John Stillion is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Prior to joining CSBA Dr. Stillion was a Senior Analyst at the Northrop Grumman Analysis Center where he analyzed the cost-effectiveness of existing and possible future Northrop Grumman products as well as the emerging demand for advanced capabilities and production techniques. Before that he led a multi-disciplinary team of analysts and engineers at Northrop Grumman exploring advanced applications of stealthy unmanned aircraft in future conflicts. Dr. Stillion previously worked at the RAND Corporation where he led multi-disciplinary study teams and analyzed a wide range of issues related to airpower and future warfare, including air operations in urban environments and against elusive targets, airbase vulnerability, combat aircrew skill acquisition and retention, tanker and airlift operations, aerial ISR, and fire support to Special Operations Forces. During his time at RAND he received a number of awards for the quality of his research. Dr. Stillion is a former U.S. Air Force officer, instructor navigator, and tactical aviator. He is a Distinguished Graduate of Air Force ROTC, USAF Navigator Training, and RF-4C Tactical Aircrew Training. Dr. Stillion holds a Ph.D and M.Phil. in Public Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, an MA in Political Science from Stanford University, and a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University.