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T. Bruce Sweeney, COL

Contact Info

(831) 656 7753
Office Address:
Glasgow Hall, Room 334

Visiting Lecturer, FAO Chair, Military Professor

US Foreign and Defense Policy, Army Foreign Area Officer, Defense Attaché


Colonel Thomas (Bruce) Sweeney is a Military Professor and the FAO Chair in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  Necessarily, he is an Army Foreign Area Officer; he speaks French, and used to speak good Hungarian and Russian.  Colonel Sweeney’s most recent assignment was as Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Immediately prior to that assignment he was SDO/DATT in Paris, France.  Colonel Sweeney has extensive overseas experience in almost every region of the world: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific, and South Asia.  In addition to his foreign area expertise, Colonel Sweeney also has over five years of command experience, and served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  COL Sweeney holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Michigan State University.

Teaching Interests:

African Security Cooperation