John Rose, PhD, Brigadier General (U.S. Army, Retired)

DSS 703, DSS 705, DSS 710, DSS 716, DSS 724

Professional Experience

Missouri State University Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty, 2011-Present

  • DSS 703, DSS 705, DSS 710, DSS 716, DSS 724:  Science, Technology & Defense Policy; NATO & European Security Issues; International Terrorism; Military Operations; and Leadership for National Security Professionals.

Director, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,  Germany, 2002-2010

  • Directed a  graduate level Defense and Security Studies Program. Oversaw efforts of the  college dean and approximately 30 professors from 10 Nations. Five major course  offerings for Government Officials from North American, European and Eurasian  Nations; approximately 1000 students per year; over 130 participating nations.  Taught an elective on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile Defense.
  • Oversaw an Outreach Program hosting 100 Security focused conferences each year throughout  Europe/Eurasia (topics included WMD proliferation, cyber security,  non-proliferation, consequence management, security cooperation/partnership activities and threat reduction).

Director of Requirements, U.S.  Army, Pentagon, 1995-1998

Director, Requirements and International  Programs Branch,  NATO, SHAPE; Mons, Belgium, 1992-1995

Professor, International  Relations/Defense & Strategic Studies, U.S. Military  Academy; West Point, New York, 1979-1981

Education: Ph.D., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1978; M.A., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1976.

Distinguished Awards

  • Recipient, William P. Clements Award for Outstanding Educator, West Point, 1981 (from among more than 500 faculty)


  • The Evolution of U.S. Army Nuclear Doctrine, 1945-1980,  Westview Press, 1980