Claude Lambert

Claude Lambert

  • Visiting Scholar


LTC Claude A. Lambert is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He is a Strategic Plans & Policy Officer and a U.S. Army War College Fellow.

Previously he served as the J35 Future Operations Division Chief in the National Space Defense Center (NSDC), under Joint Task Force-Space Defense, a 2-star level functional component command of United States Space Command.  The NSDC is a partnership organization, strongly supported by both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community, that develops and improves the U.S. ability to rapidly detect, warn, characterize, attribute, and defend against threats to our nation's vital space systems. The NSDC directly supports space defense unity of effort and expands information sharing in space protect & defense operations among the DOD, National Reconnaissance Office, and other interagency partners.

Before joining the NSDC, Claude was a Strategic Planner at Army Materiel Command (AMC). This 4-star level headquarters serves as the Army’s materiel integrator, responsible for providing national-level sustainment, acquisition integration support, contracting services, financial management, and selected logistics support to Army units, U.S. military services, multinational forces, and interagency partners.  At AMC, he led multi-disciplinary sustainment planning teams in developing command strategies and operational plans that linked Army materiel readiness and modernization priorities. 

While at AMC, Claude was competitively selected for a 1-year operational assignment to serve as the Strategic Advisor and Ministry Development Officer in the Office of the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing U.S. security policy in support of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Interior and the Palestinian Authority Security Forces.   

Before these assignments, Claude served as a Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) planner at the United States Special Operations Command. He supported Combatant Commands and the interagency in integrating DOD plans and national intelligence priorities in the execution of CWMD operations, activities, and investments against state and non-state networks that possess WMD or seek to develop/acquire WMD materials, equipment, technology, and expertise.

Claude is a Level III Joint Qualified Officer and received an M.S. in technology intelligence with a counterproliferation concentration from National Intelligence University, an M.S. in peace operations policy from George Mason University, and a B.S. with honors in history and biology from Eastern Michigan University.


February 2024