Small Wars Journal

Sterling Jensen


Dr. Sterling Jensen is an assistant professor at the United Arab Emirates’ National Defense College in Abu Dhabi. From 2006-08, Jensen served in Iraq’s Anbar province, first as a contract linguist for the U.S. Army, then as a civilian Foreign Area Officer for the U.S. Marines. He has published articles on, and is cited in the major literature about, the Anbar Awakening. Jensen holds a Ph.D. in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London, having written his dissertation on Iraqi narratives of the Anbar Awakening.

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