Mr. Stuart K. Archer is Dean of Administration at the National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace. Mr. Archer is an Air Force Veteran, retired Colonel, Command Pilot, and a former Senior Defense Consultant with a firm supporting international defense transformation. He previously served as a senior civilian official at the Director level on the Headquarters Department of the Army Staff responsible for U.S. Army Executive Travel Program which included aviation operations, travel policy, and management of the Department of Defense Passport and Visa program.
As an Air Force officer, he served in a diverse variety of roles over the course of a 28-year career. As an aviator he accumulated over 4,000 flight hours including 400 combat hours in the B-52 and KC-10 aircraft. He further served as a Support Squadron Commander, Air Expeditionary Squadron Commander, and Mobility Wing Vice Commander during the height of U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a staff officer, he served on the Joint Operations Staff of U.S. Central Command, on the personal staff of two Secretaries of Defense, as a senior military advisor at the Department of State, and finally on the immediate staff of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
He is currently the President of the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation and has served on volunteer boards of AFCEA, as a member of the Atlantic Council, and with other aerospace and defense advocacy groups. He was selected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2021.
Mr. Archer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Citadel, an MBA from Louisiana Technical University, a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Air War College. He has also participated in the Senior Executive Fellows Program and the National and International Defense Fellows Program both at the Harvard Kennedy School.