Susan Bryant

Dr. Susan Bryant is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

She currently works as the Executive Director of Strategic Education International, an educational non-profit that designs and delivers executive education programs for governments and private industry. She also teaches Grand Strategy and Military History at Georgetown University and Defense Policy Making at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and serves as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. Susan is a veteran of the United States Army having served 28 years on active duty, with more than 20 of them in strategic level assignments. She retired in 2017 at the rank of Colonel. Her military assignments include: Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University, Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Assessments for the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and Palestine, and as the Division Chief for the Strategy, Concepts and Doctrine Division on the Army Staff. Her overseas tours include assignments in Israel, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Dr. Bryant’s education includes a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Yale University, a Master’s Degree in Operational Planning from Marine Corps University’s School of Advanced Warfighting and a Doctorate in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. She is also former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, as well as a Columbia University Next Generation Fellow. Dr. Bryant is a co-author Military Strategy in the 21st Century (Cambria Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Finding Ender: Exploring the Intersections of Creativity, Innovation and Talent Management in the United States Armed Forces (NDU Press, 2019). Her current research interests are military innovation and civil military relations.