Mark S. Chandler - Coastal Carolina University
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Mark S. Chandler

Professor of Practice

Contact Mark S. Chandler

Brittian Hall 234

Fall 2022 Office Hours 
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 10:00 - 11:50am
and by appointment.
*Please email for an appointment. 

A man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension." Oliver Wendall Holmes


Mark comes to the department after serving more than 35-years in DoD senior executive, command/senior leadership positions focused on national security policy, intelligence analysis, application, policy, and operations.  Mark retired from the Marine Corps as an intelligence officer after serving around the globe and in multiple crisis environments.  He is also retired from the Senior Executive Service ranks in Department of Defense intelligence and security policy arenas.  Key positions Mark held include: Deputy J2 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Defense Intelligence Agency's Middle East and Africa Center, Director of Warfighter Support for Office of Secretary of Defense, Intelligence, and Director of Intelligence Analysis, and Partnerships and Engagements for the U.S. Air Force.  Mark holds a B.A. in Political Science from U. of Alabama, Huntsville, and an M.S. in International Relations from Troy University.  He continues to write on issues affecting U.S. intelligence observations, national policy concerns, and leadership.


M.S., International Relations, Troy University; B.A. Political Science, University of Alabama/Hunstville. 

Teaching Areas

Intelligence, National Security, Strategy