Academic Chairs

The Marine Corps University Foundation sponsors academic chairs at Marine Corps University to enhance the curriculum and strengthen the Professional Military Education of Marines.



Marines at all stages in their careers benefit from the academic chairs made possible through donations to the Marine Corps University Foundation.

Dr. Christopher D. Yung, the Donald Bren Chair of Non-Western Strategic Thought, engages with students at Marine Corps University.

 

Marine Corps University Foundation sponsored Academic Chairs are an important enhancement to the University curriculum. Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation is able to provide distinguished scholars and experts to the University on a wide range of subjects that are paramount to the Professional Military Education of today’s Marines.  These experts advance diversity of thought by intellectually challenging students ideas on our nation’s most pressing security issues. The Foundation currently funds:

 

The Kim T. Adamson Chair for Terrorism and Insurgency

LtGen Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret)

 

The Ambassador Anthony D. Marshall Chair of Strategic Studies

Dr. Williamson (Wick ) Murray

 

Donald Bren Chair of Armed Politics

Dr. Brandon Valeriano

 

The Donald Bren Chair of Creative Problem Solving

Dr. Jeffrey (Jeb) Nadaner

 

Donald Bren Chair of Non-Western Strategic Thought

Dr. Christopher Yung

 

Donald Bren Chair  of Strategic Communications

Honorable Donald M. Bishop

 

The Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory

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The Marine Corps University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which relies on tax exempt donations, is the only Marine Corps charity solely dedicated to supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. The University leadership’s vision has been twofold – to prepare Marines at all levels to address complex security challenges in a rapidly transforming world through an unparalleled education in security and warfighting studies, and to groom the next generation of decision makers within the Marine Corps, government, and the private sector, equipping them with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to achieve success in any number of career paths. Marine Corps University Foundation sponsors Academic Chairs which are an important enhancement to the University curriculum.  The Foundation relies on tax-exempt contributions from those who support Marine Corps causes, including Corporate Members, Marine friends, former Marines helping Marines and donations in memory or in honor of someone special. We are grateful for your tax-deductible donation to support the Professional Military Education of active duty and reserve Marines. Semper Fi!