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Tony Pfaff
Staff Member
Policy Planning Staff
Term of Appointment: 04/28/2014 to present

COL Tony Pfaff joined the Policy Planning Staff following an appointment as the Defense Attaché in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Chief of International Military Affairs for US Army Central Command and as the Defense Attaché in Kuwait. He has served twice in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, once as the Deputy J2 for a Joint Special Operations Task Force and as the Senior Military Advisor for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team. He also deployed to Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM with 82nd Airborne Division and participated in Operation ABLE SENTRY with the 1st Armored Division. COL Pfaff has also served on the faculty at West Point where he taught Philosophy.

He has a B.A. from Washington and Lee University, an M.A. from Stanford, and a Ph. D. from Georgetown University.


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