Jonathan McPhilamy

Fields of Study: International Relations

Jon has a BS from the US Air Force Academy, an MA from Texas A&M, and an MBA from Mississippi State University. He is interested in grand strategy, regional and revisionist powers, and cyber and space security. Specifically, his research explores how changing global power relations shape and sharpen national priorities, which in turn shift the strategic priorities of the US armed forces. In graduate school, Jon plans to examine military restructuring through a comparative historical lens by focusing on the post-Vietnam transition to an all-volunteer military and the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, which created the current Joint Force Structure. His research has appeared in Military Review - Army University Press and Modern War Institute. Jon is an active duty Air Force officer (Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force) and the Director of Core Courses and Instructor in the Department of Military & Strategic Studies at the United States Air Force Academy. He has served as a pilot in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa, Southwest Asia, East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.