Major General Brad Gericke, US Army (ret.), is a nonresident senior fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Gericke continues to work as a senior mentor to the Army and as an executive consultant.

Most recently, Gericke served as the Army’s longest-tenured senior strategist and chief of plans. With enterprise-wide authorities, he directly advised Army executives as he led its formal outreach to international military partners to fashion agreements that enhanced the readiness of the Army through better-value investment and effective basing of high-demand logistics and equipment footprints. Gericke built new structure models validated through scenario-driven experiments to maximize Army capabilities and operations. He refashioned planning and training methods to improve the Army’s counter-weapons of mass destruction readiness, wrote orders for Army-wide implementation, and regularly advised senior leaders on emerging trends affecting national defense, international affairs, and security policy. Gericke also led the Pentagon’s primary planning and force posture forums. He regularly consulted with senior US Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and military leaders across defense organizations to build DoD’s first worldwide plans that integrated the department’s crisis responses to cross-domain challenges posed by disruptive technologies and the rapid global transfer of information.

In addition to his strategy and leadership experience, Gericke has served as a special assistant to multiple senior executives. An accomplished writer, Gericke published capstone Army documents and has written numerous professional essays, three college instructor resource manuals, two urban warfare anthologies, and a military biography. He holds a doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the National War College.