Prof. William G. Braun, III

Professor of Practice, National Security Strategy and Policy

Areas of Expertise: Senior leadership and decision making, security strategy and policy analysis, military & society relations, land force employment, U.S. Army organizational behavior, culture, and process analysis.

Professor “Trey” Braun is a Professor of Practice with the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), U.S. Army War College (USAWC), a position he has held for 8-years. Professor Braun’s research agenda includes national strategy and policy analysis, land forces employment, senior military leadership, and military-society relations. He last deployed as the Director, CJ-7 (Force Integration, Training, and Education Directorate), Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A). His 30-year Army career included multiple tactical aviation and planner assignments at Division and Corps, and multiple force management assignments on the Army staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Professor Braun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University and master’s degrees from the USAWC (Strategic Studies), School of Advanced Military Science (Military Art & Science), and Webster University (Business).

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SSI books and monographs by Prof. William G. Braun, III

Robotics and Military Operations
May 22, 2018
Edited by Prof. William G. Braun, III, Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Dr. Kim Richard Nossal.
This monograph examines the current state of robotics technology, the trajectory for future robotics and autonomous systems use, and the ethical implications of military robotics in the context national security. This monograph offers policy recommendations, explains investment strategy drivers, and examines the ethical implications of robotics and autonomous systems on the modern battlefield.

U.S.-China Competition: Asia-Pacific Land Force Implications
A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. Army Pacific Command and Headquarters, Department of the Army, Directorate of Strategy and Policy (HQDA G-35)
November 01, 2016
Edited by Prof. William G. Braun, III, Dr. David Lai.
This report examines U.S.-China gray zone competition in the Asia-Pacific and the development of land force relevant recommendations to improve the U.S.’s competitive edge.

SSI articles, editorial, and briefs by Prof. William G. Braun, III

2018: The Return of Deterrence: Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era – August 28, 2019

Strategic Insights: Getting Comfortable with Conflicting Ideas – April 04, 2017

Strategic Insights: 2016 Campaign: National Security Debate, Army Implications, and Oversights – April 13, 2016

Strategic Insights: A New Year’s Resolution For Army Leaders – January 26, 2015

Op-Ed: Between Conflicts: An Army Role That Sticks – January 17, 2014