Faculty Instructor | U.S. Army War College
Pennsylvania | USA
Casey is a husband, father, independent educational leader, and a colonel in the U.S. Army where he has served for over 30 years. He is a faculty instructor at the U.S. Army War College, where he teaches national security issues, strategic leadership, and strategic planning. He personally focuses on youth radicalization and preventing violent extremism. He teaches a graduate seminar on preventing conflict. Casey recently completed a tour on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon where he helped lead the current operations division responsible for tracking global operations, crisis situations and continuity of government for defense senior leaders as they report to Congress and the President. He served as the Chief of Executive Communications and as a Command Inspector General where he focused on leader development, organizational culture and preventing negative systems trends. He developed a holistic senior-level resiliency program as well as a leader matrix to identify and prevent negative trends.
Casey earned his doctorate in education from UCLA, where he focused on youth development and transitions through work-based learning programs and systems change. He advises schools and districts on effective work-based, real-world learning opportunities. In recent years, he has combined his military and education career in many ways. He completed an Interagency Fellowship with USAID where he served as the Kyrgyzstan Desk Officer and a member of the Countering Violent Extremism working group. He also assisted the Youth Coordinator with strategic policy affecting global youth issues. During the resident course at the Army War College in 2018, Casey worked alongside his Malian and Pakistani classmates to lead panels and discussions surrounding youth identity, radicalization, and de-radicalization efforts.
He remains focused on youth development as he volunteers for international missions efforts, mentoring and coaching volleyball. He has been the race director for a local 5K that raises over $80K each November to feed the hungry locally and in Haiti. Casey has traveled to over 40 countries and deployed to numerous regions of the world supporting stability and combat operations. His connection to youth and social justice began early as he saw inconsistencies in policy and difficulties of active voices among marginalized populations.
As he begins his transition from the military to his next phase to serve youth throughout their transition to adulthood, Casey is working on a book covering youth identity and belonging. He is excited and grateful for what’s ahead.