Ian Fishback graduated from West Point in 2001 and served four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with Infantry and Special Forces over the subsequent decade. In 2006, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world for helping to reform US standards for detainee treatment in the Global War on Terror. After his final combat tour in 2010, Ian earned dual M.A.s at the University of Michigan in Philosophy and Political Science, focusing on just war theory. He then taught ethics of war at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2012-2015. In May 2015, he left the Army to focus his professional efforts on researching the relationship between morality and political violence. He is currently a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Michigan.