Daniel Hampton

Acting Director and Professor of Practice,
Security Studies

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.


Email Col. Hampton

+1 202-685-7354

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