CISSM Global Forum | "Operational Design: A Contemporary Western Military Framework for Policy and Strategy"

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:15
Chris Hickey
Faculty Instructor, U.S. Army War College

A U.S. Army Colonel, Chris Hickey currently serves as a Faculty Instructor for the core course in Theater Strategy and Campaigning at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He previously served as an Infantry Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 3rd Infantry Division with deployments to Korea, Haiti, and Iraq. He taught strategy, doctrine, and transformation related electives as well as core military classes at the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a Strategist, he served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Europe as both a planner and an exercise manager for U.S., multi-national, and NATO organizations. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.

Hickey is pursuing a Ph.D. in Policy Studies with specializations in International Security Policy and International Economic Policy at University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.  His dissertation will explore the sources of Russian Federation behavior related to Estonia and the policy and strategy implications of the findings. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University in International Studies, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. 

The CISSM Global Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research. For further information about the CISSM Global Forum contact