Anders McD Sookermany is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) in Oslo. He is a serving Lieutenant Colonel with a Defense College education supplemented with a doctorate degree in pedagogy and a masters degree in Philosophy of Sport. Sookermany is the author and editor of several books and articles combining theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom from the field of sport sciences with the challenges of developing training and performance cultures within a military context. Currently Sookermany is heading an R&D-program entitled Learning under Risk (LuR). The overall aim of the program is to describe, understand and explain the risk dimension in soldiers’ learning before, during and after participation in military operations. Besides this, Sookermany has served on several national and international committees, councils and working groups within the broader scope of learning, training, performance and culture. He is a serving member of the Editorial Board of Armed Forces & Society and the past President to the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) were he also acts as the NDUC Council member.