June 25, 2024

Editorial Team

J.P. CLARK, WAR ROOM Editor-in-Chief
Dr. J.P. Clark is an associate professor of military strategy teaching in the Basic Strategic Art Program. He served in the army for twenty-six years as an armor officer and strategist. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Duke University, an M.S.S. from the Army War College, and a B.S. in Russian and German from West Point. He is the author of Preparing for War: The Emergence of the Modern U.S. Army, 1815-1917 (Harvard, 2017). He is currently working on a history of U.S. military strategy in the Pacific from 1898 to 1941 that is under contract with the University Press of Kansas. Follow him on Twitter @JPClark97.

E-Mail: jason.clark@armywarcollege.edu

ALLISON ABBE, Senior Editor
Dr. Allison Abbe is professor of organizational studies at the U.S. Army War College and teaches courses in strategic leadership, inclusive leadership, and defense management. She previously served in defense and intelligence organizations as a research psychologist and program manager. She holds a PhD in social and personality psychology from the University of California, Riverside.

ANDREW BELL, Associate Editor
Dr. Andrew Bell is an assistant professor of international studies at Indiana University and a visiting professor with the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations at the U.S. Army War College. His analysis has been published in venues such as Security Studies, Parameters, the Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, The Hill, and Newsweek, among others. Dr. Bell earned a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University (specializing in security and conflict studies), a joint J.D.-M.A. from the University of Virginia School of Law (specializing in international law and foreign affairs), and an M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School (specializing in ethics and just war theory). He has held fellowships with the Institute of Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University; the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy; the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy; the Centre for U.S. Politics at University College London; and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr. Bell has 20 years of experience as an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, including a deployment with U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewBellUS

TOM BRUSCINO, Dusty Shelves Editor
Dr. Thomas Bruscino is Professor at the U.S. Army War College. He has been a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. and the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, and a professor at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. He is the author of A Nation Forged in War: How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along (2010), and is working on a book on the Meuse Argonne campaign and a biography of Frederick Funston. Follow him on Twitter @BruscinoTom

E-Mail: thomas.bruscino@armywarcollege.edu

JOEL BUENAFLOR, Associate Editor
Colonel Joel Buenaflor is a faculty instructor in the U.S. Army War College’s Department of National Security and Strategy. He holds master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and the Army War College, and a B.S. in Philosophy and Literature from the U.S. Military Academy. After operational assignments in the infantry and a tour on the faculty at West Point, he served as a Foreign Area Officer for 14 years before his current posting at the Army War College and joining the War Room editorial team.

deRAISMES COMBES, Associate Editor
Dr. deRaismes Combes is professor of national security at the U.S. Army War College. Before joining AWC, she taught at American University’s School of International Service and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Combes holds a PhD in International Relations from American University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Clements Center for National Security. Her research is interdisciplinary by nature and draws on the historical and theoretical roots of identity and colonialism to better analyze contemporary U.S. foreign policy and international security. Her latest work examines the French origins of counterinsurgency doctrine in Algeria and Vietnam to better understand what went wrong in the war on terror.

Dr. Amanda Cronkhite is an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). She was a foreign service officer with the Department of State before obtaining her PhD in political science from the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on comparative political communication and behavior—aka media & politics. She is working on a book about how media consumption is related to different forms of political engagement in Latin America, especially the correlates of protest. Follow her on Twitter @abcronkhite.

MICHELE DEVLIN, Associate Editor
Dr. Michele Devlin is Professor of Environmental Security at the U.S. Army War College and Professor of Arctic Health and Human Security with the National Science Foundation’s UNI ARCTICenter. She is a Doctor of Public Health, registered nurse, and emergency medical technician. Dr. Devlin’s primary specialty areas include the circumpolar human terrain of the High North, environmental migrants, civil-military response to climate disasters, indigenous populations, and cross-cultural engagement with diverse and underserved populations. Prior to joining the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Devlin was Professor of Global Health at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Devlin has more than 30 years of field experience working with military, health care, law enforcement, public safety, non-profit, and disaster relief organizations around the world. She is an international disaster relief team member with the American Red Cross and has deployed to mass disasters in Haiti and the Philippines. Dr. Devlin has led or participated in multiple medical missions around the world in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is also a wilderness medic with the U.S. National Park Service.

