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Mr. Quentin E. Hodgson

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Mr. Quentin E. Hodgson is a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). He was a strategic planner in OSD, where he was the primary author of the 2008 National Defense Strategy and supported the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in providing guidance for and reviews of combatant command contingency plans. He previously worked in the Stability Operations office in OSD, where he devised and implemented new policies to increase military capabilities to conduct stability operations, counterinsurgency, and peacekeeping. Mr. Hodgson was the Department of Defense lead on the President’s Global Peace Operations Initiative, a multiyear program with G-8 partners to increase peacekeeping capabilities worldwide. He joined OSD in 2001 as a Presidential Management Intern, completing planning rotations in OSD Policy and at U.S. Pacific Command, as well as working on the Southeast Asia and Russia desks. Mr. Hodgson is an associate member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a member of the Society for Military History. His research interests include Thomas Jefferson’s political thought and civil-military relations. Mr. Hodgson holds a B.A. in history and Russian from the Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. in international relations, specializing in strategic studies and international economics, from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Potsdam and studied at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. He is a 2009 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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SSI books and monographs by Mr. Quentin E. Hodgson

  • Deciding to Buy: Civil-Military Relations and Major Weapons Programs

    November 10, 2010

    Authored by Mr. Quentin E. Hodgson.
    Based on extensive archival research and interviews, the author explores how decisions on major weapons programs have been made and identifies key themes in the relationship between the military services and the civilian leadership in the Department of Defense that promise to endure.