Lieutenant Colonel James Chandler
PhD Researcher, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Lieutenant Colonel James Chandler is a serving British Army officer. He was commissioned into The Light Dragoons in 1997 after education at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His military service has included operational deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, and staff appointments at the UK's Permanent Joint Headquarters and the UK Defence Academy. Upon graduating from the Advanced Command & Staff Course, he was presented with the award for best Army academic student. On behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Chandler has served as an Army Academic Fellow on three occasions. He completed an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2009, was the Army’s inaugural Visiting Fellow to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in 2015 and since 2018 has been completing a PhD with the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. Building on his recent service with 77th Brigade, his doctoral research is an analysis of British information operations during the conflict in Iraq (2003-2009).