Vice President, Security and Risk Analysis
Colonel Jacob L. Graham, USMC (Ret) is a Professor of Practice at The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Director of the Center for Network Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF).
After retiring from the Marine Corps with 26 years of active service, Jake joined the IST faculty in October 2007. He has extensive operational experience at all levels of warfare (tactical to strategic). An attack helicopter pilot by military occupational specialty, he has operated across the globe as an attack helicopter commander, mission commander and Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor.
Jake has served in various roles throughout his military career, including Intelligence Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Air Planner and Air Targeting Officer. He has completed two Pentagon tours, one as a Political-Military Affairs analyst and another as the Assistant Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters. He retired from the Office of the Secretary of the Navy where he was the President of the Naval Discharge Review Board. In his last operational overseas tour he served as the Non-Strategic Nuclear Force Advisor to the Commander, U.S. European Command and Mission Commander for the EUCOM Airborne Nuclear Command Post.
In this capacity, he was also the senior U.S. advisor for U.S. NATO nuclear operations. He went forward during the Iraqi war as the Operations Officer (J-3) for Joint Task Force North, US EUCOM/Central Command, whose mission was to facilitate the movement of combat forces across Turkey into northern Iraq. He has been both a Squadron Commander and an Airbase Commander. Jake also completed a 4-1/2 year White House flying tour piloting Presidents George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air Force Air War College.
Jake is currently the Director of the Red Cell Analytics Lab and teaches Security and Risk Analysis. His passion is writing and facilitating Analytic Decision Games, teaching analytic methods and mentoring students. He is an affiliate faculty to the Penn State School of International Affairs and a faculty partner for the Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team. He provides insight and expertise for many of the processes use by Curriculum & Training Solutions (CTS). He is married to Dr. Kim Graham, a Penn State Graduate, retired Lieutenant Colonel of Marines, and President of CTS.