Jonathan Jeckell is a regenerated US Army officer who is currently an operational plans analyst for Army Sustainment Command. He is also a Systems Engineering master’s student leading into Cognitive Engineering (artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive science, and human-machine interaction) and is projected to graduate in December 2019.
Jon’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a master’s degree from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and technology strategy coursework at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Civilian work experiences include strategic planning for an non-profit healthcare system, providing consulting services to a winning bidder for the multi-billion dollar LOGCAP V contract (prior to return to the Army as a civilian), and on the implications of artificial intelligence, face recognition, DeepFakes, smart city technology, and other emerging technology for various government clients.
Jon’s key military assignments include development of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) with the US State Department and USAID in 2014-15, serving on General Dunford’s Commander’s Action Group (CAG) in Afghanistan, advising at the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, leading the Commander’s Initiatives Group (CIG) at Army Sustainment Command, and as an operational planner at Combined Joint Task Force-101 in Afghanistan from 2008-2009.