News Release

May 3, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Sullivan, (703) 824-2007

Jonathan Geithner Named Vice President of CNA’s Marine Corps Program

Arlington, VA — Today CNA announced that Jonathan D. Geithner has been named vice president of its Marine Corps Program. Geithner, who has a 25-year career with CNA, was most recently a research team leader responsible for developing a program of research focused on key naval integration-related challenges facing operating force commanders.

The Marine Corps Program 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.

"Jonathan is one of our most accomplished analysts and we’re extremely pleased that he’s accepted this leadership position," said Mark Geis, executive vice president of CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses. "The breadth of his work over 25 years at CNA combined with his experience with Marine Corps issues, and Corps leaders, allows him to bring an exceptional level of knowledge and insight to the job."

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.

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.

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. With nearly 700 scientists, analysts and professional staff, CNA takes a real-world approach to gathering data. Its one-of-a-kind field program places analysts on carriers and military bases, in squad rooms and classrooms, and working side-by-side with a wide array of government decision-makers around the world. In addition to defense-related matters for the U.S. Department of the Navy, CNA’s research portfolio includes criminal justice, homeland security, energy security, water resources, enterprise systems and data analysis, and education.

Note to writers and editors: CNA is not an acronym and is correctly referenced as "CNA, a research organization in Arlington, VA."


Elizabeth Cutler
Sr Communications Specialist

John Stimpson
Communications Associate