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Ben Zweibelson is the Director for the U.S. Space Command’s (USSPACECOM) Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) located at Colorado Springs, Colorado as of February 2022.
Previously, Ben was the lead design educator/facilitator for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) through the Joint Special Operations University as a full-time contractor from January 2015 through February 2022 (7 years). During that period, Ben provided design education and real-world facilitation across USSOCOM, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government, academia and industry as well as internationally and at numerous war colleges and military programs/units.
A retired U.S. Army Infantry officer and veteran of multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ben has an undergraduate degree (BA in Fine Arts) in Graphic Design from the University of Connecticut, three different master’s degrees (Louisiana State University, Air Command and Staff College, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies) and a doctorate in Philosophy from Lancaster University (UK).
While in the Army, he earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He was awarded four Bronze Star Medals during combat deployments in addition to numerous other awards and citations.
Living with Multiple Paradigms: The Case of Paradigm Interplay in Organizational Culture Studies [Recommended Innovation Articles (and Commentary) #22]
Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/living-with-multiple-paradigms-the-case-of-paradigm-interplay-in-organizational-culture-studies-75ecaf87c719 This recommended article is about social paradigms- not…
China’s Space Program Through The Lens of Irregular Warfare Theory [Recommended Innovation Articles (and Commentary) #21]
Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/chinas-space-program-through-the-lens-of-irregular-warfare-theory-recommended-innovation-articles-16a07002a14a his article is about China and how their…
Emegence & Complexity Science applied to Warfare [Recommended Innovation Articles (and Commentary) #20]
Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/emegence-complexity-science-applied-to-warfare-recommended-innovation-articles-and-commentary-99e3d342c21b First, the recommended article for this series is…
Converging and Diverging Iteratively: An Inquiry into Why Militaries are Terrible at Innovation (Part 4 of 5)
Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/converging-and-diverging-iteratively-an-inquiry-into-why-militaries-are-terrible-at-innovation-3ba975f1b897 This unintended shift from sensemaking and reflective practice…
An Inquiry into Why Militaries are Terrible at Innovation: “Beating a Dead Horse: How Institutions Perpetuate Concepts into Irrelevance” (Part 3 of 5)
Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/an-inquiry-into-why-militaries-are-terrible-at-innovation-beating-a-dead-horse-how-institutions-227dbbbd698c Modern warfare, largely executed in the last three…