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Dr. Lepse currently serves as Professor of Logistics and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Planning at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, DC.  As the Associate Dean, he is the Dean of Faculty’s primary deputy on a variety of issues related to curriculum and faculty matters, including ensuring the integration, balance, and currency of the curriculum as it is executed by the academic departments and faculty. 

During his tenure at the Eisenhower School, Dr. Lepse has taught several different courses related to national security and resource strategy, and has been engaged in the full spectrum of curriculum design, development, execution, and evaluation.  Additionally, he has served for more than nine (9) years in several key Eisenhower School leadership positions, including leading in three (3) different academic departments.  Immediately prior to assuming his current position as the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Planning in October 2016, Dr. Lepse served as the Chair of the Defense Strategy, Acquisition, and Resourcing (DSAR) Department.  Given his leadership experience and familiarity with curriculum in both the former Acquisition (ACQ) and Military Strategy & Logistics (MSL) departments, he was selected to serve as the Chair of the DSAR Department when it was established in May 2014.  In addition to leading academic departments, Dr. Lepse has also previously served as the Director of the Supply Chain Management Concentration and the Faculty Leader for both the Electronics and Agribusiness Industry Studies. 
 
After graduating from Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1981.  His initial sea duty assignment was aboard the USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG 20), and he had subsequent sea duty assignments aboard USS GARY (FFG 51) and USS HALEAKALA (AE 25).  Dr. Lepse’s final sea tour was aboard USS WASP (LHD 1), where he deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).  While serving afloat, he made deployments to the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and Western Pacific areas.  Besides serving in several U.S. Navy assignments ashore, his Joint duty assignments included the Joint Staff (J-4), the Defense Logistics Agency, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).
 
After retiring from active duty in August 2008 at the rank of Captain, Dr. Lepse worked as a federal civil servant in both the DOD Business Transformation Agency (BTA) and DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  He re-joined the ICAF faculty in January 2010 as an Associate Professor of Logistics.
 
Dr. Lepse’s graduate education includes a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration/Public Affairs from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, a Master of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Additionally, he has completed executive education programs at several business schools, including: Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Stanford University, Cornell University, and the University of North Carolina.
 
His military awards and decorations included the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit awards.  In addition to being a designated Joint Qualified Officer (JQO), he earned his warfare qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer.  Dr. Lepse is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and has achieved Level III acquisition certifications in both Program Management and Information Technology.
Col Santoro is the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, DC. In his previous assignment, he served as Chief, Joint Professional Military Education Division, Joint Force Development Directorate (J7), The Joint Staff, Washington, DC, where he was responsible for the development and execution of policy implementing the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff’s statutory responsibilities for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME).
Colonel Santoro was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University.  He also is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College as well as the Air War College, where he earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.  He was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in June 1988.
 
Colonel Santoro entered the Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and was subsequently selected to attend undergraduate pilot training.  His career includes a variety of assignments as pilot, instructor pilot, and evaluator pilot in the C-130, as well as a staff tour at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, where he served as Deputy Director, Commander’s Action Group. Colonel Santoro was Commander of the 816th Global Mobility Readiness Squadron (GMRS), McGuire Air Force Base, N.J; the first-ever GMRS in the Air Force.  He led the unit from initial to full operational capability. The GMRS enables the Contingency Response Group to open air bases for the warfighting commander, bridging the gap between airfield seizure forces and follow-on combat and expeditionary combat support forces.  He has also served at Air Command and Staff College both on the faculty and as the College’s Associate Dean for Operations.

Colonel Santoro is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours, primarily in the C-130, including over 150 combat hours.  He has served as Deputy Commander, 386th Expeditionary Operations Group, 386th Expeditionary Airlift Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He has also deployed for Operations PROVIDE PROMISE and JOINT ENDEAVOR, as well as other contingency operations.  His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and other unit and campaign awards.
He is married with three children.

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Dr. Lungu is a Professor in the Department of National Security and Industrial Base at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (Washington, DC). Currently he serves as the Chair of the department. During August 2010 – July 2017 he was the faculty lead for the Aircraft Industry Study program (where he taught also Industry Analytics and the International Comparative Defense Business Environments modules). He also developed and leads (since fall 2010) the (Indo-Asia-Pacific focused) Long-Term Strategy electives concentration program, where he teaches courses in diagnostic net assessment, defense strategic planning, military technology diffusion and Asian defense markets dynamics, and directs research.
Before joining the National Defense University in October 2006, he previously taught at the U.S. Air War College in the Department of Joint Military Operations (July 2005-October 2006).  A naturalized U.S. citizen, he earned his PhD in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (1999-2005), with a dissertation titled “European Defense Market Integration: The Aerospace Sector in 1987-1999.  He holds an MA in National Security Affairs (Western Europe concentration) from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey (1997-98) and a BS/MS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, Romania (1987-92).

He also attended the Vienna-based Austrian Diplomatic Academy (1994-95) and was awarded research fellowships by the WEU Security Studies Institute (Paris, 2001) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany, 2001-02). He was a fellow in MIT’s Seminar XXI program (September 2007-May 2008). Since February 2006 he is a member of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. His articles appeared in The RUSI Journal, Comparative Strategy, Defense and Security Analysis, American Diplomacy, and Strategic Insights. From 1992-94, he was broker at the Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bucharest), and then a member of the Romanian diplomatic corps (1994-98). During the 2012-13 academic year he was on sabbatical as a William C. Foster Fellow with the Department of State (in the Regional Security and Arms Transfer Office, Bureau of Political Military Affairs). He participated in the 2013 SAIS Hertog Summer Study and completed executive education programs focused on global strategic management (Harvard Business School) and competitive strategies (Wharton School of Business).

Col Sean B. O’Brien is Deputy Chair of the National Security Industrial Base Department, and teaches Advanced Manufacturing, strategy, industry analytics courses, and the Think Tanks elective at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

 

He received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wyoming.  Prior to his current assignment, he had various assignments on the Joint Staff, to include Executive Assistant for the Director for Intelligence, and Chairman of the Battlespace Awareness Working Group, a formal body reviewing all Department of Defense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements for the Joint Requirements Oversight Council.  He was also Commander of the 607th Air Intelligence Squadron and then the 6th Intelligence Squadron at Osan AB, Republic of Korea where he led intelligence support to the Air Operations Center, as well as U-2 and national imagery operations.  His combat deployments include:  lead wing Intelligence Flight Commander, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar during the major combat operations phase of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; imagery chief, Joint Analysis Center, RAF Molesworth, U.K. for Operation ALLIED FORCE in Kosovo; Ground Component Chief of Targeting, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina for Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR; Chief of Intelligence, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Saudi Arabia for Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey for Operation PROVIDE COMFORT.

 

EDUCATION:

2012 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Eisenhower School

2006 Air War College

2005 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

2002 Air Command and Staff College

1997 Master of Public Administration, University of Oklahoma

1996 Squadron Officer School

1990 Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Wyoming

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.    2012- 2015, Chief, Current Intelligence Division, Directorate of Intelligence, United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, IL. 

2.    2011- 2012, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Eisenhower School , National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.

3.    2009- 2011, Executive Assistant to Joint Staff J2; Deputy Director for Intelligence, National Military Command Center; Chief, Intelligence Requirements Division; Chair, Battlespace Awareness Working Group, the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

4.    2007- 2009, Commander, 607th and 6th Intelligence Squadrons, Osan AB, Republic of Korea.

5.    2005 – 2007, Executive Officer, Directorate of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA.

6.    2004 – 2005, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

7.    2003 – 2004, Director of Operations, Air Intelligence Squadron, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL.

8.    2001 – 2003, Intelligence Flight Commander, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.

9.    1998 – 2001, Executive Officer, Directorate of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, VA.

10. 1994 – 1998, Chief, Tactical Aviation Section, Offutt AFB, NE.

11. 1992 – 1994, Chief, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM.

12. 1991 – 1992, Student, Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal, four oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal, one oak lead cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal, two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, one oak lead cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, one oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

March 2012, Colonel

October 2006, Lieutenant Colonel

December 2001, Major

November 1994, Captain

November 1992, First Lieutenant

May 1990, Commissioned Second Lieutenant (AFROTC)

Col Gillespie is Associate Professor, National Security and Industrial Base, at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  Colonel Gillespie holds undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and history from the California Institute of Technology, and received his commission as a distinguished graduate of Air Force Officer Training School in 1989. Following technical training in communications and computer systems at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, he served in a variety of communications-information assignments, beginning in Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While assigned to Allied Forces Southern Europe in Naples, Italy, he commanded the Proto Communications Squadron until its deactivation, and then the Radio Communications Squadron responsible for NATO maritime communications in the Mediterranean during Operation Joint Endeavor. At the outset of Operation Iraqi Freedom he was chief of deployed communications at Air Mobility Command Headquarters, Scott AFB, Illinois, providing voice and data network capabilities used to open airfields in theater.

In addition, Colonel Gillespie has educated the next generation of officers at the United States Air Force Academy during two separate tours of duty, serving in the Department of History as Assistant Director of Operations, Deputy for Cadet Development, and Director of Military History. He is a distinguished graduate of Air Command and Staff College, a 2010 graduate of Air War College, and holds a PhD in history of science and technology.
Dr. Coughlan is a management scholar and consultant specializing in strategy and economic analysis. In academia, he has served on the faculty of the Strategy Unit at the Harvard Business School and as a professor of strategy and managerial economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. As a management consultant, Dr. Coughlan has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and as an independent advisor to a broad range of clients worldwide, including both public sector organizations and private sector companies, from start-up enterprises to Fortune 500 firms.
 
Dr. Coughlan earned his BA degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Virginia and his MS and PhD degrees in economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In his graduate studies, he specialized in game theory, the science of strategic thinking, with additional emphasis in mechanism design and behavioral/experimental economics.
 
During his six years as a professor in the Strategy Unit at the Harvard Business School, Dr. Coughlan taught several core economics and strategic management courses in the MBA, PhD, and Executive Education programs. While at Harvard, he also designed and taught his own original advanced strategy course focusing on competitive dynamics, applying the principles of game theory to strategic interaction. In addition, Dr. Coughlan researched, wrote, and published more than 30 business case studies during his time at Harvard, concentrating primarily on issues of strategy and innovation.
 
Dr. Coughlan subsequently spent more than a decade on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he developed and delivered graduate courses in the fields of economics, strategic planning, change management, business modeling, and cost-benefit analysis. He taught in virtually all of the graduate management programs offered by NPS and was honored with the Louis D. Liskin Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his work in the resident MBA program.
 
Dr. Coughlan has frequently been invited to speak on strategic thinking and analysis in programs for senior leaders in the national security community, including the National Intelligence Business Executive Course (NIBEC), the Navy Corporate Business Course (NCBC), the Navy Senior Leadership Seminar (NSLS), the Effects, Metrics, and Risk Management in Strategic Planning (EMRSP) workshop, the Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC), and the Security Studies program at the Center of Homeland Defense and Security. In addition to his teaching and consulting work, Dr. Coughlan conducts research on the topics of mechanism and system design as well as in the area of strategic analysis and innovation.

Captain Richard Davis is a faculty member in the National Security and Industrial Base department at the Eisenhower School. Prior to joining the faculty, Davis’ sea assignments include: Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 32 and HSL-44 embarked in multiple combatant ships.  Next he served as Flag Lieutenant to Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Two/GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group and as a department head with HSL-44.  Ashore, Davis served as a flight instructor with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero; as a plank owner in the Weapon Tactics Unit/Wing Weapons School. He served as an Afghanistan and South-east Asia action officer and executive assistant on the Joint Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) prior to taking command of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 44. Davis next served as Anti-Submarine Warfare and Aviation Section Head in the Surface Warfare Directorate on the Navy Staff and Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Section Head on the Secretary of Defense Staff.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. He was commissioned through Naval Reserve Officer Training in May 1990 and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1992.

Dr. Groves is an Associate Professor in the National Security and Industrial Base (NSIB) department at the Eisenhower School (ES) at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC. He is the faculty lead for the Space Industry Studies program, one of 20 industrial study areas in the college. He also directs the Science & Technology Policy course within the Senior Acquisition Course (SAC) Concentration Program. Prior to joining the faculty at the Eisenhower School (previously the Industrial College of the Armed Forces), Dr. Groves served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Colonel before retiring after nearly 28 years of service. His military career centered on scientific and technical duties related to spacecraft acquisition and space operations. He has operational and staff experience at major command, headquarters, and interagency levels. Dr. Groves received his Ph.D. in space physics from Utah State University, and is a distinguished graduate of the Eisenhower School at NDU, including the Senior Acquisition Course certificate from Defense Acquisition University. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Researchers.

James Hasik is an associate professor of the practice of industrial studies at the Eisenhower School. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them.

