Tammy Schultz is the director of National Security and Joint Warfare and a professor of strategic studies at the U.S. Marine Corps War College. In 2010, she won the Dr. Elihu Rose Award for Teaching Excellence. She also conducts communication simulations at the U.S. State Department for foreign service officers and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Previously, she was a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and she served as a research fellow and director of research and policy at the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. From 2003 to 2004, she was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Schultz graduated summa cum laude from Regis University in political science and English in 1995. She then attended Victoria University in New Zealand on a rotary fellowship, while working in the political division of the U.S embassy in Wellington, and received her MA degree with distinction in 1999. In 2005, she received her PhD from Georgetown University.
Schultz has been published and is frequently quoted on defense and national security issues in major news outlets. She is the co-chair of the Term Member Advisory Council at the Council of Foreign Relations, a member of the executive board of the Mind Fitness Training Institute, and a principal in the Truman National Security Project.