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rsz_himmelberger.jpg MAJ Liesl Himmelberger
Facilities Officer
Major Liesl Himmelberger is a strategic plans and policy officer with more than 9 years of service in the U.S. Army. She completed an operational deployment to Iraq (2004-2005) with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Her past assignments include command of an intelligence company and service as an intelligence planner in Korea (2007-2009). She served as an intelligence officer for an aviation squadron and as a platoon leader and executive officer for an intelligence company in Germany (2004-2007). Major Himmelberger currently serves as an Instructor of Economics and Department Facilities Officer for the Social Sciences Department at the U.S. Military Academy.
rsz_lewis.jpg MAJ Charlie Lewis
Lt Gen Scowcroft Escort Officer
MAJ Charlie Lewis is an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer after graduating from West Point in 2004. Charlie served in a variety of positions with 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, including as a Fire Support Officer and Company Commander during multiple deployments to Iraq. He currently teaches SS202, American Politics and SS307, Introduction to International Relations.


Dr. Hugh Liebert
Theme Paper Writer
Hugh Liebert is an Assistant Professor of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.  A recent John Marshall Visiting Research Fellow in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia, he received his BA from Harvard University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.  His primary areas of interest are Greek and Roman political thought and American politics.  He is the co-editor of Executive Power in Theory and Practice, and has published articles in History of Political Thought and Review of Politics.  His first book, Plutarch's Politics, is currrently under review.
MAJ Sam Linn
Executive Secretary
Major Sam Linn is an active duty officer in the United States Army and is an Instructor of Economics with the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He has served as an Artillery officer with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq and the 75th Ranger Regiment in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded an Infantry Company in Southern Afghanistan (2009-10), and has been decorated twice for valor in combat. He holds a B.S. in Economics (USMA), and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. His recent research focuses on the US Army’s adaptation to technology on the battlefield, examining the cycle of technology adapting to current processes followed by process adaptation to technological changes.
CPT John Morrow
Deputy Executive Secretary
Captain Jack Morrow is an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He is an Army engineer officer with eleven years of service including operational and combat deployments to Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He served as a platoon leader in 1st Armored Division, the executive officer for the 22-6 Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team, and the aide-de-camp for the Deputy Commander of CJIATF 435.  Subsequently, he served as a sapper company commander in the 7th Engineer Battalion.  He currently teaches SS202, American Politics.
Dr. Thomas Sherlock
Senior Faculty Advisor
Thomas Sherlock is a professor of political science at West Point. 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, will be published in an expanded, translated edition in Moscow in late 2013. He is also the co-author of The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorism. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Comparative Politics, Washington Quarterly, Problems of Communism, Ab Imperio (Russia), Prepodovanie istorii i obshchestvovedeniia v shkole (Russia), Rossiia v global’noi politike (Russia), Zovnishni spravy: ZS (Ukraine), and Commentaire (France).  He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes, and has served as a consultant for the Carnegie Council, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National University of Kyiv Mohyla in Ukraine, and EUROCLIO in The Netherlands, among other institutions.