Dr. Christopher Shoemaker, PH.D.
Dr. Shoemaker serves as Vice President for Strategy at CEVA and is responsible for the long term development of the company’s programs for peace building, democracy transition and support to national security establishments in the United States and abroad. Prior to this, he was Director, Force Integration, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina where he was responsible for the development of the most senior political leaders and institutions. For more than 20 years, he served in the United States Army, traveling to many countries in leadership roles. He later moved to Washington to serve on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Dr. Shoemaker has served as staff of the National Security Council at the White House where he served both Presidents Carter and Reagan as an advisor on defense and Middle East policy. In addition, he has been the Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Chief of Staff of the Army and warplans officer for General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Dr. Shoemaker serves as a member on the Council for Foreign Relations, has authored several books, and received numerous awards and commendations. His specialties include foreign policy and relations, international security as well as strategic planning and leadership.