Dr Jim Greer is currently an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), where he is one of the primary instructors and theoreticians on the application of Design to complex national security challenges. He has instructed in the application of Design at universities, U.S. military schools, and for Fortune 100 companies. Dr Greer holds a Doctorate in Education, where his research and dissertation focused on Army leader self-development using 21st Century education methodologies and Web 2.0 capabilities. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he has a Masters Degree in Education, with a concentration in Psychological Counseling, as well as Masters Degrees in National Security from the National War College and Operational Planning from the School of Advanced Military Studies.
Jim has led the conduct of research for the Army Research Institute (ARI) focused on Design, leader development, and strategic thinking. He has designed, developed and delivered instruction in leadership, strategic foresight, Design, and strategic and operational planning. He has facilitated Design efforts for the U.S. Department of Defense in the European, Middle East and Indo-Pacific regions and for the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Interior. A former cavalry officer, he served thirty years in the US Army, commanding at all levels from platoon through Brigade. Jim is a veteran of six combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Balkans, including serving as Chief of Staff of the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I).