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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith W. Dayton
U.S. Army

Director
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton is the Director, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He is responsible for orchestrating resident courses, outreach programs and an international and interagency network of about 14,000 government officials from 156 nations in fields of international security studies, defense and foreign affairs.

The Marshall Center is a 26-year-old German-American security partnership that has produced generations of global security professionals schooled in American and German security policies. The mission of the Marshall Center is to enable solutions to regional and transnational security challenges through capacity building, access and a globally connected network.

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Brigadier General (ret) Dieter E. Bareihs

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dieter E. Bareihs
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Deputy Director
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dieter Bareihs serves as the U.S. Deputy Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany. As the deputy director, Brig Gen (ret) Bareihs guides and coordinates operational elements of the Marshall Center, formulates plans and programs for its administration and operation, and coordinates and develops stakeholder support and resourcing to meet programs and objectives. He assumed duties as deputy director in September 2018.

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Helmut Dotzler

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Helmut Dotzler, German Air Force

German Deputy Director
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Retired German Air Force Brig. Gen. Helmut Dotzler is the German Deputy Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Military Career

Brig. Gen. Dotzler was appointed commander Territorial Command Bavaria in Munich on Nov. 27, 2013.

In this function, he was the highest Military Representative of German Forces in Bavaria.

After joining the Bundeswehr in 1976, he completed his Air Force officer training with stations in Germany (Munich, Freising, Lenggries and Erding) and the United States of America (El Paso).

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Andrew Michta

Andrew A. Michta, Ph.D.

Dean
College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Andrew A. Michta holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise are international security, NATO, and European politics and security, with a special focus on Central Europe and the Baltic States.

Prior to coming to the Marshall Center he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Europe Program) and an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.  From 1988-2015 he was the M.W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College.  From 2013-14, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C. where he focused on defense programming. From 2011–13, he was a Senior Tran...

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Col. (GS) Peter Frank
German Army

Senior German Officer & Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives,
Alumni, Research and Policy Analysis
College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Col. (GS) Peter Frank, German Army, was a Military Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, from 2014 to 2017. He joined the George C. Marshall Center (GCMC) for European Security Studies in October 2017.

He received his M.A. in Business and Administration from the Bundeswehr University, Nuremberg in 1990. He is a graduate of the German Armed Forces General Staff (GS) Course - Hamburg in 2000, and he also received his M.A. in National Security Affairs from the NPS in 2003.

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Professor Dr. Ralf Roloff

Deputy Dean for Resident Programs
College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Professor Dr. Ralf Roloff is Deputy Dean for Resident Programs at the College of International and Security Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany since 2018 and Professor (apl), Universität der Bundeswehr München (since 2015).

Prof. Dr. Ralf Roloff was the Senior German Professor (2003-2018) at the College of International Security Studies at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He is the Director of Master in International Security Studies Program (since 2010). He was Director of the European Security Seminar (2015-2018).

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Dean L. Dwigans

Executive Director of Administration
College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dean L. Dwigans is the Executive Director of the College of International and Security Studies for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. In this capacity, he oversees the Office of the Dean and all administrative and operational aspects of the College.

Mr. Dwigans served as the College Acting Associate Dean from May to October 2019, College Director of Operations and Plans and Deputy of the Outreach Program from 2016-2019 and Director of Alumni Programs from 2010 to 2016.  From 2007 to 2010, he was a member of the Marshall Center faculty serving as the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Chair in International Law, Professor of International Law and Director of the Program in Advanced Security Studies.

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M. Keith Wert

Keith L. Wert

Director
Partner Language Training Center Europe
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Keith L. Wert is the director of the Partner Language Training Center Europe at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He has been the director of PLTCE and its predecessor since 1999. PLTCE provides language training to 400 U.S., NATO and Partner linguists each year in several different languages and dialects, including English for Special Purposes, which change according to defense sector requirements. PLTCE also offers NATO recognized professional development courses and workshops for ally and partner English language teachers and...