1LT Christopher G. Ingram is an Infantryman. Prior to joining the Army he served as a foreign policy advisor in the United States Senate and taught courses in international conflict at Louisiana State University, where he is currently writing his PhD dissertation. He holds a MA in International Affairs from American University, Washington DC, and a BA in International Studies from Troy University, Troy AL. Most recently, he served in Maiwand District, Kandahar Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader and Company Intelligence Support Team Officer in Bravo Company, 4th Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team). The views expressed in this article do not represent the views of the Department of Defense.