Daniel R. Post, Ph.D.

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
Daniel Post faculty photo


Cmdr. Daniel Post joined the S&P department in the fall of 2021 as a permanent military professor fellow. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the U. S. Naval Academy (with honors), an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, an M.A. in political science from Brown University, and his Ph.D. in international relations from Brown University. His research focuses on nuclear deterrence, escalation dynamics, limited nuclear war, and conflict termination. He is a former Navy helicopter pilot, and his most recent assignment was as nuclear strike advisor and chief of Strike Advisor Training, Global Operations Center at U.S. Strategic Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Nuclear

Professional Highlights


Chief of Strike Advisor Training, Global Operations Center, U.S. Strategic Command

Planned and conducted the qualification of all Nuclear Strike Advisors and Battle Watch Commanders, a revolving pool of approximately 30 senior military officers. Additionally, served as personal Strike Advisor to Commander, U.S. Strategic Command.

Department Head, Operations Officer, HSC-26

Scheduled all squadron events and ensured readiness for 135 pilots and aircrew and a squadron of 407 personnel to meet all operational requirements for six deployed detachments.

Assistant Air Operations Officer, OOD, USS Harry S Truman

Directed the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center and ensured execution of flight operations during night and instrument flight conditions. Officer of the Deck (OOD), Underway - Directed the safe operation and navigation of the aircraft carrier as the direct representative of the ship’s C.O.


Ph.D., Brown University, Political Science, International Relations

M.A., Brown University, 2020, Political Science, International Relations

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2015, National Security and Strategic Studies, with distinction

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 2001, Mathematics, with honors

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