Lieutenant Colonel Glen Grant served 37 years in the British Army in a wide variety of postings and jobs. He was the first advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense when the war started in 2014, at Ukrainian ministerial request. Since then, Lt. Col. Grant has worked in Ukraine as a defense contractor for the US, and as a project manager in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on a UK project in defense housing, in which he was both a member of the Reform Office and on the General Staff reform committees and working groups. He has been a defense analyst with the Ukrainian Institute for the Future and now is the operations director in the new World Trade Center Kyiv. He keeps close daily contact with serving and former military, military NGOs and volunteers who support the frontline forces. He publishes regularly about Ukraine, the Black Sea and Baltic regions with the Kyiv Post and Baltic Security Foundation. He has additionally worked as an SME for the United States in 11 other Central and Eastern European countries since 2010, giving him an in-depth view of how the US conducts the defense reform business.
“Such education and introduction of new approaches should occur either simultaneously at all levels or starting from the top tier of the chain of command—it will not work otherwise.”