Dr. Leif Rosenberger has been the Chief Economist at the US Central Command since September 2007. He held the same position at the US Pacific Command from 1998 to 2007. General Petraeus awarded him Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal and Admiral Fallon awarded him CJCS Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. From 1986 to 1998 he worked at the U.S. Army War College, where he held the General Douglas MacArthur Academic Chair of Research, won four faculty writing awards and was promoted from Associate to Full Professor of Economics in October 1993. He's currently an Adjunct Professor in the Strategic Studies Institute. He was a Visiting Scholar on economic faculty at Harvard University in 1997. The National Bureau of Asian Research ranks him as their number one expert out of over 700 specialists on Asian economies. He was twice chosen as the top PACOM professional officer of the year and twice chosen as U.S. Federal Employee of the Year.