Major Jesse Humpal is an Active Duty Air Force Officer and Ph.D. Candidate at Northwestern University studying insurgent behavior, civil wars and incomplete sovereignty. Prior to his current work, Major Humpal served as a SOF Air Force Pilot where he deployed in support of several global operations including OEF. He graduated from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. In 2012, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Master's degree in Public Policy. The views expressed in his articles are solely those of the author and may not reflect the views and policies of the U.S. Air Force or the Department of Defense.