Jonathan Bleakley

Jon Bleakley is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has worked in operational and advisory roles in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  He holds a BA in History from Colorado State University and MS degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and Troy University.  His thesis at NPS, co-authored with Garric Banfield, is titled "The Role of Civil Affairs in Unconventional Warfare."  He is originally from Orangeburg, SC and is married with three sons.

Committing months and years at a time to mentoring individuals and organizations takes a specific set of personality and character traits.