Lt. Gen James M. Dubik Joins ISW Staff

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jared Young
February 03, 2009

Becomes Organization's First Senior Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) announced today that recently retired Army Lieutenant General James M. Dubik has joined the organization as its first Senior Fellow.

"General Dubik will be an excellent asset to ISW," said ISW President Kimberly Kagan. "His expertise on Iraq's Security Forces will contribute to ISW's robust research program on the conflict, especially as the United States and Iraq implement their new security agreement in 2009. General Dubik's extensive experience in professional military education will enhance ISW's ability to bridge the gap between senior civilian policy makers and officers. I am excited to welcome him to our team as our first Senior Fellow."

"ISW has an outstanding reputation for its research among civilian and military professionals alike," Gen. Dubik said. "I am pleased to be a part of this excellent organization."

In his role as a Senior Fellow at ISW, Dubik will conduct research, write, and brief. His areas of focus include MNSTC-I and the Iraqi Security Forces, the ways to improve U.S. and allied training of indigenous security forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and counterinsurgency doctrine.

Dubik assumed command of Multi National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) on June 10, 2007. During this final command, he oversaw the generation and training of the Iraqi Security Forces. Previously, he was the Commanding General of I Corps at Ft. Lewis and the Deputy Commanding General for Transformation, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He also served as the Commanding General of the 25th Infantry Division. Dubik has held numerous leadership and command positions with airborne, ranger, light and mechanized infantry units around the world. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry from Gannon University as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1971, and he retired from service on September 1, 2008.

He holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Philosophy from Gannon University, a Master's of Arts degree in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous Army Commendation and Achievement Medals. He is ranger, airborne and air assault qualified and holds the expert infantryman's badge, master parachutist badge as well as the Army Staff Identification Badge.