Frank G. Hoffman

Member - FPRI Board of Advisors

Dr. Frank G. Hoffman serves on the Board of Advisors at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and holds an appointment as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., where he has served since 2011. He is a retired U.S. Marine Reserve infantry officer with service in the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions. His 43 years in the U.S. defense establishment includes 30 years with the U.S. Marines as an analyst and concept developer, two senior political appointments at the Department of Navy and Defense Department, and service on two Congressional commissions. He was selected and confirmed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009. During 2017, Dr. Hoffman was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and worked on the National Defense Strategy.

In addition to his research portfolio in strategy and military innovation, he regularly teaches throughout the joint professional military education system. He also serves on the Board of Advisors at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and on the editorial board of its journal.

Dr. Hoffman is an award-winning author and published over 100 articles and reviews in the Marine Corps Gazette, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, PRISM, and the Naval Institute Proceedings. He has published several books and numerous book chapters. His latest book Mars Adapting: Military Change During War was released this year from Naval Institute Press.

Dr. Hoffman graduated from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He holds Master’s degrees from George Mason University in Educational Leadership and the U.S. Naval War College in National Security Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College, London.