Nathan Finney

Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the U.S. Army, currently serving as a Goodpaster Scholar and pursuing a doctorate in history at Duke University. His academic focus is in 20th Century U.S. history, specifically national decision impacts on the expansion of the U.S. Army for the First World War. Nathan is the co-editor and an author of Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics and is working on a second book tentatively titled On Strategy: A Primer.

He is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations; a Non-Resident Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; a member of the Society for Military History; a member of the Army Strategist Association; a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point; the creator, co-founder, and first Executive Director of the non-profit organization The Strategy Bridge; a founder and former board member of the Military Writers Guild; founder and first Managing Director of the Military Fellowship at the Project on International Peace & Security; a member of Infinity Journal's Editorial Advisory Board; and a founding board member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

Nathan holds masters degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University and the University of Kansas, as well as a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. 

You can find Nate on Twitter @NKFinney.

Current Research Interests

First World War
Military Expansion
U.S. Foreign Policy
Organizational Change

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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