Dr. Tattar is a research professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. His research interests include military innovation, strategic deterrence, national security policy, military history, and bureaucratic politics. He earned a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and received a commission through Navy ROTC in 1996. After active duty, he pursued a career in higher education. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in 2011. Prior to joining the War College, Dr. Tattar was a research fellow at the Belfer Center.