Major Tim Ball is a U.S. Army Special Forces officer. He has served as a detachment and company commander in 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), with multiple tours in Iraq, and assignments throughout Europe. Prior to joining Special Forces, Tim served as an infantry officer with the 82nd Airborne Division, and has also served at NATO Special Operations Headquarters. His research interests include the use of special operations forces, and military advising. Major Ball holds a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University, and an MS in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.