Jay Parker

Jay Parker was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

Jay M. Parker is Professor of International Security at the College of International Security Affairs of National Defense University in Washington, DC.  A graduate of the University of Arizona (where he was editor in chief of the Daily Wildcat), he earned master’s degrees from Arizona State University, University of Southern California, and the Naval War College, and a PhD in political science from Columbia University.  His teaching and research areas include international relations, strategy, American foreign policy, mass media and politics, and politics and film.  Jay is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC).

Jay served as an officer in the United States Army for 26 years, serving in a variety of infantry and special operations command and staff positions in the US and Europe.  For more than a decade, he was Director of International Relations and Security Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy.  He served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University (teaching limited war and low intensity conflict), and currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at George Washington University (teaching politics and film).

Jay retired from active duty in 2005 in the rank of Colonel, and then served as executive vice president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and as Advisor and Center Liaison to the Iraq Study Group (the Baker-Hamilton Commission) .  He is a US-Japan Leader Fellow, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, a former Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center of International Studies, a former member of advisory committees for the Museum of Television and Radio, and former chair of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA).  Jay was a member of the defense policy team and the veterans advisory group for the Obama presidential campaign.  His civilian professional experience includes service as an aide to the late Rep. Morris K. Udall (D-Ariz.), political media consultant, and journalist.

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