Major Mike Rosol is
an Assistant Professor in International Relations and the course director for
the core international relations course required of all West Point Cadets. Major Rosol has served as an Armor and Cavalry
Officer and is currently serving as an Army Strategist (FA59). He has served at tactical positions from a
Tank Platoon Leader to Cavalry Squadron staff officer and Airborne Cavalry
Reconnaissance Troop Commander. He has
deployed to Iraq three times, with both the 82nd Airborne Division and the 1st
Cavalry Division. A 2001 graduate of the
United States Military Academy, he holds an MA in Political Science (ABD) from
the University of Chicago. Major Rosol
is currently working on a PhD dissertation examining strategic change at the
theater level by conventional militaries facing unconventional opponents and is
a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Should the United States Maintain
a Strong Leadership Role in Foreign Affairs?” in Handler, Scott P. and Suzanne
C. Nielsen, eds. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy,
6th ed. New York:
McGraw-Hill, 2013. (edited chapter in
electronic book with introduction and selected readings)
AND invited workshop
“Conventional Militaries in Counterinsurgency
Intervention: A Threat Based Theory of Campaign Plan Design,” Presented in April
2013 to the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) and in August
2013 to the Annual meeting of the American
Political Science Association (APSA).
Militaries in Unconventional Wars: Adaptation and Innovation at the Campaign
Plan Level,” Presented in November 2012 to the Program on International
Security Policy, The University of Chicago.
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