Erik Stohlmann - Institute for Security Governance
Principal, Education & Professional Practice Division
Mr. Erik Stohlmann is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). He also leads the ISG Education and Professional Practice (EPP) Division. EPP delivers resident and mobile education programs to international partners via US Department of Defense (DoD) and US Department of State security cooperation and assistance appropriations. The core disciplines of this group are: civil-military relations, defense policy and strategy, defense acquisition, defense resource management, logistics capacity building, professional military education, and human capital capacity building.
Mr. Stohlmann has significant experience and expertise in Naval Aviation Command, maintenance, operations and training; weaponeering and targeteering- to include related intelligence systems; European defense and security structures and policy; Navy personnel human resourcing systems and practices; and graduate-level education program and curricular design. He served as the Military Associate Dean for the School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) located at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) representing the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (OPNAV N3/N5) for all national security, regional security, civil-military relations and homeland defense and security graduate education and certificate programs performed by SIGS. In addition, he was the Principle Investigator for the Navy's Regional Security Education Program (RSEP), the Joint Foreign Area Officer (FAO) continuing education and professional development program and all Navy FAO education and training programs delivered by NPS.
Mr. Stohlmann's military career included numerous aviation assignments embarked on aircraft carriers during contingency and combat operations resulting in over 2800 flight hours and more than 650 carrier arrested landings. Also, he worked in multiple Navy and Joint Headquarters' staffs within the Operations and Policy Directorates as well as serving overseas in Bahrain, Germany, Japan, Norway, and Spain. Following his military service, he worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries as a Portfolio Manager for DoD education and training programs.
He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, NPS, and the Spanish War College with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Political Science and German as well as postgraduate degrees in European Security Studies and Spanish Defense Strategy. He is professionally conversant in German and Spanish.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Civil-Military Relations
- Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
- Ethics & Leadership
- Security & Defense Planning