Ben Zweibelson

Ben Zweibelson is a retired U.S. Army Infantry Officer with over 22 years combined service to include multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ben is currently the Course Director of Design Programs at the Joint Special Operations University and is pursuing his doctorate in philosophy with the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has recently lectured on advanced design theory at the USAF Air War College for their Grand Strategic Studies Program as well as at the Canadian Forces College for an October 2016 Design workshop. He has upcoming design articles in the Canadian Army Journal (Spring 17), the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (Spring 17), as well as several other military academic journals. Ben resides in Tampa, Florida with his family and can be reached at

How operational planners applied military design to a wicked problem set in Afghanistan.

How the Media, the Military, and the World Struggles with Telling the “Real Story” in Afghanistan

Defining differences between design theory and design planning

How does your organization think, and how does it not think?

Cartel Next: How Army Design Methodology Offers Holistic and Dissimilar Approaches to the Mexican Drug Problem by Ben Zweibelson Download the Full Article: Cartel Next This paper is a theoretical...

To Design or Not to Design: In Conclusion by Ben Zweibelson Download the Full Article: To Design or Not to Design: In Conclusion Is Design a necessary methodology for the U.S. Army? By codifying...