Small Wars Journal

George M. Dryden


George M. Dryden is a former Army Sniper with extensive Government service in the broad areas of Security Cooperation, Security Assistance, strategy development, and theater planning.  From 2011 to the present, he has served as the Program Manager for the Minister of Defense Advisors (MoDA) Program, within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.  This program is charged to prepare DoD advisors to serve as advisors in Afghanistan and worldwide.  Prior to assuming responsibility for the development and direction of the MoDA Program, he served as a Senior Advisor in the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan.  He has also served as an Army strategist in the Pentagon and in Europe.  He also has considerable experience as a senior manager in the private sector.  He has earned two degrees in International Affairs:  a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from American University.

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