Jonathan D. Geithner
Jonathan D. Geithner is vice president and director of CNA’s Marine Corps Program, which works collaboratively with senior Marine Corps leaders — at CNA headquarters and, through CNA's Field Program, at commands worldwide — to develop research programs that address such issues as operations, manpower and training, logistics, programs and resources, aviation, and naval integration.
Geithner began his career at CNA in 1991 as a staff member in CNA’s Support Planning and Management Division. He then served as an associate research analyst and deputy project director in the Policy, Strategy, and Forces Division. He also served as a research analyst for CNA’s Naval Operations and Support Team. Prior to being named vice president, Geithner was a research team leader responsible for developing a program of research focused on key naval integration-related challenges facing operating force commanders.
During his 25-year career at CNA, Geithner has served in the field five times, as a field representative to: Commander, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF); Commander, Marine Forces Pacific and Commander, Marine Forces Central Command (deploying with the Commander, Marine Forces Central Command to Bahrain during Operation Iraqi Freedom); Commander, Marine Forces Reserve; Commander, Multinational Forces West (MNF-W), Anbar Province, Iraq; and Commander, Third Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan (deploying in support of several humanitarian and crisis response operations).
Geithner holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an M.A. in International Economics and Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC.