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Joel Garrison


Joel Garrison is a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) with almost twenty-eight years of experience as a member of the Army National Guard (ARNG). While writing this essay, LTC Garrison served on active duty (AGR) as an Objective Lead on a Systemic Inspections Team within the Department of the Army Inspector General Agency (DAIG).  LTC Garrison volunteers as a member of the Military Leadership Circle (MLC).  He met Dr. Yul Rapoport as part of the MLC while attending the Milken Institute’s 2018 Global Conference.  The MLC encourages military officers to expand their horizons and explore new fields of inquiry.  After a conversation about Dr. Rapoport (and Dr. B.J. Adrezin’s) cutting edge work in nutrition, LTC Garrison suggested they write a paper together.  LTC Garrison is the 1997 Outstanding Graduate of Arkansas State University (ASU) earning a B.A. degree in political science, LTC Garrison has graduate degrees from ASU (communications and community college teaching), National Intelligence University (strategic intelligence),Marine Corps University (military studies), The George Washington University(legislative affairs), and he is all-but-dissertation complete toward an EdD at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (policy and administration - emerging dissertation on leadership). Follow on Twitter @JoelLGarrison.

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