Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Walter “Rick” Landgraf is a United States Army officer and Fellow in the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is currently a strategic and international engagements chief at the Pentagon. Rick formerly worked as an Army research fellow at the RAND Corporation on studies sponsored by the U.S. European Command. LTC Landgraf has served in overseas assignments in the United Kingdom, Georgia, and NATO’s military headquarters. Additionally, he has served three combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rick is a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech. His dissertation focuses on Ukraine and Georgia’s potential NATO membership.