Phillip Lohaus has worked on national security issues in both the public and private sectors. While in government, Phillip focused on Middle East non-proliferation and economic security issues and served in both strategic and tactical assignments in support of the US military abroad. He is primarily interested in forward-looking questions, to include future warfare strategy and capabilities as well as the evolving use of American Special Forces. He has conducted studies into foreign denial and deception capabilities and supported various war gaming exercises both inside and outside of government. He has received numerous awards for his work, to include a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal from USSOCOM.


  • Analyst, United States Department of Defense, 2006-2012
  • Summer Associate, Long Term Strategy Group, 2011
  • Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, 2011-2012
  • Deployed Analyst, Multi-National Force – Iraq, 2007-2008
  • Civilian Embed, United States Army, Eastern Afghanistan, 2009
  • Intern, United States Senate, 2006


M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of Florida