Dubik named General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership

Retired Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik has been named the next General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership. He will bring extensive cross-cultural and leadership experience to law and international affairs students.

The Omar Bradley Chair is a joint initiative among the United States Army War CollegeDickinson College, and Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs, and its objective is to advance the study of strategic leadership and enhance civilian-military dialogue by offering distinguished individuals the opportunity to contribute to the educational and research activities of the partner institutions. 

“I look forward to teaching law and international affairs students. I think I'll really enjoy interacting with the next generation of international leaders,” said Dubik, who has had command responsibility for training thousands of soldiers around the world. Before retiring from the Army in 2008, Dubik commanded I Corps in Iraq and the Multinational Security Transition Command. He was the senior U.S. official responsible for training and equipping the Iraqi military and police forces. He also commanded the I U.S. Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington, where he was responsible for training 40,000 soldiers for war and developing or continuing military relationships with Korea, Japan, and Thailand.

Dubik served as a special advisor to Gen. David Petraeus (when Petraeus was the commanding general, international stability and assistance force in Afghanistan) and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell in Afghanistan and General Lloyd Austin in Iraq. In that role he provided assessments and recommendations concerning growth and development of the Afghan and Iraqi National Security Forces.

Dubik was commissioned an infantry officer after graduating from Gannon University in 1971. He holds a master's degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Dubik completed the Advanced Operations Studies Fellowship at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and attended both Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program for National and International Security and the National Security Leadership course at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the author of more than 80 articles, essays and monographs on the information age on leadership, strategy and military organizations and operations. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, and many others. Dubik is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has appeared on major news outlets including the BBC, NPR, and in the New York Times.

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Last Updated July 22, 2015