75 years of service to our nation


Catherine K. Lea
Senior Research Scientist


Catherine Lea directs CNA gaming efforts on Asia-Pacific operations and U.S. installation support. She is an expert on Japanese security policy and U.S. base politics in Japan. Her field work at CNA includes assignments at Amphibious Group Two, U.S. Fleet Forces, and three years in Yokohama, Japan, providing analytical support to U.S. Navy commands.

Lea holds an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.