Initiated in 2015, the University of Washington U.S. Army War College Fellowship is an immersive, yearlong program in a university setting for U.S. military senior officers. Based in the Jackson School of International Studies, Fellows study the politics, history, and culture of one or more countries and engage with students and scholars. They also have the opportunity to meet with policy makers, government officials, dignitaries, NGOs and private organizations for mutual understanding of the U.S. in the world.
Colonel Nathan “Nate” Strohm is a career logistician who has served in multiple tactical logistics units, brigade combat teams, command positions, and in strategic staff positions on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff. He most recently was based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma.
Notable previous assignments include as the host nation liaison officer to the Uzbek military, mortuary affairs officer for Multinational Division Baghdad, and as Adviser to the Afghan National Army. He has had five operational deployments: one to Uzbekistan, one to Iraq, and three to Afghanistan.
A recognized Demonstrated Master Logistician by the International Society of Logistics, he also holds a master’s degree in business in Supply Chain Management from the University of Kansas. His research focus is on the strategic challenges associated with national defense and advancing knowledge in the global application of land power.
Lieutenant Colonel Aaron T. Hamilton most recently served in the Alaska Army National Guard as a Commander and just prior, as Deputy Commander for a regional support group serving in Poland in support of the European Deterrence Initiative. His research will examine the effects of climate change on the Arctic region, as well as the military’s involvement and operations in the Arctic in response to these environmental changes.
During an over 20-year career, with awards for his service in NATO and on the Global War on Terrorism, LTC Hamilton deployed three times to Afghanistan, including as a platoon leader to Kandahar; as chief of a Military Transition Team in Kunduz training the Afghan National Army and Police; and to Gardez as Company Commander.
When not overseas, he primarily served at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, with the Alaska Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and a Master of Science in Information Systems and Data Analytics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.