Major Brian Babcock-Lumish currently serves as an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, where he is also the Executive Secretary of West Point’s Scholarship Program. After enlisting as a Russian linguist in 1997, he earned an officer’s commission in the U.S. Army and a B.S. in International & Strategic History and International Relations from West Point. Upon graduation in 2002, he completed an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford as a U.S. Marshall Scholar. Brian has served in various military intelligence company and battalion staff positions and commanded a 650-person company, training U.S. Army intelligence analysts at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. From there, he twice deployed to Iraq, first leading a team training Iraqi intelligence collectors, and later serving for a year as a strategic intelligence analyst, including a four-month assignment as the daily intelligence briefer for General David Petraeus during “The Surge.” Prior to returning to West Point as faculty, MAJ Babcock-Lumish earned a Ph.D. in War Studies at King’s College London as a Harry S. Truman Scholar. His research considers contemporary American and British experiences in conflicts waged by multinational forces for the purpose of understanding and ultimately informing the complex wartime dynamics between capitals and field commanders in Western democracies.
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