Jon Bleakley is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He has worked in operational and advisory roles in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He holds a BA in History from Colorado State University and MS degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and Troy University. His thesis at NPS, co-authored with Garric Banfield, is titled "The Role of Civil Affairs in Unconventional Warfare." He is originally from Orangeburg, SC and is married with three sons.