dr. monique m. chouraeshkenazi

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Dr. Monique "Mo" Chouraeshkenazi is an award-winning entrepreneur and academic scholar. She is Chairman of the National Security Program and Professor of National Security at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. Chouraeshkenazi is a former Associate Professor for the School of Security and Global Studies for Homeland and National Security at American Public University System/American Military University. Additionally, she is a lead professor for the School of Graduate and Degree Completion Programs for Tiffin University's Master of Criminal Justice department and an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate criminal justice department, specializing in legal and ethical issues in criminal justice as well as global terrorism terrorism studies. Dr. Chouraeshkenazi is a homeland/national security expert and contributor for In Homeland Security News. In addition to education, she is Founder and CEO of The Chouraeshkenazi Group, a security firm, which specializes in the analysis and research of homeland/national security and terrorism matters. Her expertise in education and business derives from extensive training in the United States Air Force, serving 13+ years in four Major Commands, including a combat assignment in Afghanistan. She is also a Subject Matter Expert for APU and Tiffin's homeland security, national security, criminal justice, and research courses and a former Antiterrorism Instructor for the United States Air Force.  

In addition to teaching, Dr. Chouraeshkenazi is a former Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force with over 13 years, working in the Cyber Security/Knowledge Operations and Security Management fields. Earlier in her career, she had a dual role in Antiterrorism and Security positions. Her experience and interests are in terrorism, homeland security, and national security studies. One of her most prominent and distinguished positions, Dr. Chouraeshkenazi served as the Enlisted Military Assistant and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Secretaries (now Secretary of Defense), Dr. Ashton Carter, Ms. Christine Fox, and Mr. Robert Work. She was also the former Military Executive Assistant to Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Director, LTG John Johnson. 

Dr. Chouraeshkenazi is a former, certified Level II Antiterrorism Instructor and has various certifications in the information assurance, security, antiterrorism, and force protection fields. She has an A.A.S. in Information Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force, B.A. in Homeland Security from American Military University, Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a career diploma in Private Investigation from Penn Foster College. Finally, Dr. Chouraeshkenazi earned a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration degree program with a specialization in Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace from Walden University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Psychology at American Military University.


  • Academic Affairs Council


  • Dynamic Warriors


  • Southwest Veterans' Resource Business Center

  • Temple B'Nai Shalom

  • University of Oxford Featured Member

  • American Society for Public Administration

  • Disabled American Veterans

  • Wounded Warrior Project

  • Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society

  • Worldwide Who's Who International Organization

  • Continental Who's Who in Alliances for Forbes

Dr. Mo quotes

  • “Understanding patience is a virtue is indicative of confidence, discipline, and faith.”

  • “Stand tall in all your decisions. Even if in hindsight, realization has proven some to be wrong or not for your journey. It’s all about the essence of lessons learned.”

  • “Risk equals uncertainty. And accepting uncertainty is how you will be resilient in complex decision making.”

  • “Protecting the homeland and national security interests begin with accountability, capability, humility, reliability, and veridity.”

  • “Your reality does not have to be ‘realistic’ to seek approval from the world; your internal acceptance is the reward.”

  • "Isn’t it uncanny how karma perpetuates and surpasses when anyone seems to care?"

  • "Integrity is an inherited trait which shines through resilience and genuine, conscious effort."

  • "Holding yourself accountable for a consensual act that results in an unwanted, life-altering event is maturity. Blaming everyone for the outcome with ill-will intentions is deceitful blindness with inevitable, perpetual karma."

  • "Hurtful truths are always accepted. It's the timing of those truths that are the demise."

  • "Reality has succombed to seeking relevance in a virtual world."

  • "One's resolve to do the unspeakable is predicated on an idiosyncratic sense rather than sacrificing intuition due to a begrudgers' fearfulness."

  • "Ignorance isn't bliss. Ignorance is ignorance unless one chooses to understand rather than accept or be content with oblivion."

  • "A bond is never strong if one party consistently provides a weak handshake."

  • "I want to win so promptness and perseverance are my things."