Samuel J. Ellison

Sergeant Samuel J. Ellison currently serves as an analyst and team leader with the 36th Infantry Division’s Intelligence Reachback Cell, providing timely and relevant intelligence products for TAAC-S Afghanistan. He previously served as an infantryman in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He holds a BA in Middle Easter Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the Bush School at Texas A&M University College Station.

An insurgency concerns itself with legitimacy as the opposing sides are not only competing for domination of terrain, but for the support of the populace as well.