Curriculum Vitae

Sandor Fabian

I am not simply thinking out of the box, but without it…
I’m harvesting from the edges of strategic and design thinking.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

A defense professional with more than 16 years of experience. Possess unique skills derived from both Eastern and Western military training and education. A motivated, focused and result oriented leader, scholar, author, educator and critical thinker.

-Understand and appreciate the special trust and highest expectations associated with a leader and a teacher
-Devoted to core values such as honor, courage, respect, commitment, faithfulness
-Possess a “moral compass”
-Inspires and instils confidence in his colleagues and subordinates
-Adheres to and enforces standards regardless of time of day, location or status
-Dedicated to a lifetime of study
-Communicates clearly both orally and in writing
-Has a bias for action – seizes the initiative and acts instead of waiting for the perfect sight or direction

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Security Studies, University of Central Florida – Aug 2020
Dissertation Title: Improving Foreign Militaries – The Effects of U.S. Military Aid in the Form of International Military Education and Training Programs
Winner of the 2020 SPSIA Pollock-Ellsworth Award for Best Research Methods in Doctoral Dissertation
Committee: Dr. Andrew Boutton (chair), Dr. Jonathan Powell, Dr. Nikola Mirilovic, Dr. Konstatin Ash, Dr. Keenan Yoho (outside member)
Certificate in National Intelligence Studies, University of Central Florida – December 2019
MSc. Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School – June 2012
Winner of the 2012 Outstanding Thesis Award
B.A. Military Science, Miklos Zrinyi Hungarian National Defense University – Aug 2001

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

NATO Special Operations Subject Matter Expert, Team Leader and Curriculum Developer, LEIDOS, 2018-
PhD student/Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017-2020
Adjunct Professor Norwich University 2016-2017
Military Officer (Hungarian Special Forces) 2001-2017

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Books
2015. Sandor Fabian, Irregular Warfare, The Future Military Strategy for Small States, CreateSpace Amazon Independent Publishing Platform.

Peer-reviewed journals
2021. Sandor Fabian, “Training Foreign Militaries For Peace,” Journal of Strategic Security, Forthcoming in March 2021
2021. Sandor Fabian, “U.S. IMET Participation and the Outcome and Duration of Insurgencies,” Defence Studies (2021): 1-24.
2019. Sandor Fabian, “The Russian Hybrid Warfare Strategy: Neither Russian Nor Strategy,” Defense & Security Analysis, Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2019, 308-325.
2018. Sandor Fabian, “NATO Special Operations Forces: Even If It Is Not Broken Yet, It Needs to Be Fixed,” Special Operations Journal, 4:2, 188-201.
2018. Sandor Fabian, “Why Does David Sometimes Defeat Goliath? Effects of Military Culture on the Outcome of Asymmetric Wars,” Florida Political Chronicle, Vol 26. No 1.
2016. Sandor Fabian, “To Change or Not to Change,” Combating Terrorism Exchange Journal, Vol. 6, No 4.
2015. Sandor Fabian, “The Comprehensive Approach: A Silver Bullet or the Loch Ness Monster,” Combating Terrorism Exchange Journal, Vol. 5, No 4.
2015. Sandor Fabian, “Hybrid Warfare-Revisited,” Combating Terrorism Exchange Journal, Vol. 5, No 1.
2013. Sandor Fabian, “Learning from the Enemy: Alternative Afghan Security Forces,” Combating Terrorism Exchange Journal, Vol. 3, No 1.
2013. Sandor Fabian, “Alternativ Vedelmi Strategia Kis Allamoknak,” Sereg Szemle, XI. evfolyam, aprilis-szeptember.
2013. Sandor Fabian, “Tanuljunk az ellenségtől: alternatív megoldás az afgán biztonsági erők számára” Honvedsegi Szemle, 141. évfolyam. 6. Szám.

Public Commentary
2021. Sandor Fabian, “US-educated foreign soldiers learn ‘democratic values,’ study shows – though America also trains future dictators” The Conversation
2020. Sandor Fabian, “Are the Baltics Really Undefendable?” Royal United Service Institute (RUSI)
2020. Sandor Fabian, “Taking “DE OPPRESSO LIBER” To The Streets: Why The US Army`s Special Forces Qualification Course Needs To Become More Urban,” Modern War Institute at West Point
2020. Sandor Fabian and Doreen Horschig, “Beyond The Open Sky Treaty” Duck of Minerva
2020. Sandor Fabian, “Total Defense, Revisited: Unconventional Solution to the Problem of Conventional Forces” Modern War Institute at West Point
2017. Sandor Fabian, “Harom a Magyar igazsag: Gondolatok a Zrinyi 2026 program kapcsan,” Biztonsagpolitika.hu.
2015. Sandor Fabian, “The Revolution is coming,” Global Special Operations Forces Foundation Newsletter.

