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Scott McIntosh


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Born and raised in Wichita, Professor McIntosh is a retired military analyst and Foreign Area Officer, daily honing passion for speaking, reading, and writing. He brings a quarter-century's worth of training, experience, and education studying Russia and Eurasia.


University of Kansas

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, 1993
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Russian, Central/East European, and Eurasian Studies, 1993

Naval Postgraduate School

  • Master’s Degree in International Relations and National Security Studies, 2004 (Distinguished Graduate)

Defense Language Institute

  • Certification in Russian Language & Literature, 2005 (Distinguished Graduate)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Former Soviet Union
  • International relations
  • Military history
  • Cross-cultural communications
  • Russian literature
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Force Protection

Research Interest:
  • Cold War
  • Korean War
  • French Indochina War
  • Soviet Afghanistan War
  • Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection
  • Special Operations
  • Intelligence

Publications & Presentations:
  • "Kyiv, International Institutions, and the Russian People: Three Aspects of Russia’s Current Information Campaign in Ukraine," The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 2015, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, 299-306.
  • “The Wingman-Philosopher of MiG Alley: John Boyd and the OODA Loop,” Air Power History, Winter 2011, Vol. LVIII, No. 4, 24-33. “Building a Second-Half Team: Securing Cultural Expertise for the Battlespace,” Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2007, Vol. XXI, No. 1, 61-69.
  • “Thumping the Hive: Russian Neocortical Warfare in Chechnya.” Graduate Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.
  • “Leading with the Chin: Using Svechin to Analyze the Soviet Incursion into Afghanistan,” The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, June 1995, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 415-31.

Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Contributing and Book Review Editor, Air Commando Journal
  • Exhibits Board at the Museum of World Treasures

Recognition & Awards:
  • Newman University Excellence in Scholarship Award 2017-18
  • Wright Brothers Officership Award 2011, USAF Air Command and Staff College


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