Carlton Haelig

  • America in the World Consortium Fellow
  • Class of 2023–2024

Carlton Haelig is an America in the World Consortium Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a security policy analyst with expertise in international relations, national security strategy, and military innovation. Carlton researches national security strategy, military doctrine, force design, and combat development policies. Based on his dissertation, his book project is titled “Political-Military Integration: The Relationship Between National Strategy and Changes in Military Doctrine in the United States Army and Marine Corps.” In it, he explains how military services integrate their force design and combat development policies with changes in national security strategy. 

Carlton is an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation and has previously worked with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office, the National Defense University, and the American Security Project. He completed his Ph.D. in Security Studies at Princeton University, where he directed the Strategic Education Initiative. He holds an M.A. in International Security from George Mason University and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University.