Tommy Sowers is a former Green Beret and Assistant Professor of American Politics, Policy and Strategy at the United States Military Academy. He now lectures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and was a 2010 Democratic candidate for Congress in Missouri’s 8th Congressional district. Dr. Tommy Sowers is currently an Associate with McKinsey & Company. Previously, he served as a senior advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and in 2010, was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District. Earlier, Dr. Sowers served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. During his military service, he served as assistant professor at the United States Military Academy (2006-2009), Special Forces Detachment Commander (2004-2006), Brigade Adjutant in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division (2001), Combat Engineer Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer (1999-2001). He holds an A.B. from Duke University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.