Dr. Fritz is the inaugural Chief Academic Officer at Defense Security
Cooperation University (DSCU). In this Office of the President leadership
position, he oversees and shapes the curriculum for all DSCU components.
He joined the DSCU in August 2022 as a College of Strategic Security
Cooperation Senior Lecturer.
Dr. Fritz has more than twenty years of national security experience in
government, academia, and the private sector. Prior to joining DSCU, he
was a contracted subject matter expert for U.S. Customs and Border
Protection on issues related to strategic competition, transnational threats,
and migration. Before that, Dr. Fritz was a subject matter expert at the World
Bank where he conducted research and provided expertise on the nexus
between conflict and development, with a focus on building security
institutions. With the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program, Dr. Fritz
managed a research portfolio on security and development, multinational
operations, and security issues across Africa. Prior to Brookings, he worked
for various private sector companies in the national security arena.
Throughout his time in the private sector, Dr. Fritz was an adjunct on the
faculties of the George Washington University, American University, and
Johns Hopkins University. He is a contributing editor at War on the Rocks.
From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Fritz was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army in the 3d
Infantry Division where he served in positions from tank platoon leader to
brigade planner. He served three tours of duty in Iraq.
Dr. Fritz received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from the
United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in
Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy from American University, and a
Ph.D. in Justice, Law and Criminology from American University.