Since joining CNA in 1999, Alarik Fritz, Ph.D. has gained a wealth of tactical, operational, and strategic/pol-mil experience. For OEF, he deployed with USMC analysts to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard, during which times he provided on-hand tactical analysis. During OIF, he provided deployed analytical support to USMC forces on the ground in Iraq and Kuwait. From 2003 to 2005, he was CNA’s field representative to Fleet Forces Command N40, where he helped the command assess fleet readiness through the development of readiness metrics and models. He then served as the CNA field representative to NAVCENT N3 in 2005-2007, where he created and ran the coalition campaign assessments cell, and provided operational, tactical, and strategic/pol-mil analytical support to the command. Since returning from NAVCENT, Fritz has worked on a variety of issues related to irregular warfare.
Fritz holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, an M.A. in East Asian studies from George Washington University, and a double B.A. in Political Science and Japanese language from the University of Arizona. He lives in Washington DC, and has traveled and lived abroad extensively in Japan, Bahrain, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and various locations across Africa and SE Asia.