Micah Zenko

Director of Research and Learning

Micah Zenko is the Director of Research and Learning at McChrystal Group, charged with the development and instruction of offerings designed to improve organizational performance through red teaming, strategic planning, and scenario development.

Micah is also the Whitehead Senior Fellow at Chatham House. Prior to joining McChrystal Group, he was a Senior Fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations, where he researched and published on a range of national security and foreign policy issues. He has also previously held positions with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, State Department's Office of Policy Planning, Veterans for America, and Brookings Institution.

Micah is the author of Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, which reveals the work of red teams and explains how to most effectively apply them to the modern world.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Arts degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University. Micah also has a Doctorate degree in Political Science from Brandeis University and wrote his dissertation on U.S. discrete military operations in the post-Cold War world.