Dean Shumate

Dr. Dean Shumate is a warrior-scholar who studies insurgencies and conflicts. His doctoral dissertation was a historical comparative case study of 8 insurgencies over 70 years titled Who Lives There: The Role of Embedded Troops in Counter-Insurgency Operations. He serves as a Policy and Procurement Advisor with the Department of Energy located at Argonne National Laboratory. He has over 17 years of military service within the Armed Forces Reserve/National Guard; serving in a variety of positions from Aero-Medical Evacuation, the Joint Communications Support Element, and the Air Force Academy Prep School.

Although the military must be prepared to fight a conventional state on state conflict, it is an insurgency that the United States Government is more likely to confront.