MARY FOSTER, Senior Editor
Mary Foster has volunteered as a senior editor for WAR ROOM since April of 2017. She’s currently a full-time faculty instructor for the U.S. Army War College’s Department of National Security and Strategy and has authored and led electives within both the Residence and Distance Education Programs. Her areas of interest include international relations, European regional security, senior leader communications, and leadership in a multinational environment. She’s a former U.S. Army Reserve military intelligence officer and has served as a government civilian and contractor for both the Department of the Army and State.

TOM GALVIN, Senior Editor
Dr. Tom Galvin is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Doctor of Education degree in human and organizational learning from The George Washington University. He was the editor of the recently released books Defense Management: Primer for Senior Leaders and Strategic Leadership: Primer for Senior Leaders has written education books on organizational change and communication. You can access his entirely leadership and management monograph series on the U.S. Army War College Practitioner’s Corner. Dr. Galvin is also a cast member of the international podcast Talking About Organizations that reviews seminal works in organization studies and management science, along with his own spin-off series Reflections on Management. Connect with him on LinkedIn Tom Galvin
E-mail: Thomas.P.Galvin.civ@army.mil or Thomas.Galvin@armywarcollege.edu

GRANT GOLUB, Associate Editor
Dr. Grant Golub is an Assistant Professor of American History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. He received his Ph.D. in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in May 2023 and also holds additional degrees from Princeton University and LSE. He specializes in U.S. grand strategy, diplomatic and international history, the domestic determinants of American foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and how executive branch agencies shape U.S. strategy and policy. He is currently working on his first book, which examines Henry Stimson and the War Department during World War II. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at Defense Priorities, a Washington, DC foreign policy think tank.

RONALD J. GRANIERI, A Better Peace Editor
Dr. Ronald Granieri is Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania as well as other universities in the United States and Germany, and is Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the Politics of German Westbindung, 1949-1966 (2003), and is working on a book about German politics from the 1960s through unification as well as a history of the Atlantic Community. Follow him on Twitter @RonaldGranieri
E-Mail:  Ronald.Granieri@armywarcollege.edu

JEREMY GRAY, Associate Editor

Colonel Jeremy Gray is an Army Strategist (Functional Area 59). Prior to joining the faculty at Carlisle Barracks, he was assigned to the Joint Staff J5 working pol-mil issues across the U.S. interagency and with Allies and partners as well as global integration of the Joint Force. While assigned to the Joint Staff J5 his positions included as a Deputy Division Chief for Central, South, and Southeast Asia in the Deputy Directorate for Asia as well as the Division Chief for Central Europe and Eurasia in the Deputy Directorate for Europe/NATO/Russia. Colonel Gray holds a Master of Policy Management degree from Georgetown University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College.

JON KLUG, Associate Editor
Colonel Jon Klug, U.S. Army, is an Army Strategist and military historian. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of New Brunswick. His dissertation examines World War Two strategy, naval logistics, and operations focused on the Central Pacific. Jon holds degrees from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Louisiana State University, and West Point. An award-winning military history instructor, he taught at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy. Jon wrote U.S. Army, U.S. Joint, and NATO Joint doctrine on counterinsurgency and security force assistance. His overseas service includes Haiti, Bosnia, Korea, Egypt, Iraq, Germany, and Afghanistan. Follow him on Twitter @Strategy_Troll
E-Mail: Jonathan.klug@armywarcollege.edu

JAKE LARKOWICH, Associate Editor
Colonel Jake Larkowich is the Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a B.S. in International Relations from the U.S. Military Academy. He’s served in operational command and staff roles in the infantry from platoon to brigade level, and institutional assignments including a tour as an exchange officer with the Australian Army and Director of the War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership.

PAUL LUSHENKO, Associate Editor
LTC Paul Lushenko is the Director of Special Operations and a Faculty Instructor in the U.S. Army War College’s Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in International Relations from Cornell University. He also holds an M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, an M.A. in International Relations and a Master of Diplomacy from The Australian National University, and a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy. Paul is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, Adjunct Research Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Cornell University’s Tech Policy Institute. He is the co-editor of Drones and Global Order: Implications of Remote Warfare for International Society (Routledge 2022), which is the first book to systematically study the implications of drone warfare on global politics, and has a book forthcoming on the public’s perceptions of legitimate drone strikes. Follow him on Twitter @LushenkoPaul.  

