George F. Oliver is an associate professor at the United States Naval War College and Coordinator of the Institute’s Certificate of Training in Peace Support Operations
. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 after serving over 30 years. As an infantryman, he served all over the world including two tours to Iraq, one in 1991 and another in 2003. His interest in peace operations began in 1993, while participating in the United States’ first peacekeeping training exercise. After that experience he served as the Military Advisor to the US Ambassador to the United Nations and the Director of the US Army Peacekeeping Institute. He has been involved in several peacekeeping missions, developed U.S. national policy, and developed doctrine and training strategies for units deploying to peacekeeping missions. George Oliver has lectured and traveled widely advancing peacekeeping training. Professor Oliver is also one of the authors on the United States Army’s book on the Gulf War, Certain Victory and has published many articles. He is currently working on his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a book on the U.S. Army in Peacekeeping Operations.