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Kimberly Cochrane Field Joins Leadership Team of Bush School’s Albritton Center for Grand Strategy

September 16, 2019

Kimberly Field

Kimberly Field

      The Bush School is pleased to announce that Kim Field has joined the Bush School as Executive Director of the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy and Professor of the Practice in the Department of International Affairs.

      A graduate of the United States Military Academy, where she concentrated in Russian studies, Field retired from the United States Army in 2015 as a Brigadier General. She also earned master’s degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the U.S. Army War College.

      During her more than twenty-seven-year military career, Field served tours of duty in Iraq, Somalia, and three tours in Afghanistan, culminating that experience as Executive Officer to the force commander. Other major posts include Director of Military-Political Affairs for the Middle East in the Pentagon, Deputy Chief of Strategy for the U.S. Army, and Chief of Plans and Strategy at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

      After retirement from the military, Field became a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and then the Countering Violent Extremism Director at Creative Associates, a USAID implementing partner.  Her most recent assignment was Strategic Advisor to the commander of forces in Afghanistan.

      Field has taught at the U.S. Military Academy, Georgetown University, and the Army War College. She has coedited an international relations textbook and has published in several military journals, including Parameters and Joint Forces Quarterly, as well as national media outlets.

      “We are delighted to have General Field join our faculty and the leadership team of the Albritton Center,” said Dean Mark Welsh. “Her impressive military career and the positions she held in the State Department are evidence of her clear understanding of all elements of strategic thinking on complex international issues. Having taught at several major institutions, General Field will be a welcome and valued addition to the Bush School faculty,” he added.

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