 

Prior to joining the faculty, Hasik was an advisor to management to defense contractors and defense ministries, in which he assisted with their problems in business strategy, planning, and policy analysis. He undertook over fifty discrete projects in sectors spanning armored vehicles, shipbuilding, armaments, ammunition, precision munitions, and training & simulation. His engagements functionally included operations analysis, supply chain analysis, marketing, product development, competitive analysis, facilities management, portfolio strategy, business forecasting, privatization planning, organizational design, merger due diligence, and antitrust analysis.

 

Hasik previously worked as senior consultant at Booz & Company, a senior defense consultant at Charles River Associates, a procurement consultant at IBM, a logistician at Accenture, and a weapon systems analyst at ANSER. He began his career as a shipboard officer in the US Navy.

 

Hasik is the author Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First Century Defense Industry (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and the co-author of Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfighting (Naval Institute Press, 2002). He has authored a further five book chapters. His research has also been published in RUSI Journal, Defense and Security Analysis, Joint Force Quarterly, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Contemporary Security Policy, Defense Acquisition Research Journal, and Proceedings of the US Naval Institute.

 

Hasik earned his BA in history and physics at Duke University, his MBA in business economics at the University of Chicago, and his PhD in public policy at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, MRAP: Marketing Military Innovation, investigated the processes by which Coalition ground forces came to adopt blast-resistant armored vehicles during the counterinsurgent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

Samples of Published Work:


1. Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First Century Defense Industry 

2. The Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare 

3. Innovation Before Scale: A Better Model for Transnational Armaments Cooperation 

4. Defense Entrepreneurship: How to Build Institutions for Innovation Inside the Military 

5. Learning in Counterinsurgency: What Do We Really Know? 



Andrew Leith is an Australian who has been a member of the Eisenhower School faculty since July 2005 where he teaches macroeconomics, and business strategy.  Relevant experience includes operational deployments with the Australian Army as a United Nations Military Observer on the Iran-Iraq Cease Fire Line in 1989 and as a Military Liaison Officer on the Headquarters of the International Force in East Timor in 1999. From 2000 to 2002 Andrew Leith was employed by the United Nations as the civilian Deputy Head of the Division of Trade and Investment for the Transitional Administration in East Timor and from July 2010 to June 2011 resided in the Solomon Islands where facilitated research on behalf of the Australian Governments Asia Pacific Civil Military Centre of Excellence focusing on the lessons learned by the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands. Dr Leith's doctorate is in international business focusing on the development of Small to Medium Enterprises in emerging economies
A Nuclear Submarine Officer and Acquisition Professional with over 26 years of experience, Captain Monroe joined the faculty of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security & Resource Strategy in 2015, where he leads the Shipbuilding Industry Study and teaches courses in Acquisition as an Assistant Professor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering-Physics from Oregon State University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.
 
Most recently at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Captain Monroe served as the first Major Program Manager of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Program Office (PMS 391), where he managed new acquisitions, foreign military sales, and in-service sustainment of the various deep submergence systems and other specialized equipment that make up the U.S. Navy’s submarine escape and rescue capability. Additionally at NAVSEA, he served as the Test and Evaluation Director for the Undersea Weapons Program Office (PMS 404), where he worked closely with the Royal Australian Navy and led development, operational testing and rapid fielding of new variants of Heavyweight (MK48) and Lightweight (MK54) torpedoes in support of an urgent operational need.
 
At sea, Captain Monroe served onboard the submarines USS ALEXANDRIA (SSN 757), USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705), USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729)(Gold) and USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)(Gold), completing numerous overseas deployments. Ashore, he served at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, the Center for Naval Analyses, the Submarine Warfare Division of the Chief of Naval Operations staff and as Deputy Commander of Submarine Squadron Two. Before joining the Acquisition community in Washington, DC, he commanded the Naval Submarine Support Center, New London CT, which provided personnel, medical, logistics, weapons, operations and material support for 23 nuclear submarines and three submarine squadrons.
Dr. Shipe joined the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in June 2004 as a Professor of Acquisition. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography from Radford University, a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Program Management Course and the Air Command and Staff College. Dr. Shipe entered the Army as a Transportation Corps officer in 1984.  After serving as a strategic mobility planner at the Military Traffic Management Command and commanding a transportation company in the 2nd Infantry Division, he joined the Army Acquisition Corps.  Dr. Shipe's acquisition assignments include tours with the Program Executive Officer for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Department of Army Staff, and Defense Acquisition University.

Functional Expertise:  Program Management - Test and Evaluation - Integrated Logistics Support - Strategic and Tactical Transportation - Economic Analysis
Regional Expertise - Western Europe
Dr. Sullivan has been a professor of economics at the National Defense University (NDU) since July 1999. He has been an advisor to flag officers from the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and East Asia while at NDU. Dr. Sullivan has run field studies related to the energy, environment and agribusiness industries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, and the US as part of his duties at NDU. He was part of the initial point team to help establish a National Defense College in the UAE. Dr. Sullivan is an Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University, where he has been teaching classes on global energy and security (which include analyses of energy issues for the EU, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, Japan, the U.S., Canada, and the Arctic.) for over 11 years. He is a Senior International Fellow at the National Council of US-Arab Relations, an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Future Global Resource Threats at the Federation of American Scientists.
 
He taught classes on resource security issues (land, water, energy, and minerals) in Africa and the Middle East at Georgetown University for 5 years in the STIA Program. Dr. Sullivan was the Vice President, Programs, for the United Nations Association, National Capitol Area during June 2010 to June 2011. He was an adviser to the Sudan project looking at the potential resource impacts of a splitting of the country at the United States Institute of Peace for March 2009-July 2010, and continued advising on Sudan for the USIP for some time after that. He was Senior Fellow at the East West Institute (EWI) during 2007. Dr. Sullivan has been involved in the energy work at the UNCTAD with a focus on Africa. He has testified to Congress on issues related to the XL Pipeline and on the Nile River Basin and other water security issues.
 
Dr. Sullivan was at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he taught classes and did research on the economics, economic history, and political economy of the Middle East from 1993 to 1999. He is particularly well traveled and well-connected in the Middle East and North Africa, but also has extensive experience in Asia, Europe, Australia and some other parts of the world. He has advised senior US officials, leaders in the private sector and NGOs and others on many issues related to energy, water, food, economic, political and military security issues related often to the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia at a very high level. He obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University with highest honors (1986) and graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University (1979). Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the Seminar XXI Program at MIT (2006).r. Sullivan was at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he taught classes and did research on the economics, economic history, and political economy of the Middle East from 1993 to 1999. He is particularly well traveled and well-connected in the Middle East and North Africa, but also has extensive experience in Asia, Europe, Australia and some other parts of the world. He has advised senior US officials, leaders in the private sector and NGOs and others on many issues related to energy, water, food, economic, political and military security issues related often to the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia at a very high level. He obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University with highest honors (1986) and graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University (1979). Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the Seminar XXI Program at MIT (2006).
 
Education:  MIT, Seminar XXI; Yale, Ph.D. (Highest Honors), Economics, M.Phil, Economics of Development Brandeis (Summa Cum Laude and Junior Phi Beta Kappa), Economics
Specialties:  Economics and Politics of the Middle East and various parts of Africa, International Energy Security, Energy-Water-Land-Food Security Nexus, Piracy, Terrorism and Trade Security (Political-Economic-International Relations sides), Resources and Conflict (Esp. in the Middle East and Africa), Islamic Societies/ Arab Cultural Issues, US-Arab and US-Islamic Relations, International Economic Relations
 

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Dr. Mary Redshaw joined the Eisenhower School as the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Chair in July 2013. She has 25 years acquisition experience and is DAWIA Level III certified in three career fields: Program Management; Systems Planning, Research, Development & Engineering (SPRDE); and Test & Evaluation. Additionally she achieved certification through two international associations as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science; master’s degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Business Administration, and National Resource Strategy; and doctoral degrees in Engineering Management and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Redshaw’s acquisition experience spanned assignments in the military, industry, and civil service. During her military career she became the first woman officer to achieve warfare specialties as both a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Flight Officer (TACAMO Mission Commander). She completed her military career as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) and member of the Navy’s Acquisition Corps, with assignments in Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX 1) and the Navy Global Positioning System (GPS) Program Office at the Space & Naval Warfare Command. After retiring from active duty, Dr. Redshaw supported or managed acquisition programs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and the Naval Air Systems Command. Prior to coming to the Eisenhower School, she taught acquisition and executive program management courses at DAU for 10 years.

Functional Expertise: Defense Acquisition – Program/Project Management – Systems Engineering

Dr. Sonya Finley joined The Eisenhower School in 2016, after serving in the U.S. Army for over 26 years. While on active duty, she served as a strategist, strategic planner, and speechwriter for senior uniformed and civilian leaders in assignments ranging from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to Washington D.C. She has taught at the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National War College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She is a former East-West Center Fellow and former Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Emory University, an MPA from Cornell University, and a PhD from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on Cold War and contemporary political warfare and public diplomacy; national security and defense strategy and planning.
A P-3C Naval Aviator, CAPT Westerkom served operationally as the Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron TWENTY-SIX, VP Task Group and Mission Commander of combat missions in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served as Assistant Strike Ops Officer (A-Strike) on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72).

CAPT Westerkom’s shore assignments include serving as Advanced Fixed Wing Instructor Pilot at Training Squadron THIRTY-ONE, VP Junior Officer Sea/Shore Assignment Officer (Detailer) at Navy Personnel Command, and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Maintenance Officer (N4) for both SEVENTH FLEET AND FIFTH FLEET. He graduated from National War College in 2010.
 
