Grant Martin - Defense professional

LTC Grant M. Martin is a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army. He has served in Afghanistan and South America. He graduated from The Citadel, has an MBA from George Mason University, and an MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University’s Public Administration program with special interest in researching the organizational obstacles within SOCOM and DoD to effective Irregular Warfare. He has been published in the International Journal, Military Review, OODA.com, and the Small Wars Journal, in addition to contributing to chapters in two textbooks on Design Thinking.

Of Garbage Cans and Paradox: Reflexively Reviewing Design, Mission Command, and the Gray Zone

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Are Small Wars Just Big Wars That Are Smaller?: Why Our Conventional Wisdom About Small Wars Leaves Us Learning Little

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Deniers of “The Truth”: Why an Agnostic Approach to Warfare is Key

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The Sublime: The Paradox of the 7th Warfighting Function

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Zero dark squared: Does the US benefit from more Special Operations Forces?

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The Zero Dark Six Sigma Learning Organization Black Belt

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Acting in the Human Domain, but Educating for the Physical Domains

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Design is Dead!

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Carl von Clausewitz, Meet Albert Einstein and Max Planck

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The COiNventional Wisdom

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Disruptive Thinkers: The Disruptive Poets Society

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On Counterinsurgency: Thoughts on the Re-write of Field Manual 3-24

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Finding Petraeusism in Naglandia

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