Colonel Blake Connors is a career infantry officer with over 26 years of service and currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Texas A&M University.
He has served in mechanized, airborne and light infantry units throughout his career. He has operational experience with multiple tours in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He has commanded at the battalion level in both the Asymmetric Warfare Group from 2009 to 2012 and the 3rd US Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” from 2013 to 2015. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the Chief of Operations for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. His most recent assignment was with the Canadian Army serving as Deputy Commander for the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre in Kingston, Ontario.
Colonel Connor’s other assignments include service with the 1st Cavalry Division & III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and as an advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Military and has a Master of Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University. He is also a graduate from the senior college of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, England.
Colonel Connors is married to Alison Connors, Pharm.D. who has supported him throughout his career.