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Under the guidance of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Eisenhower School Commandant and faculty prepare senior military officers, government civilians, and selected representatives from the private sector and international officers for the national security challenges of the 21st century.
To this mission, Eisenhower School faculty come from diverse backgrounds serving defense, government, private industry and research concerns from senior posts.
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.
Colonel Lawrence A. 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.
Colonel Paul G. Gillespie is Associate Professor, National Security and Industrial Base, at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. As the ES Cyber Chair, he leads the annual Information & Communications Technology Industry Study.
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 NATO in Naples, Italy, he commanded the Proto Communications Squadron until its deactivation, and then the Radio Communications Squadron responsible for 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. Most recently, he commanded the 367th Training Support Squadron, Hill AFB Utah, and the NATO Communications and Information Agency at Ramstein AB Germany.
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 from Lehigh University.
Colonel Bryan K Haderlie is an Assistant Professor of National Security and Resource Strategy at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.. A Master Missileer and Space Operator, Colonel Haderlie focuses on nuclear deterrence and administers the Space Industry Studies Seminar.
Colonel Haderlie entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the AFROTC program at Montana State University in 1990. His career spans a variety of operations and staff assignments including: ICBM combat crew; space surveillance and spacelift operations; Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Headquarters Air Force, and Headquarters United States Strategic Command, and USSTRATCOM Joint Functional Component Command for Space staff; and ICBM squadron and group command.
Colonel Thomas Santoro joined the teaching faculty at Eisenhower School July
2014 as part of the Defense Strategic Resourcing department focusing on logistic
and supply issues. Additionally, he'll be part of a team looking at national
Prior to his teaching assignment at the Eisenhower School, Colonel Thomas A.
Santoro Jr. was the Chief, Joint Professional Military Education Division, Joint
Force Development Directorate (J7), The Joint Staff, Washington, DC. 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 Jerome T. 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 John Wagner is the 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 and provides guidance and oversight for all Air Force students.
Colonel Wagner graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 with a degree in Astronautical Engineering and his various assignments include global space operations, military space launch, 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. He is also a graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology, 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 commanding 614th Air and Space Operations Center and serving as the Director of USSTRATCOM’s Joint Space Operations Center. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Wagner commanded the 460th Space Wing and was the Installation Commander at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
Colonel Darrell Brimberry is a faculty member in the Defense Strategy and Resouring department of the Eisenhower School arriving in 2015.
Prior to arriving at the Eisenhower School, COL Brimberry commanded the United States Army Financial Management Command, Indianapolis, IN. He previously commanded A Detachment, 101st Finance Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY and Headquarters Company, 18th Finance Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.
His staff assignments include Disbursing Officer, 18th Finance Group; Operations Officer and Chief of Pay and Exam for the 82nd Finance Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm and participated in the Hurricane Andrew Relief Effort; Comptroller, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); S3 and Support Operations Officer, 101st Finance Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Program Analyst and Chief of the Budget Division for United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); Comptroller for United States Army, John F. Kennedy, Special Warfare Center and School; Chief of the Military Personnel Branch, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1: Comptroller, United States European Command; Director, 18th Financial Management Center, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, where he deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently assigned as Commander, U.S. Army Financial Management Command.
COL Brimberry graduated from Eastern Kentucky University as a distinguished military graduate in May 1988. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard in 1982 and received a commission to Second Lieutenant as an Ordnance Officer in May 1986. Entering active duty, as a Finance Officer, in August 1988, he had numerous command and staff assignments spanning over 26 years of active service.
COL Brimberry’s education includes Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Corporate Finance; a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from the University of Texas; a Master of Military Operational Art and Science Degree from Air University; and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Jordanian and Royal Australian Jump Wings, and Air Assault Badge.
Colonel Martha Foss joined the Eisenhower School faculty in July 2015. She has held a variety of positions in the Army as a Judge Advocate, including as a prosecutor, senior defense counsel, administrative law attorney, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Deputy Chief. Her most recent assignment was as an Afghanistan-Pakistan Hand from 2010-2015 where she served two tours in Afghanistan as a Senior Rule of Law Advisor to the Afghanistan Supreme Court and Afghanistan Ministry of Interior.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications (Summa cum laude) from Ouachita Baptist University, where she received her first commission through the Army ROTC program. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas, where she served on law review. She also earned a Master of Laws from the US Army Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University, College of International Security Affairs (CISA), where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. She is a 2015 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School. She is admitted to practice law in Arkansas and before the United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
Colonel S. Jamie Gayton is a faculty member in the National Security and Economic Policy department of the Eisenhower School since 2015. Prior assignments include serving as the Military Assistant to the Army G-1 and analyst on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Task Force Stabilization at the Pentagon.
