Kelly A. Grieco, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of International Security at the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell AFB, AL. She previously the Course Director for War Theory and currently serves as the Director of Instruction in International Security at ACSC. She studies international relations, with a focus on international security, US grand strategy and military strategy, and the future of war. She received her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was an affiliate of the Security Studies Program (SSP). She has held fellowships from the MIT Center for International Studies, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. In 2019, she was a participant in the German Marshall Fund Young Strategist Forum. She has published on a variety of topics, including the 2018 National Defense Strategy, US-North Korean nuclear negotiations, coalition warfare, military effectiveness, coercive uses of armed drones, and emerging threats to US air superiority.