Rachel Breslin MPM, PhD
Rachel is a volunteer Fellow with The Lab @ DC.
For over a decade, Rachel served in a variety of operational and strategic positions in the military. She organized and oversaw operations and training involving thousands of U.S. military personnel and local nationals in multiple multinational settings; managed the acquisition and maintenance of millions of dollars in equipment; and commanded a unit of nearly 200 service-members. As special assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army (the most senior officer in the U.S. Army), Rachel planned, prepared, and executed over 100 local, national, and international strategic engagements; coordinated complex communications strategies; and provided policy assessments on major issues (e.g. the integration of women in combat and the retention of junior military officers).
Rachel earned a B.S. in International Politics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University. She has her PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration from The George Washington University. Her research interests include public management, representative bureaucracy, and policy implementation. Having moved 11 times in the last 15 years Rachel is happy to have finally found home here in the D.C. area.