Expertise: Defense industry; American Competitiveness; Disruptive dynamics in national security and the defense industry; Asia Pacific strategy; Military and intelligence contracting
August Cole is a writer, analyst and consultant specializing in national security issues.
He is a writer-in-residence at Avascent, an independent strategy and management consulting firm focused on the defense and aerospace sectors.
His fiction writing tackles themes at the core of American foreign policy and national security in the 21st Century, including the privatization of military and intelligence operations and the future of American power in the Pacific. From 2007 to 2010, August reported on the defense industry for the Wall Street Journal.
From 1998 to 2006, he worked as an editor and a reporter for MarketWatch.com, a financial news Web site.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.