James M. Dubik is the current managing partner, past Chair of Leadership Roundtable’s Board of Directors and was a founding member of the Board.
Jim is a husband, father, grandfather; uncle, son, and brother; leader; innovator; author; retired army Lieutenant General with over 37 years of active service; former infantryman, paratrooper, and ranger. His last assignment on active duty was the Commanding General of the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq in 2007-2008. There he accelerated the growth and development of all Iraqi Security Forces, military and police, to include improving the capabilities of Iraq’s Ministries of Defense and Interior as well as the Iraqi Joint Headquarters. The men and women of his command — uniformed service members, civilian governmental employees, and contractors — represented all of the US services and 15 nations.
He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He completed an MIT fellowship program for national security studies as well as executive programs in national security at Harvard’s JFK School of Government and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a former professor, Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic Studies.
Jim authored “Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory” and co-authored with General Gordon Sullivan: “Envisioning future Warfare.” His forthcoming works are “Waging War and Using Force” and “The Future of War.” Jim has published over 200 essays, articles, monographs, and op-eds. Most recent op-ed: “The Line Between Tough and Stupid.” Quoted in numerous print and on-line media. Regular contributor, Army magazine; most recent essay “The Principles of Resignation: A Primer.” Frequent lecturer, panel member, and media analyst on national security issues. Most recent interview: Engine Room of Democracy podcast with Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO and Langone Chair in American Leadership.
He taught Philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and Military Arts and Science at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and the Institute of Land Warfare; advisor and instructor, Strategic Education International; member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; 2012-2013 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership cosponsored by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School; recipient of the 2017 Thomas B. Hagan Dignitas Award. He is a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame as well as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment.
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