Major Phil Reynolds is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer. He wrote this while attending the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned his Master of Science in Defense Analysis. He holds a B.A. from Saint Bonaventure University and an M.A. from the University of Oklahoma. MAJ Reynolds served with 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). He has worked in Africa, Iraq, and extensively in Central Asia. MAJ Reynolds is currently assigned to 3 BCT/25th ID.