About the Expert
Colonel Rick Ullian, U.S. Army, is an artillerymen and former brigade commander in Europe. His previous assignments include special assistant to the vice chief of staff of the Army. He has deployed numerous times in support of military operations in Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Colonel Ullian holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MA from the Naval Command and Staff College, and served as an Army War College fellow at the Institute of World Politics.