Erik De Waard

Netherlands Defense Academy

After graduating in 1994 from the Royal Netherlands Military Academy dr. E.J. (Erik) de Waard became a platoon commander in the Air Mobile Brigade. He subsequently studied business administration at Radboud University Nijmegen and fulfilled a number of operational executive functions in the world of business. Since 2001 he has worked as an assistant professor at the Netherlands Defense Academy, where he teaches organizational strategy and design. In 2010 he received his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam on a study on the relationship between modular design and the deployment of tailor-made military task forces.