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Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC
Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


General Cartwright serves as the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Nation?s second highest ranking military officer.

As Vice Chairman, General Cartwright chairs the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, Co-Chairs the Defense Acquisition Board, and serves as a member of the National Security Council Deputies Committee, the Nuclear Weapons Council and the Missile Defense Executive Board. In addition, he Co-Chairs the Deputies Advisory Working Group, which provides advice to Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn on resourcing and other high level departmental business issues.

General Cartwright was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in November 1971. He completed Naval Flight Officer training in April 1973 and graduated from Naval Aviator training in January 1977. He has operational assignments as an NFO in the F-4, and as a pilot in the F-4, OA-4, and F/A-18. He is a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, received his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and completed a fellowship with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

General Cartwright's command assignments include: Commander, United States Strategic Command (2004-2007); Commanding General, First Marine Aircraft Wing (2000-2002); Deputy Commanding General, Marine Forces Atlantic (1999-2000).

General Cartwright's joint staff assignments include: Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, J-8 the Joint Staff (2002-2004); Deputy Director for Force Structure, Requirements, J-8 the Joint Staff (1996-1999).

Mr. David Hartman
Mr. David Hartman

Author and former Host, Good Morning America


Actor, producer, television host. Born David Downs Hartman on May 19, 1935 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The son of German immigrants, David Hartman grew up singing and playing a number of musical instruments. His father was a Methodist minister who turned to ad agency sales to better support the family. The young Hartman attended Duke University where he majored in economics and pursued acting on the side. After serving in the Air Force, he returned to the States to pursue an acting career in earnest.

In 1964, David Hartman won a supporting role in the original 1964 Broadway production of Hello Dolly. This high point was followed by several forgettable films and television projects. Financial success came nearly a decade later when he became the first host of Good Morning America in 1975. He stayed with the show for 11 years, also serving as writer and producer, and helped it become No. 1 during his tenure. He has won several Emmy and journalism awards and is also known for his documentaries.

David Hartman was married to television producer Maureen Downey from 1974 until her death in 1997; they have four children. He has one child with his second wife, Mary.

ADM Gary Roughead, USN
ADM Gary Roughead, USN

Chief of Naval Operations


Admiral Roughead is a 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

Among his six operational commands, Roughead was the first officer to command both classes of Aegis ships, having commanded USS Barry and USS Port Royal.

As a Flag officer, Roughead commanded Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, the George Washington Battle Group; and U.S. Second Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic and Naval Forces North Fleet East.

Ashore, he served as commandant, United States Naval Academy, the Department of the Navy?s Chief of Legislative Affairs, and as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command.

Roughead is one of only two officers to have commanded the Fleets in the Pacific and Atlantic, commanding the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Joint Task Force 519, as well as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces, where he was responsible for ensuring Navy forces were trained, ready, equipped and prepared to operate around the world, where and when needed.

Roughead's awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.

Roughead became the 29th Chief of Naval Operations on 29 September 2007.

The Honorable Robert O. Work
The Honorable Robert O. Work

Under Secretary of the Navy


Robert O. Work was confirmed as the Under Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 2009. In this capacity, Work serves as the deputy and principal assistant to the secretary of the Navy and acts with full authority of the secretary in the day-to-day management of the Department of the Navy. Work was a distinguished graduate of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Course at the University of Illinois, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1974. During his 27-year career, Work held a wide range of command, leadership, and management positions. He commanded an artillery battery and artillery battalion, and was the base commander at Camp Fuji, Japan. His last assignment was as Military Assistant and Senior Aide to the Honorable Richard J. Danzig, 71st secretary of the Navy.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Work joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), first as the senior fellow for maritime affairs, and later as the vice president for strategic studies. In these positions, he focused on defense strategy and programs, revolutions in war, Department of Defense transformation, and maritime affairs. He wrote and spoke extensively on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps strategies and programs; directed and analyzed war games for the Office of Net Assessment and Office of the Secretary of Defense; contributed to Department of Defense studies on global basing and emerging military missions; and provided support for the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review.

In addition, he studied and prepared several reports on future defense challenges, including the changing nature of undersea warfare, power projection against regional nuclear powers, and power projection against future anti-access/area denial networks. During this time, Work was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he taught defense analysis and roles and missions of the armed forces.

