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Alexandru Iftimie

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Alexandru Iftimie (born 1981 or 1982) is a Romanian-American author[1] currently serving as the President of România Atlantică (Atlantic Romania)[2] and as Eisenhower Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.[3]


Iftimie holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy with an emphasis in the Management of Natural Resources from the Central European University,[4] a private American research institution chartered by the University of the State of New York and with an accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He received two professional graduate degrees in International Security Studies. The first was a Master of Arts program organized jointly between the Bundeswehr University Munich and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.[5] He received his second Master of Arts from the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University in the United States.[6] His undergraduate degree (a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business) is from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He also attended the Swedish Defense University's Senior Course on Security Policy in Europe, which focused of the key defense and security priorities, strategies and policies of the European Union;[7] and the Harvard Kennedy School's Cybersecurity Policy and Technology Executive Program.[3]

National security career[edit]

Iftimie is an Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran. He served in the United States Army between 2006 and 2018.

Military Assignments
Relevant Commands Major Campaigns Supported / Position (Rank)
3rdBrigpatch.png 3rd Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division ("Ghost Soldiers") U.S. Army Element, Multi-National Force Iraq Should Sleeve Insignia.jpg Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
- 14CavRegtDUI.jpg 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment ("Warhorse") - Rifle Platoon Leader (Second Lieutenant)
- 020 Infantry Regiment COA.png 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment ("Sykes' Regulars")[8] - Infantry Company Executive Officer (First Lieutenant)
United States Army Special Operations Command DUI.png United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Operation Unified Protector (OUP)

Seal of the International Security Assistance Force.svg Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

- U.S. Army Special Operations Command SSI (1989-2015).svg 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) - Detachment Commander (Captain)
Seal of the United States Strategic Command.svg United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
- Seal of the United States Cyber Command.svg United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) - Information Operations Deputy Chief (Major)
United States Intelligence Community
Agency Assignment
Logo of the FBI Counterterrorism Division.gif Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterterrorism Division (FBI CTD) FTTTF Seal.jpg Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF)
National Security Agency seal.png National Security Agency Counterterrorism Division (NSA-CT) Military Liaison

Military Decorations

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the NATO Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal during his combat deployment as a special operations detachment commander with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force to Afghanistan; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his service with the U.S. Cyber Command; three Army Commendation Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the U.S. and Romanian Parachutist Badges.[9] He was inducted into the Order of the Spur and received the Combat Infantry Badge during his combat deployment to Iraq as an infantry platoon commander attached to 1-14 CAV "Warhorse" Reconnaissance Task Force.[2]


Iftimie writes on topics connected to defense and security. His output included a book in two editions, and numerous policy papers[3] and journal articles.[10]


  1. Iftimie, Ion (2 January 2015). Natural gas as an instrument of Russian state power (Second edition, fully revised and updated ed.). Washington, D.C. ISBN 978-1-63391-139-0. OCLC 908407323. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 Iftimie, Alexandru (2020-11-13). "Alexandru Iftimie Public Profile". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "NDC - Organization". www.ndc.nato.int. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  4. "NDC - News". www.ndc.nato.int. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  5. "Master-Studiengang International Security Studies (M.A.)". casc - Institut für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung der Universität der Bundeswehr München (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  6. "CISA Home". cisa.ndu.edu. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  7. "International Society of Military Sciences News". www.isofms.org. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  8. "5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH)". history.army.mil. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  9. ORCID. "Ion A. Iftimie (0000-0003-0973-8987)". orcid.org. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  10. "Ion A. Iftimie". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2020-11-14.

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