Perspectives from the field: Serving in and out of uniform
After studying anthropology in college, Dillon wanted to work directly with local populations to help solve mutual security challenges. He joined the US Marine Corps where he served for over six years.
After transitioning out of service, Dillon read The Accidental Guerrilla by David Kilcullen, a Spirit of America Advisory Board member. Kilcullen’s vision of “population-centric” counterinsurgency strategy, aimed at protecting and building alliances with local communities, appealed to Dillon. He was drawn to Spirit of America, a nonprofit that puts Kilcullen’s concept into practice and makes it a reality.
As a Program Manager for the Asia-Pacific region, Dillon gets to work with motivated Americans and global partners to build relationships and tackle the root causes of instability every day. While in the field, Dillon engages with our international allies and demonstrates that America is a responsive and reliable partner.