Small Wars Journal

Ben Zweibelson


Ben Zweibelson is the Program Director for Design and Innovation at the Joint Special Operations University and is a doctoral student at Lancaster University. A retired U.S. Army Infantry officer and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Ben has provided design education across USSOCOM, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government, academia and industry as well as internationally. He was named “design conference ambassador” for the second year in a row for the upcoming IMDC, and has recently lectured on design at the Polish and Danish War Colleges, the Canadian Forces College, NATO Schools at Oberammergau, the National Counterterrorism Center, the IBM capstone SPADE conference for NATO in Copenhagen, as well as numerous Special Operations and strategic level defense assets in 2018. He resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife and three children. He can be reached at


Articles by this Author

Building Another Tower of Babel Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:30am
What is Your Narrative, and Why? Sat, 10/15/2011 - 9:47am
To Design or Not to Design (Part Four) Tue, 04/05/2011 - 10:57am
To Design or Not to Design (Part Two) Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:14am
To Design, or not to Design Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11am