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Dr. Marc Kodack

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Senior Fellow

Dr. Marc Kodack is Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security where he focuses on water and energy security and climate change risks/adaptations to installations. Before retiring from federal service in 2018 with over 31 years of experience, Marc served as the Water Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. As the Water Program Manager, he assisted with policy, advocacy, management oversight, technical direction and control of Army programs for their effect on installation and operational sustainability, climate adaptation, resource security (water and energy), and strategic research and development. He assessed emerging issues affecting the long-term resource sustainability of Army facilities and operations. He made recommendations to senior officials through presentations, briefings, and information papers. He also represented the Army in multiple forums. He also served as the net zero water lead. He represented the Army in Department of Defense forums and workgroups including those related to climate change and adaptation. He served as the Department of Defense representative to the Western States Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST). WestFAST is a collaboration between 12 federal agencies with water management responsibilities in the western U.S. WestFAST supports the Western States Water Council and the Western Governors Association in coordinating federal efforts on water resources.

Prior to being the Water Program Manager, Marc was a Senior Fellow in the Army Environmental Policy Institute, Office of the Deputy Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health; a Strategic Planner/Program Manager in the Strategy and Integration Office, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.; and a Special Assistant to the Commanding General, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. Marc’s temporary details included serving as a Senior Program Manager in the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, Council on Environmental Quality (2014), serving as a Project Manager in the Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baghdad, Iraq (2005), and serving as the mission anthropologist for a mission to Cambodia for the Combined Task Force-Full Accounting/Central Identification Laboratory-Hawaii (1994). Marc has presented at government, industry, and academic forums and conferences, both domestic and international, and written peer-reviewed articles.

Marc has a Ph.D. and masters, both in Anthropology, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has master’s degrees in Government Information Leadership and National Security Strategy from the National Defense’s University’s College of Information and Cyberspace and the National War College, respectively. He has a master’s degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. He has a bachelor’s in Anthropology from Queens College of the City University of New York.