J. P. Clark

Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable), U.S. Army

jpclark@jpclark.works

 

Education

Ph.D., History, Duke University, 2009

M.A., History, Duke University, 2006

B.S., Russian-German with Systems Engineering Concentration, U.S. Military Academy, 1997

 

Professional Duty Assignments

Deputy Director for Academic Engagement, U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 2018-present

Joint Concepts Branch Chief, U.S. Army Capabilities and Integration Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia, 2016-2018

Exchange Officer, British Army Strategy Branch and Chief of the General Staff’s Initiatives Group, London, United Kingdom, 2014-2016

Military Assistant for Strategy to the Secretary of the Army, Washington, DC, 2011-2014

Army Transition Team, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington, DC, 2011

Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United States Division-North, Tikrit, Iraq, 2009-2010

Tank Battalion Headquarters Company Commander, Camp Casey, Korea, 2003-2004

Tank Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Camp Casey, Korea, 2003

Tank Company Commander, Camp Casey, Korea, 2001-2003

Tank Battalion Maintenance Officer, Camp Casey, Korea, 2001

Brigade Personnel Officer, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 2000

Tank Battalion Headquarters Company Executive Officer, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1999-2000

Tank Company Executive Officer, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1999

Tank Platoon Leader, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1998-1999

Tank Battalion Assistant Intelligence Officer, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1997-1998

 

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.S. Military Academy, 2008-2009

Instructor, Department of History, U.S. Military Academy, 2006-2008

 

Publications - Books, Book Chapters, and Articles

“Military Operations and the Defense Department,” Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security, ed. Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Preparing for War: The Emergence of the Modern U.S. Army, 1815-1917 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017)

“Organizational Change and Adaptation in the US Army,” Parameters 46, no. 3 (Autumn 2016): 23-39

“Thinking and Codifying: The U.S. Army Operating Concept and Army Warfighting Challenges,” The Three Swords, no. 30 (June 2016): 59-66

“Win in a Complex World: The New U.S. Army Operating Concept,” British Army Review, no. 164, (Autumn 2015): 80-87; reprinted in Journal of the Royal Artillery 137, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 8-11

“The Missed Opportunity: A Critique of ADP 3-0, Unified Land Operations,” Military Review 92, no. 4 (July-August, 2012): 46-52

“A Lieutenant’s Plea to Company Commanders,” Armor (November-December 1999): 40-41, 47

 

Publications - Reviews and Web-based Journals

“We Want It, What Is It? Unpacking Civilian Control of the Military,” The Bridge, 4 April 2017, (http://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2017/4/4/unpacking-civilian-control-of-the-military)

“In Defense of a Big Idea for Joint Warfighting,” War on the Rocks, 22 December 2016 (http://warontherocks.com/2016/12/in-defense-of-a-big-idea-for-joint-warfighting/)

“The Army #Operating Concept and Allies,” The Bridge, 16 October 2014 (https:// medium.com/the-bridge/the-army-operating-concept-and-allies-af15ab23e522)

Review of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall, Strategos: The Journal of the United States Military Strategists Association, no. 12 (Spring 2014): 59-64

“The Challenges of Uncertainty: Forging an Adaptable Army for an Unpredictable World,” Strategos: The Journal of the United States Military Strategists Association, no. 9 (Fall 2012)

 

Books Reviews (published in)

Parameters, British Journal of Military History, Strategy Bridge, Strategos

Editorial Experience

Senior Editor, War Room, 2018-

Manuscript Referee: University Press of Kansas, University of Missouri Press, Association of the U.S. Army Books/Naval Institute Press, Parameters

Endowed Lecture

“Preparing for War: Four Generations of the U.S. Army, 1815-1917,” Association of the U.S. Army Lemnitzer Lecture Series, 2017

 

Papers Presented at Conferences

Society for Military History Annual Conference, 2008, 2012, 2017

 

Lectures and Seminars: International

Oxford University Changing Character of War Program, 2016

Defence Entrepreneurs Forum (UK), 2016

 

Lectures and Seminars: U.S.

U.S Air War College Faculty Development Seminar, 2018

U.S. Army War College Noontime Lectures Series, 2017

DePuy-Starry Hampton Roads Chapter, Army Strategists Association, 2017

Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, 2017

Institute of World Politics sponsored by Center for Military and Diplomatic History, 2017

Scotch, Cigars, and Strategy, 2014

New York Military Affairs Symposium, 2008

New York-New England Chapter of the Western Front Association, 2008

West Point Summer Seminar in Military History (2007, 2008)

West Point Faculty Development Forum, 2008

 

Panels: U.S.

Defense Entrepreneur's Forum D.C., 2018

Air Command and Staff College, 2018

 

Courses Taught

HI 462: History of Science and Technology (Course Director)

HI 385: War and its Theorists (Course Director)                              

HI 301 & HI 302: History of the Military Art

 

Additional Academic Service

U.S. Army War College Fellows Faculty Mentor

U.S. Army War College Seminar Affiliate

Army War College Faculty Search Committee member

West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, Director (2008) and Deputy Director (2007)

Department of History Faculty Development Goal Team and Community of Scholars Goal Team

Company Team Leader, Professional Military Ethic Education Program

  

Fellowships and Recognitions

Selected for Senior Service College, 2018ld

Military Fellow, College of William & Mary Project on International Peace & Security, 2016-2017

Featured Contributor, The Bridge, 2017

 

Professional Military Education

Basic Strategic Arts Program, U.S. Army War College, 2011

Intermediate Level Education, U.S. Command and General Staff College, 2011

Defense Strategy Course, U.S. Army War College, 2007

Combined Armed Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College,  2001

Armor Captains Career Course, 2001

Armor Officer Basic Course, 1997

 

Military Awards and Qualifications

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster

Army Strategist Association Order of St. Gabriel the Archangel

U.S. Armor & Cavalry Association Order of St. George (Bronze Medallion)

U.S. Armor Center Draper Leadership Award

Department of State Meritorious Honor Award

Army Staff Identification Badge

 

Professional Affiliations

Society of Military History

Army Strategist Association

Military Writers Guild