Previously, COL S. Jamie Gayton recently served as the Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation in Korea where he was responsible for overseeing the $10.7B Yongsan Relocation and Land Partnership plans - the largest DoD Transformation project in modern history. Jamie’s Transformation team monitored the design and construction process of over 655 facilities to ensure they met Army requirements. Additional responsibilities included, validating the availability of housing, headquarters, and vehicle maintenance facilities to support proposed unit movement timelines, and forecasting, requesting funding, ordering, and overseeing the installation of furniture, C4I, and other requirements as part of Initial Outfitting, and Transition.
Prior to completing his PhD, COL Gayton served as the Battalion Commander for the 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division. Jamie and his battalion oversaw over $300 million in reconstruction activities including sewer, water, electric, trash, security, health, and education projects in eastern Baghdad including Sadr City. His battalion’s accomplishments include implementing a web-based contract solicitation process that lowered costs and increased quality, executing a media engagement strategy for national media correspondents, and pioneering a project information transfer campaign for Iraqi District Advisory Councils.
COL Gayton previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences from 96-98 and 10-13 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he taught Economics, Money and Banking, Finance for Army Leaders (personal finance), and Economics of National Security. COL Gayton has taught the fundamentals of personal finance and investments to Soldiers, spouse groups, units, cadets and officers since 1996. COL Gayton graduated from the US Army War College in 2010. He holds a B.S. from The United States Military Academy, an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MSS from the US Army War College, and an MA and PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
LTC Michael J. 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.
Colonel Paquette is an assistant professor in the National Security and Industrial Base Department. He is the director of the Weapons Industry Study. Colonel Paquette was commissioned in 1987 through the Rhode Island College Reserve Officer Training program where he graduated Magna cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Area Studies and History. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Europe Eurasia Regional Center, in the Directorate of Analysis at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Colonel Paquette has over 28 years of active federal commissioned service having held a variety of leadership and staff positions from platoon to combatant command level, as well as multiple national level assignments.
Colonel Paquette’s military education includes the Air Defense Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Transition and Advanced Courses, the Post Graduate Intelligence Program, Army Command and General Staff College, and Senior Service College. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, International Honor Society for History. He is a 1998 graduate of the Joint Military Intelligence College, and a 2009 Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has Master of Science degrees in Strategic Intelligence and National Resource Strategy.
COL Rashid’s previous assignments include Delta Battery, 3rd Battalion, 52nd
ADA, and 32nd AADCOM in Schweinfurt, Germany. COL Rashid commanded at the
Defense Language Institute - English Language Center, Lackland Air Force Base,
TX. Following command, COL Rashid worked for the Office of the Secretary of
Defense as the comptroller for a Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
Joint Task Force for Missile Signatures.
In 1996, COL Rashid began his Acquisition career with his first acquisition
assignment as a Procurement Officer for Tank and Automotive Command, Anniston
Army Depot, Anniston, AL. Other Acquisition assignments include: Training with
Industry detailed to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space-Operations-Huntsville,
AL; Contingency Contracting Officer with Third Army, Atlanta, Ga; Director
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)-Italy, Vicenza, Italy; Director, DCMA
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX; the Senior
Contracting Official-Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief-Haiti; Military
Deputy for the National Capital Region Contracting Command, Washington D.C.;
Chief, G3 Operations for Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, VA;
and the Principle Assistant Responsible for Contracting, U.S. Army Intelligence
Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA. COL Rashid’s contracting deployments include
Kuwait, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, and Haiti.
Colonel Krista D. Brodie is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Leadership Department at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. A Logistics officer in the Canadian Army, she has commanded on domestic and international operations at the platoon, company and battalion level within 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, and has served in key staff appointments at the strategic level. Colonel Brodie is a Basic Parachutist, Military Freefall Parachutist, and Aerial Delivery specialist. She earned her U.S. Army Parachutist Badge on exchange with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Colonel Brodie has a Bachelor of Arts in Military and Strategic Studies (History and Literature) from Royal Roads Military College, a Master of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School of the National Defense University. Colonel Brodie is a passionate advocate, speaker, and facilitator in the field of developing public sector and executive leaders.
