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MAJ Jessica Caddell

Deputy, DSS
Course Director


MAJ Caddell is the Deputy Director of the Defense and Strategic Studies Program and the Course Director for DS455, Comparative Defense Policy. Jessica also taught SS307, International Relations. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2008, Jessica commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer. Upon completion of the Basic Officer Leader Course, Jessica joined the 502d MI BN, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) and deployed to Sadr City, Iraq as a Multi-Function Platoon Leader from 2009-2010. Upon redeployment, Jessica served as the Assistant Operations Officer for eight months. After completion of the Military Intelligence Captains’ Career Course, Jessica joined the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee) and deployed to Khost Province, Afghanistan as the Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2) for 2-506 Infantry Battalion. Upon redeployment, Jessica commanded the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Jessica is a Fletcher PhD student and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Jessica’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Air Assault Badge. Jessica is married to her USMA classmate, JD Caddell. They have twin girls, Lily and Sage.

Ongoing Research Projects

PhD - Russia's resurgence in the information domain

Publications & Presentations

Barta, J., Caddell, J.C., Goldham, S. “Adding the Warrant to Your Quiver: Ten Tenants of Warrant Based Targeting.” Small Wars Journal. April 27, 2014.