Theresa Whelan

2nd Vice President

Occupation: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Continuity and Crisis Management, U.S. Department of Defense


Theresa WhelanClass of '87

Ms. Whelan has an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, Class of  1987.

Ms. Whelan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Domains and  Support of Civil Authorities for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.  She oversees policy development and implementation of homeland defense preparedness and operations, anti-terrorism force protection plus critical infrastructure, defense continuity and crisis management, and DoD support to civil authorities, routine and disasters. Ms Whelan has twenty-one years of defense experience in the intelligence and policy communities, including a prior focus on Africa.

Appointed: 2009
Current Term: Class of 2018