Jarod Taylor is a career U.S. Army Infantry Officer. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in history. Throughout his career, Jarod has deployed to foreign countries to support a variety of multinational missions. Jarod was a part of the U.S. military disaster response and humanitarian aid operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. He trained and advised Iraqi Security Forces in Anbar Province and Baghdad in 2011, departing from the country as one of the last units at the conclusion of Operation New Dawn. From 2014-2015, Jarod supported the NATO mission to advise and assist the Afghan Security Forces and the U.S. counterterrorism mission in Wardak and Helmand Provinces. Prior to attending Yale, Jarod served as a general staff officer assigned to NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. He has interned at the McChrystal Group in Alexandria, VA and was selected as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow to serve as a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C. Jarod is a General Wayne A. Downing Scholar, selected by the U.S. Army to serve as a Fellow at the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center while studying terrorism and insurgency in graduate school. At Yale, Jarod is focusing on international security and state-building activities by armed groups.