Type: School event

U.S. Army War College policy simulation: Crisis in Cyprus

International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE)


Colonel Chad Jagmin, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Halleaux, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Davis, Mr. Ed "Cliffy" Zukowski

Date & time

Sep 15, 2023, 2:00-7:00 pm EDT
Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 am-5:00 pm EDT


Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with Colonel Chad Jagmin (Director), Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Halleaux (Operations Officer), and Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Davis (Observer) of the Department of Strategic Wargaming, and Mr. Ed "Cliffy" Zukowski (International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise Program Director from the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College) to host another policy simulation this fall. Through this simulation, students will learn about the crisis in Cyprus and be tasked with using diplomatic strategies to address a variety of urgent issues in this scenario.


  • Open to all University of Michigan students.
  • Simulation capacity is limited to 50 students. Depending on interest, attendees may be selected at random, and those chosen will be notified via email to confirm their attendance.
  • Participants are required to attend BOTH sessions.
  • Register by EOD September 10, 2023.

ISCNE Team Bios

Colonel Chad T. Jagmin

Director, Strategic Wargaming Division, Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College

Originally from Trenton, Michigan, Colonel Jagmin serves in the Center for Strategic Leadership at the United States Army War College. He received his commission as an officer in the Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy in 1994. He is a graduate of the Airborne School, Air Assault School, Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. His first ten years of service, Colonel Jagmin served in the Corps of Engineers as a platoon leader, company commander, staff officer at the battalion and brigade level and finally as instructor at the United States Military Academy. For the past 15 years, Colonel Jagmin served as an operations research systems analyst (ORSA). Prior to his arrival at Carlisle Barracks, he was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment Program Evaluation, where he served as the Senior Military Analyst for Land Forces Division. Previously, he served as an ORSA for the Center for Army Analysis, the Army Office of Business Transformation, the United States Army War College, 10th Mountain Division (Light) (Infantry), and the United States Military Academy. His operational and deployed experience includes Bangladesh, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae), Iraq, Djibouti and Afghanistan. Colonel Jagmin holds a Master of Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Fluid Sciences) from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and a Master of National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, NATO (ISAF) Medal, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel B. Davis

Associate Dean, School of Strategic Landpower, U.S. Army War College

Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel B. Davis was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation from the University of Michigan in 2002, where he majored in Political Science, History, and Studies in Religion. Stationed at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, he served as a tank platoon leader and support platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment. He served as the Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Information Operations, Chief of Operations in Baghdad during his first tour to Iraq. During his second tour he commanded Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, trained the unit to deploy, and led the unit through the Iraqi Surge campaign in Baghdad. During the deployment the unit earned the Valorous Unit Award and the Combat Action Streamer, while bringing everyone home safely. In the final months of the deployment, he served as the Assistant Operations Officer for the 7th Squadron, 10th United States Cavalry Regiment. He attended Harvard University, earning a Master of Public Administration in 2011. Subsequently, serving as an Assistant Professor and the Deputy Director of Defense and Strategic Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he was awarded the Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching, West Point's highest teaching honor, in 2013. He attended the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, earning a Master of Military Art & Science in Joint Planning Studies in 2014. He was next assigned to Fort Bliss, TX where he served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. He earned a Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London in 2017, with a thesis titled: “Combating the Problem from Hell: Morality and Strategy in Humanitarian Military Intervention.” As a lieutenant colonel, he served as the Director of Defense and Strategic Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and as Commander of the 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment at Fort Benning, GA, before becoming a permanent Professor, United States Army War College in 2022. He is currently serving as Associate Dean in the School of Strategic Landpower. Lieutenant Colonel Davis is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2017-2022. His writings have been published by the Modern War Institute, Responsible Statecraft, and The New York Times, among others. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, and the Combat Action Badge, among others.

