Senior Research Analyst
Nate Moir is Senior Research Analyst at the Program for Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS). Additionally, Nate is a Psychological Operations Officer and Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves with basic branch qualification in Military Intelligence along with an additional skill identifier in Tactical Information Operations. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2010-2011) and served with 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne Brigade), 101st Airborne Division in RC-East. During that time, Nate served as a Psychological Operations Detachment Commander and also helped develop Bastogne Brigade’s and 319th PSYOP Company’s command history for OEF X/XI. His awards for this deployment included the ISAF/NATO Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, and the Bronze Star.
Nate’s research interests include Counterinsurgency, Military History, Psychological Operations, Information Operations, Complexity Theory and Organizational Theory. Nate has also focused efforts on the issue of Civilian Casualties and other related grievances in tribal societies and their effect on and implications for military operations. Additionally, he conducts ongoing research that focuses on messaging and counter-messaging in Afghanistan and on developing products that support cultural awareness of Afghanistan and SW Asia.
Nate has a B.A. from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN, a M.A. from the University of Rhode Island, and teaching certification from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He has also studied at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and taught English as a second language (ESL) in Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic.
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