Lieutenant Colonel Joe Evans, U.S. Army, is a South Asian Foreign Area Officer (FAO) currently assigned to USARCENT as the Central and South Asia Branch Chief. He served as an infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division with deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo. His previous FAO assignments include Pakistan, Nepal, the Joint Staff and the Army Staff. He has a M.A. in World Politics from the Catholic University of America, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a M.Sc. in the Art of Warfare from the University of Balochistan, Pakistan.