CAPT Westerkom’s major staff assignments include the Joint Staff, Force Structure, Resource and Assessment (J8) Directorate, where he served as a Strategic Analyst in the Studies, Analysis and Gaming Division from 2010 - 2014. He also completed an assignment with USSOUTHCOM, Theater Engagement (J7) Directorate, where he served as Head Quarters Training Division Chief.
Captain Andrew Escriva is currently assigned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management as the Director of Acquisition Logistics. During his last operational tour he served as the plank-holding Officer in Charge of USNS WALLY SCHIRRA (T-AKE-8). His previous sea duty assignments include: Principal Assistant for Logistics in USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63), America's forward deployed aircraft carrier during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; Supply Officer, USS SHASTA (AE-33) where SHASTA won her first Battle Efficiency Award (Battle E) in over twenty five years; and USS TRIPOLI (LPH-10) as the Wardroom Officer, Disbursing Officer, Stock Control Officer, and Assistant Supply Officer. In TRIPOLI he served during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a Repair Locker Officer during the mine strike and Operation Restore Hope where he was Officer in Charge of a Forward Logistics Support Site in Mogadishu Somalia. CAPT Escriva's most recent shore assignment was with the Chief of Naval Operations Staff heading Combat Logistics Plans and Policy (OPNAV N424) where he served as resource sponsor for the Navy's replenishment ships, hospital ships, and tugs and salvage vessels. Previously, at Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) he served as the Inspector General and Deputy Commander for Navy Family Support (NFS), which includes Household Goods, Disbursing, Postal, Food Service, and Quality of Life Systems.  Chief of Logistics Operations for Special Operations Forces (SOF) in the US Central Command. (CENTCOM) at US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Tampa, FL and USSOCOM's Center for Special Operations; NAVSUP where he served as: Chief of Automated Logistics Systems (SUP 41C), Deputy Director of Material Management for Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Project Officer for the Supply Maintenance Re-engineering Team (SMART ERP). During this tour he deployed to the CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC) where he was the Chief of Navy Sustainment and Officer in Charge of Navy Personnel. He also led Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) Philadelphia's Integrated Weapon System Team (IWST) for T-2 and A-4 aircraft and served at Commander Combat Logistics Group ONE (COMLOGGRU One) and Commander Task FORCE 33 (CTF-33) as the Logistics and Assessment Officer and Assistant Supply Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, a Master of Science in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and he graduated from the Columbia University Senior Executive Program.  His subspecialties include Information Systems (6201Q) Inventory Systems (1302S), Joint Professional Military Education (2000P), Financial Management (3111S), and Operations Research, Logistics (3212S). An Acquisition Professional in the Acquisition Logistics and Information Technology disciplines and a qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Naval Aviation Supply Officer, CAPT Escriva's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and numerous unit and service decorations in addition to the 1996 Navy League of the United States Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award for significant contributions to operating forces readiness.
CAPT Futcher is a career Navy Supply Officer and currently an Assistant Professor for Strategic Acquisition and Resourcing and Advanced Manufacturing at the National Defense University Dwight D. Eisenhower School.  In his last assignment in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), he was Head of the Acquisition Logistics and Total Ownership Branch and Navy Business Operations Office.  In this capacity, he was Navy’s lead for accelerating implementation of additive manufacturing across the U.S. Navy and oversaw the development of the Navy’s first Additive Manufacturing Vision and the Department of the Navy’s first Additive Manufacturing Roadmap.    Captain Futcher is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Economics and Public Policy from the George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Naval Flight Officer, Defense Acquisition Corps Member Defense Acquisition Workforce Certified:Program Manager Level III and Requirements Manager Level C Captain John Laubach is a native of Northbrook, Illinois. He attended the United States Naval Academy, earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, and received a commission in May 1992. Following flight training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in October 1994. Upon completion of P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training, he joined the ‘Fighting Marlins’ of Patrol Squadron FORTY (VP-40) onboard NAS Whidbey Island, WA. He qualified as a P-3C Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Captain and Instructor TACCO. During this tour, he deployed to the Pacific and Mid East Theaters.Captain Laubach then reported for Instructor duty at Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) located on NAS Jacksonville, FL in July 1999. He qualified as an FRS Instructor TACCO, Fleet Instructor Trainer and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator.In October 2001, Captain Laubach reported to the ‘Wizards’ of Special Projects Patrol Squadron TWO (VPU-2) onboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Kaneohe Bay. While attached, he deployed to the Mid East and Pacific Theaters and flew combat missions in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). He achieved qualifications as P-3(Special Projects) Mission Captain, Sensor Coordinator, and NATOPS Instructor.Following VPU-2, he reported to the 'Golden Eagles' of Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) also located on MCBH, Kaneohe Bay. There he deployed twice to CENTCOM and flew combat missions in support of OEF and OIF. He served as the squadron Operations Officer, Training and Tactics Officer, and Office in Charge of a squadron detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In December 2006, Captain Laubach reported to Naval Air Systems Command as the P-8A Training Systems Program Manager (PMA-205) located on NAS Patuxent River, MD. There he led a team of Government Service and Contractor Support personnel coordinating the development, procurement and life cycle support of training systems for the P-8A Poseidon weapon system with $250M development budget and $1.4B procurement budget.After his program office tour, Captain Laubach reported to the Joint Staff to serve in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8). There he served as the Joint Staff Secretariat for the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s Advisory Working Group (DAWG) orchestrating all Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) and Director J8 (DJ8) support actions for the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s senior governance review board. After six months, he then served as the Capabilities and Acquisition Division Analyst for Fixed Wing Major Defense Acquisition Programs. In that position he managed Tactical Aviation and Ordnance Major Defense Acquisition Programs through Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) and Office of Secretary of Defense acquisition processes. He provided the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, VCJCS, and DJ8 with detailed programmatic analysis on numerous programs to include F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator, AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Next Generation Jammer and B-2 Spirit. In April 2010, Captain Laubach reported to the ‘Blackjacks’ of Tactical Air Control Squadron TWO ONE for duty as Executive Officer. He deployed with a squadron detachment as Officer-In-Charge onboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) in direct support of EUCOM and CENTCOM amphibious forces. While deployed, the detachment participated in Operations ODYSSEY DAWN and UNIFIED PROTECTOR providing primary tactical command and control for air operations during Operation ODYSSEY DAWN. In June 2011, Captain Laubach assumed Command of TACRON TWO ONE. Captain Laubach led his squadron acting as primary tactical air control for Exercise BOLD ALLIGATOR, the East Coast's largest amphibious assault exercise in the last decade. His squadron then deployed to European and Mid East Theters aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Upon completion of command, Captain Laubach attended the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly Industrial College of the Armed Forces) and earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, participated in a Healthcare Industry Study and received the Excellence in Research and Writing in the Field of Acquisition. Captain Laubach was competitively selected for and concurrently completed the Senior Acquisition Course. This is the highest level acquisition education program in the Department of Defense and qualifies him for senior level acquisition positions throughout the Department. In 2014, Captain Laubach became the Acting Director of Command and Control in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. As Acting Director, he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of Department-wide command and control architecture, technical framework, standards, and strategic approaches; supporting Overarching Integrated Product Team responsibilities for over $26B in Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information System programs; performing acquisition-related portfolio management and net-centric systems engineering; guiding and facilitating command and control capabilities development through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System, Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System, and Defense Acquisition Systems processes; and providing technical direction and integration of efforts across DoD components to synchronize critical DoD command and control capabilities. In 2016, Captain Laubach became the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Navy International Programs Office. This office is responsible for implementation of all Department of Navy (Navy and Marine Coprs) International Programs, Security Cooperation, Foreign Military Sales, Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure Policy, International Military Education and Training, and Foreign Personnel Exchange Programs. Captain Laubach has amassed over 4000 flight hours including over 850 combat hours. Personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal S/F (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendations Medal (5) with combat “V” (1) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal (4).
CDR Egge is an Assistant Professor in the Defense Strategy, Acquisition, and Resourcing Department at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. He arrived at the Eisenhower School after Command of the Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain (FLCB), located in Manama, Bahrain, home of Naval Forces Central Command and the US Navy’s FIFTH Fleet.  Previous to his Major Command assignment, Egge was Supply Officer of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), at the time the Navy’s only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. He has also served at sea onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772), USS INDIANAPOLIS (SSN 697), and USS MCKEE (AS 41). Shore assignments include numerous staff and operational roles, most notably on the Joint Staff as the Logistics Functional Capability Board (FCB) Secretariat supporting the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). Egge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, a Master of Systems Analysis degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Diplomacy degree from Norwich University. Sean is married to the former Ms Kelsey Huke of Chester Heights, Pennsylvania and they have two sons, Theodore and Jameson.
Col Traughber is currently an Assistant Professor in the Defense Strategy, Acquisitions, and Resourcing Department at the Eisenhower School (National Defense University). He teaches the core Strategic Acquisition and Resourcing (SAR) course, an elective in the Senior Acquisition Course (SAC), and teaches the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Industry Study.
 
Col Traughber recently returned from Afghanistan, where he was the Director for Contract Support, Plans, and Operations at CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command in Kabul. As Director, he was responsible for aligning contract operations with strategy, advising operational level customers, and providing internal support to contract operations.
 
Col Traughber has served as a program manager for multiple space and airborne reconnaissance acquisitions. In addition, he served as a Program Element Monitor on the Air Staff for an Acquisition Category I program. He has commanded twice at the squadron level and has also served at the MAJCOM and Air Staff levels. Col Traughber was born and raised in Wisconsin, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He subsequently completed a Masters in Business Administration at Chapman University in California. He also earned a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies at Air University.
Colonel Wagner is the U.S. Air Force Chair and Military Professor at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.  He is an instructor in Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing, Industry Analytics, and Industry Studies.  As the Air Force Service Chair, he provides guidance and oversight for all Air Force students and faculty at the Eisenhower School.
Colonel Wagner graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 with a degree in Astronautical Engineering.  His various assignments include global space operations, military space launch and spacecraft mission operations, global and theater missile warning, space surveillance, space control, and military space command & control.  He was on several higher headquarters staffs and served as the CJCS’ strategic planner for Iran. Colonel Wagner is a graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Air & Space Studies and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, the Air War College and the National War College. 
Colonel Wagner commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, to include serving as the Director of USSTRATCOM’s Joint Space Operations Center and commanding 614th Air and Space Operations Center.  Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Wagner commanded the 460th Space Wing and served as the Installation Commander at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
Col Horowitz joined the Eisenhower School Faculty in the Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing department in July 2015.  Previously, from July 2012 to February 2013, Col Horowitz attended the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. Following graduation, Col Horowitz transferred to the Pentagon where he served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Policy) from March 2013 to June 2015.Col Mark Horowitz entered the Marine Corps as the distinguished graduate of the UCLA NROTC program in March of 1992. He completed The Basic School in October 1992 and the Infantry Officers Course in December 1992.From December 1992 to June 1996, Col Horowitz served as Heavy Machinegun Platoon Commander and Executive Officer of Weapons Company, and Executive Officer, and Company Commander of C Company, 1st Battalion, 1st  Marines. During this period, he conducted two MEU (SOC) deployments.In June 1996, Col Horowitz reported to the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan where he served as Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment from June 1996 to January 1998. In January 1998, Col Horowitz transferred to the 1st Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company in Norfolk, VA, where he served as Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer. Col Horowitz then attended Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia from August 1998 to May 1999.From June 1999 to June 2003, Col Horowitz served as Company Commander of Fox Company and Battalion Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. During this period, he conducted three MEU(SOC) deployments.From July 2003 to June 2004, Col Horowitz attended the Naval Command and Staff Course at the Naval War College in Newport, RI where he earned a Masters degree and was awarded the Admiral William Sowden Simms award.From July 2004 to April 2007, Col Horowitz served as an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. In 2005, he received the Military Officer Association of America Distinguished Joint Planner Award.From May 2007 to May 2010, Col Horowitz served as Director of the Urban Warfare Training Center and Operations Officer of the Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group (TTECG). During this period, Col Horowitz trained seventy-six battalions consisting of over 90,276 Marines and sailors preparing to deploy in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. From July 2010 to July 2012 Col Horowitz commanded as the Inspector Instructor, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines in Houston, Texas. During this tour, he mobilized and deployed with the Battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and served as the Regimental Combat Team-1 Afghan National Security Forces Development Operations Officer.
Colonel Zeman is a native of Rockport, Massachusetts and was commissioned a 2dLt in the Marine Corps upon graduation from Boston University with a BA in History in 1993.  Upon completion of The Basic School and Infantry Officer’s Course, Col Zeman reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for service as a Weapons Platoon Commander with 2d Battalion, 6th Marines.  After completing a shipboard deployment as part of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the Mediterranean Sea, he was posted as a Platoon Commander in 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, where he also served as a Company Executive Officer.  Later in the same tour he assumed command of a platoon in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company which he led on his second MEU deployment.  During this deployment he also served as the Maritime Special Purpose Force Commander for the MEU.
 
In summer 1999, then Captain Zeman was sent to Okinawa, Japan to serve in the III Marine Expeditionary Force Plans shop where he participated in the planning and execution of Exercises Ulchi Focus Lens in the Republic of Korea, and Exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.  In 2000, he received orders to the College of the Holy Cross NROTC unit where he served as the Marine Officer Instructor and Battalion Advisor.  As part of this tour he completed a rotation as a platoon commander at Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia.
 
In 2003, Major Zeman posted to the 7th Marine Regiment in Twentynine Palms, California where he served as the Regimental Assistant Operations Officer.  As part of 7th Marines, in February 2004 he deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Returning to the States in September, he assumed duties as the Executive Officer of 3d Battalion, 4th Marines returning to Iraq in January 2005. 
 
Upon completion of his tour with 3d Bn, 4th Marines, Major Zeman was selected as the Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where he received a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations (Security Studies).  Upon completion of his degree, he was sent to Headquarters, Marine Corps in Washington, DC to serve as a strategic analyst in the Strategic Initiatives Group.  As part of this tour, he deployed to Afghanistan where he served as the II Marine Expeditionary Brigade liaison to both Task Force Helmand (UK) and the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team (UK).  Later in the tour he was dual-hatted as the Executive Officer & Operations Officer for the Partner/Mentor team which stood up the Afghan 215th Corps.
 
In summer 2010, LtCol Zeman assumed command of Headquarters Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA.  After successfully completing Command, he was briefly posted as the Training Center's Plans Officer before receiving orders to the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, where he received a Master of Science degree in Strategy and Campaign Planning.
Colonel Zeman was posted to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC) in July of 2014 where he initially served as an operational planner within the Joint Planning Support Element (JPSE).  He was later posted as the Operations Lead within the JPSE.  In May of 2016, he assumed the duties as the JECC Director of Operations/J3. 
Colonel Zeman is married to the former Kristin M. Thompson (Kris), of Brockton, Massachusetts, and has two children, Phillip Jakob (Jake, 10) and Grace (8).  
 
Academic Achievements:
BA History, Boston University (1993)
MA International Relations, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University (2007)
MS Strategy & Campaign Planning, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, National Defense University (2014)
Foreign Area Officer’s Association (FAOA) 2014 Award Winner for Thesis:  Finding a National Approach to Combat the Terror-Crime Nexus: A Hezbollah & Transnational Organized Crime Case Study; Published in FAOA Journal, Summer 2014
Publications:
Goat Grab Diplomacy; Proceedings Magazine, November 2005
Tribalism & Terror; Small Wars & Insurgencies Vol. 20, Nos. 3-4, Sept-Dec 2009 (Note: This is the UK [Academic] Journal, not the US web-site.)
Finding a National Approach to Combat the Terror-Crime Nexus: A Hezbollah & Transnational Organized Crime Case Study; FAOA Journal, Summer 2014

Dr. Brian Buckles, Col (Ret) USMC, joined the Eisenhower School in July 2012. He serves as an Acquisition Professor of Practice; as the Director, Senior Acquisition Course (SAC); and as the Course Director, Strategic Acquisition and Resourcing (SAR) core course. He earned a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Information Systems and Communication from Robert Morris University in 2017. He also earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Geography and Cartography from theUniversity of Idaho in 1987, and is a 1999 Distinguished Graduate of Naval Postgraduate School earning a MS inManagement (Defense Systems Analysis). In 2006, he served as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the HooverInstitution, Stanford University.

Prior to his arrival at The Eisenhower School, Dr. Buckles served as Program Manager for the Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicles (PM LAV), Marine Corps Systems Command in Warren, Michigan. He was responsible for the upgrade, sustainment, and lifecycle management ofthe fleet of approximately 900 LAVs. He was also responsible for the procurement of LAVs for Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and research and development of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPS) program. Previous acquisition assignments include Director, Amphibious VehicleTest Branch and Deputy Director, Test and Evaluation, Program Management Office for Advanced Amphibious Assault. He is DAWIA LevelIII Certified in Test and Evaluation; Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering; and Program Management.

Dr. Buckles also has extensive operational experience to include nearly 20 years as an Assault Amphibian Officer; servingas Commanding Officer, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division prior to moving into the Acquisition CareerField.

Dr. Brian Collins joined the ICAF/ES faculty in 2009. He was previously the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at the National War College. A former Air Force officer, he served staff tours on the Joint Staff, where he worked NATO issues in J-5, and at SHAPE, in Mons, Belgium. His operational assignments included flying tours in various Air Battle Manager positions in both USAF and NATO AWACS units, where he participated in operations and exercises over the US, other NATO countries, the Persian Gulf and Middle East region and the Balkans. While with the NATO AWACS Component, he was the Component Test Director, responsible for all flight testing. He led the combined program acceptance and Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the NATO-US AWACS Radar System Improvement Program. He also led the NATO operations, logistics, and software team participating in the Integrated Product Team development of the NATO AWACS Mid-Term Modification Program. He was an Olmsted Scholar at the Freie Universitt Berlin and is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, Harvard University's Kennedy School, and Georgetown University (PhD international relations). He is also a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School and the German Armed Forces Staff College (Fhrungsakademie der Bundeswehr). He has published numerous articles and two books: Behind the Cyberspace Veil: The Hidden Evolution of the Air Force Officer Corps and NATO: A Guide to the Issues.
 
Dr. Severance joined the ICAF Faculty on August 16, 1993 as a professor of Military Strategy and Warfare. Dr. Severance served 30 years on Active Duty with the United States Army, retiring in the grade of Colonel on 1 August 2000. From July 2000 until February 2001, Dr. Severance was employed in private industry as a Program Manager with TRW, Inc., supporting the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) in Alexandria, VA. In March 2001, Dr. Severance rejoined the ICAF Family as a Professor of Military Science.
 
In addition to Military Strategy and Warfare, Dr. Severance teaches or has taught Strategic Logistics and Mobilization in the core curriculum; electives in Strategic Geography, Geography and Warfighting, and Civil Military Relations and Challenges to Democratization; the NATO Europe Regional Security Study; the Reserve Components National Security Course; the JCRA National Security Seminar; the CAPSTONE Spouses Executive Development Course; and Values, Ethics and Leadership. He has served as the faculty leader for the Land Vehicles and, subsequently, the Land Combat Systems industry studies and has been an associate in the Financial Services Industry Study. During his tenure at the Industrial College, Dr. Severance also served as the Deputy Chair of the Military Strategy and Logistics Department and Program Director for the Military Strategy and Warfare course from July 1995 until July 2000 as well as Chairman of the Department of Military Strategy and Logistics from 2002 to 2004. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Severance also conducts the annual Adult Learning Workshop for newly assigned faculty and has served for several years on the Faculty Committee.
Dr. Severance holds a B.S. (Cum Laude) in Education from Northeastern University, an M.S. in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Human Development (Adult Learning) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Severance's military education includes the Infantry and Transportation Officer Basic Courses; the Transportation Officer Advanced Course, the Rotary Wing Aviator Qualification Course, the Air Command and Staff College, The Operations Research-Systems Analysis Military Applications Course, Army Logistics The Defense Systems Management College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he was a Distinguished Graduate of the Class of 1991.
 
Academic areas of interest include: The Civil War and the Battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, First Manassas and Fredericksburg; the Normandy, Market-Garden Campaigns and the Battle of the Bulge; Executive Education; Educational Evaluation; Hermeneutics; Geography and Geopolitics, Organizational Behavior; Alliance and Multinational Operations; and the Interagency Process.
 
Dr. Severance's professional presentations and publications include his dissertation entitled “Characterizing the Construct of Organizational Unity of Effort in the National Security Policy Process (May 2005), ”Organizational Responsibilities for National Security, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, November 2001; "The Geography of a Campaign," co-presented with Professor F.H. Dillon, III, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1999; "Strategic Geography," co-presented with Professor F.H. Dillon, III, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 1997; "Joint Live Fire (JLF) Lessons-Learned Workshop," Aircraft Survivability, Winter, 1993; "Live Fire Test and Evaluation Requirements for Directed Energy Weapons," presented at 8th Department of Defense Conference on Directed Energy Weapons, San Diego, CA, June, 1992; "The Threat of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism: Are Civil Emergency Services Prepared?" Executive Research Project, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, June 1991; "Victory Corps 2000 Regionalization Study," Headquarters, V United States Corps, June 1990; and "Analysis of the Battle of Mechanicsville," Executive Research Project, Air Command and Staff College, April, 1983.
 
Functional Expertise:  Weapons Systems Acquisition Program Management - Test and Evaluation - Life Fire Test and Evaluation - Aviation Operations and Logistics - Safety - Logistics Management and Integrated Logistics Support - Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) - Emergency and Crises Management - Emergency Services (Fire/EMS) - Incident Response, Command, and Operations
Regional Expertise:  NATO - Western Europe
Dr. McAllister joined the faculty of the Eisenhower School as an Associate Professor of Logistics in July 2015, and currently teaches Defense Strategy and Resourcing.  Dr. McAllister is a career Marine Corps logistician, with over 24 years of experience across the entire logistics enterprise.  While on active duty, he served in numerous assignments at the tactical, operation, and strategic level to include being published in peer reviewed journals and being selected to present research findings at international supply chain management and logistics conferences.Todd earned his Doctorate in Consumer Science with and emphasis in Supply Chain Management from Florida State University. Additionally, he graduated from Webster University (MA, Management), Western Washington University, (BA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology) as well as earning military and executive credentials from Harvard Business School, Defense Acquisition University, and Marine Corps University. Major accomplishments include coordinating the first Marine Leaders of Africa Conference, publishing the first Marine Corps Logistics Advocacy User’s Handbook, developing the logistics curriculum for the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Center, and creating the first Programs & Resources Appropriations Desk reference for senior leaders. Functional Expertise: Humanitarian Logistics – Logistics Advocacy-Supply Chain Management Technologies–eCommerce-Statistics-Acquisition Management-Contracting – Performance Based Logistics - Customer Relationship Management-Process Reform-Continuous Improvement-Strategic Planning.
Lieutenant Colonel Sofia Caraballo-Garcia joined the teaching faculty at Eisenhower School in April 2015 as part of the Defense Strategic, Acquisition and Resourcing department focusing on acquisition, contracting, logistics and supply chain management.

Prior to her teaching assignment at the Eisenhower School, Lieutenant Colonel “C-G” Caraballo-Garcia served as Executive Officer to the J8 Director, Capability and Resource Integration, US Strategic Command where she guided directorate staff support of the Command’s diverse advocacy efforts, securing $8 billion for the Commander’s top priorities.


Lieutenant Colonel C-G was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and began her career as an acquisition professional in program management. She has served in a variety of assignments as program manager, contracts manager, branch chief, flight commander, Squadron operations officer, including two instructor tours in Air and Space Basics Course and Command and General Staff College.

Lt Col C-G holds a master’s degree in Information Resource Management, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified with Level III in Program Management and Level I in Contracts. She’s also a member of DoD Acquisition Corps

LTC Heather Bellusci currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing Department at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, DC.

LTC Bellusci joined the Eisenhower School in July 2017.  She has 12 years acquisition experience and is DAWIA Level III certified in two career fields: Program Management and Information Technology.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science; master’s degrees in Business Administration with an emphasis on Information Technology Management, and Strategic Studies.

LTC Bellusci served as an Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot and maintenance commander for the first half of her career. She deployed in support of Stabilization Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. LTC Bellusci became a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 2005. She has experience in program management and information technology within the Defense Information Systems Agency, Special Operations Command, and the Intelligence Community.

LTC KC Bradford is a member of the Defense Strategy and Resourcing faculty at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.  He was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1996, as a logistics officer detailed to armor branch.  Recent positions include Chief of Sustainment (G4), 4th Infantry Division and Commander, Regimental Support Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment. His areas of specialty and emphasis include joint or multinational logistics and special operations support in Europe, Korea and the Middle East.  His education includes a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a M.A. from Webster University and a B.S. from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
LTC Lambert was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Chemical Corps through the ROTC detachment at the University of Miami in 1991. Since commissioning LTC Lambert served 18 years as an Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear officer before transitioning to Functional Area 52, Nuclear and Counterproliferation, in early 2010. LTC Lambert has served in a variety of Army leadership and staff positions including Battalion Chemical Officer, 4th Battalion / 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 71st Chemical Company, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Brigade Chemical Officer and Brigade Logistics Officer, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 68th Chemical Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Division CBRN Officer, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, ROK; and Stability Transition Team Chief, Rabiyah Port of Entry, MNF-I. Additionally, LTC Lambert served as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Course Director for Basic Analytical Chemistry at the United States Military Academy. LTC Lambert has also been assigned to a number of Joint and Interagency positions including Escort Mission Commander for Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty inspections, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Director for Nuclear Treaty Programs, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs (ATSD(NCB)); Strategic Plans Officer, Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22), National Nuclear Security Administration; and Countering WMD (CWMD) plans officer, CWMD Division, J5 Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff. Most recently LTC Lambert served as the STRATCOM Plans Branch Chief, Deliberate Plans Department, STRATCOM Center for Countering WMD. LTC Lambert’s military education includes the CBRN officer Basic and Advanced courses, The Civil Military Operations course, The Chemical Weapons Convention Orientation course, the Joint DoD-DOE Nuclear Surety Executive course, the Defense Nuclear Weapons Policy course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint and Combined Warfare School, and the National War College.LTC Lambert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Florida International University; a Master of Science degree in Chemical Oceanography from Florida State University; and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
Mr. Neville entered federal service in 1992 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Commerce where he remained through 2004.   While at Commerce, he focused on resource allocation and budget issues for the Office of the Secretary, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Bureau of the Census.  He then served as Congressional staff for 2 years with the House Government Reform Committee prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security in 2007.  At DHS he has managed headquarters financial operations, served on the Steering Committee of the inaugural Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, and led the annual future-years resource decision making processes for DHS headquarters and support directorates.  He has also led multiple enterprise management maturation efforts for DHS.  Mr. Neville holds a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor’s in International Affairs from Hampden-Sydney College, and he was a Management Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. 

Mr. Altieri  has been a Professor at the Eisenhower School since 1992 and became Chair of the Acquisition Department in 2004.

Mr. Altieri served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1967-1995, serving a majority of that time as an attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Following commissioning upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Airborne and Ranger training, and initial Infantry officer assignments, he commanded “B” Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in Vietnam. Following Vietnam duty, he was enrolled at Albany Law School, Union University, Albany, New York, graduating in 1974 with a Juris Doctor degree. Upon completing the bar examination, he was admitted to practice law before New York State courts and was later admitted to practice before Federal courts as a Army JAG Officer. His JAG service included Chief Counsel assignments with the Army Materiel Command. He was the Senior Military Assistant to the Army General Counsel in the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Pentagon, from 1984-1988, and the Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Information Systems Selection and Acquisition Agency, 1989-1992. While in the Pentagon, he was also the Army Legal Member of the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council. Mr. Altieri is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Army JAG Graduate Course, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Functional Expertise:
Defense weapons systems acquisition; defense procurement and contracting; law; information and communications technology. Mr. Altieri has been the faculty leader at ICAF of the Information Technology Industry Study. He teaches in ICAF's core curriculum Acquisition Course and offers electives in ICAF's Senior Acquisition Course
Regional Expertise:
Mr. Altieri has traveled extensively in Asia through his leadership of the ICAF Information Technology Industry Study. He currently serves as the Asia-Pacific Coordinator of the Industry Studies Program. He also has served as faculty of the Russia Regional Security Study.
Mr. William “Bill” Bennett joined the Eisenhower School as the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Chair in June 2017. He serves as Assistant Professor in the Defense, Strategy, Acquisition, and Resourcing Department teaching Defense Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and the Transportation Industry Study. He is a career civil servant with over 28 years of logistics leadership experience. Bill spent the last 17 years as DLA’s principal liaison to U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), and as Deputy Commander of DLA’s Regional Command for the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility. Bill began his professional career as a production manager in the private sector. He entered government service through the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Supply Management Intern Program. Upon graduation from intern training he held a series of progressive assignments (i.e., inventory manager, supply systems analyst, team leader, and section chief) with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama. He then served with the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Heidelberg Germany. His assignments with USAREUR included Chief of the Army Supply Systems Branch.

Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Logistics Management) from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Management (Acquisition and Contracting) from Florida Institute of Technology. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Ms. Perkins joined the National Defense University in August 2015.  She leads the Supply Chain Concentration, teaches Strategic Acquisition and Resourcing (SAR) and assisted the Space and Land Combat Systems Industry Study programs at the university. Sue Kinney-Perkins served as the Director for Logistics at NASA as a Senior Executive (SES) from 2007 – 2015 and was responsible for Agency Logistics policy, oversight, guidance, and advocacy for all Logistics disciplines across NASA.  Previously she supported the International Space Station Freedom (ISS) program projecting on-orbit maintenance requirements and negotiating international logistics agreements.  Prior, she served as the Deputy Director for Logistics for the Marine Corps post 9/11 until 2007 addressing all facets of logistics and supply chain management, distribution, policy development and implementation across the ground forces of the Marine Corps.  In 1999 – 2001 she served in a corporate role as the Senior Manager of Arthur Andersen where she established a Supply Chain practice bringing supply chain solutions to Government Agencies. Sue Kinney-Perkins served 27 years as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer in the Naval Reserves retiring as a Captain in 2011. Ms. Kinney-Perkins has a MS in National Resource Strategy and Strategic Acquisition Certificate from the National Defense University, Eisenhower School, an MBA from George Mason University, and a BS in Management from GMU/Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of MIT Seminar XXI Foreign Politics and International Relations, Federal Executive Institute (FEI), UNC Executive Logistics & Technology, Office of Personnel Management (OPM’s) Excellence in Government and is Defense Acquisition University certified in Life Cycle Logistics & Program Management, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Acquisition Professional.

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Steve Brent is Chair of the Department of National Security and Economic Policy at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.  Prior to joining NDU in 2006, he was a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development.  There he led USAID’s support for the Millennium Challenge Account from 2003-6, served in Egypt from 1999-2003, served in South Africa from 1992-99, and held various positions in USAID Washington.  Before joining USAID in 1987, Dr. Brent was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Chair of the Africa Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He served six years in the Navy, including duty in Vietnam. He has a PhD in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an MS in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a BA in Economics from Duke University.
Mr. White was appointed a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in September 2001. His NGA assignments include serving as the NGA Chief Information Officer (CIO) where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the Agency’s IT and cybersecurity operations in support of the nation’s GEOINT mission. He also provided leadership oversight for 3 multi-billion dollar programs within the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise.
Mr. White served as the NGA Deputy Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing, coordinating and integrating all aspects of the Agency’s operations, business and personnel functions; Deputy Director of the Analysis Directorate where he provided leadership of the Agency’s analytic operations; and Deputy Director of the Agency’s Financial Management Directorate where he provided oversight of programming, budgeting, execution, performance management and audit functions. Other positions include Director of NGA’s Program Analysis and Evaluation Office; IT Operations Director; Systems Engineer; and Acquisition Program Manager.

A retired Army Officer, Mr. White has more than 38 years of experience across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. In addition to his time at NGA, he also has considerable experience working at the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Before joining NGA, Mr. White served in the private sector with the MITRE Corporation.   He served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Resident Fellow at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) where he provided oversight for initiatives across INSA Councils.  Mr. White holds Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science; and a Master Degree in Organizational Management. He resides in the Washington DC area.
A Senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Counselor, Valerie Belon has been with the State Department since January 1991.  She most recently came from serving overseas as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, and – before that – as Consul General and Chief of Mission in Curacao where she was the senior U.S. government official responsible for relations with all six Dutch Caribbean islands, including Aruba and Saint Maarten.  Other assignments in the Western Hemisphere include Panama and Belize.  She also served in Brazzaville-Congo and Paris.  Her work as an economic officer in these embassies focused on environmental affairs, science and technology, agricultural trade and trade barriers, development finance, regulatory barriers to trade, and intellectual property rights.  She earned her Bachelors in Economics from Princeton University and has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as a Masters in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.  Valerie Belon is an intermediate Dutch speaker and is fluent in French and Spanish.
Mr. Bestani is serving as a Professor and DOE Faculty Chair for National Security and Economic Policy. He also served as the Executive Director for Corporate Outreach for the Eisenhower School. Both of these responsibilities take full advantage of his decade’s long experience in both the public and private sectors.  In these positions he is teaching economics as well as courses on Asia, economics, financial services and the high tech/electronics industries.

This is the fourth SES position Bob has held in the Federal Government.  Prior to joining the NDU, he served as Director of Risk Management for the Loan Programs Office at the Department of Energy where he was concurrently the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Monetary Affairs during the Administration of GHWB.  Bob also served in the economics bureau of U.S. Department of State. His public sector career also included six years as the Director General of Private Sector Finance at the Asian Development Bank. In this capacity, he increased the Bank's financings and earnings by a factor of 41 times.
 
For most of his career, Bob worked in corporate finance in a variety of positions with Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, as well as corporate experience at Texaco, Duke Energy and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In these positions he specialized in energy and high tech.  Bob also brings to the NDU a rich academic background. From October 2008 to October of 2012, Bob worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he studied International Economics, Finance and Computer Science.  He has also been a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1991.
 
Mr. Bloor is the National Security Agency (NSA) Chair and an Assistant Professor at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (NDU).  He has recently taught National Security Policy and Strategy, American Studies, Industry Studies, and Industry Analytics.

Education:  Mr. Bloor graduated from the University of Maryland in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and later the School of Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1993.  In 2008, he received a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from NDU’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now the Eisenhower School). 
 
Prior Positions:  Mr. Bloor served as NSA’s Electronic Warfare (EW) Executive during his last NSA Headquarters tour.  He was the Agency’s primary customer advocate for EW matters, and led a team executing the EW signals intelligence (SIGINT) requirements process, ensuring EW intelligence equities were represented in DOD and intelligence policy, facilitated the EW relationships with Cyber intelligence elements and USCYBERCOM, and represented NSA in Navigation Warfare matters.  Previously, he was the Chairman of the National Emitter, Weapons, and Space Subcommittee, a component of the National SIGINT Committee, providing advice and support to the Directors of National Intelligence and NSA on a wide range of Weapons and Space SIGINT matters.  During this assignment, Mr. Bloor also deployed to Afghanistan as the OIC of a multi-national International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) team. 
 
On a recent expansion tour, Mr. Bloor supported NSA’s analytic modernization as the Deputy Portfolio Manager for three Acquisition Category - 1 (ACAT-1) programs providing future NSA and intelligence community cloud storage and computing requirements.  Mr. Bloor has managed a variety of engineering, operations, research, program management, technical, and legal programs at NSA and within DOD.  He served as project engineer, program manager, systems engineer, and systems acquisition manager on numerous technical systems and installed NSA cryptologic systems at more than 40 field locations on five continents.  He managed a portfolio of thousands of Government properties, prosecuted patents, protected innovations, and negotiated technology transfer and licensing agreements as an NSA patent attorney and the patent counsel of the Army Research Laboratory.
Professional Background:  Mr. Bloor joined NSA in 1977, was certified as an NSA Cryptologic Engineer in 1986 and as a senior member of NSA’s workforce in 1994.  He is acquisition certified at Level-III in three disciplines, Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Science and Technology Management, under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).  Mr. Bloor is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, several states, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He has received many significant performance achievement awards during his career, including the Vice President’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government (Hammer) Award.
 
Personal:  A native of Maryland, Mr. Bloor resides with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Albany, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Mr. Bloor participates in community sports activities with his daughter, is a member of the Fort Meade Flying club, served on its Board of Governors for 15 years, and as President, Operations Officer, and Safety Officer.  A Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, Mr. Bloor enjoys flying and flight instruction.
 
Melissa Brown is currently serving as an assistant professor in the Department of National Security and Economic Policy at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  Prior, she served as acting deputy assistant administrator in the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/DCHA). Brown has 23 years of experience with USAID and The Department of State on a wide range of democracy and governance, conflict mitigation and fragile states initiatives.  She has served as the director of USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation as well as the acting director and deputy director of USAID's Office of Policy in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning.  Ms. Brown joined USAID in 1994 as a Presidential Management Intern helping to establish the Center for Democracy and Governance.  She has extensive field experience, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, including a Foreign Service tour with USAID/Nigeria.  She has also served as a senior advisor at The Department of State in both the Secretary of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization and the Office of Foreign Assistance.  She has held several senior policy roles in USAID, including in USAID’s Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination where she handled policy and donor engagement related to fragile states and conflict, and in USAID’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer where she worked closely with The Department of State and The Department of Defense on reconstruction and stabilization initiatives.  She also served as a United Nations Association Fellow at the World Bank.  She holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.
Dr. Cooling, currently, Professor of National Security, Department of National Security Studies, Eisenhower School, National Defense University in Washington D.C.  Dr. Cooling previously served as Chief Historian and Research Director with the Department of Energy and as a historian with the Army, Air Force, and National Park Service, and with the Cruiser Olympia Association. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Weidner University, the U.S. Army War College, The George Washington University and the American Military University. He is also a past Executive Director of the Society for Military History.
 
A graduate in history from Rutgers University, he holds M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve 1956-1963. A former officer and trustee of the Society for Military History and past Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, he held an advanced research fellowship from the Naval War College in 1974. He has received the Distinguished Research Award from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Douglas Southall Freeman award from the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, the Fletcher Pratt award from the New York Civil War Round Table, and the Moncado award from the American Military Institute for his writings. He also received the Victor Gondos Memorial Service Award from the Society for Military History.
Among his publications are Benjamin Franklin Tracy: Father of the Modern American Fighting Navy (1973); Symbol, Sword, and Shield: Defending Washington During the Civil War (1975, reprinted 1992); editor, War, Business, and American Society (1977); editor, The New American State Papers: Military Affairs (1979); Gray Steel and Bluewater Navy; The Formative Years of America's Military-Industrial Complex, 1881-1917 (1979); co-author, Combined Operations in War and Peace (1979); editor, War, Business, and World Military Industrial Complexes (1981); Forts Henry and Donelson; Key to the Confederate Heartland (1988); co-author, Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington (1988); Jubal Early's Raid on Washington (1989); editor, Case Studies in the Development of Close Air Support (1991); editor, Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority (1994); editor, Robley D. Evans, A Sailor's Log (1994); Monocacy; The Battle that Saved Washington, (1997); Fort Donelson's Legacy War and Society in Tennessee and Kentucky, 1862-1863 (1997); USS Olympia; Herald of Empire (2000) Counter-Thrust; From the Peninsula to the Antietam (2007); The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot; The Fort Stevens Story (2013); Jubal Early; Robert E. Lee’s “Bad Old Man” (2014) and several hundred etc. etc. and several hundred articles, essays and reviews on aspects of military, naval and other history.
 
He is currently writing “Not Your Father’s Military Industrial Complex; Defense, Business and America as National Security State, 1607-2017.
Mr. Erickson was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in New Jersey.   Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984 as an Armor officer.  His first assignment was in Northern Germany, followed by a tour with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.  While there he saw combat in Operation Just Cause (1989 – 1990, Panama) and commanded a reinforced tank company during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia and Iraq, 1990 – 1991).  In 1991 he attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, CA, studying Dutch and German and qualifying as an Army Foreign Area Officer.  He left active duty in 1993 and moved to Kansas, where he studied at the University of Kansas, earning an MBA and a MS in Organizational Behavior.  He was promoted to the rank of Major in the Kansas Army National Guard.  While there he was recruited in 1998 by the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to be their liaison to the CIA for cyber operations.  He became a CIA Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) operations officer in 2000, and qualified as a case officer in 2001.  He held a number of different staff and field positions within the CIA, most of them involving extensive foreign travel and highly specialized training, and was stationed overseas in Germany from 2008 to 2011.  From 2014 – 2017 he served in the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) working with satellite imagery,   He was selected to be the CIA Faculty Chair to the Eisenhower School in 2017.  Mr. Erickson lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Carey, their daughters Elizabeth and Samantha, and two cats.  
Dr. Foster is Professor of National Security Studies at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security & Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces), part of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., where he previously has served as George C. Marshall Professor; J. Carlton Ward Distinguished Professor and Director of Research; and executive director of the Defense Environmental Forum, a joint activity of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) and the president of the National Defense University.

During his tenure at the Eisenhower School, he has served as director of the Environment Industry Study; the China Regional Security Study; the Elements of National Power course; the Values, Ethics, and Leadership program; and the New Faculty Development program. He also has taught executive-level courses in political science, executive decision making, ethics, mobilization, elements of national power, environmental security, social issues and national security, and strategic brainstorming. He has been a regular lecturer at the Inter-American Defense College, the Senior Intelligence Course of the Defense Intelligence College, and the National Defense University’s Reserve Component National Security Course.

A West Point graduate and former regular army officer, Mr. Foster holds a doctorate in public administration from The George Washington University. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at The Johns Hopkins University and The American University, where he has taught graduate courses in business ethics, management science, and public management. He has published widely in the areas of national security affairs, civil-military relations, ethics, public management, and futures research.

Prior to joining the Eisenhower School faculty, Mr. Foster served as the first director of the National Defense University’s Command and Control Research Program. Before that, he held a number of research management posts in the private sector, including Director of Research and Manager of Washington Operations for the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Director of the Center for Security and Policy Studies, Science Applications, Inc.
During his time in uniform, Mr. Foster completed airborne, ranger, jumpmaster, and jungle warfare training, served with the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry divisions, and commanded an infantry company with the Americal Division in Vietnam.
Mr. Foulon is Professor of Industry and Business at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.  At ES, he teaches the Economics of National Security and National Security Strategy and Policy courses.

Prior to joining the ES faculty, Foulon was a member of the Senior Executive Service in the United States Department of Commerce.  At Commerce, Foulon was Deputy Undersecretary for Industry and Security from 2003-2006 and Acting Under Secretary of Industry and Security from 2006-2007. He also served on detail to the Department of the Treasury as Chief of Staff for International Affairs.
 
Foulon came to the Commerce Department from the Department of State, where he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff and a senior speechwriter to Secretary of State Colin Powell. A former Foreign Service Officer with experience in the Middle East and Europe, Foulon also served as an aide to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley focusing on international trade and national security.
 
Foulon also brings to his position business experience gained as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. and as a principal in several high-technology start-up businesses.

A native of Spokane, Washington, Foulon is a graduate of Yale and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Functional Expertise: Economics, National Security Strategy and Policy, Business Strategy, Finance 
Regional Interest: Middle East/Persian Gulf, Europe, Asia including China
 
Mr. Holtzapple is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and has served in the State Department since 1991.  A Political Officer by specialization, he has served several tours in Europe, including in Zagreb, Croatia; Brussels, Belgium, where he served at the US Mission to the European Union; and most recently in Paris, France, where he was the Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs.  He has also served and lived several times in Africa, including as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy to Benin.  Among his Washington assignments have been two tours at the National Security Council (1998-2000 and 2010-2012) in positions focused on international economic policy and European relations, as well as assignments running the State Department's offices for EU affairs and for NATO/OSCE affairs.  Other detail assignments prior to joining NDU included with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the European Commission, and a UN peacekeeping operation in the Balkans.
 
Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Holtzapple worked as a Congressional staffer for a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade, as well as two years teaching high school civics and U.S. history.  He holds an M.A. with distinction from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies with concentrations in International Economics and Canadian Studies, and a B.A. with distinction from Stanford University in International Relations.  He also studied abroad in Israel, France, and Kenya.  He speaks French and Croatian.
 
Rick is married to Dr. Tanja Djilas-Holtzapple, a native of Croatia who holds an M.D. from the University of Zagreb and a Masters of Public Health from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.  They have two daughters - Katarina, who is a sophomore at the New York University in Abu Dhabi, and Eleanor, who is a junior at Washington-Lee HS in Arlington.
Current Assignment:  Faculty, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.
Previous Assignments:  
2015-17:  Chief, Criminal Law Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General (Army), The Pentagon, Washington DC.
2012-15:  Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, FL.
2011-12:  Senior Legal Advisor, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) and Staff Judge Advocate, I Corps, Kabul International Airfield, Afghanistan.
2010-11: Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor), I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
2009-10:  Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
2007-09:  Chief, Plans, Personnel, Plans, and Training Office, Office of The Judge Advocate General, Rosslyn, VA/The Pentagon.
2006-07:   Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor), 2d Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea.
2004-06:  Senior Operational Law Observer/Trainer, Battle Command Training Program (BCTP), Fort Leavenworth, KS.
2003-04:  Chief, Military Law Office/Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
2001-03:  Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany and Baghdad, Iraq.
2000-01:  Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
1998-00:  Instructor, Criminal Law Division, The Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA.
1997-98:  Student, Judge Advocate Graduate/Advanced Course, The Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA.
1995-97:  Chief, Military Justice, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.
1994-95:  Chief, Operational/International Law, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea. 
1994:  Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Operation CONTINUE HOPE, Mogadishu, Somalia. 
1991-94:  Chief, Legal Assistance Office and Trial Counsel, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, GA.
1989-91:  Administrative Law Attorney, U.S. Army South, Fort Clayton, Panama (present during Operation JUST CAUSE). 
Education:  
B.A., The Citadel, 1985.
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1988.
LL.M. (Masters in Military Law), The Judge Advocate General’s School, 1998. 
M.M.A.S. (Masters of Military Arts and Science) (Military History), Command and General Staff College, 2001.  
Masters in Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, 2010.  
Ph.D, (History) Kansas State University, 2010.  
Bar Membership:  Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Supreme Court.
Author: 
Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy After World War II (Univ. of Kentucky Press, 2015). (Provided February 2017 Lemnitzer Lecture at Association of US Army on this book.)
Numerous articles and reviews published in various law and military journals.  
Personal: Married to Laura Hudson; daughter, Anna Hudson.
CAPT Jimenez joined the Eisenhower School faculty in 2017.  He teaches Economics of National Security and is part of the Financial Services Industry Study course.  He also serves as the Service Chair for the U.S. Coast Guard. 
 
His command assignments include the 378-foot high endurance cutter MELLON (WHEC 717), Seattle, Washington; the 210-foot medium endurance cutter STEADFAST (WMEC 626), Astoria, Oregon; and the 110-foot patrol boat USCGC NUNIVAK (WPB 1306) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
 
In addition to his command assignments, CAPT Jimenez served as Chief of Response of the 8th Coast Guard District headquartered in New Orleans, where he was responsible for Coast Guard response operations spanning 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, as well as the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems. He also served as Chief of Enforcement of the 13th Coast Guard District Coast Guard District headquartered in Seattle, where he oversaw all Coast Guard law enforcement matters for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. 
 
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Captain Jimenez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned his commission through the U.S. Army ROTC program.  He entered the U.S. Coast Guard through its Direct Commissioning Program.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
Dr Keagle graduated 2nd in his class from the USAF Academy in 1974. He also earned an MA from Pittsburgh in 1975 and an MA and PhD from Princeton in 1981 and 1982 respectively. During his 26 year Air Force career Colonel Keagle had a series of teaching and political military assignments including 6 years at the Political Science Department at the USAF Academy and 3 years at the National War College. Dr Keagle served as a senior strategist for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs. Combat wounded while serving as General Thurman's senior strategist in Panama in 1989 Keagle subsequently served as the OSD Bosnia Task Force Acting Director and as a member of AMB Holbrooke's diplomatic team leading to the Dayton Peace Accord. Keagle returned to NDU in 1997 and served as its first Provost and VP for Academics for 9 years.  He also served from January-May 2013 as the first Dean of the national Defense College, UAE.  Following 8 years as a research professor, Keagle joined the Eisenhower School as a University Professor in 2015. His disciplines of emphasis include political science, national security strategy and policy, international relations, ISIS, Russia and the Greater Black Sea, and robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence.
 
Awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart Republic of Armenia’s Medal for Military Cooperation, Republic of Armenia’s Medal of Gratitude, an honorary doctorate from Romania’s Military Technical Academy, and honorary professorships with Transilvania University and the Mongolian Defense University.
 
Dr. Keagle is the co-author and co-editor of two books and numerous published articles, the most recent on professional military education, social media, and drones.

He and his wife of 42 years are the proud parents of three adult children and have one granddaughter.
Dr. Kramer has been Professor of Grand Strategy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in Washington, D.C. since 1992.  He was also Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1996-2002 where he focused on long-term issues and on issues related to France.  Dr. Kramer has taught Contemporary European history and government at the University of New Mexico and Georgetown University, served as a Council of Foreign Relations Fellow in the U.S. Department of State, directed the Face to Face program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was the John J. McCloy Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and was a Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown. He has written widely on European politics and culture.  His most recent books are Does France still Count:  The French Role in the New Europe, Praeger/CSIS, 1994 and Trouble in Paradise, Europe in the 21st Century, NDU Press 1996, coauthored with Professor Irene Kyriakopoulos. He has also written Socialism in Western Europe:  The Experience of a Generation and a biography of the cineaste Abel Gance.  Professor Kramer received his B.A. in History from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
 
Functional Expertise: Political History - Government - Intellectual and Cultural History
Regional Expertise: Europe with specialization in France - Latin America
Dr. Kyriakopoulos is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.  She joined the faculty there in 1983 and served as Chair, Department of Economics, from 2000-2004.  While on sabbatical leave in 2004-2005, she earned two honorary appointments as Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States, and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Dr. Kyriakopoulos teaches economics of strategy and resources management, and political economy of the European Union.  Professor Kyriakopoulos' teaching experience and interests include macroeconomics, industrial economics with emphasis on the financial services sector, economics of defense and European economic integration. Prior to her appointment on the ICAF faculty, she served as Research Associate on the staff of The Brookings Institution, as Faculty Fellow at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and as Associate Professor of Economics at The George Washington University.  Dr. Kyriakopoulos has lectured, consulted and collaborated with academic institutions and government organizations and agencies, including Oxford Economics, the National War College, Defense Leadership Management Program, Center for Naval Analyses, the U.S. State Department Foreign Affairs Training Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies.  Her research activities are in the areas of European economic integration and economics of international security. Recent publications of hers include “After Expansion: Europe in Dis-Union?” Mediterranean Quarterly, Winter 2004; and Economic Notes, an edited collection of Readings in the Economics of Strategy and Resources Management (National Defense University, 2003).  She has authored articles and papers on economic aspects of international security and was co-author of Trouble in Paradise? Europe in the 21st Century, National Defense University Press, 1996 (with S. Kramer).  Professor Kyriakopoulos earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s and Ph.D degrees, also in Economics, from The George Washington University.

Functional Expertise: Economics of National Security Strategy - Economics of National Resource Strategy - Economics of Human Resources - Political Economy of the European Union
Regional Expertise:  European Union - Greece - Southeastern Europe
Col MacDonald is an Associate Professor of Practice in the National Security and Economic Policy Department at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy since 2017.
 
He enrolled in the Canadian Army Reserves in 1991 as a private, and was commissioned as an Army Logistics Officer in 1992.  In 1997, he transferred to the Regular Force.  He has worked at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels with assignments throughout Canada and deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Golan Heights, and Afghanistan. His most recent assignment in Canada from 2014-2016 was as the Commanding Officer of 25 Canadian Forces Supply Depot in Montreal, which is the largest logistics center in the Canadian Armed Forces.  As a staff officer, he served in Ottawa on the Canadian Army Headquarters G4 staff and on the Canadian Joint Operations Command J5 staff. 
 
He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cape Breton, a Master of Defense Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.  Colonel MacDonald is also a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Program of the Canadian Forces College.
Mr. McCarthy was commissioned as an army officer on graduation from the Royal Military College of Canada, and was awarded an Honours degree in Economics & Commerce as well as the Governor General’s Silver Medal for academic distinction. He was a Distinguished Graduate on the year-long joint Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course in 2000, received a Master’s degree in Defense Studies (Decision Modeling) from the Royal Military College in 2004, and was a Distinguished Graduate and awarded a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from ICAF, National Defense University in 2009. He has also completed Executive Education programs at the Darden School of Business (Corporate America Concepts & Issues; Industry Analysis, 2012) and at the Harvard Business School (Finance for Senior Executives 2014). He has been on the teaching faculty of the Eisenhower School (formerly ICAF) National Defense University in Washington DC since summer 2009, and was awarded “Educator of the Year” for the Academic Year 2011/2012.
Doug currently is the course director and teaches graduate-level courses in Economics of National Security and Industry Analytics core courses. As well, he teaches an elective course in Adaptive and Agile Leadership (Berkeley Concentration) and is on the faculty team for the Financial Services Industry Study. Doug retired from active duty with the Canadian Army but continued in his role at the National Defense University as a Title 10 Professor in November 2015.
 
William (“Scrappy”) J. Mea, Ph.D. (Commander, USN retired) is the Office of Management & Budget Chair at Eisenhower School of National Defense University where he teaches economics.  He is also adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy where he teaches courses on change management, innovation, and program evaluation.  For the past decade, Dr. Mea has been a program examiner at the Office of Management & Budget with responsibility for oversight of Navy operations, Defense civilian personnel, and Department of Defense financial management and accounting.  He earned a Ph.D. clinical and industrial-organizational psychology from Auburn University.  Following graduate school, he served in the Navy as a clinical psychologist (active duty and reserves) for nearly three decades, including in the Gulf War and at Fallujah in Iraq.  Between active duty and government service he was a manager at KPMG Consulting.  He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters covering topics in management, information technology, and clinical treatment. 
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Tom Olohan is the FBI Chair at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.  A career international terrorism special agent, Olohan served on the Pittsburgh Joint Terrorism Task Force prior to being promoted to Counterterrorism Division where he oversaw investigations emanating from the Northeastern United States.   He next program managed the Terrorist Use of the Internet (TUI) investigations of seven FBI divisions at the Counterterrorism Internet Targeting Unit prior to overseeing extra-territorial TUI investigations (Middle East & AFPK) at Counterterrorism Division’s Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section.  In May 2013, SSA Olohan joined the FBI’s Washington Field Office as the supervisor of the FBI’s premier Terrorist Use of the Internet/Technical HUMINT Operations squad where he served until joining the National Defense University in July 2017.  SSA Olohan received his JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School, a MA in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs, and a BA in English from Providence College.
 
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the FBI Adjunct Faculty as an instructor of Counterterrorism-International Terrorism.
Dr. Pierce is currently on assignment to the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, where he teaches courses in National Security Policy and Strategy and Industry Studies for senior military and civilian government leaders.  He comes to this position from USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) where he served as Director of Program Staff.  As Director, Dr. Pierce was responsible for the Bureau’s budgeting, strategic planning, and staffing functions.  He doubled as the Agency Coordinator for the Program/Project Development Officer (02/94) backstop, which involves using Washington resources to better support the hiring, training, and ongoing technical support to over 300 Program/Project Development Officers and Program Offices in the field.
Prior roles with USAID include serving as Special Coordinator for Development Effectiveness, in which capacity he was responsible for coordinating the Agency and the U.S. Government’s engagement with global and national development effectiveness organizations and networks and to lead efforts to advance joint policy and strategy on aid effectiveness.  Prior to that, from 2012 – 2014, Dr. Pierce served as the U.S. delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) in Paris, representing the USG on all matters related to development cooperation at the OECD. Previous positions with USAID include Director of the Office of Donor Engagement, USAID Executive Secretary, and Senior Policy Advisor to three USAID Administrators, responsible for advising the Administrator on a wide range of policy, programmatic, and strategic issues.  He has extensive field experience in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia and has served in a leadership capacity on several international boards and networks.
He holds post-graduate degrees in Public Administration and International Relations.
Dr. Russo joined the faculty in June 2006, and is now an Associate Professor in the Economics Department and the Electives Program Director. He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA with a B.S. in Accounting in 1984 and an M.S. in Economics in 1985. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics from the Stony Brook University in 1998 with concentrations in Game Theory and Industrial Organization. His doctoral dissertation explored the conditions under which an efficient voting mechanism could determine both taxation and the provision of public goods.
 
Between his graduate degrees, Dr. Russo served as a KC-135 navigator for the US Air Force. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Russo provided economic analysis to the Federal Aviation Administration. His most notable projects included writing a section of the Secretary of Transportation's Airport Competition Study, calculating the costs for commercial aviation to meet the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol under a wide range of potential conditions, and representing the United States as part of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection process. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Russo analyzed regulations proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These regulations spanned most aspects of operations and equipment for the trucking and intercity busing industries.
 
Dr. Russo's teaching experience ranges from community colleges to public and private universities in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington, DC. He has taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, law and economics, and game theory.
 
Functional Expertise:  Game Theory - Public Sector Economics - Regulation - Industrial Organization - Elections - Mathematical Modeling
Mark Toner is a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service.  His most recent job was as the Acting Spokesperson for the Department of State.  He also served twice as Deputy Spokesperson, under Secretaries Clinton and Kerry.  He was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureaus of European Affairs, where he coordinated public diplomacy programs for Department's largest regional bureau.  He has also served overseas, at the US Mission to NATO, the US Consulate in Krakow, Poland, and the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.  Before joining the Foreign Service, Mark served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia.  He is also a proud graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Dr. Weissman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. Prior to joining the ICAF Faculty in 2006, he was an International Economist at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State, and a Lecturer at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is currently completing an economics textbook, Essentials of Economics, to be published by McGraw Hill in 2009. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, and bachelor's degrees in economics and philosophy from Yeshiva University.
A 27-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Commerce and member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, Andy Wylegala has assisted American firms and their partners with trade and investment transactions from eight capitals across four continents.  Wylegala was assigned as the International Trade Administration’s first Visiting Faculty at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in July 2017, where he teaches economics for national security decision-makers and supports selected industry studies.  The Eisenhower School, located on Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C., is the nation’s War College devoted to polishing the leadership capacities of rising military and civilian leaders from the United States and abroad, while imparting a unique skillset for the formulation and  resourcing of national security architecture – in essence, “ an M.B.A for the aspiring national security practitioner.”
From 2012-17, Wylegala led a 40-person team in Tokyo and Osaka-Kobe, advancing the interests of U.S. business in and with Japan.  He has received numerous medals for superior federal service, including for his assignment to Baghdad, during which he opened an office in Iraq’s Kurdish Region. He has led high-level delegations of Japanese investors to annual Summits in the United States, counseled scores of individual firms on export strategy and execution, and built campaigns with partner organizations to address opportunities such as Olympics-related commerce, tourism destination marketing, and defending against cyber-security threats.
His government experience includes assignments to the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the International Trade Commission, as well as Congress. Outside of government he has worked as a business consultant and paralegal.  A native of upstate New York, Wylegala received a B.A. with Honors from Cornell University and an M.A. in International Relations (Japan Studies) from John Hopkins University/S.A.I.S. (Bologna, Italy and D.C.). He is conversational in Japanese, Spanish and German, and has studied Chinese, Korean and Italian.  He lives with his wife Yoko, an orchestral composer, and a pair of feline family members in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  

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Dr. McGuire is a Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership Department. He teaches the core course Strategic Leadership and an elective course entitled, Creative, Critical and Reflective Thinking. Additionally, he serves as the lead faculty member on the Education Industry Study which examines the role of the American education system at all levels in supporting U.S. national security interests (includes examining corporate education and school to work transition programs).  Mark also supervises the annual ICAF New Faculty Development Program as well as the ICAF Continuing Education Program. Born in White Plains, New York, Mark graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1977 and commissioned in the Field Artillery. Served in the Army as a Field Artilleryman for 30 years. Earned a Masters in Industrial Organization at the University of Washington and his doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University.
 
Functional Expertise:  Worked with joint and coalition forces
Interested in leadership and senior level leader development
Regional Expertise:  Served 1 tour in Germany, Served 2 tours in the Republic of Korea
 
Colonel Brownell is the Deputy Chair and an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership Department at the Eisenhower School. He is a 1989 Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a Master Navigator with more than 2,700 hours in the KC-135. He has flown combat and combat support missions in the Balkans and the Middle East. In addition, he has served as a deployed Squadron Commander in the Middle East and Squadron Commander for an Operations Support Squadron at McConnell AFB in Kansas. Colonel Brownell is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has served on staffs at the Air Force Personnel Center, US Northern Command, and US Transportation Command. He earned advanced degrees from Troy State University (M.S. Public Administration), and the National Defense University (M.S. National Resource Strategy). Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Brownell served as the commander, 515th Air Mobility Operations Group, Yokota Air Base, and Japan.
COL Chapple is beginning his third year as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership department of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

COL Chapple is an active duty Army Force Management Officer with over 28 years of commissioned service.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Notre Dame (1989), a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University (2005), and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School (2013).  He is a Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) and a certified executive coach within the Eisenhower School’s Executive Assessment and Development Program.
 
COL Chapple has served in a variety of key leadership and staff positions.  As a Chemical Officer, he served in leadership positions at the platoon and company levels, as well as staff positions up to the Corps level.  After transitioning to Force Management, he served as a force structure analyst at the Army Service Component Command level at U.S. Army Europe headquarters; the Army Staff level in the Program Analysis, and Evaluation and Force Development Directorates (G-8); and the Joint Staff level in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J-8).  Within those positions, he led initiatives on Army equipping policy, Joint force structure sufficiency, OSD efficiencies, and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.  He has deployed as a Chemical Officer in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and then as a Force Management Officer in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  COL Chapple’s most recent assignment was as the Chief of the Studies Analysis and Gaming Division in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8) of the Joint Staff where his division provided wargaming and decision support to the Department and interagency’s senior leadership with events that included the CJCS’ Strategic Seminar Series and the National Security Council’s Principals Committee.
Col Colby currently serves as a faculty member in the Strategic Leadership Department at the Eisenhower School and is a full-time reservist in the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program. He also serves as the co-lead of the Health Care Industry Study Program. His last two billets were at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and Reserve Affairs, serving as a Military Assistant to the Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary. He was also in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) as an Executive Officer and Staff Officer in Force Management Integration. Colonel Colby earned his commission from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992 through the Platoon Leaders Course in Quantico, Virginia, and served an AH-1W Cobra pilot. He later completed an inter-service transfer to the Air Force Reserve and completed flight training as a C-130H3 pilot. Colonel Colby has a BA from Niagara University, MA from Duquesne University, MS from National Defense University/The Eisenhower School, and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College/AJPME Program and Aviation Safety Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.
 
Dr. Garvin is a Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Eisenhower School and Certified Executive Coach.  He is the Director for the NDU Executive Leadership and Assessment Program where he leads student self-Assessments in strategic leadership competencies and follow on personal executive coaching.
 
Dr. Garvin was formerly the Veteran Affairs Executive Director for the Leadership Development where he led leadership development program design, development, and national implementation for 340,000 VA employees.  Prior to DVA, Dr. Garvin served as CEO and President of Pueblo Community College in southwest Colorado where he led 1500 faculty and staff across five campuses in transforming the college system into a 21st Century model in higher education.  During his presidential appointment, JD served on the Governor's Board for Workforce Development, the Southern Colorado Economic Development Commission, the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Durango/Cortez College Foundation, and selection committee officer for Military Service Academy appointments.
Dr. Garvin is a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force, having served as a senior officer and command pilot in Air Combat Command, US Space Command, Homeland Security, and Air University. During his 30 year career, he has served in 3 combat rotations as a Commander at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. A widely published academic, Dr. Garvin holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Public Administration, a Masters in Business Administration, a Doctorate of Higher Education and Leadership, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. He is certified as an Executive Coach, Federal Acquisition Program and Project Manager, and Alternate Dispute Resolution facilitator.
 
Research Interests:
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Strategic Leadership Development for
Government Executives, and Executive Leadership Resilience
COL Hopkins graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri and received his commission as an Aviation Second Lieutenant in 1991.  Following the Officer Basic and Initial Rotary Wing Training, he was assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he served in the 3d Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment, 5th Infantry Division.  Since then, he has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include: Brigade S4, 82d Aviation Brigade; Commander, Troop E, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment; Commander, Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company, 82d Airborne Division; Executive Officer, 603d Aviation Support Battalion; Executive Officer to the Director of Army Aviation, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Commander, 603d Aviation Support Battalion; Legislative Liaison, Army Congressional Liaison; and as Branch Chief in the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), United States Central Command.  Most recently, he served as the Commander of the 1st Aviation Brigade at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
 
COL Hopkins’ operational assignments include a tour to Bosnia in 1998 where he served as a Liaison Officer for the Operational Reserve to the Multi-National Division (South West); a tour in Iraq in 2005 as a Battalion Executive Officer; and two tours in Afghanistan, first as a Company Commander in 2003 and later as a Battalion Commander in 2010.
 
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and “V” Device, the Army Achievement Medal, and several service and campaign ribbons. He has also earned the Senior Army Aviation Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
He has married to the former Ms. Kelly Brogden of St. Marys, Ontario, Canada for 25 years and they have a nine year old son named Grayson.
effrey L. Hughes has three decades of experience in national security affairs at senior levels of the Department of Energy (DOE), the White House and State Department. At the Department of Energy over the past two decades Hughes has advised five Secretaries of Energy on national security and nuclear matters.  Most recently, from 2013-17, he was Senior Advisor for national security to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and was co-chair of the Secretary’s Task Force to Implement the Iran Nuclear Agreement from 2015-17.  A major focus in Hughes’ work for previous Secretaries dealt with securing and removing nuclear materials from Russia.

At the White House, from 2009-11 Hughes served as Director for Countering Nuclear Terrorism at the National Security Council Staff under President Obama, and from 1986-89 at the Crisis Management Center, National Security Council, and the White House Situation Room under President Reagan.  At State, from 1989-93 Hughes was a Member of Secretary of State Baker’s Policy Planning Staff, focusing on nonproliferation issues.
 
In other DOE related service, from 2001-06 Hughes was a member of the Staff Member of Sandia National Laboratory, one of the DOE’s nuclear weapons labs.  Hughes was also Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence from 2011-13, the DOE’s intelligence community component.

Hughes has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Stanford University.  Prior to his career in government he published chapters in The Origins and Prevention of Major Wars (Cambridge, 1989) and Dominant Powers and Subordinate States (Duke, 1986).
Mr. Lemek is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chair and assistant professor of strategic leadership at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. At DHS he was the Deputy Director for Latin America and Caribbean Affairs within the Office of Policy. His responsibilities included developing policy initiatives for DHS engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean for all DHS operational components. He was the Department’s lead representative to the interagency for re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and ensured Homeland Security was integral to the process.
 
Prior to joining DHS, Dave completed a career in the U.S. Navy beginning as an enlisted Sailor and retiring as a Captain. After qualifying to fly the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter he made three deployments to the Arabian Gulf including one extended deployment during Operation Desert Storm. He also deployed twice to the eastern Pacific supporting Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF-W) and the U.S. Coast Guard for counter narcotic deployments and hurricane Mitch relief efforts. He commanded a helicopter squadron deploying worldwide in support of operations in Latin America, Banda Aceh, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His shore duty assignments included flight school, where he was the squadron’s lead flight instructor. He trained Taiwanese aviators in their first shipboard landings with the Sikorsky S-70C Thunderhawk aboard the Kwang HUA I class frigate. At the Pentagon he served in the Plans and Policy Branch as the Navy’s Head Officer Promotion Planner. He completed his Naval career as the Chief of Staff for the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Defense College in Washington DC where his team transformed the College into an international graduate school granting a master’s degree in hemispheric security.
 
Dave holds a BS in English from the United States Naval Academy, an MBA from National University in San Diego, an MS in resourcing national security from the National Defense University. As a qualified Naval Aviator and Surface Warfare Officer he earned numerous individual, unit, and campaign awards including a commendation for rescue operations at the Pentagon in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on 9/11/01, and the Air Medal for 27 life-saving rescues during the evacuation of New Orleans, LA after hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Mark R. Lewis was detailed to the National Defense University Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy following a six year assignment as the United States Army’s Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO), Office of the Under Secretary of the Army.

 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

  • 2016-Present: Professor of Practice, National Defense University, Washington, DC
  • 2010-2016: Deputy Chief Management Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2006-2010: Assistant Deputy of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2004-2006: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 1996-2004: Director of Plans, Resources, and Operations Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 1995-1996: Chief of Plans Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 1992-1995: Assistant Director for Land Warfare, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict), Washington, DC
  • 1991-1992: Special Assistant and Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 1990-1991: Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington DC
  • 1988-1990: Commander, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, GA
  • 1986-1988: Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 1982-1985: Deputy Inspector general; S-3 for 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 325th Infantry; Battalion Executive Officer; Division Operations Officer; 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 1979-1982: Construction Programs Analyst, Deputy Chief of Staff, Resource Management, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, Heidelberg, Germany

 

  • 1974-1977: Assistant S-3 for Operations and Training and Rifle Company Commander, Third United States Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, VA
  • 1971-1974: Lieutenant of Infantry, 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 325th Infantry, Fort Bragg, NC

 

COLLEGE:

  • MBA, Operations Management, University of Minnesota, 1979
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1971

 

SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:

  • Army Senior Leader Development Program (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Army Senior Executive Education Program  (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington DC, 1991
  • Army Senior Leader Communication Workshop
  • Leadership at the Peak
  • Enabling Mission Command workshop (EMCW)
  • Force Management Integration
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Infantry Officer Advanced Course, 1978
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1971

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

·         Meritorious Presidential Rank Award

  • Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2nd Award)
  • Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2nd Award)
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Overseas Service Ribbons
  • Combat and Expert Infantryman’s Badges
  • Ranger Tab
  • Master Parachutist Badge
  • Pathfinder Badge
  • Army Staff Identification Badge
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Dr. Mayall is a Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership Department. He teaches the core Strategic Leadership course and an elective course concentration entitled Adaptive & Agile Leader Networks. Additionally, he serves as a faculty member on the Education Industry Study which examines the role of the American education system at all levels in supporting U.S. national security interests (includes examining corporate education and school to work transition programs).
 
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bill graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in History & English Teacher Education. He served in the Air Force for 30 years, with operational flying assignments as a B-52 Navigator and in the FB-111A; his staff assignments included serving as Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for POW/MIA Affairs and as Special Assistant to the President’s Emissary to Vietnam. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.
 
Functional Expertise: Interested in leadership and senior level leader development
 
COL McBride is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership Department, and a faculty member in the Healthcare Industry Study.  She holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from The American University in Washington, D.C.  COL McBride has had assignments at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, MD; the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs at Ft. Detrick, MD, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, MA, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD.  She deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2009 as a member of the Mental Health Advisory Team to evaluate the mental health of deployed Soldiers.  In 2009 COL McBride was assigned to the Pentagon initially as the senior research psychologist for the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program within the G 3/5/7.  She later became the Executive Officer at the Army Resiliency Directorate’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and Family Fitness (CSF2) Program in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-1.  In 2014 COL McBride returned to WRAIR as the Deputy Director for the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
 
Mr. McGrory was appointed to his current position as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Representative to the Eisenhower School at National Defense University on 9 July 2017.  Prior his current assignment he was the Department Chief for the Academy Services Department, which is part of the Academy for Defense Intelligence (ADI) at DIA. In this position he managed all the technical academic support to the DIA world-wide training mission and it’s Extended Learning Architecture. He also supervised the DIA’s Joint and Individual Certification Program efforts.
 
Mr. McGrory joined DIA in 2005 as the Vice Deputy, Chief Financial Executive for HUMINT Operations, where he managed the programing and budgeting activities relating to DIA world-wide HUMINT Operations, which was one of DIA’s largest and most diversified programs. From 2008 -2010 he served as the Deputy DIA Representative to the Department of State (DOS), where he represented the Director of DIA to the leaders of DOS and advised them on relevant developments in DIA’s defense-wide plans, management, and operations. He also ensured that DIA leadership was continually aware of DOS priorities and activities as they affect the DIA mission. Upon completion of the DOS assignment Mr. McGrory returned to DIA where he served as the Deputy Commandant of the Joint Military Attaché School prior to attending the Naval War College. After completion of the Naval War College in 2012, Mr. McGrory initially served as the Branch Chief for the Asymmetric Warfare Branch at the Joint Military Training Center (JMITC) and then from 2014 through 2015 he served initially as the Deputy and then Chief of JMITC.  Prior to joining DIA, Mr. McGrory was the Collection Management Branch Chief for the Intelligence Analysis Division at the Department of Homeland Security.
 
Before joining the Federal Government Mr. McGrory spent over 10 years in private industry with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He departed SAIC as an Assistant Vice-President for Program Management, where he managed all aspects of multiple SAIC program support efforts. He participated in all phases of the Division business process and was responsible for the financial execution of these efforts. During several years of this period Mr. McGrory participated in and led a team of imagery collection managers that provided crisis, operational, and exercise support to COCOM’s, Services, and IC organizations. Additionally, during this period he worked closely with organizations like IN-Q-TEL to identify and integrated new technology into IC and Service Organization.
 
Prior to joining private industry, Mr. McGrory served as an active duty Marine Corps Officer, retiring in 1994. During his Marine Corps career he served in both Infantry and Intelligence assignments. As an Infantry Officer he served as an Infantry Platoon Commander / Infantry Company Commander, Marine Security Detachment USS Ranger, Instructor / Section Chief for military tactics instruction at the Marine Corps Basic School, and as a Reconnaissance Company Commander. As a Marine Corps Intelligence Officer he served as the Intelligence Officer (S-2) for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Attaché, US Embassy Copenhagen, G-2 Operations Officer MARCENT / IMEF (Desert Shield / Desert Storm), and as the Branch Chief for the Global Issues Branch, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity.
 
Mr. McGrory graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelor in Business Administration. In 1980 he earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University and in 2005 a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. In 2012 he earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
 
Mr. McGrory lives in Springfield, VA with his wife Mary. He has two grown daughters.
Captain Reilley was born in Port Jefferson, New York and enlisted in the Navy in 1986, becoming a nuclear- trained electronics technician aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.  His early sea duty assignments include USS Thorn (DD 988), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), and USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). He commanded Crew Bulwark at sea in several mine-countermeasures ships, including USS Scout (MCM 8) in Manama, Bahrain, and commanded USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during NATO efforts in Libya and re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli. Most recently he commanded the Navy’s Afloat Forward Staging Base, USS PONCE (AFSB(i)15) in the Fifth Fleet.
 
His shore duty assignments include leading Surface Missile Systems C-school curriculums in Dam Neck, Virginia and serving in various roles at the Pentagon such as Action Officer for surface weapon programs in OPNAV N76 Surface Warfare directorate, Flag Aide to OPNAV N8 Resources, Requirements and Assessments, and Resource Officer for Surface Mine Warfare Systems in OPNAV N85 Expeditionary Warfare Directorate, and most recently serving as Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Tactical Warfare Systems.  Reilley earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy at The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly known as Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)), and a Master of Arts (highest distinction) in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
 
CAPT Reilley currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Strategic Leadership department at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3), and various personal, unit and campaign medals. 
He is married to his high-school sweetheart from Stony Brook, New York and has two beagles.
COL Smith is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Strategic Leadership Department. He teaches the Strategic Leadership core course, the Strategic Foundation Course and serves as a faculty member for the Private Sector Support and Services Industry Study.  COL Smith holds a Master’s Degree from the Army War College, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Longwood University, JPME II, Command and General Staff College, Mortuary Affairs Officer Course, Petroleum and Water Course. 
 
COL Smith’s previous assignments includes the USARCENT G4 Chief of Plans, Programs, Polices, Exercises and Operational Contract Support where he was responsible for the logistics planning for service and support operations within the USCENTCOM AOR.  COL Smith served at the Pentagon as a Military Assistant and Travel Coordinator to two Secretary of Defenses.  He served in the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade as the Brigade Executive Officer and the Battalion Commander for the 244th QM Battalion.  COL Smith served in Norfolk, VA as the Logistics Coordinator, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, for the United States Joint Forces Command (JFCOM).  COL Smith was also assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY; Joint Command South East (NATO), Izmir, Turkey; 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI and the 24th Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA.  During his career, COL Smith participated in multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kosovo, Haiti, Kuwait and Qatar.   

Dr. Weis currently holds the position of Associate Professor and Course Director of Strategic Leadership in the Department of Behavioral Science at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, part of the National Defense University (NDU).  Dr. Weis is also an Adjunct Professor of Executive Leadership and Development (Executive Development Programs), at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

 

A retired U.S. Army Infantry officer with over 25 years of commissioned service, Eric has served in command and executive leadership positions at the direct-, operational-, and strategic-level, ranging in size from 38-2500-person elements in both peacetime and combat environments.  This wide range of full-spectrum experiences has honed him into an accomplished executive leader, chief of staff, and operations manager with a proven ability to lead, train, and inspire teams for the complex challenges of 21st century landscape. He has demonstrated and achieved tangible success in both large organizations and in foreign countries developing and leveraging multi-cultural strategies and systems specific to the geographical locations and cultural norms. Eric is also a certified Executive Coach and has experience as a professional educator assessing, selecting, training, and developing military and executive leaders.

 

Following his operational assignments, Eric earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2012 with emphasis on performance teams and leadership in extreme conditions and has both published and presented research in a variety of military and non-military forums. Eric remains heavily involved in facilitating strategic leadership discussions, Executive Coaching, leadership consulting, and public speaking endeavors. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children.

 

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Ms. Zakriski is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Leadership Department of the Eisenhower School at NDU.  She is on rotation from the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD (Policy)).  Ms. Zakriski has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2010. 
 
Prior to coming to NDU, she was the Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, as part of OSD (Policy).  She also served as the Director for Afghanistan in OSD Policy.   Previously, Ms. Zakriski was the Principal Director for Force Development in OSD (Policy) where she led the development of several DoD strategic guidance documents and served as the chief of staff for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.  She has also worked in office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Operations (G-3/5/7).  Prior to joining DoD, Ms. Zakriski was a research analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.