Scott Collard is a nonresident scholar in the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment.
Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2021, Collard served in the United States Navy as an MH-60R helicopter pilot and chief flight instructor and is a recipient of the Fleet Scholar Education Program. His interests range from cyber governance, emerging technologies, and national security.
Earlier in his career, Collard served a tour in Atsugi, Japan, flying anti-submarine warfare, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief missions attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51. His forward-deployed operational experience focused on UN Conventions on Law of the Sea, contested maritime claims, and nuclear deterrence. He was also a representative at the Maritime and Helicopter Operations Conference, advising foreign militaries on operational strategy.