The Honorable Edward Timperlake

By Robbin Laird

The Honorable Edward Timperlake is the former Director Technology Assessment, International Technology Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and served on the Board of The Vietnam Children’s fund a pro-bono project that has built 48 Elementary Schools in Vietnam.

Previous positions include serving on the Professional Staff, House Committee on Rules focusing on illegal foreign campaign donations to the American political process.

As an Assistant Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, he was a member of The White House Desert Shield/Desert Storm Communications Task Force.

He created the “TASCFORM” analytical methodology for measuring the modernization rate of military aircraft world wide for both

The Director Net Assessment and Central Intelligence Agency, and was Principal Director Mobilization Planning and Requirements/OSD in President Reagan’s first term.

His Bachelor of Science is from the US Naval Academy, and  MBA from Cornell University.

He is a carrier qualified US Marine Fighter Pilot finishing his tour as Commanding Officer VMFA-321.

He co-authored the New York Times Best Seller, Year of the Rat, along with co-authoring  Red Dragon Rising and Showdown.

Most recently, he coauthored with Robbin Laird and Richard Weitz, Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific: A 21st Century Strategy.