CAPT Matt Callan joined the teaching faculty at the National Defense University (NDU), Eisenhower School in June 2015, where he serves as the U.S. Coast Guard Faculty Chair. He is also a member of the National Security and the Industrial Base Department, where he is designated Lead for the Transportation Industry Study. As Lead, he is responsible for instructing students in perspectives on government-private sector interaction with the transportation industry; as well as various strategies, practices, perspectives, capabilities, and limitations.
CAPT Callan is also a member of the Defense Strategy and Resourcing Department, where he will instruct Strategic Acquisition and Resourcing (SAR) in the spring of 2016. The SAR course will equip students with the ability to analyze the military instrument of power from creating strategy to planning, organizing, training, equipping, sustaining, projecting, and decommissioning.
Prior to assuming his role as the U.S. Coast Guard Faculty Chair at NDU, CAPT Matt Callan was detailed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) as the Deputy Assistant Director for Training, Exercises and Assistance in the Operations Support Directorate. As the Senior Coast Guard detailee, and a DHS-certified Level III Program Manager, he was responsible for DNDO’s Training, Exercises & Assistance programs and maritime mission area, providing standardized programs used by federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to develop radiological and nuclear detection capabilities in support of the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture.
Prior to serving in the Coast Guard, CAPT Callan was a member of the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1986, he deployed to the Western Pacific and served 6 years as an Aircraft Commander at HSL-47 in San Diego, CA; and then at HSL-40 in Mayport, FL, where he provided trained, combat-ready SH-60B detachments to Pacific Fleet surface combatants.
A native of California, he graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1980; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1985.
Colonel Ermer reported to his current position within the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security & Resource Strategy on 10 July 2015. He was commissioned into the Marine Corps in December 1987 following graduation from Iowa State University under the NROTC Program. For 27+ years he’s served in the Marine Corps in various combat engineering and logistics billets, while assigned many diverse command, staff, special assignment, and joint tours of duty, both home and abroad. The highlights of his operational and combat tours consist of: Operation(s) Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Silent Assurance, Operation Resolute Response, and Operation(s) Iraqi Freedom 2-2 / 4-6 / 5-7. Prior to his recent assignment to the Eisenhower School, Colonel Ermer served as the Deputy Director & Chief Operations Officer, Rapid Reaction Technology Office for the Office of Under Secretary of Defense—Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics. While in this capacity, he worked to progress evolving, emerging technologies and deliver advanced prototypes in support of time-sensitive warfighter capability needs. Colonel Ermer holds a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University (NDU)—Eisenhower School, Washington, DC; a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, St. Louis, MO; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Colonel Mark 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.
While at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, CDR
Aboul-Enein helped prepare Defense Department officials engage in ministerial
level talks with their counterparts from Morocco to the Persian Gulf. He advised
Combatant Commands, the House Homeland Security Committee, the NYPD, and the
Department of Homeland Security on Violent Islamist radicalization. CDR
Aboul-Enein also serves as Military Adjunct Faculty for Middle East
Counter-Terrorism Analysis at the National Intelligence University. CDR
Aboul-Enein was a Distinguished Judge for the 2012 Secretary of Defense and
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs National Security Essay Contest. He is rated
proficient in the Egyptian, Peninsular, Levantine, Modern Standard (Upper Level)
and Iraqi dialects of Arabic by the Defense Language Institute.
His education consists of a B.B.A from the University
of Mississippi, an M.B.A and Masters in Health Services Administration from the
University of Arkansas, an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National
Intelligence University, as well as an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from
the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Class of 2009-2010).
CDR Aboul-Enein continues to publish articles on
Islamist militancy, Arab affairs, and Middle East military tactics for Military
Review, the Infantry Journal, the Marine Corps Gazette, Small Wars Journal.com,
and the Foreign Area Officer Journal. CDR Aboul-Enein is author of Ayman
Al-Zawahiri: The Ideologue of Modern Islamic Militancy, published by the U.S.
Air Force Counter Proliferation Center in March 2004.
His operational tours include Liberia, Bosnia, and the
Persian Gulf. CDR Aboul-Eneins personal awards include the Army Commendation
Medal presented by General Tommy Franks, the Joint Service Achievement Medal
presented by the Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College and the Defense
Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) awarded by the Secretary of Defense, a second
DMSM awarded by the DIA Director for Analysis.
Captain Richard Davis is a faculty member in the National Security and Industrial Base department at the Eisenhower School, arriving in the summer of 2015.
