Aaron Haskins is a former Army officer and combat veteran turned professional decision scientist. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, served as an Armor officer in heavy and Stryker cavalry formations, and also worked as a combat advisor to the Afghan National Army. He left the Army with the rank of Captain.
Aaron holds a Master of Science in Economics from Purdue University and when he wasn't studying advanced economic theory there he was balls deep into international history. He now makes his living as a behavioral and complex systems economist and risk management consultant for high risk industries. In this professional capacity, he studies and models threat response mechanisms to help clients align their incentive systems and risk management processes, as well as building risk models to understand systemic vulnerabilities in order to help them redesign and achieve more reliable outcomes.
An NRA-certified pistol instructor and occasional IDPA competitor who regularly attends firearms and self-defense training courses, he has studied and practiced various armed and unarmed martial arts extensively for over two decades.
For someone we'd love to have beside us in a bar brawl he has a remarkably big brain, and damn does this guy have good taste in hats. A handful of our readers, at least 2 of his friends and probably his cat will remember him from the self-declared "Year of the Casual Bowtie."