Christopher Harmer is a Senior Naval Analyst with the Middle East Security Project. He wrote the ISW Fact Sheet "Iran's Submarine Force", which addresses recent industrial developments in Iran that have increased the readiness and lethality of the Iranian submarine force.
Prior to joining ISW, Harmer served for twenty years as a career officer in the U.S. Navy. Among his various postings, he served as the Deputy Director of Future Operations at the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain from February 2008 to May 2009.
Harmer graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He received his Master of Arts in International Relations from Troy University and has also studied at the U.S. Naval War College and the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.