Prior to joining the faculty, Davis’ sea assignments include: Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 32 as a junior officer embarked in USS TC HART (FF-1092); USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27); HSL-44 embarked in USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40); USS BRISCOE (DD-977) and USS DOYLE (FFG-39), as Flag Lieutenant to Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Two/GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group embarked in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and as a department head with HSL-44 deploying in USS UNDERWOOD (FFG-36). He participated in Operations Deny Flight, Provide Promise, Southern Watch, Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, Davis served as a flight instructor with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero and as a plank owner in the Weapon Tactics Unit/Wing Weapons School where he served as Weapons Officer and Special Projects Officer. He served as an Afghanistan action officer, South-east Asia action officer and executive assistant on the Joint Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) prior to taking command of the World Famous Swamp Foxes 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.
Captain Gary Deal received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in May 1989 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering. He later earned a Masters degree in International Relations through Troy State University, European Region in December 1999 and completed his Joint Professional Military Education through the Joint and Combined Warfighting School in March 2009. He was designated a Joint Qualified Officer in April 2012.
Following his designation as a Naval Flight Officer in September 1990, his operational sea-duty assignments included Patrol Squadron SIX and Patrol Squadron NINE in Barbers Point, HI; USS JOHN F. KENNEDY in Mayport, FL; Patrol Squadron TWENTY-SIX in Brunswick, ME; and Fleet Composite Squadron SIX in Norfolk, VA where he served as Commanding Officer. His shore duty assignments include NATO Airborne Early Warning Force, E-3A Component in Geilenkirchen, Germany; Tactical Support Center Sigonella and Commander Task Force 67, Sigonella, Sicily; Joint Forces Command and Joint Staff DDJ7, in Suffolk, VA; and Fleet Air Forward in Atsugi, Japan where he served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander.
Captain Deal has participated in numerous operations supporting units in combat to include OPERATION DELIBERATE FORCE, OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He reported to the Eisenhower School as a faculty member in June, 2015.
Captain Deal has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Aerial Achievement Medal (two awards), Joint Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various campaign and service awards.
CAPT Johns' shore assignments include serving as Fleet Replacement Squadron instructor and VP assistant training officer to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group. He graduated from National War College in 2007.
CAPT Johns' major staff assignments include the Joint Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5) Directorate, where he served as a Strategic Planner and Deputy Division Chief in the Iraq and Middle East Regional Divisions from 2007 - 2010. He was the Joint Staff representative on the interagency team charged with negotiating the Security Agreement, also known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), between the United States and Iraq.
CAPT Johns served on the Navy staff (OPNAV) from 2010 - May 2013 as the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Branch Head for the Navy's Assessment (N81) and Warfare Integration (N00X) Divisions where he was responsible for assessment, oversight, and integration of ASW capability investments within national, DoD, and Navy strategy through Future Years Defense Planning.
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.
Captain John Springett joined the Faculty of the National Defense University, Eisenhower School in May 2015. He is a career Naval Aviator and Electronic Warfare expert with more than 3700 hours and 755 carrier arrested landings in the EA-18G, EA-6B and other naval aircraft.
Captain Springett has commanded VAQ-133, a fleet EA-6B squadron; VAQ-129, the EA-6B/EA-18G training squadron; and the Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He has a wide range of operational experience in multiple carrier and land-based EA-6B squadrons and has participated aerial combat operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Serbia. He also spent a year conducting EA-6B flight operations while based in Afghanistan.
Staff tours include; Flight Instructor, VAQ-129; Head, Officer Plans Branch in the Bureau of Navy Personnel; Joint Warfare Analysis Center Liaison to Joint Chiefs of Staff J-3, Deputy Director for Global Operations (Special Technical Operations Cell); OPNAV N88 EA-6B/EA-18G Requirements officer; and Executive Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.
Captain Springett earned a BA in English from Virginia Tech in 1987. He graduated with the highest distinction from the Naval War College with a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Captain Springett is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow and holds a career subspecialty as a Navy Strategist.
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.
Mr. Altieri serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Acquisition,
Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has been a Professor at ICAF since
1992 and became Chair of the 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
Dr. Basile joined the ICAF faculty on 1 October 2007. He is a Professor of
Acquisition participating in the Manufacturing Industry Study. His major area of
academic interest includes developing strategies and capabilities to address
joint, multinational, and interagency integration and interoperability issues.
