Rachel E. Tecott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Rachel E. Tecott faculty photo


Rachel Tecott is an assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College. Her research focuses on U.S. military strategy and operations, alliance and partnership dynamics, and civil-military relations. Her current book project examines U.S. efforts to build militaries in partner states. Dr. Tecott holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a member of the Security Studies Program. Her research has appeared in International Security, The Washington Post, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College


Received Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Predoctoral Fellow

Predoctoral Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.A., Wesleyan University

Research Contributions and Publications

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