David Maxwell

David S. Maxwell is the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a 30-year veteran of the US Army retiring as a Special Forces Colonel with his final assignment serving on the military faculty teaching national security at the National War College. He spent the majority of his military service overseas with over twenty years in Asia, primarily in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines leading organizations from the A-Team to the Joint Special Operations Task Force level. He hails from Madison, Connecticut and is a 1980 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Political Science and has Masters Degrees in Military Arts and Science and National Security Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College of the National Defense University. He received his commission from the Officer Candidate School in 1981.  In addition, he is a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies (ICAS) and on the Board of Directors for the Small Wars Journal, The International Council of Korean Studies (ICKS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is a Life Member of the Special Forces Association and the National War College Alumni Association.  He is currently studying in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University and teaches SEST 604: Unconventional Warfare and Special Operations for Policy Makers and Strategists.