Jennifer Alessio

Faculty Instructor
Department of Distance Education, SSL



Colonel Jenny Alessio is honored to serve as a Faculty Instructor in the US Army War College’s Department of Distance Education, where she directs the Regional Studies course. Jenny is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Rutgers University’s Department of Political Science. 

As a US Army strategic intelligence analyst, Colonel Alessio has served at echelons ranging from platoon to corps and above. From 2011-2013, Jenny was privileged to represent the US Army in the White House Situation Room, where she supported the President of the United States and the US National Security Advisor and coordinated with foreign national security leaders and their teams. More recently, Jenny managed US Army Pacific’s analytical relationship with 15 Indo-Pacific countries. Colonel Alessio’s experience includes an Army fellowship at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, where she facilitated dialogue with civilian and military national security practitioners from across the Indo-Pacific region.

Colonel Alessio is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Army War College and holds masters degrees in Strategic Studies, Political Science, and Strategic Intelligence She is a University of Michigan Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, where she received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English. 

Jenny’s research interests include international security and civilian control of the US military.