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Colonel Sean T. Hannah, Ph.D.

Colonel Sean T. Hannah, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), United States Military Academy at West Point.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership in Extreme Contexts
  • Leader Complexity
  • Ethical and Authentic Leadership
  • Character Development
  • Leader Identity, Self-Efficacy, and Courage

With over twenty-four years of military service, he served in numerous command and staff positions in Infantry units in Europe, Cuba, Panama, Southwest Asia, and the United States. He served in combat with the lead unit of 3rd Armored Division during Desert Storm where his unit was awarded the President's Valorous Unit Award, and also in other contingency operations such as Operation Sea Signal (Panama and Cuba), Joint Task Force Los Angeles, and the Pentagon on 9/11. He also served at the Pentagon in the office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, and later an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Col. Hannah's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Four Meritorious Service Medals, and 19 other medals; numerous service ribbons, and three unit commendations. He has also been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, and Army Staff Badge.

Col. Hannah holds a Ph.D. in Management with a specialty in Leadership Development and a minor in Psychology from the University of Nebraska; both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University; a Master in Military Science from the Marine Corps University, and a Bachelor of Political Science from California State University.

As a leadership scholar, he has published over 30 articles and chapters on leadership. His most recent works are published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior; the Leadership Quarterly; Consulting Psychology Journal; the Journal of Positive Psychology; Human Resource Management Journal; Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Organizational Psychology Review; Military Psychology; and the International Journal of Conflict Management, as well as in numerous books.