The Research Professor of Latin American Studies in the Strategic
Studies Institute (SSI) serves as an expert on security affairs in Latin
America and the Caribbean, as they concern the U.S. Army and Department of
Defense. The Research Professor anticipates,
conceives, researches, writes, and publishes individual and joint studies
providing timely and concise analyses of security issues concerning Latin
America and the Caribbean that are important to the U.S. Army; develops policy
and strategy alternatives, analyzes and assesses their implications and offers
recommendations to Army leaders on security and military strategy; develops and
executes, in consultation with SSI leadership, an annual study plan for Latin
America and the Caribbean that anticipates and develops Army and broader
national security issues, ensures the highest quality analyses, and produces
products suitable for senior Army leaders; organizes and attends governmental
and professional conferences to represent SSI and disseminate studies; responds
to specific requests for research and analysis from the U.S. Army Chief of
Staff, the Army Staff, the Joint Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
and other elements of the U.S. military; researches and publishes SSI studies,
journal articles, special reports and books or book chapters, which are
distributed to military leaders, policymakers, government agencies, think
tanks, and academic institutions world-wide; influences U.S. national security
strategy regarding Latin America and the Caribbean through other types of
publications, interviews by the news media, presentations to a wide range of
audiences, and congressional testimony. Other
major responsibilities include:
Contributes to the educational mission of the U.S.
Army War College.
Participates in the Colleges Annual Strategy
Helps organize professional conferences, seminars,
symposia and meetings.
Respond to specific strategic research requests on
topics that are normally based on the U.S. Army War College Key Strategic
Supports the SSI Academic Engagement Program.
Directs students research with occasional
presentations to USAWC classes.
Reviews/referees manuscripts for academic journals.
Regularly interacts with Department of the Army
Headquarters, National Guard Bureau, and the Office of the Chief of the Army