Distinguished Alumnus Award

Recognizing the exceptional achievements of our alumni.

Col. Joel Hillison

2022 Award Recipient - Col. Joel Hillison 83

The Gen. Colin Powell Chair of Military and Strategic Studies at the United States Army War College, Col. Joel Hillison serves as the director for the “National Security Policy and Strategy” course. In that role, he is responsible for the development of more than two dozen faculty members. He has also taught courses on strategic leadership, war, and military strategy, and regional issues and interests.

Prior to becoming an award-winning teacher, Col. Hillison was comptroller and deputy chief of staff of resource management for multinational forces in Iraq for one year. He also held a three-year post as comptroller for NATO’s Combined Joint Planning Staff in Belgium, overseeing a $118 million budget as he worked with all 19 NATO countries.


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