Steven M. Leonard

Steve M. Leonard is a retired U.S. Army strategist and the creative force behind Doctrine Man!! A career writer and speaker with a passion for developing and mentoring the next generation of thinking leaders, he is a founding member of the Military Writers Guild and a regular contributor to the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare Project. Published extensively, Steve’s writing focuses on issues of foreign policy, national security, strategy and planning, leadership and leader development, military history, and, on occasion, fiction. An alumnus of the School of Advanced Military Studies, he led the writing team for the 2008 edition of the Army’s capstone manual, FM 3-0 and the interagency team that authored the U.S. Army’s first stability operations doctrine.  He is the author/artist of four other books and is currently developing a graphic novel that will debut in December 2016. Follow his writing on The Strategy Bridge or his personal blog, The Pendulum, and on Twitter at @Doctrine_Man