Scott R. Feil is Executive Director of the Role of American Military Power program of the Association for the United States Army. The program examines the changing international and strategic environment of the United States in order to develop a better understanding of what these changes will mean for the U.S. military in general and the U.S. Army in particular. Before joining the program, Mr. Feil was a career officer in the United States Army whose final assignment was as the Chief, Strategy Division, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), the Joint Staff. His office provided strategic analysis and recommendations on issues relevant to security and military strategies of the United States. The division authored Joint Vision 2020, the Joint Planning Document, and was the Joint Staff lead for the implementation of Theater Engagement Planning. During his military career, he served in a number of policy related positions, including Senior Speechwriter to the Army Chief of Staff, Military Liaison Team Chief to the Republic of Slovenia, and Assistant Professor of International Relations at the United States Military Academy. He was the Operations Officer of a cavalry regiment in the Gulf War, and commanded an armored battalion and an armored brigade. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Mr. Feil received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a Masters in Political Science from Stanford University. He is the author of Preventing Genocide: How the Early Use of Force Might Have Succeeded in Rwanda (1998).