Edward A. Corcoran is a retired US army officer who serves as a Senior fellow on national security issues at GlobalSecurity.org. Ed ended his military career as a Strategic Analyst at the US Army War College where he chaired studies for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Operations. Prior to that, as a Soviet affairs specialist, he served on intelligence staffs and spent two years as a Liaison Office to the Commander-in-Chief, Group of Soviet Forces, Germany. In his primary military specialty as a Nuclear Weapons Officer, he served on overseas assignments with deport units.
After his military career, Ed provided extensive support to Department of Energy activities on Operations Security and technology transfer issues, as well as serving as a core member of the Secretary's Safeguards and Security Task Force which evaluated security throughout the DOE complex. During this time, he also served as the Rappoteur of the Defense of Europe Working Group of the Common Security Programme based in Oxford, England and had extensive discussions with European specialists on NATO defense issues. More recently, he has been involved with support for Afghanistan, posting articles on both Huffington Post and the GlobalSecurity.org Sitrep and working with the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the rebuild Afghanistan Summit. Ed has authored numerous professional writings and presentations on military and security issues. He is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues.