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Jim Craig lecturing

James Craig
Associate Teaching Professor and Department Chair
110 Clark Hall
314-516-6037
craigjr@umsl.edu

Education:
Master of Military Arts and Sciences, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2006
Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1993

Research Interests:
-The history and evolution of veteran support programs in America
- Military culture and professionalism
- Veteran literature from the post 9/11 wars

Biography:
Professor Craig served for 25 years as a soldier, as a cadet, and as an officer in the U.S. Army.  He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He is a combat-infantryman whose operational assignments include command and staff positions in Light, Airborne and Stryker Infantry units. In combat, he served as the operations officer for the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during its 15-month surge deployment to Iraq.  His non-operational assignments include positions as an deputy chief of infantry officer assignments at Army Human Resources Command, as a strategist on the Department of the Army staff in the Pentagon, as the Professor of Military Science at Washington University in St. Louis and as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

While in service, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for combat service and he is a 6-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal. He is a Senior Parachutist, a Jumpmaster, and a Ranger. 

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Chad McAdams
Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force
Professor of Aerospace Studies
Commander of Detachment 207 (Air Force ROTC)
(314) 977-8227 (Main office is at St. Louis University)
afrotc@slu.edu

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Matthew Snell
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Professor of Military Science
Commander of the Gateway Army ROTC Battalion
(314) 935-5537   (main office is at Washington University)
rotc@wustl.edu