Associate Teaching Professor

Jim Craig




Office:
 574 Clark Hall
Phone: 314-516-6037
Email:  craigjr@umsl.edu


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

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


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