Steve Kiser

Steve Kiser

Experimentation and Innovation Division
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Dr. Steve Kiser is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in a variety of academic, intelligence, policy and executive positions. Following his graduation from the US Air Force Academy in 1990, Steve started his military career in a variety of assignments and deployments in areas to include Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Korea, Panama, Turkey and a variety of other areas. He has served as an intelligence officer focusing on North Korea, Iraq, counter-terrorism, and space technology. His academic career included an MA in the politics of Asia from the University of Hawai\\\'i, where he studied future scenarios for the Korean peninsula. He earned a PhD in policy analysis from the RAND Corporation, and authored a dissertation on terrorist threat financing.

Dr. Kiser\\\'s most interesting assignments was his deployment to Baghdad, Iraq, where he co-lead the Iraq Threat Finance Cell with the Treasury Department, and was charged with identifying the sources of funding for various terrorist and insurgent groups operating inside the country. Dr. Kiser finished his Air Force career as a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he advised Admiral Mike Mullen on a variety of energy, economic, personnel and terrorism issues, as well as authored Congressional testimony.

Dr. Kiser currently works in the Experimentation and Innovation Division of Pacific Command, where he focuses on energy innovations and applications.