Mr. Amon Killeen, a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy at the U.S. National War College in Washington, DC in June 2017.
Prior to the National War College, he served as regional director for West Africa, assigned to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, where he supported the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis. Previously, Amon worked in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, where he oversaw counternarcotics policy and programs in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Before becoming a civil servant, Amon was a consultant at LMI Government Consulting and DFI Government Services, where he provided research and analysis in the areas of security cooperation, stability operations, and counter-terrorism for the Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. Amon received a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University with a concentration in international relations. After graduating from Oberlin College, with a Bachelor of Science in Religion, Amon taught English at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. He also worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs on the Asia, Middle East, and North Africa teams.
Mr. Amon Killeen currently serves in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He wrote this paper while earning a Master of Science in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Before entering government service, Mr. Killeen worked at LMI Government Consulting and DFI Government Services. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect the policies or views of his office or the Department of Defense.