Maj. Nicholas “Nick” Dockery is a Special Forces officer, a United States Military Academy (USMA) alumnus, and a General Wayne Downing Scholar. He is an active voice in military and cyber policy, including work with the Pentagon’s Irregular Warfare Strategic Design Group. His operational experience spans across Central and South America, and he has notably served as the aide-de-camp to the 1st Special Forces Command commanding general.

He has received the Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms, the US Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in special operations, and was named 2022 Soldier of the Year by the Military Times Foundation. He holds a master’s in public policy from Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs. For actions in combat, Major Dockery received two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts for wounds.