Jordan Becker is the US Liaison Officer to the French Joint Staff at the US Department of Defense, as well as a Chercheur Associé at Sciences Po and Ministère de la Défense – IRSEM.
Prior to his role at the Department of Defense, he was a Defense Policy Advisor, and then Speechwriter, at NATO in Belgium.
Prior to this assignment, Jordan served as an assistant professor in the Social Sciences Department at West Point, where he taught courses on international relations, comparative politics, European politics, and African politics.
Jordan began his career in the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, where he led an infantry platoon in a parachute assault that opened the Northern Front in the Iraq war in March of 2003, followed by an 11-month deployment in and around Kirkuk. While in the 173rd, Jordan led a rifle platoon, a support platoon, and served as the executive officer of the 503rd’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company.
Jordan then attended and graduated Special Forces Assessment and Selection and the Special Forces Qualification Course, after which he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. From February to November of 2007 Jordan served in and around Baghdad as the targeting and current operations officer for Special Operations Task Force – Center, and then commanding a detachment assigned to advise Iraq’s national-level Special Operations Force’s Reconnaissance Troop. In the summer of 2008, Jordan’s team operated in Mali in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Trans-Sahel.
Jordan is a distinguished Foreign Service graduate and distinguished military graduate of Georgetown University. He has earned Master’s Degrees at Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy from King’s College, London.