Dr Rebecca Jensen

Associate Fellow - Expert in operational art, military operations, and military strategy


Dr Rebecca Jensen is an assistant professor at the Canadian Forces College, where she teaches courses related to operational art, military operations, and military strategy at the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the National Security Programme.

Prior to joining the Canadian Forces College in 2020, she was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, a Dissertation Fellow at Marine Corps University, and an Adjunct Analyst at the RAND Corporation.

Dr Jensen’s doctoral dissertation, at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, examined institutional, cultural, and command factors in the development of operational art in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her work has been published in edited books and a range of journals, including the Marine Corps University Journal, Parameters, Armed Forces & Society, Strategic Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.

Her current research interests include operational art, large scale combat operations in the 21st century, military change and innovation, and institutional adaptation and learning. In addition to her work at the Canadian Forces College, Dr Jensen is currently the academic advisor to the Lessons Learned cell at the Security Assistance Group – Ukraine (SAG-U).

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