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Department of Social Sciences : Display Biographical Details

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COL Suzanne Nielsen

Professor and Deputy Department Head
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 110
Phone: 845.938.2800

Suzanne Nielsen, a Colonel in the U.S. Army, is a Professor of Political Science and the Deputy Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  She teaches courses in international relations and national security.  She also chairs the Academy’s Scholarship Committee which selects and prepares cadets to compete for the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and other nationally-competitive scholarships.  An intelligence officer by background, she has served in the United States, Germany, the Balkans, Korea, and Iraq. From February to July 2008, she was the deputy director of the Multi-National Forces-Iraq Commander’s Initiatives Group in Baghdad.  She has also served on the personal staff of the Director, NSA/CSS, and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.  She is a life member on the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the governing council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.