MWI Adjunct Scholar

Dr. Jack D. Kem serves as the Associate Dean of Academics and Professor at the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Prior to his current position, Dr. Kem served as a Professor in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operation at the Command and General Staff School.

From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Kem deployed to Afghanistan as the Deputy to the Commander, NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan / Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan. His responsibilities included providing broad oversight of the program management of the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, serving on the US embassy’s Rule of Law Deputies’ Committee, providing oversight of the Afghan National Security Force Literacy Program, and spearheading the Human Rights Integration and Gender Integration Initiatives for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.

Maintaining an active research agenda, Dr. Kem is the author of four books and over thirty-five articles in a wide variety of publications and on a diverse set of subjects. He has supervised over 120 master’s theses and fifteen major research studies at CGSC. A retired military intelligence colonel, Dr. Kem is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Army War College. Dr. Kem holds a PhD from North Carolina State University.