Jason Criss Howk

Jason Howk is a retired South Asia Foreign Area Officer who also served the Army as an enlisted Infantry Paratrooper and Engineer officer from 1991-2015. He spent over 12 years contributing to the Afghan campaign and thrived in Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, Non-Governmental and Multi-national organizations. He is a published author of scholarly and professional books and articles, is a Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies and was a term member in the Council on Foreign Relations. When not writing and teaching Jason runs a not for profit organization that improves the diversity of thought in foreign affairs by helping college-age Americans of all backgrounds find their way into the community.

Recent articles from Jason Criss Howk

Maj. Gen. William Mayville, the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division based out of Fort Riley, awards the purple heart to several soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, Oct. 25, 2011.
How To Succeed As A Large Team Leader
In part two of this series, Jason Criss Howk offers advice for future leaders of large teams.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clarence Washington, a Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces team leader, locates a landmark for the team to move toward during a patrol in Qalat City, Zabul province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2010.
How To Best Lead At Every Level Of Your Military Career
In part one of this two-part series, Jason Howk offers advice for future leaders of small teams.
3 Rules For Understanding Mentorship
Jason Howk spent 23 years in an Army and interagency career. Here, he shares what he’s learned about mentorship.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey listens to a III Corps senior leader speak during a town hall forum held at Palmer Theater on Fort Hood, June 19, 2015.
17 Things Real Leaders Never Say
Avoid using these sayings when addressing your teammates in any work environment.
U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, answers a question during an all-call at the Commando Hangar on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012.
21 Secrets Of Success I Learned From Working With The Military’s Best Generals
A former military aide-de-camp shares the 21 habits his bosses exhibited that led them to success.
A team of Green Berets from 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) watch an all terrain vehicle demonstration by an instructor, Feb. 11, 2013.
Jade Helm 15 Kicks Off This Week. Here’s Why This Exercise Is So Important
Jade Helm 15's intentions are clear: to build better warriors to send overseas.