LTC Rod Dwyer

Military Instructor and Army Chair


Rod Dwyer is an Army Strategist (FA59) and former Aviator.  He joins CISA from the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he led GEN Milley’s CAG-Initiatives team from 2021-2023.  As a Strategist he has served as Deputy G5 for the 82nd Airborne Division, Joint Concept developer in the Joint Staff J-7, and military advisor to the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) in 2001 and commissioned as an Army aviator. He was a scout helicopter (OH-58D) platoon leader, fuel/ammo platoon leader, and troop commander in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). After troop command, he taught military history at the United States Military Academy before being designated as an Army Strategist. LTC Dwyer’s operational deployments include Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. He has an MA in American History from the University of Virginia, and his military education includes the USMC Expeditionary Warfare School, Army Command & General Staff College, and the Joint & Combined Warfighting School.

He and his wife, Laura, reside in Springfield, VA with their two daughters.