Mackubin Thomas Owens is a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and editor of its journal, Orbis. He is the author of US Civil-Military Relations after 9/11: Renegotiating the Civil-Military Bargain and is completing a history of U.S. civil–military relations.
Mackubin Thomas Owens, the associate dean of academics for electives and directed research and professor of strategy and force planning for the Naval War College, is a contributing editor to National Review.
He is a senior fellow at the Program on National Security of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and edits its journal, Orbis. Owens has previously served as a national security advisor to Senator Bob Kasten and in the Department of Energy during the Reagan administration. From 1990 to 1997, Owens was editor-in-chief of the defense journal Strategic Review and an adjunct professor of international relations at Boston University.
Owens served as an infantry platoon commander from 1968-1969 in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, during which he was wounded twice and awarded the Silver Star. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1994. He holds a Ph.D in politics from the University of Dallas, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.