About this event
The Joint Special Operations University is proud to present a Lunchtime talk on Irregular Warfare in Strategic Competition on Tuesday 17 January 2023 from 11:30AM-1:00PM EST in-person at the JSOU Eagle Claw Auditorium.
This event is open to SOCOM, JSOU, and CENTCOM personnel with base access. To secure attendance to this in-person event, you must be registered by 4:00PM EST on 11 January 2023.
What: Lunchtime Talk on Irregular Warfare in Strategic
When: 17 January 2023 from 11:30AM until 1:00PM EST
Where: In-person at the JSOU Eagle Claw Auditorium
Audience: Open to SOCOM, JSOU, and CENTCOM personnel with base access
Why: Engage SOF practitioners in critical thinking about irregular warfare and its role in strategic competition. The event is focused on moving beyond mere rhetoric on integrated deterrence, strategic competition, and irregular warfare and getting practitioners to think about irregular warfare and how might it look in strategic competition.
- Dr. Ken Gleiman, COL (Ret.), Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program
- Dr. Tom Marks, Distinguished Professor and Major General Edward G. Lansdale Chair of Irregular Warfighting Strategy, College of International Security Affairs of the National Defense University
- Dr. David Ucko, Professor and Department Chair at the College of International Security Affairs of the National Defense University
Unable to attend? This Lunchtime Talk will be posted to the ThinkJSOU YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ThinkJSOU
Unable to attend and have a question for the guest speakers? Please submit all question to ThinkJSOU@jsou.edu
Nothing to show yet.
Crafting-Strategy-for-Irregular-Warfare_2ndEd.pdfCrafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Analysis and Action (2nd Edition), Strategic Monograph. By David H. Ucko and Thomas A. Marks
Redefining Irregular Warfare_ Legitimacy, Coercion, and Power - Modern War Institute.pdfRedefining Irregular Warfare: Legitimacy, Coercion, and Power, Modern War Institute. By David H. Ucko and Thomas A. Marks | 10.18.22
Podcast _ David H. Ucko, _The Insurgent's Dilemma_ A Struggle to Prevail.pdfDr. Melcher, Defense Studies, Kings College, London, interviews Dr. Ucko, auther of "The Insurgents Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail." Podcast of interview available at: https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-insurgents-dilemma
Dr David Ucko
David H. Ucko, Ph.D., is professor and department chair at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) of the National Defense University, Washington DC. He is also the Director of the Regional Defense Fellowship Program (RDFP), focused on irregular warfare education and partnership capacity building. Dr Ucko is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a senior visiting fellow at the Department of War Studies, King's College London.
Dr Ucko has published several books on counterinsurgency, war-to-peace transition, civil wars, and military intervention. Most recently, he authored The Insurgent's Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail (Hurst / Oxford University Press, 2022). His publications also include a wide variety of peer-reviewed articles on political violence, strategy, and irregular warfare.
Dr Ucko was previously program coordinator and research fellow for the Conflict, Security & Development Research Group at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. He has also held visiting fellowships and research positions at a variety of think-tanks, including the RAND Corporation in Washington DC, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in both in DC and in London. At IISS, he worked as a Deputy Defense Analyst for armed conflict and helped create and develop the Armed Conflict Database, an online and interactive repository of information on conflict worldwide.
Dr Ucko obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of War Studies in 2007, with a thesis examining the US military's institutional learning of counterinsurgency in the 2001-07 period. In 2001, he was awarded a First Class BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and, in 2004 a Master's at the Department of War Studies.
Dr. Jan K. Gleiman (Ken) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. He is also the President of the Army Strategist Association, a recently retired U.S. Army Colonel, and a consultant in U.S National Security.
Professor Jan Kenneth Gleiman ("Ken") is a recently retired U.S. Army Colonel. He is currently the President of the Army Strategist Association (ASA) (Non-Profit) and the Vice President for Strategy and Government Operations at Inspirata Consulting in Arlington, VA. He is a former Army Ranger, Green Beret, and Strategic Planner.
Professor Gleiman began his military career as an infantry officer after graduating from Boston University with a degree in International Relations and completing the ROTC program as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1994.
After completing infantry training and Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served as a Platoon Leader first in Korea and then with the 75th Ranger Regiment. In 2000, he completed Special Forces training and married Ashley Sorrell of Birmingham, Alabama and together they moved to Okinawa, Japan. Assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), he served as a Detachment Commander and Assistant Operations Officer with multiple deployments throughout East and Southeast Asia. After September 11, 2001, he commanded a detachment in the Combatant Commander’s In-Extremis Force (CIF) and led an advise/assist mission in the Sulu Archipelago as part of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines.
The Army subsequently selected him for duty in the National Capital Region (NCR) as part of the Joint Staff Internship program. While in this program, he served on the Joint Staff in the J3 Special Operations Division (J3-SOD), in Afghanistan at the Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) headquarters, and as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Peter Schoomaker. During this time, he earned a masters degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He then returned to Special Operations at Fort Bragg, deploying to Iraq in 2007 prior to returning to Okinawa to assume command of his old unit. In this capacity, he led the unit on numerous missions in East and Southeast Asia and deployed to Iraq in 2008-2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he advised the Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF) in Baghdad. Upon returning to Okinawa, he assumed the role of Battalion Executive Officer.
Professor Gleiman's next assignment was at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for several educational opportunities that paved the way for him to become an Army Strategist (Strategic Planner). While attending the Command and General Staff College, he helped pilot the first Art of War Scholars program (predecessor to the SAIS Strategic Thinkers Program (STP)), followed by a year at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). He then returned to Afghanistan where he served as the Chief of Plans for the Coalition Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan (CFSOCC-A). In 2012, he was selected in the first cohort of the Army’s Advanced Strategic Policy and Planning Program (ASP3) (aka Goodpaster Scholars) through which he pursued his PhD in Security Studies at Kansas State University.
Upon completing his PhD course work, he served as the USPACOM Visiting Fellow to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra, Australia in 2014-2015. Following his studies in Australia, he moved to Hawaii and became the Director of the USPACOM Commander’s Action Group (CAG), where he worked directly for Admiral Harry B. Harris. After a brief sabbatical to complete his PhD dissertation, he moved to Jerusalem in 2018 where he served as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments for the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (USSC).
He returned to the National Capital Region where he worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In his final assignment on active duty, he served on Secretary Austin's DoD China Task Force under Dr. Ely Ratner.
Professor Gleiman’s academic and research interests include unconventional warfare, organizational theory, and strategy. Ken is the author of several published articles and research papers in Special Operations Journal, Small Wars Journal, Military Review, The Australian, and The Strategist.