Prior to his appointment at NDU, Dr. Basile was a Principal Professional Staff
member at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in
Laurel, MD. Recent JHU/APL assignments within the Department of Defense include
the Senior Advisor to the Director of Systems Engineering at the Defense Threat
Reduction Agency, Science Advisor to the Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command,
and Science Advisor to the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. While
at JHU/APL, he supported strategic weapons systems acquisition, operational test
and evaluation, and readiness evaluations for submarine-launched ballistic
missile systems. Additionally, he worked for six years as the Program
Coordinator and Instructor of graduate studies in manufacturing engineering at
The Johns Hopkins University Mechanical Engineering Department in Baltimore, MD.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors
(University of Maryland), a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and a Doctor of Science Degree in
Mechanical Engineering (George Washington University).
A Senior Foreign Service Officer holding the rank of Minister-Counselor, Mr. Beed has served with USAID for more than 20 years in a variety of program and mission management positions. Mr. Beed’s background includes serving as the Counselor for International Development at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo from 2009-2011, where he promoted U.S.-Japan worldwide aid coordination and development collaboration in such areas as Afghanistan reconstruction, global health, and public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining the Eisenhower School faculty, John Beed served as USAID’s Mission Director for India in July 2013, overseeing a program designed to support sustainable development led by innovation and partnership. He previously served as Acting Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director in Egypt during the Arab Spring.
From 2006-2009, he was USAID’s Mission Director in Paraguay, where he led a significant expansion of U.S. assistance and economic cooperation during a historical political transition. The expansion included the successful implementation of two Millennium Challenge Corporation programs supporting the country’s efforts to combat corruption and spur economic growth. In Mexico City, Mr. Beed served as Deputy Mission Director and Supervisory Program Officer. In the Russian Federation and Egypt, he served as a Private Enterprise Officer. In Washington, D.C., Mr. Beed was the chief of USAID’s regional economic growth programs for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Valerie Belon is a Senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Counselor, having 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 Sint 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. Stephen M. Bloor, Esq. serves as an Assistant Professor in the Eisenhower School’s National Security and Economic Policy department and is the National Security Agency (NSA) Chair. He has spent most of his career at the NSA, most recently as its Electronic Warfare Executive. Mr. Bloor is a 2008 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces ((ICAF), now the Eisenhower School). Upon graduation from ICAF, Mr. Bloor served as the Chairman of the National Emitter, Weapons, and Space Subcommittee, a component of the National SIGINT Committee, providing advice and support to the Director of National Intelligence and Director, NSA, on a wide range of Weapons and Space SIGINT matters. He then served in Afghanistan as the OIC of a multi-national International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) team and upon his return assumed duties as the Deputy Portfolio Manager for three ACAT-1 analytic modernization and cloud storage programs.
Mr. Bloor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. 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) and has managed a variety of engineering, operations, research, program management, technical, and legal programs at NSA and within DOD. He has 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. As the Patent Counsel of the Army Research Laboratory and an NSA patent attorney, Mr. Bloor has managed a portfolio of thousands of Government intellectual properties, prosecuted patents, protected innovations, and negotiated thousands of technology transfer and licensing agreements.
Linda Brandt is a Professor of Acquisition at the Eisenhower School (formerly ICAF)
, National Defense University. Prior to joining ICAF, Dr.
Brandt served as a senior analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses where she
headed up acquisition studies for the Navy Secretariat. She has also worked as a
management consultant for the firm of Touche Ross & Company, where her
clients included a variety of major defense and non-defense manufacturing
companies, and as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Material, Department
of the Navy. Before moving to Washington, she was a tenured Associate Professor
of Public Policy at California State University, Long Beach. She received her
Doctorate in Political Science at the University of Colorado. She has completed
the Senior Executive Program at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, as well as a variety of executive business and
Dr. Brandt has written extensively on acquisition issues, participated on a
number of Defense Science Board and National Academy of Sciences studies, and
testified as an expert witness before Congress. Her work includes articles and
studies on acquisition reform, streamlining, technology management and transfer,
manufacturing productivity and modernization, and other acquisition and public
policy related subjects. She has received numerous awards and honors, to include
the American Society for Public Administration's Department of Defense
Outstanding Professional of the Year award presented by the Secretary of Defense
and the Department of the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Award. She was
selected as a Fellow of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
and Administration. Most recently, Dr Brandt was inducted to the rank of
"Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" by the President of the Republic of
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 the school, 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
Dr. Shannon A. Brown has been a Professor of History at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces/Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where his studies focused on the history of technology and modern European history. As a member of the core faculty, he teaches courses on public policy, international relations, South East Asian regional affairs, and history. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Brown worked in Washington, D.C. as a contract historian and defense analyst for a number of years. His clients included the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Census Bureau, and a variety of private organizations and companies, among them the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Tokyo Electric Power Company. He is the editor of Providing the Means of War: Historical Perspectives on Defense Acquisition, 1945-2000 (U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2005) and Resourcing Stability Operations and Reconstruction: Past, Present, and Future (Eisenhower National Security Series Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 2006), and several articles on technology and military subjects. He has served as the seminar director for the Weapons Industry Study course since 2005, and has also worked as a curriculum director and department chair during his tenure at the School.
