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Lieutenant Colonel Sam Grable


Sam Grable, US Air Force, was a national security affairs fellow for 2009–2010 at the Hoover Institution.

A native of Belfair, Washington, Grable graduated from Pepperdine University with a BS in accounting (1990). His specialty is air force and Department of Defense financial management; his assignments have included staff tours on the Air Staff and Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, the Joint Staff, weapon system acquisition, and squadron command. He served overseas in the United Kingdom and Italy, was deployed to Baghdad in support of XVIII Airborne Corps, and served an air force liaison to the House and Senate Appropriation Committees. He holds masters’ degrees in organizational management from George Washington University (1998), international relations from Troy State University (1999), and military operational art and science from the Air Command and Staff College (2004). His research focused on issues concerning resourcing of ongoing and future contingency operations.

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Cash as an Instrument of War

by Lieutenant Colonel Sam Grablevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Money can buy intelligence, security, even loyalty. Commanders
should use it.