Lieutenant Colonel Copeland is one of the two 2017-2018 U.S. Army War College Fellows at the MIT Security Studies Program. He splits his time between the MIT Security Studies Program and MIT Lincoln Labs. A Distinguished Military Graduate of Texas Christian University, LTC Copeland was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1997 and branched Infantry. For over 20 years, he has served in various command and staff positions in the Infantry, Acquisition and Special Operations communities. He has commanded Soldiers in combat as well as led both Soldiers and Civilians in the pursuit, development and deployment of cutting edge military technology. He has completed three combat deployments, one in Iraq, and two to Afghanistan. His most recent assignment was as the Program Manager for Special Programs, United States Special Operations Command and Commander, Ground Applications Program Office, United States Army Special Operations Command. LTC Copeland has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Defense Acquisition University’s Program Manager’s Course.
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army