By U.S. ArmyFebruary 13, 2012
Carlisle Barracks, Pa., Feb. 13, 2012 - Retired Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik has been named the next General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, shared by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs.
"He is one of the Army's great intellectuals -- a strategic thinker and innovator," said Army War College Deputy Dean Col. Robert Nye. "We can anticipate that he will contribute in powerful ways to the examination of leadership across the nation and globe."
His background makes Dubik a wise choice for all three schools, said Nye. Extensive experience in the international arena and in building security cooperation marked his nearly 40-year Army career. Before retiring from the Army, Dubik commanded I Corps during a deployment to Iraq, and Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq, responsible for developing, organizing and training the Iraqi security ministers, Iraqi security forces, and the Iraqi police. He has been called on to provide advice at the highest level.
Lt. Gen. Dubik was commissioned an Infantry officer following graduation from Gannon University in 1971. He held leadership and command positions around the world. He commanded U.S. and Multinatioinal forces in northern Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy, was deputy commanding general for Task Force Eagle and Multinational Division North in Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation Joint Forge, and commanded the 25thInfantry Division in Hawaii. Dubik also was an associate professor of Philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Gannon University, a master's degree in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Dubik completed the Advanced Operations Studies Fellowship at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and attended both Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government executive program for national and international security and the National Security Leadership Course at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
His present work as a senior fellow at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare allows Dubik to devote time to researching and writing on issues of national security.
As the Bradley Chair, Dubik will participate in academic life at all three schools. Through classes, lectures, and participation in exercises and studies, he is expected to deepen each school's curriculum, stimulate thinking and exchange with faculty, and enrich student experiences at each institution.
The three schools select the Bradley Chair to represent a range of communities, including business, military, politics and academia. Each field plays a critical role in guiding students' understanding of leadership, from the perspective of liberal arts and sciences at Dickinson, law and international affairs at Penn State, and in the environment of international security studies at the Army War College.
The current Bradley Chair is Mr. Philip J. Crowley, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
Chartered in 1783, Dickinson is a highly selective college, which is home to 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson educationinclude a focus on global education? at home and abroad, and the study of the environment and sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus. www.dickinson.edu.
With a $150 million investment in new faculty appointments, signature facilities, and exciting new clinics, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law is preparing its students to engage in a lifetime of advocacy, counseling, and service on both the national and international stages. Penn State Law was formed from a merger in 2000 of the Dickinson School of Law -- founded in 1834 in Carlisle, Pa. -- and one of the world's great research institutions, Penn State University.
The Army War College was founded in 1901 by Secretary of War Elihu Root, "to preserve peace by intelligent and adequate preparation to repel aggression, through studying and conferring on the great problems of national defense, military science and responsible command." For 100 years, AWC has educated strategic leaders for strategic responsibilities in military and national security organizations. By developing a greater understanding of why people fight, the nature of conflict, and the conduct of war at the strategic level, AWC students will be able to fulfill Root's mandate "to preserve peace."