In late 2008, Work served on President Barack Obama?s Department of Defense Transition Team. In this role, he was the leader of the Department of the Navy issue team, and served on the defense policy, acquisition, and budget teams.

Work earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois; a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California; a Master of Science in Space System Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a Master in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Dr. Ralph W. Shrader
Dr. Ralph W. Shrader

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton


Dr. Ralph W. Shrader is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., the leading strategy and technology consulting firm (annual revenue of $4.5 billion; more than 22,000 staff). He is the seventh Chairman since the firm's founding in 1914, and has led Booz Allen through a significant period of growth and strategic realignment.
Dr. Shrader's leadership philosophy and professional experience mirrors Booz Allen's mission ? combining strategy with technology to deliver enduring results to clients. His personal consulting practice has centered on the global communications industry. He has led major assignments for telecommunications companies in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and was involved in Booz Allen's landmark work for AT&T at the time of divestiture. In the public sector, Dr. Shrader has led important programs for the US National Communications System and Defense Information Systems Agency, for the UN's International Telecommunications Union, and for government agencies in Latin America.
An active participant in public forums, Dr. Shrader has spoken on leadership, strategy, and technology at major international conferences and graduate business schools in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including those sponsored by the World Economic Forum, The Aspen Institute, Strategic Management Society, Yale School of Management, the University of Chicago, National Business & Disability Council, and The Women's Center. His views on leadership and business have been featured in major newspapers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Dr. Shrader is active in professional and charitable organizations. He is past Chairman of the Board of the 40,000-member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and is the recipient of the association's highest honor, the David Sarnoff Award. He is Chairman of the Board of The Neediest Kids, Inc. charity and serves on the Board of Abilities, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving career opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and the Board of ServiceSource, the largest community rehabilitative program in Virginia. Dr. Shrader has been honored with leadership awards from the National Business & Disability Council, B?nai B?rith International, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and other organizations. In the arts, Dr. Shrader led Booz Allen?s sponsorship of the National Gallery of Art?s highly successful ?Edward Hopper? exhibition in Washington DC, and presented the Rising Star Award in Dance at the Royal Ballet in London.
In his leadership roles, Dr. Shrader has been a strong proponent of opportunities for women and minorities. He sponsored a Board-level diversity initiative, has been an active supporter of employee forums, and received a special award from employees on the firm's Workforce Diversity Council. As Chairman of AFCEA International, he led efforts to improve opportunities for women and minorities in the communications and electronics fields. The association has established a scholarship program in Dr. Shrader's name to assist women and minority students pursuing graduate degrees in these fields of study.
Prior to his election as Chairman and CEO, Dr. Shrader was President of Booz Allen's Worldwide Technology Business, one of the firm's major business units, which he led through a period of significant growth in size and stature. Previously, he headed the technology division focused on telecommunications, information technology, and command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence (C4I).
Before he joined Booz Allen, Dr. Shrader was the National Director of Advanced Systems Planning for Western Union. Earlier, he served as a senior member of the technical staff with RCA's Government Communications System Division.
Dr. Shrader received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, with minors in mathematics and nuclear physics, from the University of Illinois.

ADM James G. Stavridis, USN
ADM James G. Stavridis, USN

Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR); Commander, U.S. European Command (EUCOM)


Admiral James Stavridis assumed duties as Commander of the United States European Command and as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009.

Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.

A Surface Warfare Officer, he commanded the Destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) from 1993-1995, completing UN/NATO deployments to Haiti, Bosnia, and the Arabian Gulf. Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet under his command.

In 1998, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership.

From 2002-2004, he commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Arabian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

From 2006-2009, he commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ashore, he served as a strategic and long range planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

Stavridis earned a PhD and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the Naval and National War Colleges.

He holds various decorations and awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and five awards of the Legion of Merit. He is author or co-author of several books on naval shiphandling and leadership, including Command at Sea and Destroyer Captain.

Mr. John Hill

Principal Director for East Asia, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs


CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: John D. Hill is the Principal Director for East Asia in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, a position he has held since May 2009 and that he previously held from October 2006 to February 2009. He oversees policy development regarding the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, the People?s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Taiwan.

