Erin M Simpson

executive in Washington, DC

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Dr. Erin Simpson is a skilled executive with experience across the defense industry.

She is also the co-host of Bombshell, a boozy, national-security podcast from War on the Rocks.

In 5+ years at Caerus Associates, Erin helped to build an experimental start-up into a cutting edge DC consulting firm leveraging social and data science. Her term as CEO culminated in the successful sale of the company in 2016. She is currently a Director for Strategic Planning in Northrop Grumman's Analysis Center.

Erin previously served as the Strategic Advisor to ISAF’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team, where she regularly advised senior military commanders throughout Afghanistan. Before deploying, she served as an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Marine Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA.

  • #socialscience
  • #intelligence
  • #research
  • #defense
  • #bourbon
  • Work
    • Archer Avenue Consulting
  • Education
    • PhD, Harvard University (Political Science)
    • BA, University of Kansas (Political Science and International Studies)