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Dr. Susan Bryant


Susan has a Doctorate of Liberal Studies from Georgetown University, an MA in International Relations from Yale University, an MA in Operational Studies from Marine Corps University's School of Advanced Warfighting and BSFS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Additionally, Susan is a graduate of MIT's Seminar XXI program and former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. 


Susan has decades of experience in US Military and in education. She served 28 years on active duty in the United States Army, first as a logistician and then as a military strategist. Her military assignments include Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University, Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Assessments for the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and Palestine, and as the Division Chief for Strategy, Concepts and Doctrine on the Army Staff. Her overseas assignments include Israel, Afghanistan, and South Korea.  She has also taught as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, a visiting lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and Visiting Research Fellow at National Defense University. 


Military Innovation, Interagency Decision Making, Strategy, Civil Military Relations 


Forthcoming Dec 2021, Resourcing the National Security Enterprise, Cambria Press. 


Co-Author, "Wargaming for the New Great Game,"The Modern Warfare Institute, West Point, April 2021. 


Co-Author: "From Citizen Soldier to Secular Saint: The Societal Implications of Military Exceptionalism," Texas National Security Review. Feb 2021.

Co-Author, Finding Ender: Exploring the Intersection of Creativity, Innovation, and Talent Management in US Armed Forces, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University Press, May 2019. 

Co-Author, Military Strategy in the 21st Century: People, Connectivity and Competition, Cambria Press, 2018. 

"Deconstructing the Warrior Caste: The Beliefs and Backgrounds of Senior Military Elites," Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. 2017. 

Co-Author, "Reconnecting Athens and Sparta: A Review of OPMSXXI at 20 Years," AUSA 2017. 

"Reweaving the Gordian Knot: Developing a Comprehensive Strategy for the United States in Afghanistan," United States Air Force Academy Institute For National Security Studies, 2008


Change Management, Developing Innovative Teams

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