Lieutenant Colonel Jan K. Gleiman (Ken) is currently serving as the Director of US Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Commander’s Action Group. Prior to this assignment, Ken was the USPACOM Visiting fellow to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). His research at ASPI focused on the future of land power and unconventional warfare. He is part of the first cohort of the US Army’s Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3). He recently achieved the status of PhD Candidate from Kansas State University and is conducting research on support to foreign insurgencies for his dissertation.
Ken is a Special Forces officer who has served in numerous assignments in the US special operations community including 1st Special Forces Group and the 75th Ranger Regiment. He has also served at various staff levels from battalion to the Pentagon. He has held tactical leadership, staff, and command positions in in the US, Asia, and Middle-east including multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ken earned masters degrees from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the Command and General Staff College Art of War Program (CGSC Art of War Scholars Program). He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.
(as of November 2016)