John W. Spencer serves as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies, Co-Director of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project podcast with the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy. He served over twenty-five years in the Army as an infantry soldier to include two combat deployments to Iraq. His research focuses on military operations in dense urban areas, megacities, urban and subterranean warfare. He is an international recognized subject matter expert in urban warfare that regularly consults for United States Army Forces Command units, Training and Doctrine Command, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United Nations, and many others military and national security organizations. His writing has appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine, Army Magazine, and many other publications.