The next provost for the United States Army War College (USAWC) has been selected by an executive search committee to serve as the chief academic officer for strategic education and ideas.
James G. Breckenridge will become the second provost for the Army War College during the summer of 2017. Breckenridge will be following in the footsteps of retired provost Brig. Gen. Lance Betros, who has served as provost since 2012.
Prior to his employment at the USAWC, Breckenridge served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1998 after assignments in Europe and the Middle East. Among numerous awards, Breckenridge has received the Legion of Merit and was selected as a Foundation for Defense of Democracies Fellow in 2011 for his study of Middle Eastern security.
“I sought this position at the Army War College in order to contribute my leadership, knowledge and experience in American higher education,” Breckenridge said. “I am profoundly honored by this appointment and look forward to interacting with the outstanding faculty and students at the Army War College.”