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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina



Richard J. Kilroy Jr.


Security, Defense, Intelligence, Latin America, Foreign Policy, North America, Homeland Security, Terrorism, Political Violence

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Richard J. Kilroy Jr. has been an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Geography since July 2014, where he teaches courses in support of the Intelligence and Security degree program. He was previously professor of regional and analytical studies in the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, teaching in the Ft. Bragg, N.C. program, where he also instructed Latin American Regional Studies. He came to NDU from Virginia Military Institute, where he served as professor of international studies. Prior to that, he was a visiting assistant professor in political science at East Carolina University, where he also served as assistant director of military programs.

He spent 23 years on active duty U.S. military service as an Army Military Intelligence and Latin America Foreign Area Officer. His operational assignments include tactical and strategic intelligence deployments in Europe and political-military deployments throughout Latin America, to include U.S. Embassy, Mexico City. After the terrorist attacks of 9-11, LTC Kilroy was detailed to the U.S. Joint Forces Command as the Information Operations Supervisor for the start-up Homeland Defense Division, which eventually became U.S. Northern Command.

Kilroy is the editor of "Threats to Homeland Security: An All Hazards Perspective," published by J. Wiley and Sons (2007); co-editor of C"olonial Disputes and Territorial Legacies in Africa and Latin America," published by the Northeast Asian Historical Society (2010); and co-author of "North American Regional Security: A Trilateral Framework?" published by Lynne Rienner (2012). He has also published articles in the Journal of Public Affairs; Publius: the Journal of Federalism; Contemporary Security Policy; Homeland Security Affairs; Journal of Strategic Security; Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement; and the Journal of Maritime and Territorial Studies. He is currently writing on public safety and security in federal systems with colleagues from the Forum of Federations in Ottawa, Canada.

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Phone: 843-349-6927