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Major Lukas Berg 
Executive Secretary
Major Lukas Berg is an Instructor of American Politics and Foreign Policy in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He was commissioned as an aviation officer in 2005 and subsequently received his rating as a UH-60A/L Blackhawk Pilot. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in both the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the 1st Cavalry Division, deploying with those units to Eastern and Northern Afghanistan, respectively. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds an M.A. from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He is the lucky husband of Lynzi and proud father of Caleb, Timothy, Joshua, and Daniel.


Captain Devlin Winkelstein 
Deputy Executive Secretary
Captain (Promotable) Devlin Winkelstein is an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Commissioned in 2006 as an Infantry officer, he served as a rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in 1-6 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armor Division (deployed Iraq 08-09) and as a rifle Company Commander in 1-17 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (deployed Afghanistan 12-13).  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University.  He is married to Maya (née Soble), and they have a son, Corin.


Captain Jon Cheatwood

Facilities Officer

Captain Jon Cheatwood is an Instructor of American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.  He was commissioned as an Infantry officer in 2006 and has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  In addition to holding various staff positions, CPT Cheatwood served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment at Fort Stewart, Georgia.  Jon recently served as a Rear-Detachment and Weapons Company Commander with 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in American Politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.  During the summer of 2015, CPT Cheatwood served as a political attaché with the U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China.  He currently teaches SS202: American Politics.


Dr. Patrick Campbell
Theme Paper Author and Editor of the Conference Reader
Patrick Campbell is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Dr. Campbell received his political science PhD in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. From 2006 to 2010, he served in various roles with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., primarily as Special Assistant in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in the National Institute of Justice, and in the office of the Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey Sedgwick. His research interests include the political development of representation in the United States; the American presidency; American political thought; and the causes and consequences of political polarization. At West Point, he teaches courses on American political development, the American presidency, American government, and political thought.

Dr. Thomas Sherlock
Director SCUSA 68
Thomas Sherlock is a professor of political science at West Point and served as program director of comparative politics in the Department of Social Sciences from 2005-2007 and from 2011-2012. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and teaches courses on comparative politics, democracy and democratization, and the politics of the post-Soviet region. His book, Historical Narratives in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia, was recently published in Russia in an expanded, translated edition (2014). He is also the co-author of The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorism.
Dr. Sherlock has published in numerous journals, including Comparative Politics, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Problems of Communism, Ab Imperio (Russia), Prepodavanie istorii i obshchestvovedeniia v shkole (Russia), Rossiia v global’noi politike (Russia), and Zovnishni spravy: ZS (Ukraine). His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes, and has served as a project consultant for the Carnegie Council, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Open Society Foundations (Kiev), and EUROCLIO in The Netherlands, among other institutions. His invited presentations include lectures at Brown, Columbia, Wesleyan, and Yale universities, the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi State University, the NATO International School (Baku, Azerbaijan), the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and Business Executives for National Security (BENS).  He has conducted field work in most of the post-Soviet countries.