Dubik Named Next Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership
He is currently studying issues of national security at the Institute of Land Warfare
February 13, 2012
Retired Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik has been named the next General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, shared by the U.S. Army War College, Dickinson College and Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs.
“He is one of the Army’s great intellectuals–a strategic thinker and innovator,” said Col. Robert Nye, Army War College deputy dean. “We can anticipate that he will contribute in powerful ways to the examination of leadership across the nation and globe.”
Dubik's background makes him a wise choice for all three schools, said Nye. Extensive experience in the international arena and in building security cooperation marked his nearly 40-year Army career. Before retiring from the Army, Dubik commanded I Corps in Iraq and the Multinational Security Transition Command, which was responsible for developing, organizing and training Iraqi security ministers, security forces and police. He has been called on to provide advice at the highest level.
Dubik was commissioned an infantry officer after graduating from Gannon University in 1971. He held leadership and command positions around the world. He commanded U.S. and multinational forces in northern Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy, served as deputy commanding general for Task Force Eagle and the Multinational Division North in Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation Joint Forge and commanded the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. Dubik also was an associate professor of philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He holds a master’s in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University. Dubik completed the Advanced Operations Studies Fellowship at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and attended both Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program for National and International Security and the National Security Leadership course at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
His present work as a senior fellow at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare allows Dubik to devote time to researching and writing on issues of national security. As the Bradley Chair, Dubik will participate in academic life at all three institutions. Through classes, lectures and participation in exercises and studies he is expected to deepen each school’s curriculum, stimulate thinking and exchange with faculty and enrich student experiences at each institution.
The General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership seeks to advance the study of strategic leadership and enhance civilian-military dialogue by offering distinguished individuals the opportunity to contribute to the educational and research activities of the partner institutions. Previous chair-holders include former director of national intelligence and retired U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis Blair and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist Rick Atkinson. The current chair is P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs.