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Department of Social Sciences : Display Biographical Details

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COL Suzanne Nielsen

Professor and Department Head

US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 110
Phone: 845.938.2800

Colonel Suzanne Nielsen is a Professor of Political Science and the Department Head of the Department of Social Sciences. She earned a B.S. in political science at West Point in 1990. Commissioned into Military Intelligence, she has served in Germany, the Balkans, and Korea, as well as on the personal staff of the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and as a Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency. She earned her Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University in 2003 and returned to West Point to serve on the faculty in 2005. Her primary research interests are in the areas of change in military organizations, civil-military relations, and cyber policy and strategy. She serves on the governing council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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