Dr Aimee Fox, Lecturer in the Department of Defence Studies, King’s College London, has been appointed as Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at the Marine Corps University - the professional military education university system of the United States Marine Corps.
In the role Dr Fox will join the faculty of experts virtually, and collaborate with both staff and students at the university through podcasts, virtual lectures, and teaching. She’ll be providing support for Masters degree projects and hopes to get involved with the Center’s annual Innovation Summit.
Founded on 1 August 1989 and inspired by its namesake, the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity enables an interdisciplinary approach to complex problem solving, fosters an environment that enhances our collective warfighting capability, and facilitates and encourages novel solutions to current and future warfighting challenges in order to expand the Marine Corps’ competitive edge and improve warfighting effectiveness.
The Brute Krulak Center focuses on creating enhanced educational opportunities for students and faculty engaged in Professional Military Education (PME). In 2020, it established a non-resident fellow programme, inviting applications from individuals carrying out innovative research on topics relating to modern and historic warfare.
Dr Aimée Fox’s primary research interests focuses ideas around military innovation, learning, and change. She is particularly interested in how armed forces - both historic and contemporary - accommodate and respond to change, along with the frictions associated with the movement of expertise and knowledge across organisational and geographical boundaries.
Dr Fox has published widely on the British army's experience in the First World War. Her first monograph, Learning to Fight: Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018 and won both the British Army Military Book of the Year prize for 2018 and the 2018 Templer Best First Book Prize from the Society for Army Historical Research.
My non-resident fellowship with the Krulak Center will enable me to forge links with Professional Military Education organisations in the US whilst bringing my research into conversation with the military and policy community.
– Dr Fox