McDonough School of Business

David Fahrenkrug

Dr. David Fahrenkrug is an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University teaching graduate courses on strategy, net assessment and cyber warfare. He is also a Director of Strategic Planning in Northrop Grumman’s Analysis Center. He is responsible for providing quick turn analytic support to senior executives on military, modernization, customer, competitor, and market issues.  He develops analyses and written materials on key long term national security issues and creates compelling advocacy briefings and papers for products across all sectors to illustrate the value and cost-effectiveness of the programs.  

Dr. Fahrenkrug holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.S. in Aeronautics from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Air Force’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and holds a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He was a command pilot in the Air Force with more than 2000 hours in the T-38, F-15C and C-21 and flew combat missions in support of multiple operations. Dr. Fahrenkrug retired from active duty as the Senior Military Advisor to the Director of the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that position, he conducted strategic analysis on warfare in long-term competitions between the United States and potential adversaries. He also coordinated studies and wargames with military services, defense agencies, State Department and intelligence agencies. Dr. Fahrenkrug has been teaching at Georgetown University since 2011 and joined Northrop Grumman Corporation in September 2014 after 26 years of service in the United States Air Force.