Dr. Rachel E. Tecott is an assistant professor at the US Naval War College in the Strategic and Operational Research Department, an adjunct fellow at the Center for New American Security, and a research affiliate at MIT. Dr. Tecott researches US military strategy and the bureaucratic, organizational, and cognitive impediments to its success. Dr. Tecott has recently written articles on America’s failure to build an effective Afghan army in Foreign Affairs and the Washington Post. A co-founder of the Future Strategy Forum, Dr. Tecott has a demonstrated interest in bridging gaps in the foreign policy community. As a fellow, Dr. Tecott will examine how bureaucratic and psychological processes within the military services create tension with US foreign policy goals.