Philip Archer - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Advising & Consulting Division
Mr. Philip Archer is a Middle East Regional Program Lead (RPL) in the Advising & Consulting (A&C) Division. In this role, Mr. Archer oversees security cooperation projects in the area of defense management throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Mr. Archer regularly leads teams of defense management experts (Strategy & Policy, Human Resource Management, Logistics, Resource Management, and Joint Concepts) to address strategic-level reform efforts.
Mr. Archer served as an officer in the US Army for approximately 22 years and retired as a Middle East Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in 2015. Some of Mr. Archer's prior FAO assignments include: United Nations Military Observer - Western Sahara, US Army Central (ARCENT-CENTCOM) Jordan & Iraq Desk Officer, Aide de Camp to ARCENT Commanding General, Chief of International Military Affairs at US Army Africa (USARAF-AFRICOM), Chief of Security Cooperation Program at USARAF, and Deputy for Chief of Attaché Operations & Army Attaché in Rabat, Morocco.
Mr. Archer has a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Photojournalism, a MA in Middle East Affairs from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Rice University. Mr. Archer is also an Arabic and French speaker.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
- Organizational Development
- Security Sector Reform
- Defense Management
- Change Management