75 years of service to our nation


Col. Jeffery Peterson
Research Team Leader


As a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 30 years of active duty service, Jeffery Peterson has real-world expertise in manpower, recruiting and training. During his time at CNA, Peterson has researched U.S. military personnel policy and culture, sexual assault response training, cybersecurity, military compensation and retirement, and 21st century Marine/Sailor readiness.

Previously, Peterson served in staff, commanding-officer, and chief-of-staff positions throughout the Marine Corps' manpower, recruiting, and recruit-training enterprises. In 2012, Peterson joined CNA as a Principal Research Scientist, and in April 2016, he was chosen to lead the Fleet and Operational Manpower Team.

Peterson holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, an M.S. in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School — where he received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence — and a B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.