Isidore Edet is a Nigerian ex-army officer with considerable practitioner experience including counterinsurgency and peacekeeping duty tours in Liberia and Sierra Leone. A highly motivated and driven person, he combines many years of field experience with strong academic credentials acquired from Professional Military Education (PME) in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and self-funded academic programmes in the United Kingdom.
During his military career, he has witnessed first-hand how an unreformed security sector not only results in the incapacity of its actors to effectively deliver security but also becomes a source of insecurity to the citizens. After retirement, his postgraduate research has aimed to acquire sound theoretical knowledge on security sector reforms and security sector governance. He strongly believes that applying his experiences effectively and beneficially would be more successful if he leverages a good theory-practice balance for solving real-world problem.
He was on the faculty of the National Defence College, Nigeria and a guest lecturer at the Army War College. During this period, he worked in various committees, among which were the National Security Policy Drafting Committee and the Advisory Committee on Defence Transformation.
Isidore mentors in his community, a group of young people who are in their early career years in the Nigerian military.