Lt. Gen. James Dubik (US Army, Retired)

Senior Fellow


Jim Dubik is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Jim is a husband, father, grandfather; uncle, son, and brother; leader; innovator; author; retired army general with over 37 years of active service; former infantryman, paratrooper, and ranger. He earned a PhD in philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  He was a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic Studies. He wrote Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory  and is the author of the forthcoming Naval Institute Press book Waging War and Using Force. He is also the co-author, with General Gordon Sullivan, of Envisioning Future Warfare. He has written for Army magazine and published over 200 essays, articles, monographs, opeds, chapters in books, and forwards to books.  He has been quoted in numerous print and online media outlets. Jim is a frequent lecturer, panel member, and media analyst on national security issues. He is also President and CEO of Dubik Associates, an international consulting firm with a focus on leader development, organizational change, and national strategic and intelligence issues. He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Leadership Roundtable, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Land Warfare; member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; 2012-2013 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership cosponsored by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School; member of the U.S. Recipient of the 2017 Thomas B. Hagan Dignitas Award. He is a member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame as well as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment. Jim was raised in Erie, PA and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Sharon.