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Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Ph.D.


  • Last updated: 10 May. 2024 12:54

As the guardian of academic excellence, the Dean is responsible for upholding the standards of education and scholarly engagement within our institution. The Dean ensures the quality of our academic programme, adapts the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of our Course Members and the demands of our dynamic world, and provides guidance on academic policies.

Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Ph.D.

The Dean supervises the Academic Plans, Policy & Engagement Division, the Academic Operations Division, the Research Division, and the NDC Linguistic Services, while also offering invaluable counsel to the Commandant on a variety of issues and initiatives, and representing the Commandant during his absences.

At the heart of the Dean's office is a dedicated team, comprising an Assistant, a Military Advisor, and an Intern. Together, they provide essential support and expertise, ensuring the smooth functioning of the office and the fulfilment of its objectives.

The Dean cultivates and maintains close relationships with Allied Command Transformation and NATO HQ to ensure that guidance on academic, policy and strategic issues is coordinated and reflected within the curriculum planning and development, monitoring the NDC’s contribution to the effectiveness and cohesion of the Alliance by developing its role as a major centre of education, research and engagement on transatlantic security issues.