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. Since starting with the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in 2017, 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 and 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 22 years and retired as a Middle East Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in 2015. Mr. Archer's prior FAO assignments include: United Nations Military Observer, Western Sahara, US Army Central (ARCENT-CENTCOM); Jordan and 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 and Army Attaché in Rabat, Morocco.
Mr. Archer also has experience in security and defense policy and strategy, organizational development, security sector reform, defense management, joint and interagency coordination, and organizational change management.
Mr. Archer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Photojournalism, a Master of Arts in Middle East Affairs from the University of Texas, and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. Mr. Archer is fluent in Arabic and French.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
- Organizational Development
- Security Sector Reform
- Defense Management
- Change Management