Jahara Matisek

Lieutenant Colonel Jahara ‘FRANKY’ Matisek, PhD is a military professor in the national security affairs department at the US Naval War College, a 2023 Non-Resident Fellow with the Irregular Warfare Initiative (joint production of Princeton’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and the Modern War Institute at West Point), and a US Department of Defense Minerva researcher. Lt Col Matisek has published over 80 articles and essays in peer-reviewed journals and policy relevant outlets on strategy, warfare, and security assistance. A 2020 Bronze Star recipient for serving as the director of operations and commander of the 451st Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, he is a command pilot and previously served as a senior fellow for the Homeland Defense Institute and associate professor in the Military and Strategic Studies Department at the US Air Force Academy.