Ms. Lynndee Kemmet

Research Fellow


Lynndee Kemmet is a research fellow within the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point. Prior to that, she was a researcher with the Network Science Center at West Point where she managed projects focused on research related to the collection and analysis of civil information to support mission planning and execution. Much of her work has focused on the development of data collection and analysis within a systems modeling approach to enhance situational understanding for U.S. military humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HADR) and stability operations. Lynndee has worked closely with U.S. Army Civil Affairs and state National Guard units in the development of these data analysis models related to civil infrastructure and socio-cultural dynamics within military areas of operation. Her work has also been helping to guide development of data systems to support the needs of Civil Affairs units. Through this collaborative work, she has built strong relationships with Civil Affairs and National Guard personnel that started with working with the Guard’s Agribusiness Development Teams that operated in Afghanistan. Her own military experience has involved serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and in the Army National Guard. 

Publications & Presentations

“Applying Civil Affairs Solution-Army (CAS-A) to Domestic Disaster Response: A Hudson Valley Test Case,” with Ray McGowan, unpublished, Fall 2020.

“The Systemic Food Network Model as an Approach to Food System Reconstruction,” with Eric Peck, Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, Naval War College, Winter 2018.

“Food Reliability Assessment Model for Stability/HADR Operations,” produced for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, USMA at West Point, N.Y., Spring 2017.

“The Agility Imperative: Emerging Knowledge Management Requirements for Stability Operations in the U.S. Army,” (with Eric Peck, Ray McGowan, C. Reed Hodgin and Bart Peintner) in Innovations, Winter 2012.

“Rebuilding War-Torn Economies,” with Eric Peck, American Institute for Economic Research, May 16, 2011.

“Agribusiness Development in Afghanistan,” with Eric Peck, InterAgency Journal, Winter 2011.

Follow the Money: A Citizen’s Guide to Local Government, American Institute for Economic Research, 2010.

“The Competitive Advantage of Local Governments: A Resource-Based View,” with Avi Carmeli, Public Money and Management, January 2006.

“Local Fiscal Stress in California: Out of Local Control and Driving Toward Growth,” International Journal of Public Administration (2003). 

“Local Power Versus Central Government Policy: The Case of Mexico’s Mexicali Valley,” Northeast Political Science Association, November 2000.

“The Effects of Local Fiscal Pressures on Farmland Preservation,” Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, June 1999.

“Sustainability and Size: Are Small Farms More Sustainable?” with Gerard D’Souza and John Ikerd in Sustainability in Agriculture and Rural Development, 1998.

“U.S.-Mexican Border Relations: Water, Immigration, Trade and the Role of Agricultural Interests in the California-Mexico Desert Region,” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 1997.

“From Agriculture to Tourism: Water and the Economic Transformation of California’s Coachella Valley” Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association conference, June 1997.

“The Failure of Metropolitan Reform,” Northeastern Political Science Association conference, November 1995.

“The Fiscal Crisis of Cities and Citizen Participation: California Case Studies,” New York State Political Science Association, April 1994.
“Living with a Deficit, Indio, California,” in Public Budgeting & Finance, Summer 1993.

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: A Case Study of the Coachella Valley, December 1994 (unpublished master's thesis).

 The History of La Quinta, La Quinta Historical Society, 1990.