Professor Greg Metzgar is a retired Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with 23 years of tactical, operational, and strategic planning and analysis experience. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), School of Advance Air and Space Power Studies (SAASS) and the Joint Forces Staff College. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during DESERT SHIELD/STORM, and two tours with the 7th Special Forces Group as battalion operations officer and company commander. Joint experience includes tours with the Special Operations Command Joint Forces Command (SOCJFCOM), Joint Concepts Directorate USJFCOM J9, Joint Staff Joint Training Team (J-7), and with the Joint Staff Joint Center for Operational Analysis. He has been a professor teaching operational planning and research at the Joint Special Operations University since 2019. He is a published author and has articles in Military Review, Special Warfare, and other professional periodicals.