About John Angevine
Colonel John Angevine is a leading authority in strategic intelligence, joint/multinational ground operations, and organizational change leadership and change management. A dynamic, combat-proven leader with over 40 years of result-driven leadership in large complex global enterprises, John aids and facilitates military units, coalition forces, and government agencies with designing and implementing strategic and operational visions.
John works with senior U.S. defense and international government leaders on enterprise-level change leadership and change management strategies in support of multi-domain operations. He analyzed and developed strategies in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Ministry of Defense (MoD) transformation plan and initiatives that advanced the Saudi Armed Forces’ modernization, accelerated planning of joint warfighting capabilities, and strengthened defense strategic planning. Recently, he coauthored the Libyan security sector reform assessment and roadmap for the Libyan Prime Minister, H.E. Fayez al-Sarraj, to develop a professional and reformed military under direct civilian control.
As a senior Strategic Intelligence leader, John led numerous U.S. national-level intelligence crisis groups and delivered essential intelligence analysis to Defense Secretaries and Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during such crises as the 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict, the Georgia-Russia War, and the Sudan-Darfur Conflict.
In addition to his joint and combined staff leadership, John has directed complex organizations in combat. As the Director of the Commander’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) Red Team, John advised General David Petraeus and his senior NATO General Staff on alternative strategic analysis that mitigated operational risks and identified policy and strategy vulnerabilities and opportunities. In Iraq, John directed the intelligence analysis for the Multinational Forces in Iraq (MNF-I), advising General Raymond Odierno and his combined General Staff on operational intelligence to facilitate precise kinetic and non-kinetic operations throughout Iraq Theater.
John served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), and the XVIII Airborne Corps as a Senior Army Aviator, flying attack, reconnaissance, and assault missions. As the operations advisor to the Commander First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) and his General Staff, John led the FROKA staff in developing, wargaming, C2/C4I systems planning, and preparing their operations plan for the defense of the Korean peninsula’s eastern sector.
The U.S. Army Chief of Staff selected John to be his Senior Army Fellow and the Federal Executive Fellow with the world’s premier think tank—The Brookings Institution—researching future defense and military transformation and modernization issues for the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. John holds a Master of Strategic Studies in National Security Policy from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Aeronautical Science in Operations and Organizational Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and he is a distinguished military graduate from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.