LTC Jim Wiese

National Security Affairs Fellow

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Wiese, representing the U.S. Army, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for academic year 2020-21 at the Hoover Institution

Lieutenant Colonel Wiese was commissioned as an infantry officer in 2002.  In his first eight years of service, he led an air assault infantry platoon during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and later an airborne infantry company deployed along the Afghanistan / Pakistan border.  Between those deployments, Lieutenant Colonel Wiese served as a senior trainer for new infantry lieutenants, preparing them for service as combat platoon leaders.

Since 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Jim Wiese has served in the Special Operations community in a number of leadership positions with deployments to Afghanistan, Germany, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.  Lieutenant Colonel Wiese has extensive experience in counterterrorism operations and has traveled throughout the Middle East.

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Wiese earned a BA in Biological Sciences from Clemson University and a MA in Strategic Security Studies through the Joint Special Operations Master of Arts Program from the National Defense University.

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