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MAJ(P) Joshua Lehman




MAJ Lehman is a Special Forces officer and a 2005 graduate of West Point. His service with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY includes missions in Iraq, Syria and other places throughout the Middle East. His duty positions include command of a Special Forces Operational Detachment- Alpha, command of an advanced skills company, and service as the executive officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG (A). MAJ Lehman holds an MA in philosophy from Boston College. 

Ongoing Research Projects

I am working on ethics and culture in Special Operations units, especially after concerns raised in the recent SOCOM Congressional review.  I am also working on a study of anthropology and metaphysics in Plato’s Republic.

Publications & Presentations

“The Virtues We Need are the Ones we Already Know,” Modern War Institute, 24 MAR 2021.

“The Common Good: Ethical Strategy Between States and Partner Forces,” The Strategy Bridge, 15 OCT 2020.

“Command and Control in the Gray Zone,” Special Warfare, vol 30, Issue 2, Spring 2017