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Alan S. Colegrove - Archway Publishing. Pasadena, MD, US

Alan S. Colegrove

President | Offset Collaboration, Incorporated


International Business Expert Story Teller





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Alan S. Colegrove, PE, PhD, has been in the international arena for over 40 years. After serving seven years as a US Navy fighter pilot, he entered the defense-aerospace industry, spending most of 30 years in international business. He has lived three times overseas, has advanced academic degrees from three continents, and has traveled to over four dozen countries, doing business in about half of them. His experiences include East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. His doctorate was in an obscure branch of defense economics known as offsets or countertrade. Dr. Colegrove currently resides in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife of over 35 years. He has two grown children (who, when younger, lived overseas with him on one of his assignments) and one grandchild.

Industry Expertise (4)

International Trade and Development



International Affairs

Areas of Expertise (4)

International Business

Cross-Cultural Experience Mode

International Business Development


Accomplishments (3)

Published Author in International Business (professional)


The book, Accidental Internationalist, covers over three decades of international assignments. It provides a colorful collection of culture, export, expatriate, and overseas administration issues.

Doctorate in Defense Economics (professional)


The speaker has a doctorate in an obscure branch of international trade known as offsets. Associated with this degree are over two decades of experience in various international business transactions and cultures in over a dozen countries.

Navy Figther Pilot (professional)


The speaker flew for seven years as a US Navy Fighter Pilot in the venerable F-4 Phantom. This experience allows him to enliven discussions with sea stories, both serious and humorous.

Education (4)

Cranfield University: Doctorate / Ph.D., Defense Economics 2015

National University of Malaysia: Masters of Arts, International Security Studies 2001

United States Naval Academy: B.S., Marine Engineering 1980

Washington University in St. Louis: Masters, Engineering Management 1992

Affiliations (2)

  • Global Offset and Countertrade Association
  • Archway Publishing

Languages (2)

  • English
  • German

Testimonials (1)

Book Reviews of Accidental Internationalist, Author | Amazon and Barns and Noble

Book reviews available on both and Barnes and Noble .com; you may also listen to an interview given to a colleague for his school work at the above website on the services page.

Media Appearances (1)


Pasadena Voice  print


Local newspaper inverview

Interview Copy

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Event Appearances (2)

Force Modernization in Southeast Asia: Status, Causes, and Effects

Conference on Conventional Arms Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific  Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies


Advances in Radar Technology

Korean Air Show  South Korea


Sample Talks (1)

Offsets Basics

Given three times to date (4/18, 10/18, 5/19) in support of Global Offsets and Countertrade Association. Visit my website, to listen to me on audio.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


500 to 1500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Research Focus (1)

International relations

Focused on doing business


Current company website with a lot of background information.

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Partnerships (1)


Various Various


Part of this form. I have lots of contacts, but would not call them partnerships.

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Courses (1)

Offsets 101

Training can be tailored to your needs. For a speaking engagement, it can be also tailored to the event setting.

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Articles (4)

Threat Perceptions & Military Procurements in Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand

National University of Malaysia

Alan Colegrove


Covers research into defense spending in Southeast Asia

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ASEAN Summit Diplomacy: What Profit in Climbing the Mountain?

Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Vol. 3, No. 1

Alan S. Colegrove


A review of the effectiveness of ASEAN as a crisis manager as of 2000.

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Kinks in the Armor: A Review of Points from Case Law Applicable to the Engineer in the ‘Government Contractor Defense’

Hazard Prevention Vol. 28, No. 4

Alan S Colegrove


Article on the contractor defense argument for system safety engineers.

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Analysis of Failures Effects of the Accelerometer in the Navy Aircrew Common Ejection System

Hazard Prevention, Vol. 27, Vol. 3

Alan Colegrove


Technical article on the need to change a small portion of the look-up table for the NACES ejection seat.

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