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Mr. Nicholas J. Armstrong is a National Security Fellow at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), a nonprofit, research and academic center jointly sponsored by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Law at Syracuse University. In this capacity, he supervises a number of research projects and programs, to include INSCT’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Resilience and Security projects. Before joining INSCT, Mr. Armstrong served for 8 years as a U.S. Army officer. In that time, he held multiple leadership and staff assignments in the 10th Mountain Division, to include serving as Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General (Support) and Speechwriter to the Commanding General. He is a combat veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia. Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault Schools, holds a B.S. in engineering management from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and an M.P.A. and a Certificate of Advanced Study in security studies from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is currently pursuing a security-focused Ph.D. in social science at the Maxwell School. His dissertation topic will focus on the sustainability of internationally led security sector reconstruction and reform in fragile states.
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Authored by Mr. Nicholas J. Armstrong, Ms. Jacqueline Chura-Beaver.
A widely accepted and understood definition of "transition" is necessary to enable U.S. military, interagency, and multinational planners to foster greater collaboration and unity of effort as operations move toward a “clear, hold, build, transition” strategy.