Joined the ICAF 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
Behind the Cyberspace Veil: The Hidden Evolution of the Air Force Officer
Corps and NATO: A Guide to the Issues.
Formerly, Dr. DiBella established and directed the department of evaluation
and management research at PLAN International, a London-based NGO operating in
over 60 countries and was president of Organization Transitions, Inc., an
applied research and consulting firm engaged in executive and organization
development. He has analyzed company operations literally around the world and
worked with a wide range of public and private sector organizations including
the Boston Police Department, Electricité de France, EXXON Belgium, FIAT Auto,
Fidelity Investments, Hope Global, IBM Global Services, NSA, Pfizer, SAFECO
Insurance, the Uganda Central Credit Union, USAID, and the YMCA. Dr. DiBella is
a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning and a fellow of the
Society for Applied Anthropology.
He's the author of Learning Practices: Assessment and Action for
Organizational Improvement (Prentice-Hall, 2001), How Organizations Learn: An
Integrated Strategy for Building Learning Capability (Jossey-Bass, 1998), and
Systemic Change Management: Five Capabilities for Improving Enterprises
(forthcoming from PalgraveMacmillan).
Currently, Professor of History, Department of National Security Studies,
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in
Washington D.C. He 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
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 Su port (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) and several hundred articles, essays and reviews on
aspects .of military, naval and other history.
He is currently writing - "'Maryland, My Maryland;' From the Peninsula to the
Antietam" and "To Franklin, Nashville and Beyond; The Civil War in Kentucky and
Tom Dimieri is a native of New York City and attended Fordham College (BA) in
Sociology and Brown University (MA, Ph D) in Sociology with a concentration in
demography and organizational behavior. His dissertation was a study of reform
initiatives in the NYC Police Department supported by a research grant from the
Justice Department. He was a member of the faculty at the University of
Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and Wellesley College (MA). His academic research
focused on ideology and social movements with particular attention to national
ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
He was a senior research analyst in Wang Labs Advanced Systems Laboratory and
conducted research on the impact of IT technology on the organization of work.
He also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as U.S. manager of market
research and competitive analysis. He has conducted many independent consulting
engagements on product development, market studies, program evaluation, and
human resource issues.
He returned to higher education as Director of Institutional Research and
Planning at Simmons College (Boston, MA) and later in a similar role at Bryant
University (Smithfield, RI), He assumed his new responsibilities at ICAF in
January 2010. His role at ICAF is to enhance the evidence base for assessing and
improving student learning and institutional effectiveness.
Mike Dixon is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor. From 2012-2015, he served as the Political and Economic Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to his assignment in Astana, Mr. Dixon led economic sections in the U.S. Embassies in the Czech Republic and Cyprus. He has also served in Ukraine, Poland, and Turkmenistan as well as in the State Department’s Office of the European Union and Regional Affairs (EUR/ERA) in Washington D.C. He is a 2012 distinguished graduate of the National War College where he earned a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy and received the George F. Kennan Strategic Writing Award. He is also a 2002 graduate of the Foreign Service Institute’s long-term economic studies program.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Dixon worked at the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe, taught English in a Polish high school as a member of the first group of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers assigned to a European country, and helped train the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers in Latvia. He also interned at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw, Poland.
Mr. Dixon is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned an M.A. in International Relations. He also received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Russian Studies from the University of Virginia and a second B.A. in Economics from Iowa State University. He is a proud native of Iowa.
Dr. Stephen Ford recently rejoined the Eisenhower School faculty after a three year hiatus in which he was employed in industry as a systems engineer and program manager. Previously, he served on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces from 2007-2012 in various capacities to include Deputy Chair, Department of Acquisition and Industry Study Lead, Robotics & Autonomous Systems Industry Study.
Dr. Ford has more than 20 years of leadership and program management experience associated with national security space and US Air Force acquisition programs. His educational background emphasizes both technical and management skills to include a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. His program management experience includes leadership of a successful small arms technology demonstration with the Joint Service Small Arms Program (JSSAP), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ; Airborne Laser (ABL) beam control/fire control system proof of concept testing at North Oscura Peak, White Sands Missile Range, NM; and responsibility for both satellite bus and payload major system procurements at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Chantilly, Virginia. Dr. Ford is DAWIA Level III certified in Systems Engineering.
