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Army Strategist Association

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Our Mission

The Army Strategist Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of strategy and the role of the military element of power in achieving national strategic objectives.  

The goals of the Association are:

  • Support the U.S. Army proponent office for Functional Area 59 (FA59: Army Strategist) and Career Program 60 (CP60: Foreign Affairs/Strategic Planning Civilian) by advocating programs and activities in support of each.

  • Preserve and foster a spirit of mentorship and fellowship among military and civilian persons whose past or current duties affiliate them with the strategic arts.

  • Strengthen the community of strategists, enhance the study and practice of strategic art, and provide a forum to recognize excellence and the contributions of those in the community.

 View the Association's National Charter / Bylaws.

Board Members

National Board of Directors



Currently serves as a strategy, plans, and policy officer for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) Future Plans Division (G-5), with duty in the National Capital Region. Prior to this assignment he worked on the Army Staff in both the Global Force Planning, and the Strategy, Plans, and Policy Divisions. He has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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Vice President &

Co-Director of Mentorship Programs




Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Director of Events


Currently serves as a Strategic Planner on the Army Staff. She became a Strategist through the Harvard Strategist Program after serving as an intelligence officer for 11 years. She is interested in Asia-Pacific affairs and trade policy.

Director of Writing Programs


Director of Transition Programs

Joel Garrison


Currently serves as a Strategic & Operational Planner on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an adjunct professor  at George Mason University for Technology and National Security as well as Security Cooperation.  He volunteers for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and is an active mentor.

Co-Director of Mentorship Programs & Counsel to the President


A 40-year Army veteran currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in International Relations. His operational experience includes assignments as a Plans Officer with Headquarters, US Army Europe and NATO Response Force J-5; Civil-Military Operations Planner with Multinational Corps-Iraq; Chief of Operations, Civil-Military Operations with Multinational Division-Baghdad; and Civil Affairs Team Chief with 2-5 Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

Director of Awards




Content Advisor (non-voting)

Our Members

Our Members


The Army Strategist Association is comprised of members from the strategic community as well as our partners in the academic and business sectors.  The Association's strength is in its diversity of membership.  

Our roster includes current and former practitioners, uniformed and civilian, serving in positions from tactical through strategic, from across the world, and representing all Army components; Active, Guard, and Reserve.  

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Mailing Address:

Army Strategist Association

P.O. Box 15707

1632 Crystal Square Arc

Arlington, VA 22202

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