Travis Zahnow is an active-duty U.S. Army Armor officer. Travis previously served as a Cavalry Troop Commander and as a Cavalry Platoon leader. Travis is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and is currently a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a recipient of the Armor and Cavalry Leadership Award. These views are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Department of the Army, or the Department of Defense.