Gene Germanovich was a nonresident senior fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and an international defense researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research areas of interest include European security, NATO, maritime and amphibious forces, and security cooperation. His work at RAND has also included Nordic security, military interoperability, and nuclear preparedness. Prior to joining RAND, he spent eleven years at a national-security consulting firm where he conducted policy analysis, strategic planning, and wargaming for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Marine Corps, and other US government clients. He earned an MA in security studies from Georgetown University and a BS in international affairs from Georgia Tech. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.