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Jonathan Bleakley


Jon Bleakley is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has worked in operational and advisory roles in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  He holds a BA in History from Colorado State University and MS degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and Troy University.  His thesis at NPS, co-authored with Garric Banfield, is titled "The Role of Civil Affairs in Unconventional Warfare."  He is originally from Orangeburg, SC and is married with three sons.

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