Jason K. Dempsey

Jason Dempsey (@Jason_K_Dempsey) is a retired U.S. Army infantry officer who served in airborne, ranger, air assault, and mechanized infantry units. He deployed both to Iraq and Afghanistan and last served as special assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition to his conventional military assignments, he received a doctorate in political science from Columbia University and taught American politics at West Point. He is the author of Our Army: Soldiers, Politics, and American Civil-Military Relations. He currently serves as an adjunct Senior Fellow with the Center for a New American Security and a non-resident Fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Jason writes and speaks regularly on civilian-military relations and our efforts in Afghanistan.

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