Mr. Dodge Billingsley

Mr. Dodge Billingsley
Foreign Military Studies Office
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Mr. Dodge Billingsley is a Senior Analyst (contract) for the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) focused on issues of the Caucuses, China, and Russia. He serves as the editor for FMSO’s flagship publication, Operational Environment Watch.

He has spent decades in areas of conflict with considerable time in Chechnya and the Caucasus, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, the Amazon Basin, and Ukraine. His previous work with Chechen combatants resulted in Fangs of the Lone Wolf: Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen Wars 1994-2009, a joint FMSO-MCIA publication. He was among the first independent scholars/journalists in Afghanistan following 9/11. He was present at the Qala-e Jangi uprising in Nov 2001 that took the life of CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann and led to the capture of John Walker Lindh, a.k.a, the American Taliban. He embedded with Task Force Rakkasan during Operation Anaconda (2002). He embedded with the 3/7 Marines for OIF1 (2003) and returned to Iraq with 3/2 Stryker during OIF2, producing films for C4 UK and BBC as a result.  Dodge returned to Iraq with the 1st Armored Division and 82nd Airborne for the U.S. departure from Iraq in December 2011, producing a documentary about the withdrawal from Al Anbar Province.  He continues to engage in on-the-ground research and write on many topics.

Dodge is also the director of Combat Films and Research, a documentary film and research company that has produced many war- and conflict-related documentary films. Additionally, he is the director of Global QRF, a non-profit focused on assisting endangered individuals in conflict zones.

Dodge Billingsley has an M.A. from King’s College, Department of War Studies, London UK, and a B.A. from Columbia University.