LTC Brent Kauffman

Instructor, Army Chair

Economics, Civilian-Military Relations, Human Domain

Areas of Interest:

Fiscal Policy, monetary policy, international trade, civ-mil relations, human domain / aspects / elements 

Lieutenant Colonel Brent A. Kauffman is an Army Strategist (FA59) and currently serves as faculty member and Army Chair at the College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.   


Brent previously taught economics courses while assigned to the Department of Social Sciences at West Point and the U.S. Army War College.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy, Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.  His academic interests include international trade, human terrain, reasons for military service, and civilian-military relations.


Brent has served in a variety of strategic planning and policy roles at Arlington National Cemetery, Joint Task Force North, and United States Forces Korea.  Between his tactical and strategic assignments in the Army, Brent worked for Kraft Foods as a senior business consultant and moved to Chicagoland to get involved in the community.  He served as member of the Kraft Employee Fund Leadership Council, volunteer high school baseball coach, and Military Academy Liaison Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Brent is a man of faith who respects others for their beliefs.  An avid sports fan, he has attended five separate Olympics and 37 major league ballparks.  He enjoys running, hiking, and sharing time with family and friends.  Brent, wife Dana, and stepson Sullivan live in Arlington, Virginia.