Jeffrey D. Peterson

Jeffrey Peterson, Ph.D., serves as the director of the Superintendent’s Character Integration Advisory Group (CIAG) at the United States Military Academy. He served on active duty for 28 years in a variety of leadership and staff positions in the United States, Korea, Cuba, and the Middle East to include a combat battalion command during “the surge” in Iraq. After command, he served as the director of West Point’s economics program from 2008 to 2014. In 2012, then COL Peterson was the director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), where he led the effort to publish the Army’s first doctrinal manual on the Army Profession and Ethic. As the chair for the Study of Officership at West Point from 2015 to 2021, he stewarded the West Point Superintendent’s capstone course on Officership, designed character and leader development programs, and advised senior academy leaders on the state of West Point’s honor system. As the director of the CIAG, he leads the effort to better integrate character development across the West Point Leader Development System (WPLDS) to ensure our graduates lead honorably, live honorably, and demonstrate excellence. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1987) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (1997), and holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School (2008).