PAST EXPERIENCE: During the transition of administrations, Mr. Hill served as the Principal Director for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia from February 2009 ? May 2009. In this capacity, he led the office in the administration?s development of its Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy and oversaw defense and security policies related to the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

From 1999-2006, Mr. Hill served as the Senior Country Director for Japan and the Director for Northeast Asia, with responsibilities for our alliance relationships with Japan and the ROK and security policies toward the DPRK.

Mr. Hill served from 1997-99 as the Director for Japan Armaments Cooperation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, where he oversaw bilateral equipment
cooperation activities, including negotiation of agreements for collaboration in missile defense.

As a Mansfield Fellow from 1995-97, Mr. Hill studied Japanese language and culture, and served assignments with the Japan Defense Agency, the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), and Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

From 1994-95, Mr. Hill served as Director for International Economic Policy for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security. He coordinated policy on offsets in military exports, developed policies for recovery of cost savings in mergers and acquisitions, and was the Executive Secretary for the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, a CEO-level advisory group.

From 1989-94, Mr. Hill served as Assistant for International Economic Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy where he was a member of the team that developed the Gulf War program under which coalition partners contributed $54 billion to defray U.S. costs.

Mr. Hill entered DOD as a Presidential Management Intern (1987-89), serving assignments with the Army Security Assistance Command, the Office of Management and Budget, and OSD.

EDUCATION: Mr. Hill received his Masters Degree in International Affairs from American University in 1986, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science at UCLA in 1984.

Mr. Robert J. Carey

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer


Mr. Robert J. Carey serves as the sixth Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Navy (DON). As the DON CIO, Mr. Carey is the senior Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) official in the Department and he provides top-level advocacy for the Secretary of the Navy for the development and use of IM/IT and creation of a unified IM/IT vision for the Navy?Marine Corps team. He develops strategies, policies, plans, architectures, standards, and guidance, and provides process transformation support for the entire Department of the Navy. Additionally, he ensures that the development and acquisition of IT systems are interoperable and consistent with the Department?s objectives and vision. Mr. Carey is the Department?s IM/IT workforce Community Manager and also serves as the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer.

Mr. Carey entered the Senior Executive Service in June 2003 as the DON Deputy Chief Information Officer (Policy and Integration) and was responsible for leading the DON CIO staff in developing strategies for achieving IM and IT enterprise integration across the Department.

Mr. Carey?s Federal service began with the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in October 1982 where he worked as a Test Director for small arms and automatic weapons. He began his career in the Department of the Navy in February 1985 with the Naval Sea Systems Command, working in the Anti-Submarine Warfare domain. Mr. Carey joined the staff of the DON CIO in February 2000, during which time he served as the DON CIO eBusiness Team Leader through June 2003. During this period he also served as the Director of the DON Smart Card Office from February through September 2001. Before joining the DON CIO, Mr. Carey served in a variety of engineering and program management leadership positions within the Acquisition Community in the Undersea Warfare domain.

Mr. Carey attended the University of South Carolina where he received a bachelor?s of science degree in engineering in 1982. He earned a master of engineering management degree from the George Washington University in 1995. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and has been awarded the DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, as well as numerous other performance awards. He received the prestigious Federal 100 Award in 2006 and 2008 recognizing his contributions to Federal Information Technology.

Mr. Carey is an active member of the United States Navy Reserve and currently holds the rank of Commander in the Civil Engineer Corps. He was recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and most recently Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served in the Al Anbar province with I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Col David W. Coffman, USMC
Col David W. Coffman, USMC

Commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton


Colonel Coffman was born and raised in Eustis, Florida, graduated cum laude from Duke University, and was commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant through the NROTC Program in May 1985. He completed flight school and was designated a Naval Aviator in May 1987.
As a CH-46 pilot, his operational flying tours include service with HMM-262 out of Hawaii, HMM-163 out of El Toro, California, and as Commanding Officer of HMM-161 stationed at MCAS Miramar. During his squadron tours he held various billets in Operations and Maintenance and completed a variety of deployments including Unit Deployment Program deployments to Okinawa and WESTPAC and MEU(SOC) deployments throughout the PACOM and CENTCOM AORs. As Commanding Officer of HMM-161 from August 2003 to May 2005, then LtCol Coffman led the squadron during their 2004 deployment to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The squadron served as the primary Casualty Evacuation squadron for I MEF, achieved a 100% mission success rate, and was recognized by the Marine Corps Aviation Association as the Edward C. Dyer Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron of the Year for 2004.

