Roland Spiller


Joint Advanced Warfighting School, National Defense University


Dr Jon Mikolashek

Academic Interests:

World War I
Twentieth Century Warfare


Adapting to an Unimagined Environment: Lessons from World War I for the British Army

Bio Note:

Roland Spiller is a British Army Officer attending the Joint Advanced Warfighting School. Having served alongside US forces on operations and on exercises, he is broadening his understanding of US operational planning. His thesis examines how World War I provides lessons on how a well trained and equipped army can adapt to wars of unexpected character, and intensity.

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