Considering the War in Ukraine
May 12, 2023
M. Scott Weaver
Considering the War in Ukraine

Approaching Ukraine's nine year defensive war against Russian invasion and aggression as a military strategist, Scott will share three questions that stay with him as we watch events continue to unfold, and some considerations on where things are likely to go in the months ahead.

About M. Scott Weaver

Scott is a retired Army combat veteran who served as a strategist, infantry officer, and scholar.  His strategic-level assignments focused on Southwest Asia and Europe.

As a strategist at U.S. Central Command, U.S. Embassy-Baghdad and the Army War College, Scott led the development and delivery of key strategic analyses, operational plans and policy products that supported U.S. national aims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southwest Asia. He worked Theater strategy and plans for U.S. Central Command several times during 2002-2013.

Scott’s operational experience included Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Kosovo Air War (Operation Allied Force), Operation Northern Watch, and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.  He served nine years on the faculties of the Army’s three degree-granting institutions.

Scott is Director of Operations for the Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also works with Academy Leadership as an executive coach and facilitator.

His community activities include chairing the Community Veterans Engagement Team for Johnson County Community College; serving on the executive committee of the KC Chapter of the Association of the United States Army; serving as a city of Westwood, Kansas planning commissioner; membership with the Rotary Club of Kansas City Plaza; and volunteering with the local Boy Scouts Council.