Craig A. Whiteside, LTC, USA (ret), Ph.D.
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Craig Whiteside is a Professor of Theater Security Decision Making for the Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School. Craig came to the War College from Washington State University, where he earned a PhD in Political Science and taught American Government and National Security Affairs. Prior to returning to school, Professor Whiteside was a career infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He is an Iraq war veteran and served with the Geronimos of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry in Iskandariyah as the battalion executive officer during 2006-7. He finished his military service as the Professor of Military Science at Washington State. Professor Whiteside’s dissertation investigated the political worldview of the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS). He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
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