Jan Schwarzenberg is an MA candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. A retired U.S. Navy Special Operations Officer, Jan has worked exclusively in Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency, in both military and civilian positions, since the attacks of 9/11 with multiple combat tours. Jan holds degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Diplomacy and Military studies, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Joint Forces Staff College, and the National Defense University. He is currently a government officer employed by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency.