Gen. (Ret) Charles Jacoby
General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. is the Senior Vice Chairman for Capitol Peak Asset Management Company. He also serves as the Distinguished Chair of the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Col. Patrick Howell is the Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point. A career Engineer and Strategic/Operational Planner, he has deployed in support of combat operations to Afghanistan, Iraq, and East Africa.
Lt. Col. Charles Faint currently serves as Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and as an Assistant Professor, teaching Comparative Defense Policy. A military intelligence officer, he holds five undergraduate and graduate degrees, the most recent of which is from Yale University. Published in a number of blogs and professional journals, Lt. Col. Faint’s is also the coauthor of Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror.
John Amble is the editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point. He is a military intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He writes on terrorism, intelligence, the military, and the Middle East.
Director of Research
Sgt. 1st Class Donald Patton currently serves as the NCOIC of the Modern War Institute. He is also the NCOIC of the Irregular Warfare Group club and an officer representative with the wrestling team and the dive club.
Chair of Urban Warfare Studies
Maj. (ret) John W. Spencer is the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point and Co-Director of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project.
Air Force Liaison Officer
Lt. Col. Scott Woodbrey is the Air Force Liaison Officer to the United States Military Academy at West Point and teaches DS485, Sea and Air Power.