Mr. Arnold is currently acting as Dean of the NCR campus, overseeing faculty assigned, managing academic programs, students, and curriculum, and integrating operations with the DSCU – West campus.
Mr. Arnold has been with DSCU since 2017 and was formerly an Assistant Professor at the DSCU West campus. He is a retired Air Force Colonel, following 23 years of service. In that capacity he served as a NATO officer, a CENTCOM advisor in Saudi Arabia, on the initial staff of AFRICOM during their operational standup, as military faculty at National Defense University (NDU), and as the Global Vigilance Panel Chair at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters (A8V). He is a Joint Qualified Officer with academic titles in Security Cooperation Management and Joint Military Operations. Mr. Arnold was assigned to USMTM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was stationed in Germany twice - in Stuttgart with AFRICOM and Geilenkirchen as part of NATO AWACS.
Mr. Arnold has taught Saudi aviators, NATO military professionals, and worked extensively with allies in a variety of operational contexts during conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. Mr. Arnold was also involved with security cooperation programs as a master navigator in both C-130 and AWACS aircraft. His educational credentials stem from time as faculty at NDU’s Joint Forces Staff College and USAF Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.
Mr. Arnold has a Master of Education degree and is a Doctoral Candidate for and Ed.D. Degree, projected to graduate in 2021. He holds certificates from University of Wisconsin on Distance Education and in College Teaching from Tidewater Consortium. He has been published in the Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) Journal and is a contributing author to the Security Cooperation Management textbook (Green Book). He is a graduate of Air War College, and SHAPE’s NATO Staff Officer School.