The International Center for Security and Leadership selects individuals who collectively represent a variety of experience related to security and leadership. We look for researchers, educators, strategists, and operators interested in posting occasional Notes or Papers offering theoretical and/or practical insights.

We are honored to have as our current Security and Leadership Fellow Dr. Ron Machoian.

Dr. Ron Machoian is an administrator in the international division and a senior lecturer of international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches a variety of courses in global security. He retired as a U.S. Air Force colonel after 27 years of service that included numerous overseas military campaigns as a command pilot, several operational reconnaissance commands, faculty duty in military and strategic studies, and educational program directorships at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Ron holds an M.A. in history, and a Ph.D. in history and educational leadership & policy studies (University of Missouri-Kansas City). He is the author of William Harding Carter and the American Army (University of Oklahoma Press, 2006) and Looking Skyward: The Emergence of an Airminded Culture in the U.S. Army (Air University Press, 2005). His broad research interests include a focus on the intersection of distinct military traditions, and how cultural contexts and historical experiences influence strategy and policy.



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