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Scott R. Feil

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Scott Feil teaches American Diplomacy for the Bush School’s graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs program. His primary employer is the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a federally funded research and development center where he is involved with analytical work and studies for the Defense Department, other U.S. Government agencies and Congress. He has worked for the Coalition Provisional Authority and the Multi-National Corps in Iraq, most of the Combatant Commands, and Office of the Secretary of Defense, dealing mostly with conflict, post-conflict reconstruction, metrics and interagency coordination as well as operational testing. Mr. Feil has published several book chapters, one by the Army War College and the Bush School in 2007. (Chapter Nine, "The Failure of Incrementalism: Interagency Coordination Challenges and Responses" in The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles, edited by Joseph Cerami and Jay Boggs).

Prior to joining IDA, Mr. Feil was the executive director of the Program on the Role of American Military Power, a study group chartered and supported by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). The program examined the changing international and strategic environment to develop a better understanding of impact and requirements for the U.S. military in general and the U.S. Army in particular.

He served as co-director of a joint project sponsored by AUSA and the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Post-Conflict Reconstruction, a multi-year study of tasks, organizational comparative advantage, and planning mechanisms for the effective and efficient rebuilding of countries emerging from conflict. This project started in 2000 with an emphasis on learning from the interventions in failed states in the 1990s, but quickly took on added emphasis after September 11, 2001, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Scott served 27 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel in August 2000. He served in tank and cavalry units and commanded a tank battalion and armored brigade. His final assignment was as the Chief, Strategy Division, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy, (J-5), the Joint Staff, providing strategic analysis and recommendations on issues relevant to security and military strategies of the United States. He was lead coordinator for the National Security Strategy, the National Military Strategy and other guidance documents that translated national policy into military guidance for the Combatant Commands (e.g. European, Pacific, Transportation, Strategic Commands, etc.). He served in the United States, Korea, Germany, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and the Balkans. He also served in policy positions when not assigned to field units, including Special Assistant and Senior Speechwriter to the Army Chief of Staff, and as Chief of the Joint Contact Team to the Ministry of Defence, Republic of Slovenia. He has also served as Assistant Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Scott earned his BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and a master’s degree in political science from Stanford University. He graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, and completed an Army War College Fellowship with Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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