Contact: Annie Aleman
Washington, D.C., May 13, 2021 – The American Security Project (ASP) is eager to announce David Haines as the new Senior Fellow for Climate Security.
A leading expert on climate and energy security, Haines is a combat veteran, serving multiple deployments to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. From 2006-2020 he was an officer and aviator in the United States Marine Corps. He completed his active-duty service at the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the Associate Chair for the Political Science Department and taught both American Government and the Politics of Irregular Warfare.
Previously he was stationed in San Diego as an MV-22B Osprey pilot and in Okinawa, Japan as a CH-46E pilot.
“As ASP continues to develop and grow its research in climate security and threats to U.S. national security, Haines’ leadership on and off the battlefield will continue to contribute to ASP’s world-class thought leadership and research on climate security,” stated ASP President BGen Stephen Cheney.
Since 2005, ASP has been a leader in studying the intersection between national security and climate change. ASP travels the country through the ongoing National Climate Security Tour to talk to regional constituencies about the need for military resilience against the threats posed by climate change.