Col Coffman has served on staff at multiple levels of command, including MEU, MAG, MEF, JTF, and Combatant Command. While serving as an Air Officer with 15th MEU, he planned and participated in Operation Support Hope in Rwanda, contingency operations in Somalia, and Operation Vigilant Warrior in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf during 15th MEU?s 1994 CENTCOM deployment. He was J-3 Air for JTF Noble Response in support of humanitarian relief operations in Kenya in January-March 1998. He worked in the Operations Directorate at USCENTCOM Headquarters from August 1999 to July 2002, where he participated in the development and execution of combined exercise programs with friendly nations on the Arabian Peninsula and supervised the USCENTCOM ARG-MEU Exercise Program. In 2003, he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom I as MAG-16 Operations Officer. From August 2006 to January 2008 Col Coffman served as Future Operations Officer for I MEF.

Col Coffman graduated with honors from both The Basic School and the Amphibious Warfare School, earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with highest distinction while attending the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and completed a Top-Level-School-equivalent fellowship with the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California where he served as Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow providing Marine expertise to the ongoing national defense related research conducted at Rand.
Col Coffman was promoted to his present rank 1 November 2006. He assumed command of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) at Camp Pendleton in January 2008. He led the MEU through a seven month sea-based deployment aboard the BOXER Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in 2009 during which the 13th MEU-BOXER ARG team supported exercises and operations in PACOM, CENTCOM, and AFRICOM AORs, including extended counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.

Col Coffman?s awards include two Bronze Stars for service in OIF, the Purple Heart for wounds received while flying a Casualty Evacuation mission in 2004, multiple single mission and strike flight Air Medals, other personal decorations for meritorious service, and numerous campaign and service medals. He is married to the former Jean Caudle, and they reside in San Diego, California near their two grown sons Cole and Clay.

LtCol Frank Hoffman, USMCR (Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute Research Fellow, Marine Corps Combat Development Command


Frank Hoffman is a national security affairs analyst and Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia. He is assigned to the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia. A former Marine officer, Mr. Hoffman has also served on the staff of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century (Hart-Rudman Commission); was the National Security Analyst and Director, Marine Strategic Studies Group, at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico; and served on the Professional Staff, Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces.
From 1983?92, Mr. Hoffman served as a force structure and program analyst at Headquarters, Marine Corps and also served as the editor of the annual Marine Concepts and Issues publication. From 1978?83, he served as a Marine Infantry Officer in a variety of line and staff positions in the Second and Third Marine Divisions. Mr. Hoffman retired from the Marine Corps Reserve at the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in 2001. He received his commission from the NROTC program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 as the Distinguished Military Graduate. Mr. Hoffman holds degrees from the Wharton Business School, George Mason University, and the U.S. Naval War College.
Mr. Hoffman has participated on several Defense Science Boards and contributed to a number of government reports. He has authored Decisive Force: The New American Way of War (Praeger, 1996) and has published over 100 articles and reviews on national security strategy, defense economics, and military history, and lectured at most of the country?s professional military education schools and major think tanks. His latest works include ?Complex Irregular Warfare, The Next RMA? in the Summer 2006 issue of Orbis, and a series of articles and book reviews on Transformation and Hybrid Wars in the Armed Forces Journal International. He was also a contributing author to the new Army/Marine Counterinsurgency manual.

Dr. Virginia Lunsford

Professor of History, U.S. Naval Academy


Virginia W. Lunsford is an associate professor of history at the United States Naval Academy. She is a specialist in maritime history, especially the history of piracy and privateering; the history of Early Mod-ern Europe; the history of European expansion and colonialism; and the history of the Netherlands. Professor Lunsford holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Harvard University where she studied with Simon Schama. She also earned an M.A. in Government and a B.A. with High Distinction in History and Rhetoric & Communication Studies from the University of Virginia. At the Naval Academy, Professor Lunsford currently teaches courses on ?Warfare in the Age of Sail?; ?The Golden Age of Piracy: Myth and Reality?; ?The Buccaneers: A Case Study in Asymmetrical Warfare?; and ?American Naval History.?

