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"Lieutenant Colonel Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III is an Associate Professor and the Director of American Politics, Public Policy and Strategic Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
"Lt. Colonel Wilson holds a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy, master's degrees in Public Policy and Government from Cornell University, master's degrees in Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
"An Army aviator, military historian, and strategist, Lt. Colonel Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Army's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), a postgraduate program focused on the strategic and operational levels of war policy and planning. He held military command in Germany and the Balkans, and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the chief of war plans for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Northern Iraq, and later as the Divisions' chief architect for the 101st Airborne's reorganization.
"Lt. Colonel Wilson is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an active member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association (ISA), and American Sociology Association (ASA), as well as a recipient of the CFR's prestigious International Affairs Fellowship. His research interests include intervention policy, arms export policy, strategy, security and defense policy, and civil-military affairs."