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Steve Leonard

Program Director, Master of Science – Organizational Leadership, Lecturer
Capitol Federal Hall, room 1030L

M.A. in Operational Planning, Army School of Advanced Military Studies
M.S. in Systems Management, Murray State University
B.S. in Engineering, University of Idaho

Academic Areas
Dean's Office

Steve Leonard serves as the director of assessments for the University of Kansas School of Business where he is an award-winning faculty member and chairs graduate programs in Organizational Leadership and Supply Chain Management. A former senior military strategist and the creative force behind the defense microblog, Doctrine Man!!, he is a career writer and speaker with a passion for developing and mentoring the next generation of thought leaders. He is a senior fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, the co-founder of the national security blog, Divergent Options, and the podcast, The Smell of Victory, co-founder and board member of the Military Writers Guild, and a member of the editorial review board of the Arthur D. Simons Center’s Interagency Journal. Published extensively, his writing focuses on issues of foreign policy, national security, strategy and planning, leadership and leader development, and, occasionally, fiction. An alumnus of the School of Advanced Military Studies, he led the interagency team that authored the U.S. Army’s first operations doctrine, spearheaded the reintroduction of operational art into capstone doctrine, and wrote the guiding principles for the Army Design Methodology. He is the author, co-author, or editor of four books, numerous professional articles, countless blog posts, and is a prolific military cartoonist.