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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Brandon Archuleta

Ph.D., Government (2015) / M.P.Aff., International Affairs (2014), University of Texas at Austin, B.S., American Politics (2006), U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Brandon Archuleta


Brandon J. Archuleta is an active duty Army officer and Assistant Professor of American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He is also a National Security Fellow at the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Commissioned as a field artillery officer in 2006, Brandon has served in various staff and command positions in both Iraq (2007-2008) and Afghanistan (2009-2010). His recent dissertation is titled, "The Military Pension Promise: Autonomous Policy Subsystems, Blue Ribbon Defense Commissions, and the Twenty-First Century All-Volunteer Force."

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in American Politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Public Affairs in International Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.


Defense Policy, National Security Policy, American Grand Strategy, U.S. Foreign Policy, Diplomatic History, and Veterans' Policy
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