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Dr. Jan Kenneth Gleiman (Ken)

Ken Gleiman is the newest addition to the SEI team. He teaches courses on strategy, policy, military operations, and irregular warfare at Georgetown University and is a former visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he supported the Secretary of Defense’s Strategic Thinkers Program (STP). He was also the first U.S. military visiting fellow to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra, Australia. Ken also serves as the President of the Army Strategist Association.

Ken is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served for 27 years in the Infantry, Special Forces, and as an Army Strategist assisting and advising senior military and civilian leaders in the Department of Defense. His assignments include Expert Panelist on the DOD China Task Force; Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities; Director of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments for the U.S. Security Coordinator to Israel and the Palestinian Authority; Director, U.S. Pacific Commander’s Action Group; and Director of Plans for Special Operations Component (Afghanistan). His overseas tours include combat and operational assignments to Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines, as well as other assignments to Japan, Australia, and Korea.

Dr. Gleiman’s education includes a master’s degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and a master’s in Military History from the Army’s Art of War program. Ken earned his doctorate from Kansas State University in Security Studies and was one of the first U.S. Army Goodpaster Fellows. He also holds a certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program.

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