Capt. Jim Kitzmiller is a military professor in the Strategy and Policy Department. Recently he served as Commander, Task Group 56.6/Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Forward in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. A career surface warfare officer and a joint qualified officer, he has deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. His combat tours include Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel. He earned his M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2008 and served as faculty in 2013. He is an honors graduate of Western Connecticut State University receiving his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1985.