Carnes Lord is Professor of Strategic Leadership at the United States Naval War College, director of the Naval War College Press, and editor of the Naval War College Review. He is a political scientist with broad interests in international and strategic studies, national security organization and management, and political philosophy.
Born December 30, 1944, Lord holds Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University (Government) and Yale University (Classics), and has taught at the University of Virginia and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as well as the Naval War College.
He has held several senior positions in the United States government, including director of international communications and information policy on the National Security Council Staff (1981-84) and assistant to the vice president for national security affairs (1991-93).
He and his wife Meredith live in Newport, Rhode Island.