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Mark Troutman, PhD


Mark holds a PhD in Economics (Monetary and International Economics) from George Mason University, as well as a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  He also holds Masters Degrees from the Army War College and the School of Advanced Military Studies.  Mark’s professional certifications include Certified Financial Planner ® and Certified Business Economist® with qualifications in defense and technology exports


Mark is a  28 year veteran of the United States Army with command and strategic level assignments.  His military assignments include: Chief, Strategic Plans for Multi-National Forces, Iraq, Director for Army, Marine Corps and Missile Defense Export Policy, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.​ Mark also has more than two decades of experience as a professor and administrator at the university level. His academic appointments include Dean, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (National Defense University), Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection (George Mason University School of Business), adjunct faculty for Georgetown (Security Studies), University of Maryland (Strategic Leadership) and GMU (Business Economics and Strategy). Mark also created Fiducia Capital Partners, LLC to deliver economic, financial and business strategy consulting to individuals and firms.


International Trade and Finance, Sovereign currency and sovereign debt issues,

National Security Programming and Budgeting, Critical Infrastructure Protection and national resilience, Personal Financial Planning


Forthcoming Dec 2021, Resourcing the National Security Enterprise, Cambria Press, 2021. 

Author, "New Retirement System: A Good Deal Missed?Army Magazine, June, 2019. 

Double Jeopardy: Strategic Risks and the Budget Control Act of 2011.  Armed Forces Journal (January 2012).

Article: Fiscal Jeopardy: The Strategic Risks of US Debt.  Armed Forces Journal, January 2011.


The Economics of US Adversary Nations 

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