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. Liam Collins is the Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and serves as the Defense and Strategic Studies Program Director in the Department of Military Instruction. A career Special Forces officer, he has conducted multiple combat operations to Afghanistan and Iraq as well as operational deployments to Bosnia, Africa, and South America.
Maj. Rick Montcalm is the Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute. As an armor officer, he has served in Armor, Stryker, and Infantry BCTs, has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and served most recently as an XO in the US Army TRADOC Command Group.
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
Dr. Lionel Beehner is the Director of Research for the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also serves as the course director for DS345 Military Innovation within the Defense and Strategic Studies program.
Chaise Carl is serving as the intern for the Modern War Institute. She recently completed studies at the State University of New York at Geneseo where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in International Relations and Spanish with a minor in Sociology.
Doreen Pasieka is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Modern War Institute at West Point. Prior to this, she spent thirteen years working for the Transportation Security Administration. She is also a former member of the US Navy.
Air Force Liaison Officer
Maj. Scott C. Woodbrey is the Air Force Liaison Officer to the United States Military Academy and an instructor for the Defense and Strategic Studies Program. He teaches DS385 Sustaining the Force and MX400 Officership.