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Author Bios

Dan Maurer (2)

Major Dan Maurer is a former combat engineer officer and current judge advocate, was a 2013-14 Fellow on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, and has deployed twice to Iraq.  He has published previously in Small Wars Journal, Army Lawyer, Engineer, and several academic legal journals on topics ranging from mediation system design to court-martial panel selections.  The opinions in this essay are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of HQDA or the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Charles Graham (2)

Charles Graham is a graduate student at American Military University studying in the field of intelligence. He has been accepted into Navy Officer Candidacy School and will work as an Intelligence Officer in the USN upon his commission. Mr. Graham also holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA with a focus on international business from Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University system.

Niels Klingenberg Vistisen (2)

Niels Klingenberg Vistisen is currently  in Afghanistan as the political advisor in the Nahr-E Saraj district, Helmand province, since May 2011. He deployed in 2010 first as a major in ISAF Joint Command, Future Operations, and following this as the Chief Governance Planner in Regional Command South West until December 2010. Besides being an Army Officer, Niels Vistisen holds a masters degree in military history.

Pamela L. Bunker (2)

Pamela L. Bunker is a past senior officer of the Counter-OPFOR Corporation and has professional experience in research and program coordination in University, Non-Government Organization (NGO), and City Government settings. She graduated from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a B.S. in Anthropology/Geography and a B.S. in Social Science and from The Claremont Graduate University with a M.A. in Public Policy, with additional post-graduate work completed in comparative politics and government. Her writings have been published in academic and professional journals and in book chapter form. She is presently in the graduate program at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at University of Saint Andrews, Scotland.

Mark Munson (2)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Munson is a Naval Intelligence officer currently serving on the OPNAV staff.  He has previously served at Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and onboard USS ESSEX (LHD 2).  In 2010 he deployed as the Intelligence Officer for Task Force Archipelago, the Naval Special Warfare component of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines.  The views expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the official viewpoints or policies of the Department of Defense or the US Government.

Charles Ruffner (2)

Charles Ruffner received his Ph.D. in old-growth forest ecology from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and currently serves as Professor of Forestry at Southern Illinois University where he teaches courses in Forest Measurements, Fire Management,  and International Agriculture.  During his last year of sabbatical leave, he served in Zabul Province, Afghanistan with the Mississippi National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team as Hydrologist and Watershed Planner. Before this deployment he served as instructor for the Agriculture Development for Afghanistan Pre-deployment Training program focusing on Rural Land Use Issues and Soil Conservation and Erosion Control Measures.  Previous overseas experience was gained as Field Forester on a USAID funded program in Afghanistan from 2008-2011 and during his service as a Field Artillery Surveyor in the US Army from 1986-1994.

Sean P. Walsh (2)

Sean P. Walsh is a candidate in the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  Prior to beginning his studies at Georgetown, Sean Walsh served 7 years as an Army officer first as an infantry officer with the 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment and then as a Civil Affairs officer in the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. His last piece in Small War Journal was “Lopsided Wars of Peace” with COL Brian M. Michelson.

Steve Griffin (2)

Steve Griffin graduated from Auburn University's ROTC program in May of 2004 and entered Active Duty as an Armor 2nd Lieutenant.  Upon commissioning, he attended the Armor Officer's Basic Course (AOBC) and the Scout Leader's Course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, as well as the U.S. Army Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  Steve reported to his first assignment at Baumholder, Germany, where he served as a tank platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.  While there, he deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 where he served as both a tank and rifle platoon leader.  Steve was later assigned to Troop G, 1st Calvary Regiment (2nd BCT, 1AD's Brigade Reconnaissance Troop) where he served as a Scout Platoon leader and Troop Executive Officer.  In 2008, Steve deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where he served for a year as a battalion Civil-Military Officer with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment.  Following that assignment, Steve served as a battalion S-3 Operations Officer for the 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team before leaving the Army to pursue a master's degree in Security Studies.  He currently works as a Department of Defense Consultant and Program Manager in Washington D.C.

Nathan P. Jones (2)

Nathan P. Jones is the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Nathan A. Jennings (2)

Nathan Jennings is an Army Captain currently serving as a history instructor at the United States Military Academy.

David Segalini (2)

David Segalini is a former Operations Officer in CIA's National Clandestine Service.  He currently works for a risk management and intelligence consultancy in New York.  The views in this article are strictly his own.

Gian Gentile (2)

Award-winning historian, associate professor of history, and director of the military history program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Author of How Effective is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo. A serving Army Colonel, commanded a combat battalion in West Baghdad in 2006. Currently working on a study on four sets of generals in counterinsurgency as a visiting fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations.

Andrew Marvin (2)

Andrew Marvin is a managing consultant with IBM Corporation’s Intelligence Mission Solution’s Practice.  His views do not necessarily reflect those of IBM, the US government, or of any past or current client.

Dave LaRivee (2)

Dave LaRivee is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Air Force Academy.  He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 2010 after serving as a combat analyst during initial operations in Iraq, directing an effects assessment survey team in the summer of 2003, and leading the Strategic Assessments cell, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, from 2007 to 2008.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Operations Research and a Doctorate in International Economics.

Matteo B. Scianna (2)

Matteo B. Scianna is a candidate in the Dual MA/MSc in International and World History at Columbia and London School of Economics. He is German/Italian and did his undergrad in Maastricht and Vienna Universities. His main focus is European conflicts after Napoleon, Imperialism, the German army, air power and irregular conflicts, and attempting to link the historical case studies to modern security studies and foreign policy/geopolitics.