Deputy Director and Professor of Practice, Security Studies
Colonel (retired) 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 development and program management in the areas of institutional capacity building and civil-military cooperation.
During the course of a 30-year military career, Colonel (retired) Hampton held several postings on the African continent to include the United States Senior Defense Official to the Republic of South Africa and U.S. Defense Attaché to the countries of Eswatini, Malawi, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. He also served as a policy adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Horn of Africa region. As part of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Colonel Hampton commanded the Regional Support Command-South responsible for the institutional training, equipping, and resourcing of all Afghan Army and Afghan Police forces in southern Afghanistan.
Colonel (retired) Hampton is a graduate of the United States Army Command and Staff College, the Zimbabwe Staff College, and the Defense Language Institute (French). He holds a Masters in African Studies from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University.
Areas of Expertise
Political-Military Affairs, Institutional Capacity Building, Peace Support Operations, 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