Former Marine Capt. Gil Barndollar


Gil Barndollar is a fellow at Defense Priorities, the Director of Middle East Studies at the Center for the National Interest, and the Military Fellow-in-Residence at the Catholic University of America’s Center for the Study of Statesmanship. From 2009 to 2016 he served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Afghanistan twice, to Guantanamo Bay, and to the Persian Gulf. He holds an AB in history from Bowdoin College and MPhil and PhD degrees in history from the University of Cambridge.