Colonel Jon Dunne is a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer in July 1993 and has served on active duty for the past twenty-two years as an artillery officer and operational planner, both overseas and within the United States, in peacetime and during conflict. Since leaving his post as the senior US Marine Corps fellow at the Atlantic Council, he has worked on future plans and out-year resourcing to include directly supporting the Marine Corps’ ongoing Force Design efforts. Col. Dunne has completed three deployments as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed in support of contingency operations in Haiti and Bosnia, deployed to Iraq on two occasions, and recently served as the plans officer at Marine Corps Forces, Africa, prior to assuming command of a rocket/missile battalion from 2012-14.
Colonel Dunne’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Rochester, completed prior to his commissioning. Since serving as a Marine, Dunne has earned graduate degrees in military science, operational science, and national resource strategy, and is a recent graduate of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.