Wade Smith – Annual Fellow: Visiting
Wade Smith is a sociologist and adjunct faculty member in the School of Justice Studies and Sociology at Norwich University. He earned his MA in sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he expects to complete his PhD in spring 2015. Prior to his graduate studies, Wade was enlisted in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2007. Following five years with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, he served as a Training Support Noncommissioned Officer with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) assisting with the development, validation, and publication of Army-wide training strategies. His current research focuses on processes of military organization development and change with particular interest in the discursive and textual dimensions of institutionalization. With the growth in discourse surrounding cross-cultural competence in light of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his most recent focus is on the discursive strategies employed by internal and external stakeholders seeking to institutionalize cross-cultural competence within military organizations today.
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