The Terrorism Studies Minor (TSM) program is designed to provide cadets with the intellectual, conceptual, analytical, and theoretical tools to understand the nature, implications, root causes, and complex challenges posed by terrorism in the 21st century, and the multifaceted issues associated with counterterrorism policy. Housed within the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the TSM program leverages the robust expertise and experiences of the CTC and the department’s permanent and rotating faculty members.

The TSM is based on two pillars: academic and professional development. These interrelated components are designed to offer cadets a world-class education in the different facets of terrorism and political violence and the ways governments respond to these challenges, while creating a community of young counterterrorism professionals in the process.

To learn more about TSM contact Dr. Richard Yon.


Faculty & Cadet Leadership

The TSM program is led by Dr. Richard Yon. The cadet-in-charge (CIC) serves as a liaison between cadets and the TSM program. The CIC also assists Dr. Yon with TSM cadet activities.

Dr. Richard Yon

Director, Terrorism Studies

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