Press Release – J. Michael Dahm joins the Mitchell Institute as Senior Resident Fellow for Aerospace and China Studies

Arlington, Virginia | September 14, 2023

J. Michael Dahm

The Mitchell Institute is pleased to announce that J. Michael Dahm has joined the Mitchell Institute as a Senior Resident Fellow. His addition to the Mitchell team reflects the institute’s ongoing drive to confront what Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has characterized as the most pressing issue facing the United States’ Air and Space Forces: “China, China, China.”

Mike Dahm is a retired U.S. Navy intelligence officer with over 25 years of experience focused on China and the Asia-Pacific region. He has served extensively throughout the region, including a tour as an Assistant U.S. Naval Attaché in Beijing. He also served as the Senior Naval Intelligence Officer for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Throughout his career, Dahm has led complex investigations into China’s military strategies and capabilities.

Prior to joining Mitchell, Dahm worked for federally funded research organizations advising across the national security enterprise. He is a recognized authority on geopolitical and military challenges related to China, sought after for threat assessments, simulations, and war games. Dahm is also a thought leader on China’s artificial intelligence-enabled military capabilities and strategies.

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute, said “Mike Dahm’s decades of experience analyzing China’s military make him a tremendous addition to our team. In today’s world defined by strategic competition with China, his expertise will prove invaluable across our research, analysis, and outreach efforts.”

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