Thomas Charles Bruneau Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Thomas Charles Bruneau

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Naval Postgraduate School

I was Professor of National Security Affairs between 1987 and 2013. On retiring I became Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and in this capacity continue to supervise officer student theses. I teach courses on Latin America, particularly Brazil and Central America, reform of intelligence agencies, civil-military relations, and the use of private contractors by the Department of Defense. I publish articles on all of these topics.


Having taught in the Department of Political Science at McGill University from 1969, I decided that to learn more about security issues in Latin America I would have to enter some part of the U.S.Department of Defense. Becoming a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987, I have had the opportunity to educate students from all of the U.S. armed services and 50 other countries. My writing has benefited from this "insider" perspective, which has been enhanced by my participation in seminars on democratic civil-military relations throughout Latin America, SE and NE Asia, Africa, and E/Central Europe. I publish books and articles on the experience of these 40+ countries in my main areas of research.


    PhD. Political Science University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Democratic Civil-Military Relations, Reform of Intelligence Agencies, Politics in Brazil and Portugal, Street Gangs in Central America, Intelligence Fusion Centers, the Role of Private Contractors in the US. Department of Defense.

Personal Interests

    In addition to traveling to research and write, and teaching, I am interested and active in deep sea fishing, hunting wild boar, hiking with Labrador dogs, and gardening.



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