In this episode of the MWI Podcast, Maj. Jake Miraldi speaks to Maj. Gen. Patrick Roberson. For most of his thirty-year Army career, he has served in the special operations community. In August 2019, he assumed his current role as commanding general of the Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Before that, he commanded Special Operations Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve.

Given his recent leadership experience, he has an incredible perspective on special operations forces’ role in conflicts like the fight against ISIS. But he also talks about the future of US special operations forces and what these elite units can contribute in an era of competition with peer and near-peer adversaries.

Listen to the full conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to the MWI Podcast on Apple PodcastsStitcher, or your favorite podcast app. And while you’re there, please consider giving the podcast a rating or leaving a review!


Image credit: K. Kassens, US Army