Steve Albert is a fellow on the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress, specializing in U.S. Air Force strategic policy. During his 12 years as an officer, Albert provided support to strategic bombers, airborne reconnaissance platforms, and special operations forces. He participated in multiple operations and deployments, including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Odyssey Resolve. Albert holds a B.A. in political science from Grove City College and an M.A. in intelligence studies from American Military University.