Robert Sharp

Robert Sharp

Robert Sharp
Assistant Professor, National Defense University

Bob Sharp is focusing on Yemen and Lebanon supporting the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the NESA Center, he served for nearly 4 years as an Assistant Professor at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at National Defense University where he wrote Masters’ Degree syllabus for a program concentration in Conflict Management of Stability Operations and also taught counterterrorism/counterinsurgency, and Homeland Defense.

Bob served 25 years in the British Army, retiring as a Colonel. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1981, he served in command and staff roles on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Afghanistan, and Cyprus. He has worked in policy and technical staff appointments in the UK Defence Intelligence and several multi-national organizations including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In his later career, he specialized in intelligence.

He holds a bachelors degree from the UK Open University. He is a 2004 distinguished graduate of the National War College and holds a masters degree in National Security Strategy from National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Bob is a naturalized American citizen and resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Erin. They have two boys.