Colonel Erica Cameron is a nonresident senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Cameron was commissioned into the US Army in 1998 as an air defense artillery officer and transitioned to serve as an Army strategic plans and policy officer in 2006. As an Army strategist, Cameron has served at the operational and strategic levels, advising both military and civilian officials on a wide array of policy, strategy, planning, and budgetary issues. Her assignments include deployments to multinational headquarters in Iraq and Afghanistan, and she has held positions at the highest echelons of the US Army, Department of Defense, and the interagency. Prior to her current assignment, Cameron completed a fellowship with the US Army War College at the United States Institute for Peace. Now, Cameron serves as the lead for redesigning the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault and Prevention program in her role as a member of the People First Task Force.

Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s degrees from Harvard University and the US Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies.