Montana Hunter graduated with his MA (distinction) in War Studies from Kings College London and his BA (honours) in History and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. He specialized in the development of unconventional armed forces in Ukraine and has published research based on his field work in Ukraine in the Calgary Journal of Military and Strategic Studies. In 2017 He founded (in)Security, a defence and international affairs forum with chapters in Ottawa and Vancouver.
Montana has worked as a freelance researcher and consultant specializing in defence policy. His research interests include Eastern European affairs, unconventional armed forces, defence procurement, and the impact of developing technology on warfare.