Alumni (National Fellow)

Jamie Morin

National Fellow
Ph.D. Yale University (2003)
Professional Sectors:
Dream Mentor:
Alton Frye
Council on Foreign Relations
Fields of Interest:
Economic Policy
Foreign Policy
International Relations
National Security Policy
Science and Technology
The Military


Jamie Morin is the executive director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy and a vice president of The Aerospace Corporation, which runs a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that provides technical advice to the US government on space programs. Prior to joining Aerospace, Morin served as the second Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense from 2014 to 2017. There, he led an organization responsible for analyzing and evaluating the Department’s plans, programs, and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives, projected threats, allied contributions, estimated costs, and resource constraints. Prior to joining CAPE, Morin served for five years as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. As the Air Force’s chief financial officer, he was the principal advisor to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force on financial matters, responsible for the financial and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources. During that time, he also served for nearly a year as the acting Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Morin’s academic research focused on U.S. national security policy, particularly the role of Congress in defense budgeting and policymaking. He held fellowships at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs and at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he conducted research for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. He also served as a policy advisor on President Obama’s defense transition team and as the senior defense analyst for the US Senate Budget Committee.

Thesis Description:

Squaring the Pentagon: The Politics of Post-Cold War Defense Retrenchment

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