JUSTIN MAGULA, Associate Editor

Major Justin Magula is an assistant professor in the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership where he serves as the USAWC Joint Concepts and Doctrine Officer. He holds a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in political science from West Point. He was recently selected as an Army Goodpaster Scholar and will pursue a PhD in political science. His analysis has been published in venues such as Defence Studies, Military Review, War on the Rocks, Wavell Room, Modern War Institute, among others. His areas of interest include international relations, military innovation and adaptation, emerging tech, and large-scale combat operations. Follow him on Twitter @JustinMagula 

TIMOTHY MARTIN, Associate Editor

LTC Tim Martin is the Director of both the Defense Strategy Foundations Course and the Defense Strategy Course in the U.S. Army War College Department of Distance Education.  He served multiple operational and staff roles as an Engineer and served as an ROTC Assistant Professor of Military Science before becoming an Army Strategist (Functional Area 59).  Prior to joining the War College faculty, he was assigned to Fort Belvoir as a Senior Strategist in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve where he ensured that all Army Reserve strategic planning was nested with the greater Army Campaign Plan. Before that, while assigned to HQDA War Plans Division, LTC Martin integrated U.S. Army Europe strategic planning into Department of the Army Title 10 priorities, was the Army representative to the NATO defense planning delegation as they developed the USA’s capability targets, and was the Army’s SME on Overseas Force Structure Changes. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, and is a certified Project Management Professional. 

MICHAEL S. NEIBERG, Podcast Host, On Writing
Dr. Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History and Chair of War Studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars in global context. The Wall Street Journal named his Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press) one of the five best books ever written about that war. In October 2016 Oxford University Press published his Path to War, a history of American responses to the Great War in Europe, 1914-1917 and in July 2017 Oxford published his Concise History of the Treaty of Versailles. In 2017 he was awarded the Médaille d’Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Renaissance Française, an organization founded by French President Raymond Poincaré in 1915 to keep French culture alive during the First World War

MATTHEW O’CONNOR, Associate Editor
Matthew O’Connor is a senior Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State and Professor of International Studies at the U.S. Army War College. His most recent State assignment was as senior energy officer in the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). His assignments prior to ENR were as political-military chief at U.S. Embassy Seoul; principal officer of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Kaohsiung; senior Australia desk officer in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Affairs; and political-military chief at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Mr. O’Connor has also served as political-military chief at Consulate General Naha (Okinawa), in the economic sections of AIT/Taipei and U.S. Embassy Tokyo, and at Consulate General Shanghai as both a consular and economic officer.

Colonel Leon Perkowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College.  His eclectic educational background includes a Ph.D. in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations from Kent State University, a Masters in Military Art and Science from Air Command and Staff College, an M.S. in Environmental Pollution Control from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Meteorology from Cornell University.  He is also working on his ‘parenting degree’ as the father of two boys. His academic interests include: the Cold War, deterrence credibility and reputation, national security policy formulation, war and U.S. society, the Anglo-American power transition, and the history of U.S. foreign relations in general.
E-Mail:  leon.perkowski@armywarcollege.edu

Ms. Stephanie Sellers currently serves as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Representative to the U.S. Army War College and the General Walter Bedell Smith Chair of National Intelligence Studies. She has twenty-five years of experience in the U.S. Government as an intelligence educator; tradecraft facilitator; analytic manager; military and science and technology analyst; and missile system engineer. Ms. Sellers is a graduate of the United States Naval War College, holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton, Master of Science and Professional degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the George Washington University, and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Development from George Mason University. She teaches trauma-informed yoga \ for Veterans Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that provides mindful resilience tools to veterans and others working through PTSD. Stephanie enjoys spending her free time with her four children (sons, 14 and 12, and daughters, 10 and 7).

THOMAS W. SPAHR, Podcast Host
Thomas Spahr is the Chair of the Department of Military Strategy Planning and Operations at the U.S. Army War College and a colonel in the U.S. Army. COL Spahr has a Ph.D. in History from The Ohio State University and teaches courses at the Army War College on Military Campaigning and Intelligence. He served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years before transitioning to his current position in July 2020. He has taught military history at West Point and the U.S. Air Force Academy. COL Spahr is a Distinguished Graduate from the 2019 class at the Army War College and a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, U.S. Army War College, during Academic Year 2022.

