Phillip Carter

Director of the Military, Veterans, & Society Program, Center for a New American Security

Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow, Counsel, and Director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing veterans and military personnel, force structure and readiness issues, and civil-military relations.  A former Army officer, Mr. Carter served for several as a military police and civil affairs officer, as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police in the Diyala province, and also worked closely with the State Department’s Provincial Reconstruction Team.  Mr. Carter currently serves on the board of directors for the Army Heritage Foundation in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the editorial board of the Journal for National Security Law & Policy, and the veterans advisory council for the Jericho Project, a non-profit organization in New York devoted to ending homelessness through innovative supportive housing programs.  He continues to write extensively on legal and national security issues, with recent work appearing in the Washington Post, Slate, Foreign Policy, and other publications.