Major Sam Rosenberg is a PhD student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, serving as a Goodpaster Scholar through the Army's Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program. His research focuses on national security issues, including how the US builds foreign militaries in partner states. Sam is an active-duty Army officer, serving most recently with US Northern Command on the Commander's Initiative's Group and within the Strategy and Policy Directorate. He commissioned in 2006 as an infantry officer and served in a variety of leadership positions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and Eastern Europe. He holds a bachelor's degree in American Politics from West Point and a master's degree in National Security Policy from Georgetown University, where he studied as a Downing Scholar.