John Reichart

PEL Senior Mentor

Dr. John F. Reichart, professor emeritus, National Defense University, is a nationally recognized defense policy expert. He retired as Director of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University in January 2015. Under his leadership, the WMD Center helped create and foster the countering WMD community within the U.S. government.

Prior to assuming his duties at NDU in 1995, Dr. Reichart served for six years as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State. While at State, he was responsible for providing advice and analysis to four Secretaries of State on European security policy and a wide range of global political/military issues.

From 1982-1987, he served at the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels, with responsibility for theater nuclear issues. He then served as a senior Air Force fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

Dr. Reichart, a retired USAF colonel, is the coauthor of American Defense Policy and a variety of articles on defense and proliferation issues.