Colonel James W. Shufelt Jr. (Retired)
U.S. Army War College
COL (R) Jim Shufelt is a Professor of Senior Leader Development and the Deputy Director, Senior Leader Seminar (SLS), Center for Strategic Leadership and Development (CSLD), at the U.S. Army War College. His areas of expertise are Senior Leader Development and Education, Strategic Command and Control Systems, Operational and Strategic Planning, NATO and Coalition Issues, Defense Acquisition, Operations Research, and Military Training Simulations Technologies.
Prof. Shufelt spend 30 years as an armor officer, with final duty as the Director, Army War College Support Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership, where he was responsible for planning and execution of the Army War College's capstone collective educational event, the Strategic Decision Making Exercise. After retiring from the US Army as a Colonel on 1 June 2010, Professor Shufelt was selected to be an instructor on strategic command and control systems for the Center for Strategic Leadership. He assumed his current duties with the SLS program in February 2012.
Prof. Shufelt's military experience includes serving as an Armored Cavalry Troop Commander, Armored Cavalry Squadron S-3; Command and Control Systems Analyst; Corps G3 Plans Officer and Airborne Armor Battalion Executive Officer; Deputy TRADOC Systems Manager, Force XXI; Squadron Commander, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, Schweinfurt, Germany; United Nations Task Force Commander, Skopje, Macedonia; G-3 for U.S. Task Force Falcon/KFOR Multi-National Brigade East in Kosovo; Chief, Combat Identification and Assessment Branch, Joint Staff J-8; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations/G3 for the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Headquarters, Istanbul, Turkey; and Director, TRADOC Proponent Integration Office for the Virtual Training Environment.
Prof. Shufelt graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1980, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned Masters degrees from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the U.S. Army War College.