In May 2023, the War College hosted the second annual Strategic Landpower Symposium. Bringing together students, scholars and practitioners, the symposium presented senior leaders with original research and recommendations for the application of landpower to achieve national objectives. Included within the symposium were the findings of the Army War College Strategic Landpower Integrated Research Project, an effort of eleven members of the Class of 2023 in support of Army senior leader priorities. A BETTER PEACE has organized four podcast episodes with those students to discuss their projects, their relationship to the Strategic Landpower Symposium and possible implications for the future of U.S. security policy. In the virtual studio for this third episode are Jennifer Hunt, Matthew Inglis, and Lillian Woodington. They join podcast editor Ron Granieri to discuss the complicated task of protection writ large. Their conversation covers the concepts of the role the National Guard might play in addressing vulnerabilities in the cyber domain, air and missile defense across the competition continuum, and the role of protection in deterrence.
We generally have inadequate protection and risk management training all the way from the the soldier level up to our senior leaders and strategic leaders…We need some additional training across a joint force to better understand risk so that we can integrate protection into all of our planning and operations. It’s crucial that everyone have an understanding of it.
LTC Jennifer Hunt is the Deupty G6 for the Florida Army National Guard. She formally commanded the 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, where she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Spartan Shield from March 2020 to January 2021. Jennifer is married to COL Jason Hunt, Commander, Camp Blanding Post Headquarters, Florida National Guard. They have one son, Parker Hunt. She is a graduate of the AY23 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.
LTC Matthew Inglis is an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Following USAWC, he will serve as the G3/5/7 for Fires Center of Excellence in support of the training, modernization, and advancement of Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery efforts. He is a graduate of the AY23 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.
LTC Lillian Woodington is a U.S. Army active duty Military Police officer and resident student at the U.S. Army War College. Her previous assignment was as Battalion Commander of the HHBN, 1st Cavalry Division. She is returning to Fort Hood, TX this summer as the III Armored Corps Provost Marshal. She is a graduate of the AY23 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.
Ron Granieri is Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor of A BETTER PEACE.
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
Photo Description: Soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division train with Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Military Working Dog section on Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Ramshaw