Mark Mykleby is the Co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He previously served in the Marine Corps for over 20 years, where he was deployed to Europe, the Pacific and Southwest Asia. He specializes in grand strategy and sustainability.
Mark Mykleby is the Co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He previously served for over 20 years in the Marine Corps.
Prior to working at Case Western Reserve University, he served as a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. This followed his retirement from his Marine Corps in 2011.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. He served in five fleet fighter squadrons and performed numerous operational squadron billets. He is a graduate of Marine Weapons and Tactics Instructor School (WTI), the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), and the Allied Air Forces Central Europe’s Tactical Leadership Program (TLP). His operational and combat experience includes numerous deployments (land based and ship borne) to the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asian theaters. His staff experience includes serving as the George Washington Battle Group Liaison Officer to Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia (Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia), serving as a Marine Air Ground Task Force Staff Training Program instructor, and serving as the Harry S. Truman Battle Group Liaison Officer to the NATO Combined Air Operations Center Five (CAOC-5) headquarters. Mykleby was also assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where he developed strategy for Special Operations Forces. He served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he co-authored with Navy Captain Wayne Porter A National Strategic Narrative – a concept and vision for a 21st Century grand strategy for the nation.
Mykleby’s experience has led him to specialize in grand strategy and sustainability.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with distinction, and earned a Master’s of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He graduated from the Air War College with distinction and earned a Master’s of Strategic Studies.