Col. Cosentino to discuss military force planning and Iraq, March 3
Audience:Open to the Public
Colonel Guy Cosentino, U.S. Army Fellow at the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will present a public talk titled, “Military Force Planning and Decision Making: Organizing and Rebuilding Iraqi Security Forces,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus.
Colonel Guy Cosentino is a career U.S. Army officer, most recently serving as the chief of J5 Plans, Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq, in Baghdad. His project examines the challenges associated with maintaining a volunteer army during times of ongoing conflict.
From 2004 to 2006, in his position as senior strategist at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Cosentino provided support for the undersecretary of defense for policy and acted as the primary policy liaison with the National Security Council. In 2001–2003, he was a U.S. Army strategic fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies’ School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland.
Col. Cosentino is also the principal author of the 2005 National Defense Strategy and has written articles in the Christian Science Monitor and op-eds in the New York Times.
He holds a master’s degree in national security strategy and international relations from Georgetown University and a master’s in national security strategy from the U.S. Naval War College. Cosentino is presently completing a Ph.D. in policy studies at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.