JACQUELINE E. WHITT Associate Editor
Dr. Jacqueline Whitt is the Director of the Organizational Learning Unit in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for the Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. There she leads a team responsible for cultivating a culture of learning in the public diplomacy community. By academic training, she is a military historian who writes about the social, cultural and intellectual history of the U.S. military with a dose of strategic theory. She is also the Garrison Commander at Joint Base Whitt, which is the home of the Joint Chiefs of Cats, General Sherman and Admiral Farragut.  Follow her on Twitter @notabattlechick.  

E-mail:  whittj@state.gov

JEFFREY “CURLY” WILLS Associate Editor
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey “Curly” Wills is a military faculty instructor within the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations at the U.S. Army War College. He holds Masters degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Army War College, and a B.A. in History from Virginia Tech. With operational experiences as a F-15E Evaluator Weapons System Officer, Mission Commander, and Tactical Air Control Party Commander, his academic research interests concern integration, joint operations, and military history.  

E-mail:  jeffrey.wills@armywarcollege.edu 

Buck Haberichter is a 29 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  A graduate of the University of Iowa where he studied physics, he was commissioned via the AFROTC program in 1989. His career has spanned a number of disciplines to include special operations aviation, aviation maintenance, test and evaluation, air advisor and finally the academic realm of professional military education. A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air Force’s Air War College, he received Masters from each institution. He was a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Command Leadership and Management at the U.S. Army War College from 2015-2019. He has been part of the War Room Editorial Team since June 2017 and he is the self-proclaimed President of the War Room A/V Club.
E-mail: warroomeditors@gmail.com

Former Editors-In-Chief

ANDREW HILL, WAR ROOM 1st Editor-in-Chief
Andrew A. Hill is the former Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, where he was on the faculty from 2011-2019. His research and advisory work focuses on innovation. He is the founder of WAR ROOM. Andrew has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in Latin from Brigham Young University.

Former Team Members

CHARLOTTE BEMISS, Assistant Editor
Charlotte Bemiss is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies where she earned a master’s degree in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration and a Certificate of Specialization in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017 with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Global Sustainability.

EARL J. CATAGNUS, JR., Associate Editor
Dr. Earl J. (E.J.) Catagnus Jr., a visiting professor of history in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations at the U.S. Army War College, is currently revising his book manuscript titled, Blood Brothers: The Emergence of Modern Warfighting in the US Army and Marine Corps, 1916–1945.  He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Life Science and a B.A. in History, both with academic distinction, and earned his PhD in History from Temple University.

MARK DUCKENFIELD, Whiteboard Editor
Dr. Mark E. Duckenfield is the former Chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.  He writes about European politics, international political economy, and the economics of national security.  He is the author of Business and the Euro and the editor of The Monetary History of Gold, 1660-1998; Battles Over Free Trade; and The History of Financial Crises, 1763-1995.  He holds a BA in History from Swarthmore College and an MA and PhD in Government from Harvard University.
E-Mail:  Mark.Duckenfield@armywarcollege.edu or Mark.E.Duckenfield.civ@army.mil

RENEE KIEL, Associate Editor
Chaplain (LTC) Renee Kiel is the Course Director of Strategic Leadership for the Department of Distance Education at the U.S. Army War College. As a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve (AGR), her posts include the U.S. Army Reserve Command Chaplain Directorate, the 81st Regional Support Command (USAR), and the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School. Her areas of interest are religion, theology, ethics, and systems theory. She holds a D.Min from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an M.Div from the Houston Graduate School of Theology.
Email: renee.kiel@armywarcollege.edu

RENEE SIPOS, Assistant Editor
Renee Sipos is a graduate of the University of Rochester. She has a Dual Degree in Environmental Sciences (BS) and Epidemiology (BA). After graduation, Renee aspires to be an environmental epidemiologist focusing on the impacts of climate change on human health, behavior, and society.

KRISTAN WHEATON, Associate Editor
Kristan J. Wheaton is the Professor of Strategic Futures at the U.S. Army War College.  His research interests include strategic forecasting methodologies, games and game-based learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation.  In addition to the usual array of academic books and papers, he also publishes a blog, Sources and Methods, where he talks about strategic futures and intelligence.
E-Mail: kristan.wheaton@armywarcollege.edu

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