Friday, May 10, 2019

I Am Leaving Mercyhurst And...

Look, Ma!  An (almost) clean desk!
... joining the US Army War College!

It has been an honor and a privilege to work with the faculty here in the Intelligence Studies Department at Mercyhurst over the last 16 years.  Having the opportunity to help build a world class program is an experience I will never forget.

As important as my colleagues, however, are the extraordinary students I have had the pleasure to teach and work with.  Whether we were sweating in the halls of the old Wayne Street building or livin' large in our fancy, new digs in the Center for Academic Engagement, getting to work with really smart, super dedicated students was probably the best thing about the job.  Watching them continue to grow and succeed as alumni is even more rewarding.  I am convinced that, one day, the DNI will almost certainly be a Mercyhurst alum (Several Directors of Strategic Intelligence for some Fortune 500 companies already are).

As much as I am sorry to leave Mercyhurst, I am very excited about my next position as Professor Of Strategic Futures at the War College.  There are few missions as important as developing strategic leaders and ideas for the US Army and I am proud to be part of the effort.

I expect to be out of my office here by the end of the month, so, if you have any last minute business to attend to, please reach out soon.  After the end of the month, the best way to reach me until I get to Carlisle in July is via gmail (kris dot wheaton at gmail dot com).  Once I have new contact info, I will post it.

I fully expect to continue to publish new thoughts, articles, and anything interesting I run across here on Sources and Methods.  In fact, I expect to be able to write more often.  

Stay tuned!  It's about to get (more) interesting...