Brian Slattery


Brian Slattery is a Research Associate for Defense and Security Studies in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Slattery supports all research efforts on defense policy and specifically focuses on U.S. Coast Guard issues and Arctic security policy.  He also assists in managing the annual Index of U.S. Military Strength. Prior to joining Heritage, Slattery served as a Defense Research Assistant for Congressman J. Randy Forbes of Virginia’s Fourth District.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and is currently enrolled in the George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, earning a master’s degree in national security policy. Slattery and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Silver Spring, Md.

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