Professor Lunsford is the author of Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and is currently researching and writing Dead Men Tell No Tales: A Cultural History of Piracy in the Modern Age under contract with Routledge. She has given public lectures on subjects such as early modern sailors, the warfare of the buccaneers, the Battle of Trafalgar, Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans, Golden Age piracy, the maritime culture of the Golden Age Dutch Republic, and modern Somali piracy. In 2008, she was invited to participate as a featured speaker at the Highlands Forum to help shape future strategy for the Department of Defense. Her academic honors include a U.S. Naval Academy McMullen Sea Power Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands, appointment as a Krupp Foundation Fellow in European Studies, and as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leiden?s Institute for the History of European Expansion. She also served as University Writing Fellow at Harvard University.

As an acknowledged expert in maritime history and in the history of piracy, Professor Lunsford has ap-peared on television for the History Channel production of ?Unconventional Warfare? (2002) where she spoke on Sir Francis Drake and the failure of the Spanish Armada in 1588. More recently she was fea-tured, at length, in the History Channel program ?True Caribbean Pirates? (2006) as an expert on the buc-caneers.

In response to the upsurge in Somali piracy, Professor Lunsford has written articles for the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, ?Why Does Piracy Work?? (December 2008) and for the Baltimore Sun: ?Navy Can?t Do it Alone? (April 2009). Additionally, she was an invited participant and collaborator at the national security workshop on ?Contemporary Piracy: Consequences & Cures,? sponsored by the American Bar Association, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, and the McCormick Foundation (June 2009); and will serve as the moderator for the panel on ?Pirates: How Do We Defeat Them?? at the U.S. Naval Institute?s and AFCEA International?s ?West 2010? conference (February 2010). As an expert on historical piracy, she has been consulted by the Wall Street Journal and CNN, appeared on the Voice of America, and been quoted in U.S. News and World Report, the Straits Times (Singapore) and the Houston Chronicle.

VADM David J. "Jack" Dorsett, USN
VADM David J. "Jack" Dorsett, USN

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI)


Vice Admiral David Dorsett was born in North Carolina, raised in Virginia, and graduated from Jacksonville University (Florida) in 1978. His early career included duty on HMS Gavinton (M1140), USS Elliott (DD 967), USS Oldendorf (DD 972), and as executive officer in USS Dominant (MSO 431).

Dorsett?s subsequent operational assignments included duty as: deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence for commander, 6th Fleet; intelligence officer on USS Ranger (CV 61) deployed for Operations Southern Watch and Restore Hope; assistant chief of staff for intelligence for commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command during Operations Desert Fox, Southern Watch and Resolute Response; and command of the Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command.

During his initial shore duty, Dorsett served as an analyst and then operations officer at FOSIC U.S. Naval Forces Europe, providing intelligence support during Operations El Dorado Canyon, Attain Document and Prairie Fire. He subsequently served: at the U.S. Naval War College on the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Strategic Studies Group; at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific; at OPNAV, and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

As a flag officer, Dorsett has served as: special assistant to the director of Naval Intelligence; director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Pacific Command; director for Intelligence (J2), U.S. Joint Staff; and, director of Naval Intelligence (N2), CNO. In November 2009, Dorsett assumed office as the first deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6).

Dorsett possesses significant experience in national security affairs (Europe, the Middle East) and in strategic planning. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College and Armed Forces Staff College, and was awarded a master?s degree from the Defense Intelligence College.

Mr. F.R. ?Joe? Call, III

Strategic Advisor, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, U.S. Coast Guard


