ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 7, 2009

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr

ICAS Fellow

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Bruce E. Bechtol Jr was named ICAS Fellow as of July 7, 2009.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. (Ph.D. Union Institute) is Professor of International Relations at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (2005 present) and former Assistant Professor of National Security Studies at the Air Command and Staff College (2003-2005). Bruce was an adjunct Visiting Professor at the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies (2006-2007) and an adjunct Professor of Diplomacy at Norwich University (2005-2009). He received his B.S. from Excelsior College (Liberal Studies), and his M.A. from Catholic University (International Affairs).

Bruce was an Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1997 until 2003. He eventually served as the Senior Analyst for Northeast Asia in the Intelligence Directorate (J2) on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. Before beginning his career at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Bruce was on active duty for 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving at various locations in the western Pacific and East Asia. He has written widely on Korean security issues, contributing articles to such journals as Comparative Strategy, the International Journal of Korean Studies, Pacific Focus, the Korea Observer, East Asian Review, the Air and Space Power Journal, the International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Korean Quarterly, and Occasional Papers: The Journal of the Korea American Historical Society. He was the Editor of the Defense Intelligence Journal (2004-2005), and on the Editorial Review Board of the East Asian Review (2005-2009). In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Korean Studies, Bruce sits on the Board of Directors of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies.

Bruce is the author of Red Rogue: The Persistent Challenge of North Korea (Potomac Books, 2007), and the editor of The Quest for a Unified Korea: Strategies for the Cultural and Interagency Process, (Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Foundation, 2007). In addition, he is a contributing author to several books including The United States and the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century, eds. Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2006), Between Total Wars and Small Wars: Studies in the Societal History of the Cold War (in German), ed. Bernd Greiner (Hamburg, Germany: Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 2006), and Divided Korea: Longing for Reunification, ed. Ho Youn Kwon (Chicago, Ill: North Park University Press, 2004).

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

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