His post-Air Force experience includes time as a consultant providing technical and program management advice to senior National Reconnaissance Office decision-makers responsible for development of the nation’s future space imagery satellite architecture. Most recently, Dr. Ford was a Deputy Program Manager and consultant for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Program. In this role, he was part of the contractor team that supports the DDOT AWI Program Manager in leading the District’s 30-year, $10 billion revitalization investment integrating multiple transportation, land use, and economic development projects within the area surrounding the Anacostia River. Notable AWI projects include the 11th Street Bridges, the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, and the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
Acquisition – Systems Engineering – Program Management – Space – Remote Sensing – Directed Energy – Technology Transition – Robotics & Autonomous Systems
Gregory D. Foster is Professor of Political Science at the Industrial College
of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C., where he
previously has served as George C. Marshall Professor and J. Carlton Ward
Distinguished Professor and Director of Research. He also is Executive Director
of the Defense Environmental Forum, a joint venture between the Deputy Under
Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) and the President of the
National Defense University.
During his tenure at the Industrial College, he has served as director of the
Elements of National Power course, the Values, Ethics, and Leadership program,
the New Faculty Development program, and the Environment Industry Study group,
while also teaching executive-level courses in political science, ethics,
mobilization, national power, environmental security, social issues and national
security, and strategic brainstorming.
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. His publications include The Strategic
Dimension of Military Manpower (Ballinger, 1987) and Paradoxes of Power: The
Military Establishment in the Eighties (Indiana University Press, 1983).
Prior to joining the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
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,
Public Administration - Organizational
Theory and Behavior - Civil-Military Relations - Ethics - Environmental Security
- Mobilization - Emergency Management - Strategy - Training/Education
Europe - Asia-Pacific
Mark Foulon is Professor of Industry and Business at the National Defense
Universitys Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). At ICAF, he leads the
Business Strategy Program and serves on the Economics faculty.
Prior to joining the ICAF 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 20032006 and
Acting Under Secretary of Industry and Security from 20062007. He also served on
detail to the Department of the Treasury as Chief of Staff for International
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 the
Secretary of State. 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 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
A native of Spokane, Washington, Foulon is a graduate of Yale and Oxford
University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Business (General) -
Government/Industry Relations - Trade and National Security
Middle East/Persian Gulf -
Foulon also led successful negotiations with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce
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 as a CO 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.
Dr. Clark 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.
Mr. Hartle is a senior US government officer with over 27-years of military and 15-years of Federal civilian service. He holds a Master of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce; Master of Public Administration from The University of Oklahoma; and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. His experiences include being a political-military intelligence analyst, strategic planner, operations commander, training director, and graduate-level education instructor. In addition to tours-of-duty in Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia, and Germany; he served in multiple positions throughout the US to include the Chief of Intelligence for the Joint Staff's National Airborne Operations Center directly supporting the President of the United States, and as the Deputy Director for Administration and Personal, Joint Staff Director of Intelligence. His graduate-level instruction includes teaching leadership, management, national security, and other graduate-level courses at the US Air Force Air War College, Royal Australian Air Force Command and Staff College, and the National Intelligence University (NIU). Currently, he teaches national security, macroeconomics, industry analytics, and international competitive business environment; and political economics of mineral extraction and trade. Mr Hartle also serves as the NIU Senior Liaison Officer to the Inter-American Defense College (IADC).
Acquisition - Contracting - Logistics - Supply Chain Management - Transportation
Sue Kinney-Perkins has over 35 years’ experience in Program/Project Management, Acquisition Logistics and Integrated Logistics Support Management within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial industry.
She teaches Supply Chain Management, Acquisition and supports the Space Industry team at the National Defense University, Eisenhower School.
Previously, she 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 and NASA Centers to include personal property management, supply and equipment management, disposal management, transportation/fleet management, artifact management processing, mail management, and contractor industrial relations.
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. She helped to formulate USMC future logistics support concepts and Naval expeditionary logistics solutions.
In 1999 – 2001 she served in a corporate role as the Senior Manager of Arthur Andersen where she established a Supply Chain practice bringing SCM solutions to Government Agencies.
Previously, she worked at Grumman Aerospace and NASA in support of the International Space Station (ISS) program projecting on-orbit maintenance requirements and negotiating international logistics agreements for the space Station Freedom development.
