I am an Army officer currently serving with United States Army North at Fort Sam
Houston (San Antonio) and a PhD candidate in Kansas State University's Security
Studies Program. Prior to returning to active duty in 2007, I served as a Staff
Operations Officer (SOO) within the CIA’s Near East Division and as a contractor within
the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning. 

I have a BA in Political Science from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Public
Administration from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Military Arts and Sciences
(MMAS) in Conflict and Security Studies from the US Army Command and General Staff
College (CGSC), and a MMAS in Theater Operations from the CGSC's School of Advanced
Military Studies (SAMS). 

Professional Memberships include; Term Member Council on Foreign Relations and the
International Institute for Strategic Studies. My academic interests are security issues,
intelligence history, and US foreign policy. 

Intelligence History

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Taming the Rogue Elephant, American Intelligence Journal (2009)

In the mid-1970s, the Church (Senate) and Pike (House) Committees convened to investigate the activities...

 

Military Profession

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APPRECIATING THE WORLD: A FRAMEWORK FOR DOING SOCIO-POLITICAL ANALYSIS (2012)

Advocates of Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS) and the liberal arts share the same goal:...

 

Policy

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Ten Years of GWOT, the Failure of Democratization and the Fallacy of “Ungoverned Spaces” (with Patrick Proctor), Journal of Strategic Security (2012)

October 7, 2011, marked a decade since the United States invaded Afghanistan and initiated the...

 

Interagency Operations