About Rebecca Grant

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Ancestral home town:

Oakland, Maryland



PhD From:

London School of Economics (yes, not only did we study Marx, Hegel and Nietzsche, I had to teach them! Mostly Hegel.)


Red, my gallant Tennessee Walking Horse loves exploring the woods and trails of Southern Maryland.


Kawasaki 454 LTD, my first and only bike, yes I still have it.


A classic Rhodes Bantam.

Old car:

Sold my beloved 1967 Pontiac Catalina convertible to a race car driver friend. Still miss “the Beast.”


Cool guy who has flown Mach 2.

Book I just read:

Harold Nicolson, Diaries 1930 to 1939. An English insider’s take on how they let Hitler get out of hand.

Just back from:

February 2015: Melbourne, Australia...it was summer there, as the Royal Australian Air Force hosted PACAF's Gen. Lori Robinson and representatives from many other air forces at a conference.  My speaker's tope?  Autonomy on the future battlefield.

July 2014: Whiteman AFB, where I was priveleged to fly in a B-2 bomber (Spirit 578)

April 2014: Istanbul, where as a guest of the Turkish Air Force I spoke on future technologies for air warfare.

Summer 2012: Alaska, where I flew with the E-3 AWACS, a Royal Australian Air Force C-130-J-30 (big, modern, nice!) and as "Ivan 3" in the backseat of an F-16 with the 18th Aggressor Squadron during a Red Flag Alaska large force exercise. Incredible privilege to see airmen in action.

Professional Passion:

Director, Washington Security Forum. This is a new, non-profit node for research on security topics. Airpower, cyber and beyond.