Associate Professor George Oliver has been a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College since November 2005. Prior to NWC, he served 31 years in the U.S. Army. His assignments include: Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Director of the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute in Carlisle, PA and the Military Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. While on active duty, Oliver served in a variety of light infantry, ranger, Special Forces, and airborne units across the globe. Additionally he has taught, written and lectured around the world on the role of the military in peace operations and peacebuilding.