Richard M. Yon has joined the Combating Terrorism Center to lead its cadet development program, which includes the Terrorism Minor, the most popular minor at West Point. Mr. Yon will also serve as an instructor for the CTC.
From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Yon served as an instructor in American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. He coordinated the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress fellowship program as well as the domestic Academic Individual Advanced Development program for the department.
Mr. Yon’s most recent research examined the role of the Vice President where he has interviewed Vice Presidents, chiefs of staff, cabinet secretaries, national security advisors, and other members of presidential administrations as part of this research. He has written several book chapters and articles on the presidency and vice presidency. Mr. Yon’s most recent work, which examined the vice presidency, appeared in an updated edition of Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency.
Mr. Yon serves on the editorial board of the journal White House Studies.