Community of Practice

Contributing members

Jeremiah Monk

Colonel Jeremiah Monk (USAF Ret) is one of the leading design practitioners in US Special Operations, and serves as an adjunct professor in the Joint Special Operations University. As the Chief of Plans and Strategic Design at USSOCOM, Colonel Monk led the conceptualization and design of global strategies for the application of Special Operations in the complex, emergent realm of great power competition.

In 2020, he was chartered by the Commander to lead the implementation effort of the USSOCOM Comprehensive Review, an enterprise-wide culture change effort to redesign force governance and leadership development processes and structures. This effort positioned US Special Operations to change its force application and development model, allowing the command to more effectively and efficiently address future challenges, while ensuring the highest standards of ethics and leadership.

Colonel Monk has a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Air War College, has published several articles on military design application, and has lectured and consulted widely on military design theory, organizational design, emergence theory, and the application of special operations in great power competition.

Member of the Week: Jeremiah Monk

AOD’s Member of the Week:  Colonel Jeremiah Monk (USAF Ret) is one of the leading…

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7 February 2019

Harnessing David and Goliath: Orthodoxy, Asymmetry, and Competition

Abstract The U.S. remains in a position to have a disproportionate impact on the shape…

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28 November 2018

Strategic Design for the Complex Realm

The 2018 National Defense Strategy directs the Department of Defense to transform into a flexible,…

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End State: The Fallacy of Modern Military Planning

Abstract: Joint Operational Planning, the current military planning doctrine prescribed by Joint Publication 5-0, is…

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