Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the U.S. Army and studying history at the University of Kansas.

He is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations; a Non-Resident Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; a member of the Society for Military History; a member of the Army Strategist Association; a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point; the creator, co-founder, and first Executive Director of the non-profit organization The Strategy Bridge; a founder and former board member of the Military Writers Guild; founder and first Managing Director of the Military Fellowship at the Project on International Peace & Security; a member of Infinity Journal's Editorial Advisory Board; and a founding board member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

Nathan holds masters degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University and the University of Kansas, as well as a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. 

You can find Nate on Twitter @NKFinney.




  • "Is Disruptive Thinking applicable to the Military?" Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, University of Chicago, October 2013 (video at 35 minutes).

  • "Leadership Development for Junior and Mid-grade Leaders," Twitter Military Leader Exchange, San Francisco, October 2015.

  • "On the (mis)use of history," The Pen and the Sword Podcast, 4 April 2016.

  • "Digital Learning and Leadership in the Army," Annual Meeting of the Association of the US Army, Washington, DC, October 2016.

  • "Grassroots Innovation in the National Security Domain," US Military Academy Center for the Advancement of Leader Development & Organizational Learning, West Point, NY, November 2016.

  • "Writing in the Profession of Arms," Defense Entrepreneurs Forum - Australia, December 2016.

  • "Storytelling from the Front Line," Modern War Institute, United States Military Academy at West Point, 13 February 2017.

  • "Diffusion of Policy Actors in Defence," 1st Brigade, Australian Army, 11 August 2017.

  • "Diffusion of Policy Actors in Defence," 3rd Brigade, Australian Army, 17 August 2017.

  • "Perception and Reality in Future Conflict," Young Australians in Foreign Affairs, Future21 Conference, 8 September 2017.

  • "In Conversation with the Deputy Chief of Army," Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 12 October 2017.

  • "Perception and Reality in Future Conflict," Australian Defence Force Academy, 19 October 2017.

  • On the Future of War, The Dead Prussian Podcast, 13 December 2017.