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Peter David Bertelsen

Phone: (831) 656-3827


Peter D. Bertelsen, Lecturer, earned his BA in History from the University of California, San Diego (1992) and his MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (2001). He came to NPS in 2010 as an Education Associate with the U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC) Program Office where he developed and managed security cooperation programs (workshops and short courses) engaging NPS faculty to address U.S. Combatant Command (COCOM) objectives in partner countries. He has participated in the delivery of partner capacity building and defense institution building programs in: Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Moldova, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, and Uzbekistan. Prior to government service, he spent more than 15 years in program development and project management roles, most recently with a regional economic development corporation in southwestern Montana, where he managed multi-million dollar community development revolving loan funds and a consulting program focused on assisting high growth potential organizations with planning and strategy development. Having lived in both Spain and Denmark, he is conversant in Spanish and Danish. Peter joined the DRMI faculty in October 2013.
NPS Experience
  • 2012 - current: Lecturer