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Stewart Welch


Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Welch, USAF, is currently serving as a Middle East Strategist on the counter-ISIL team in the Joint Staff (J5). He earned a BA in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the George Washington University in 2000, and an MA in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2008.  Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Welch was an Olmsted Scholar in Tel Aviv Israel, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Modern Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University.

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