Finding Tomorrow’s Strategic Intelligence Thinkers Today

  • Lieutenant Colonel Jordan D. Walzer

America faces an uncertain and volatile future in the twenty-first century. Intelligence helps lift the veil of uncertainty by providing knowledge to commanders and decision makers. The intelligence officers selected today will be the strategic thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. America cannot afford to gamble its future by addressing twenty-first century challenges using twentieth century skills and thinking. To meet the national security challenges ahead, the U.S. military requires an innovative new approach to engaging with, assessing, and selecting tomorrow’s strategic intelligence thinkers and leaders from today’s generation of talented and diverse young minds.