Douglas Harpel is a defense market expert with 30 years of experience in aerospace and defense industry consulting.
Mr. Harpel specializes in providing market assessment and competitive intelligence as well as business development counsel in the defense and aerospace fields. He has extensive expertise in international armaments cooperation and technology transfer issues and has focused heavily on the forging and sustainment of industrial alliances between U.S. and international government officials and aerospace companies.
Mr. Harpel provides technical research, analysis, writing, planning and client-government liaison in support of the strategic planning and domestic and international business development efforts of his clients in the defense and aerospace arena.
Mr. Harpel has written and published hundreds of articles on an array of defense and national security topics including trans-Atlantic armaments cooperation, naval force projection, nuclear and conventional arms control, C3I issues, NATO force modernization, and missile defense.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Mr. Harpel studied at Leningrad State University and is proficient in the Russian language. Mr. Harpel has also completed advanced coursework at the Defense Acquisition University in areas including Acquisition Management, Defense Contracting, and System Test & Evaluation. Mr. Harpel is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).