Charles PenaScholar, Defense Priorities
Charles (Chuck) Peña is a foreign policy fellow and scholar at Defense Priorities. He is the former Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and has been a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, as well as an advisor on the Straus Military Reform Project. Peña was also a foreign policy advisor for the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign. He has more than 25 years experience as a defense policy and program expert and senior manager, supporting the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.