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Colonel Greg Kaufmann, U.S.A., Ret.

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Colonel Greg Kaufmann concluded a 30-year career in the U.S. Army in 2005 as a Colonel in Army Aviation focused on Strategic Plans and Policy. Upon retirement, he became Director and established the Institute for Global Security Studies at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, where he was also named to the Board of Advisors of the Tennessee Homeland Security Consortium, Oak Ridge, TN. He is now Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University. Colonel Kaufmann’s final military assignment was to the Office of the Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO. Selected issues with which he was involved included establishment and execution of the ISAF mission, NATO support to counterterrorism (CT) activities, coordination of NATO-Russian CT activities, and NATO support to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Previous assignments included Director (1999-2001) and Chief of Staff (1997-99) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Balkans Task Force, where he was the principal policy advisor to the Secretary and Under Secretary for Policy on all Balkans-related matters while overseeing all Department of Defense Balkans-related policy issues; Commander, 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment (Corps)(Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC (1993-95), with concurrent deployments in Somalia, Haiti, and Kuwait; Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment, and Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment and K-16 Airbase, 17th Combat Aviation Brigade, Seoul, Korea; Action Officer, Concepts, Doctrine and Force Policy Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ Department of the Army; and Assistant Professor of English, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. Other assignments were in the 101st Assault Helicopter and 229th Attack Helicopter Battalions, Fort Campbell, KY; and the Electronic Research and Development Command’s Flight Test Activity, Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, NJ. Colonel Kaufmann was the CSA-selected Senior Army Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University for 2001-02, in residence at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He was an MIT Seminar XXI Fellow in 1998-99. Colonel Kaufmann has published widely across both professional and scholarly, refereed journals, most notably with a 2002 article in the Harvard International Review on the U.S. national security and interagency system and the challenges facing a new homeland security department. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College’s Defense Strategy Course and of the Command and General Staff College. Colonel Kaufmann holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

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