William Flavin assumed the job as the Assistant Director at the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, located at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA, in July 2013 after serving as the chief of doctrine and education for PKSOI since 2007.

Before his assignment to PKSOI in 2000, he was a senior foreign affairs analyst with Booz Allen and Hamilton on contract to assist the US Army Peacekeeping Institute for doctrine development. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Colonel in the US Army serving as the Deputy Director of Special Operations for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe.

He has an undergraduate degree in History from Virginia Military Institute and a Master’s degree in History from Emory University. He was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for his Army War College year, and then taught at the Army War College.