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas G. Halleaux

Observer/Controller, Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee, U.S. Army War College

LTC Doug Halleaux currently serves the U.S. Army Reserve as an Observer/Controller in support of the U.S. Army War College. He commissioned in 2004 as a Distinguished Military Graduate and Field Artillery officer from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Michigan. LTC Halleaux also maintains a qualification as a Public Affairs Officer and is the distinguished honor graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and a graduate of the Field Artillery Advanced Course, Department of Defense Public Affairs Qualification Course, and Command and General Staff College. As a Department of the Army Civilian employee, LTC Halleaux serves as Chief, Strategic Communications for the U.S. Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center, a position he has maintained since 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Public Affairs officer for the center since 2015. LTC Halleaux entered military service in 2002 and has served in a wide range of command and staff positions in the Michigan National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. Prior to his arrival at Carlisle Barracks, he served as the Public Affairs Officer for the 46th Military Police Command, Lansing, Mich. Previous assignments include Deputy Public Affairs Officer, 46th MPC; Operations Officer, 126th Theater Public Affairs Support Element, Augusta, Mich.; Press Officer, 126th TPASE; Project Officer, Department of Public Works, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center; S3, 1st Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery Regiment, Detroit, Mich.; Operations Officer, 1/182 FAR; Platoon Leader, B-Battery, 1/182 FAR, Bay City, Mich.; Maintenance Platoon Leader, 1436th Engineers Company, Montague, Mich. Operational mobilizations and deployments include Operations Officer, 1/182 FAR, Camp Patriot, Kuwait (Operation New Dawn); Public Affairs Officer, Ādaži, Latvia (Exercises Silver Arrow and Saber Strike); and Public Affairs Officer, Task Force 46 (Department of Defense Support to the federal COVID-19 response mission, 2020-21). LTC Halleaux holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, a Master of Science in Atmospheric and Space Science degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science degree from the University of Michigan. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.

Mr. Edmund L. Zukowski

ISCNE Program Director, Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College

Mr. Zukowski is a native of Newton, NJ and graduated from Auburn University in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree and commission through NROTC. He retired in December 2015. His primary specialty was that of a Strike-Fighter Aviator where he flew over 2,500 hours with 511 arrested landings on 6 different aircraft carriers. Mr. Zukowski earned his "Wings of Gold" as a Naval Aviator in 1996 and was selected to fly the FA-18C Hornet. His operational sea-duty assignments included: Aviator and Landing Signals Officer (LSO) in Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94. He participated in combat Operations DESERT FOX and SOUTHERN WATCH. During this tour he was recognized as the Admiral Wesley McDonald Junior Officer Leadership Award nominee for the year 2000. He served as Assistant Air Operations Officer for Carrier Strike Group 3, onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He participated in and supported combat Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. His department head tour with VFA-192, he served as Safety Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer. As Safety Officer, his command earned the Department of Navy Safety Excellence Award for aviation safety and their 3rd consecutive CNO Safety 'S' Award. In his final sea-tour he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Training, Readiness, Requirements, and Exercises (N8) for U.S. 7th Fleet. During this tour he participated in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief Operation TOMODACHI, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11, 2011. His shore tour assignments included; FA-18C flight instructor and LSO for VFA-125. Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, he flew air patrols over Northern California, in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. Mr. Zukowski attended Air University earning a Master’s degree. He served in NATO as Deputy Branch Chief, Crisis Response Operations (CRO) Branch, for Allied Command Transformation, Staff Element Europe. His final assignment was the Course Director for the JLASS-EX elective, Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. Following retirement Mr. Zukowski became the Curriculum Developer, and interim-Course Director, for the Army Strategic Education Program - Senior course for Army Lieutenant Generals. He served in this position for four years. Additionally, he served as the interim-Course Director for the Army Strategic Education Program - Transition course to two years. In October 2020 Mr. Zukowski became a Department of the Army Civilian. He currently serves in the Department of Strategic Wargaming Division at the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College. In this capacity he will be the program director for the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise. Mr. Zukowski is married to Liz (nee Wilson) from Point Edward, Ontario, Canada. They have two daughters Emilie (1st-year Veterinary Student) and Tori (Junior Early Childhood Education Major)

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