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My work evolved as a solution to the growing gap between basic security and complex threats. I saw a need to find achievable solutions to the current national security landscape. The American public should know what success looks like.

Whether the war on drugs or international terrorism, my PIER standard provides the answers and promotes the most effective solutions available. These standards adhere to fixed principles of individual freedom, rule of law, and effective and economically efficient security.


David A. Grantham, Ph.D., is a leading expert in national security matters and international affairs. Dr. Grantham’s expertise engages the nation’s most pressing issues, like terrorism, international security and military affairs. Dr. Grantham’s work has been featured in a variety of academic journals and media outlets, and he speaks on these issues to audiences nationwide.

Prior to his work at NCPA, Dr. Grantham served as an officer in the United States Air Force and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). While on active duty, Dr. Grantham led efforts in areas of anti-terrorism, cyber defense and foreign espionage, and deployed twice to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of AFOSI operations.

Dr. Grantham holds a PhD in Modern History from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University.  He earned his Bachelor of Art in History from University of South Florida in 2004.

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