Strategy, Department of Defense and U.S. Embassy Operations, U.S. Security Assistance Planning and Execution.
“Bridging the Gap between Regional and Continental Architectures: Opportunities to Support the Gulf of Guinea” in Atlantic Centre for Defense Capacity Building: First Seminar
Instituto da Defesa Nacional, June 2020
Africa Defense Forum, May 6, 2019
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, April 2014
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, November 2016
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, May 2016
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, September 2015
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, August 2015
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, September 2014
National Endowment for Democracy, July 2014
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, June 2014
Africa Defense Forum, March 11, 2020
Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2019
War Room, April 10, 2019
War Room, March 20, 2018
DefenceWeb, June 24, 2015