Dr. Sandor Fabian

Chair of Engagement

Dr. Fabian is a former Hungarian Special Forces officer with 20 years of military experience. Dr. Fabian served in multiple national assignments including the senior Special Forces desk officer and advisor to the Hungarian Chief of Defense and held the Force Assessment and Evaluation Branch Head position at the NATO Special Operations Headquarters.

Dr. Fabian is currently an instructor, curriculum developer supporting the NATO Special Operations education, training, exercises, and evaluation efforts. Dr. Fabian is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Central Florida and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he teaches intelligence and cyber security related classes.

Dr. Fabian a graduate of the Hungarian Miklos Zrinyi National Defense University, holds a Master`s degree in Defense Analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, a graduate certificate in U.S. Intelligence Studies and a Ph.D. in Security Studies both from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Fabian additional training and education includes the U.S. Marine Corps Basic Officer course, Infantry Officer course, Expeditionary Warfare School and several courses at the U.S. Joint Special Operations University and the NATO Special Operations School.

Dr. Fabian is the author of the book titled “Irregular Warfare: The Future Military Strategy For Small States” and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Strategic Security Journal, the Defense and Security Analysis Journal, the Special Operations Journal, the Combating Terrorism Exchange Journal, the British Defence Studies journal and the Hungarian Sereg Szemle and Honvedsegi Szemle journals. Dr. Fabian has also contributed several articles at the Modern War Institute, Small Wars Journal, and the British Royal United Service Institute. Dr. Fabian`s research interest includes irregular warfare, Russian and Chinese approaches to conflict, U.S. foreign security assistance and special operations.