Lt. Gen. James Dubik (US Army, Retired)

Senior Fellow


James M. Dubik is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Jim is a husband, father, grandfather; uncle, son, and brother; leader; innovator; author; retired army general with over 37 years of active service; and a former infantryman, paratrooper, and ranger. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College.  He was a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic Studies. He wrote Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory. He is also the co-author, with General Gordon Sullivan, of Envisioning Future Warfare. He has written for Army magazine and published over 200 essays, articles, monographs, op-eds, chapters in books, and forwards to books.  He has been quoted in numerous print and online media outlets. Jim is a frequent lecturer, panel member, and media analyst on national security issues. He is also President and CEO of Dubik Associates, an international consulting firm with a focus on leader development, organizational change, and national strategic and intelligence issues. He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Leadership Roundtable, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Land Warfare; member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Advisory Council, US Global Leadership Coalition; 2012-2013 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership cosponsored by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School; recipient of the 2017 Thomas B. Hagan Dignitas Award. He is a member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame as well as a distinguished member of the US Army 75th Ranger Regiment. Jim was raised in Erie, PA and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Sharon.