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KIRKLIN J. BATEMAN, PhD

Chair, Department of War and Conflict Studies
College of International Security Affairs (CISA)
National Defense University (NDU), United States

Kirklin J. Bateman is currently the Chair, Department of War and Conflict Studies (WACS), College of International Security Affairs (CISA) of the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C.
He was principal author of the 2004 and 2005 CJCS Risk Assessment of the National Military Strategy and on the writing team of the 2004 National Military Strategy and 2005 National Defense Strategy. He was also the principal author of the 2007 Army Strategic Planning Guidance.
Previously Associate Dean of Curriculum Development, he was commissioned through the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Kansas as an infantry officer and served throughout the United States and Southwest Asia in air assault and mechanized infantry units.


He was designated as a strategist and completed assignments with the Joint Staff, Army Staff, and Army Cyber Command.

In addition to CISA, he has also served on the faculty at the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and has ten years of experience teaching Professional Military Education and Joint Professional Military Education at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war.
He retired as a colonel in 2013 after twenty-five years of commissioned service.

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