Edited Volumes:
2017. Sandor Fabian, “Asymmetric Warfare: To Reform or not to Reform that Must not be the Question,” Asymmetric Warfare 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Working papers
Sandor Fabian and Andrew Boutton “Military aid as a tool of soft power: An examination of norm transmission and diffusion between allies”

Conference Paper Presentations

Sandor Fabian “Building Foreign Militaries – An IMET Case Study in Hungary” American Political Science Association (APSA) 2019 Annual Conference, Washington D.C., United States, August 30, 2019.
Sandor Fabian “Military Aid and State Aggression – The effects of U.S. Foreign Military Education and Training Programs” International Studies Association (ISA) 2019 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 27, 2019.
Sandor Fabian “Human Capital and the Duration of Civil Conflicts” Special Operations Research Associations (SORA) Annual Conference, 2019, Monterey, California, March 8-10, 2019.
Sandor Fabian “State Aggression and the U.S. International Military Education and Training Program,” Assessing the Consequences of U.S. Military Assistance to Developing Countries Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, April 12, 2018.
Sandor Fabian “Why does David sometimes defeat Goliath? The effects of military culture on the outcome of asymmetric wars,” Florida Political Science Association (FPSA) Annual Meeting. Fort Meyers, FL, March 24, 2018.
Sandor Fabian “NATO Special Operations Forces – Even it is not broken yet still needs to be fixed,”
Thinking about Big Data for the Special Operations Domain, Annual Meeting for Special Operations Research Association (SORA) Tampa, FL, February 22–23, 2018.
Sandor Fabian, “North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – To reform or not to reform that must not be the question” Florida Network for Global Studies` 2018 Florida International Summit University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, January 30, 2018.
Sandor Fabian “How should small states defend themselves,” International Studies Association South (ISA-SOUTH) Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, October 20–21, 2017.
Sandor Fabian “Asymmetric Warfare: To reform or not to reform that must not be the question,” Asymmetric Warfare Conference, Budapest, Hungary, November 9-10, 2016.
Sandor Fabian “The Future of Military Operations,” NATO Special Operations Forces Training and Readiness Conference, Mons, Belgium, February 2, 2016.

Other Conference Attendance

2018. Global Special Operations Forces Annual Symposium, Hybrid Warfare and Future Operations Panel (Sandor Fabian, Colonel Tom Bilo, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Thøgersen, Lieutenant Colonel René van den Berg), Tampa, FL, February 20-23, 2017. – Panel Chair

2017. Global Special Operations Forces Annual Symposium, Building Multinational Special Operations Headquarters (Sandor Fabian, Lieutenant General (ret) Michael Day, Brigadier General Dag Baehr, Colonel Brian Petit), Tampa, FL, February 21-23, 2018. – Panel member

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

CITI Program – Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017
CITI Program – Human Research, Social / Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017
GDP002 Authorship Collaborative Credit, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017
GPD004 Ethics: Personal Integrity, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017
GPD007 Ethical and Legal Issues, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017
GPD006 Intellectual Property Rights, University of Central Florida, Fall 2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Norwich University (Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis Department)
SSDA315L Insurgency and Conflict (Instructor of Record) 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring.

NATO Special Operations Forces School
NSOF-11 NATO Special Operations Forces Evaluation Course (Course Author/Instructor of Record) 2018 Summer, Fall; 2019 Spring, Summer, Fall; 2020 Spring, Fall.
NSOF-16 Countering the Russian Hybrid Threat (Instructor of Record) 2018 Fall; 2019 Spring, Summer, Fall.
NSOF-20 Building National Special Forces Capability Course (Instructor of Record) 2020 Fall.

University of Central Florida (Political Science Department)

POS3703 Scope and Methods of Political Science (GTA) 2017 Fall, 2018 Fall.
CPO3614 Eastern European Politics (GTA) 2017 Fall, 2018 Summer and Fall, 2019 Fall.
POS2041 American Government (GTA) 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring and Fall, 2020 Spring.
INR4008 Global Perspectives (GTA) 2018 Spring.
INR4603 International Relations Theory (GTA) 2018 Spring.
GEO3471 World Political Geography (GTA) 2018 Summer and 2020 Summer.
INR2002 International Relations Theory and Practice (GTA) 2019 Spring, Summer, Fall and 2020 Spring and Summer.
CPO3403 Politics of the Middle East (GTA) 2019 Spring
INR4401 International Law (GTA) 2019 Summer
POT3302 Modern Political Ideologies (GTA) 2019 Summer

AWARDS AND HONORS

2020 Pollock-Ellsworth Award for Best Research Method in Doctoral Dissertation – University of Central Florida, 2020 – $250
2019 Dr. Eva and Elemer Kiss Scholarship – Hungarian American Coalition 2019-2020 Academic Year – $1000
Departmental Presentation Fellowship Award – University of Central Florida, 2020 Spring semester – $500
Graduate Presentation Fellowship Award – College of Sciences, University of Central Florida, 2020
Spring semester – $500
2019 APSA Travel Grant – American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 29-31, 2019 – $225
Departmental Presentation Fellowship Award – University of Central Florida, 2019 Spring semester – $500
Graduate Presentation Fellowship Award – College of Sciences, University of Central Florida, 2018 Fall
semester – $300
2018 FPSA Best Graduate Paper Award – Florida Political Science Association Annual Conference, March 24, 2018 – $250
Graduate Presentation Fellowship Award- College of Sciences, University of Central Florida, 2018 Spring semester – $300
Best Graduate Student Poster Award – Florida Network for Global Studies 2018 Florida International Summit, January 30, 2018 – $500
Stipend Supplement Award (offered to exceptional Ph.D. applicants) – University of Central Florida, Academic Year 2017/2018 – $5000
Outstanding Thesis Award – Naval Postgraduate School, June 15, 2012 – $250

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Florida Political Science Association (FPSA) member
American Political Science Association (APSA) member
International Studies Association (ISA) member
Special Operation Research Association (SORA) member