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Dr. Isaiah

Dr. Isaiah "Ike" WILSON III

Partner, Gainful Solutions, Inc., Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Dr. Isaiah “Ike” Wilson III is Professor and Former President of JSOU Operations University (JSOU).  Dr. Wilson (Colonel, U.S. Army, retired) has earned a reputation as a versatile and innovative soldier-scholar.  A decorated combat veteran with multiple combat tours in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan and extensive operational experience across the greater middle east, he is a nationally and internationally-recognized leading advocate for change in how America understands and deals with matters of security affairs and uses of force, in times of peace and war, at a time when disruptive change continues to outpace organizations and organizational leadership ability to think and act fast and effectively. As a scholar, Dr. Wilson is the author of Thinking Beyond War: Civil-Military Relations and Why America Fails to Win the Peace, among numerous books, articles, essays, and multimedia presentations. He has taught at a number of Professional Military Education (PME) and civilian colleges and universities, including Yale U, Columbia U, George Washington U, West Point, and the National War College.  He is a life-member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), International Affairs Fellow with New America, and a Professor of Practice with Arizona State University (ASU).