Sue served 27 years as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer in the Naval Reserves. She retired in 2011 after a 27 year career. Career highlights include assignments to AIRLANT, a Carrier On-Board Delivery (C-2 COD) squadron and numerous positions in support of NAVAIR. She was selected for four command tours to include: NAVAIR Orlando; Program Executive Office (Cruise Missiles); Fleet Readiness Center Jacksonville, FL; and NAVAIR Logistics and Industrial Relations (AIR 3.0/6.0), Patuxent River MD.
Sue has a MS in National Resource Strategy and Senior Acquisition Course Certificate from the National Defense University (ICAF - 2006), an MBA from George Mason University, and a BS in Management from GMU/Virginia Tech. She is Defense Acquisition University (DAWIA/DAU) Level III certified in Life Cycle Logistics, Level II certified in Program Management, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Acquisition Professional.
Dr. Steven Philip 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.
Political History - Government -
Intellectual and Cultural History
Europe with specialization in France -
Dr. Irene 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.
Economics of National
Security Strategy - Economics of National Resource Strategy - Economics of Human
Resources - Political Economy of the European Union
European Union - Greece -
Dr Andrew Leith, Department of Defense, is an Australian who has been a
member of the Eisenhower School faculty since July 2005 where he teaches
economics, Industry Analytics and leads the Reconstruction Industry Study.
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.
Stabilization in Post Conflict Countries - Private Sector Development in Fragile
and Conflict Affected States.
South Pacific (Australia /
Timor Leste / Solomon Islands)
David 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.
Logistics - Supply Chain
Management – Industry Analytics - Business Administration - Agribusiness -
Acquisition Management - Public Administration
Dr. Sorin 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). Since August 2010 he is the faculty lead for the Aircraft Industry Study program (where he teaches 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).
Dr. Todd McAllister, joined the faculty of the Eisenhower School as an Associate Professor of Logistics in July 2015 and currently teaches Defense Strategy and Resourcing. A career Marine Corps logistician with over 24 years 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.
Colonel (retired) Doug 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.
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
An active duty Navy Supply Corps Officer with over 29 years of commissioned service, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University (1986), a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School (1994) and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (2003). He is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Acquisition Course; the Executive Development Institute at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College. CAPT Meier is a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community, and holds the Joint Qualified Officer (JQO), Submarine Supply Corps Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer qualifications.
CAPT Meier has served in a variety of key leadership positions afloat and ashore. At sea, he served as the Supply Officer, USS James Madison (SSBN 627), and as the Assistant Officer in Charge and Stock Control Officer, USNS Concord (T-AFS 5). His shore duty assignments include: Integrated Logistics Support Management Specialist, Logistics Management Division, Naval Air Systems Command; Transportation Policy Officer, Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), United States Transportation Command; Supply Officer, Naval Support Activity, Bahrain; Staff Officer, Mobility Division, Logistics Directorate (J4), Joint Staff; and Director, Logistics Operations (N3), Naval Operational Logistics Support Center.
Susan Norwood is the Department of Energy Faculty Chair and Assistant Professor. Previously, she served as senior advisor in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) where she led international program efforts for the nuclear weapons program. From 2010-2014, Ms. Norwood served as the Assistant Staff Director for the Nuclear Weapons Council in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this position, she chaired the interagency working group on joint nuclear weapons programs and led the development and implementation of a 25-year strategic plan for the nation’s nuclear deterrent.
Ms. Norwood also has led nuclear treaty implementation efforts and a portfolio of Middle East and Africa nuclear and radiological threat reduction programs. Ms. Norwood has been trusted by senior DOE officials to lead high-profile delegations of nuclear security experts to Congo, Cameroon, Kenya, and Yemen. In 2003, Ms. Norwood deployed to Baghdad, Iraq to support post-war reconstruction in the Office of Ambassador Paul Bremer, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
Ms. Norwood holds advanced degrees in National Security Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School at The National Defense University, and Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. She has received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.
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 –
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
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.
Game Theory - Public
Sector Economics - Regulation - Industrial Organization - Elections -
In addition to Military Strategy and Warfare, Dr. Severance teaches or has
taught Strategic Logistics and Mobilization in the core curriculum;l 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.
NATO - Western Europe
Functional Expertise: Program Management - Test and Evaluation - Integrated Logistics Support - Strategic and Tactical Transportation - Economic Analysis
Regional Expertise: Korea - Western Europe
Dr. Paul 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).
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