Joe Call serves as Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard. He recently left a position as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the President for Combating Terrorism. Previous to his National Security Council assignment, he was Chief, Intelligence Compliance and Oversight, U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Directorate and the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Call was briefly a consultant with the Anteon Corporation, Center for Security Strategies and Operations and earlier an Associate with Booz, Allen and Hamilton working as a core member of their Homeland Security Campaign. In that position, he was personally selected to serve as a member of the Coast Guard Maritime Homeland Security Task Force in the weeks immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Retiring in 2001 as a Commander after 20 years of Coast Guard service, Mr. Call last served on active duty as Chief of the Coast Guard Intelligence Planning and Management Division. As such he was responsible for developing and implementing intelligence policy, long-range organizational planning and resource and budget formulation. His duties included coordination and liaison with the Intelligence Community, Congressional Staffs and various national security organizations within the executive branch. Past military assignments include Program Manager and Intelligence & Security Officer for Presidential Contingency Programs in the White House Military Office and Chief of the Coast Guard Operational Intelligence School where he helped establish the School and was the first school chief. Earlier tours of duty included Deputy Commander, Group Cape Hatteras, NC, Intelligence Officer and Alternate Special Security Officer for the Operational Intelligence Branch, Coast Guard Intelligence and Assistant Group Operations Officer and Officer in Charge Station/Base Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Call received his commission from the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in 1983 after two years of enlisted service. He earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa).
Mr. Call?s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (1 Gold Star), the Commandant?s Letter of Commendation Ribbon and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He earned the Presidential Service Badge.

CAPT Gordan Van Hook, USN (Ret.)

Senior Director, Innovation and Concept Development, Maersk Line Limited


Gordan Van Hook is currently with Maersk Line, Limited as their Senior Director for Innovation and Concept Development, working out of their Arlington Virginia office. Recently retired from the US Navy after 29 years, Captain Van Hook is a third generation naval officer who was born in Panama City, Florida. He grew up in a Navy family and travelled extensively in his youth. After graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, he jointed the Navy and was commissioned through Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.

In the Navy, Capt Van Hook had a broad and varied career, serving afloat in various destroyers and frigates. He was the Chief Engineer in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) when she struck a mine in the Persian Gulf in 1988 during ?the Tanker War?, and he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat ?V? for his actions to save the ship featured in two books: No Higher Honor by Brad Peniston and Inside the Danger Zone by Harold Wise. Captain Van Hook later commanded USS O?BANNON (DD-987) and served as the operations officer for the Fifth Fleet to launch Operation Enduring Freedom after 9/11. Capt Van Hook also commanded DESTROYER SQUADRON 23, and served as Sea Combat Commander for the NIMITZ (CVN-68) Strike Group. In his final job in the Navy he served as the Executive Director of the CNO Executive Panel, a group of 32 civilian leaders from government, industry and academia that provide pro bono advice to the CNO.

Capt. Van Hook has a MS in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and an MA in National Security Strategy from the Naval War College. In his position with Maersk Line Limited, Capt Van Hook is focused upon ways that US maritime services can leverage commercial best practices and innovation in energy efficiency, sustainment, sea basing and commercial ship conversions. . With his significant naval experience he also assists in maintaining an active dialog between industry and government on maritime security issues.

Mr. Christopher A. Miller

SSC Atlantic Technical Director


Mr. Miller is currently the Navy?s Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I). Mr. Miller is directly responsible for more than 125 Navy C4I programs and provides the warfighter integrated communication, information technology, and intelligence systems that enable command and control of military forces. He is charged with managing the cost, performance, and schedule of these programs during design, development, production, and deployment. He directs a staff of 225 civil servants, 85 military, and more than 900 contractors that manage and execute over $2billion annually.
Mr. Miller was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2006 and has 14 years of Federal Service.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of the Naval Officer Reserve Training Corps and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps in May 1995. Upon completion of the The Basic School and the Naval Intelligence Officer?s Basic Course, Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164) in 1996, where he served as the squadron?s Intelligence Officer. While assigned to HMM-164, Mr. Miller completed a deployment to the Western Pacific and supported Operation Southern Watch. In 1998, Mr. Miller was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16) where he served as the Intelligence Officer for the largest Marine Aircraft Group in the Marine Corps. In this capacity, he coordinated intelligence support and training for 12 deploying squadrons and provided C4I leadership. Mr. Miller left active duty Naval Service in May 1999.
Mr. Miller was employed by Booz | Allen | Hamilton in San Diego, California from 1999 through 2001 where he held various management positions in program management and strategic planning. While a consultant, Mr. Miller supported numerous Navy command and control programs and was integral in coordinating their Year 2000 transition.
He started his civilian service in 2001 and held various positions within the Space and Naval Warfare System Command. In 2001, he began his career as a system engineer for PD-15 and led the development of a common Windows 2000 PC software baseline to replace the legacy Microsoft NT baseline. This software baseline is now the foundation of the Navy?s largest tactical network, known as Information Technology 21 (IT-21). In the winter of 2005, Mr. Miller was selected as the Director of Modernization for PEO C4I where he was charged with establishing C4I Network Centric Warfare (NCW) objectives and roadmap to drive program execution and alignment with FORCEnet and Open Architecture initiatives.
Mr. Miller attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville and graduated in 1995 with a bachelor?s degree in american history and political science. He has attended numerous classes from Defense Acquisition University and is certified level III in program management.
Mr. Miller is a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and the United States Naval Institute. He has received several awards for his service including a Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, the AFCEA and USNI Copernicus Award, and the USD (AT&L) Workforce Development Award.

Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken

Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning


Thomas G. Mahnken is a Visiting Scholar at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at The Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Between 2006 and 2009, he served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy planning.
In that capacity, he advised the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on strategy and planning.

Prior to joining the Defense Department, he served as a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. From 2004 to 2006 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Merrill Center at SAIS. During the 2003-04 academic year, he served as the Acting Director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program.

Mahnken earned his BA from the University of Southern California and his MA and Ph.D from Johns Hopkins SAIS. The is the author of Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945 (Columbia University Press, 2008) and Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918-1945 (Cornell University Press, 2002) and co-editor of Strategic Studies: A Reader (Routledge, 2007). He is also editor of The Journal of Strategic Studies.

VADM Kevin Cosgriff, USN (Ret.)

former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, former Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet


As Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Admiral Cosgriff oversaw all naval combat, combat support, and maritime security operations throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia area, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He simultaneously commanded the U.S. Fifth Fleet and the Combined Maritime Forces, the latter comprised of ships and aircraft from over twenty contributing nations. He fashioned an operational approach to provide successful multi-lateral maritime security in this energy-rich area covering three vital waterways and some two and a half million square miles of sea space. Working with U.S. Ambassadors and local leaders, he led efforts to enhance the capability and capacity of regional navies and coast guards. Through frequent direct personal interaction with Rulers, Ministers and Heads of militaries and navies, he forged strong relationships between the U.S. Navy and these important countries.
Vice Admiral Cosgriff was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. He served as Director for Warfare Analysis and Integration for the Chief of Naval Operations, and was the Director, Office of Program Appraisal for the Secretary of the Navy. During the Clinton Administration, Vice Admiral Cosgriff served as Director, White House Situation Room and Director of Systems and Technical Planning for the National Security Council.
Vice Admiral Cosgriff served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy, and previously was Deputy Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. He was Assistant Director for House of Representatives Liaison in the Office of Legislative Affairs and before that he served as Executive Assistant to Navy's Director of Strategy and Policy. He was also an analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency/National Military Intelligence Center.
Vice Admiral Cosgriff commanded Cruiser Destroyer Group 8/Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group. He commanded USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49) and later commanded Destroyer Squadron 32. His executive officer tour was in USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968). He served in the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson, was engineer officer of USS Fanning (FF 1076) and materiel officer at Commander, Destroyer Group 13. Vice Admiral Cosgriff?s first tour in the Navy was in the commissioning crew of USS Wabash (AOR 5).
Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. and began active duty with the Navy directly thereafter. He was among the first to receive a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College. He also earned the Naval War College Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance. He is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Program.

Mr. Ronald O'Rourke

Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service


Mr. O'Rourke is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University,
from which he received his B.A. in international studies, and a valedictorian
graduate of the University's Paul Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies, where he received his M.A. in the same field.

Since 1984, Mr. O'Rourke has worked as a naval analyst for the Congressional
Research Service of the Library of Congress. He has written numerous reports
for Congress on various issues relating to the Navy. He regularly briefs
Members of Congress and Congressional staffers, and has testified before
Congressional committees on several occasions.

In 1996, Mr. O'Rourke received a Distinguished Service Award from the Library
of Congress for his service to Congress on naval issues.
Mr. O'Rourke is the author of several journal articles on naval issues, and is a
past winner of the U.S. Naval Institute's Arleigh Burke essay contest. He has
given presentations on Navy-related issues to a variety of audiences in
government, industry and academia.

Ms. Terry W. Roberts

Executive Director, Acquisition Support Program/Interagency and Cyber


Terry W. Roberts is executive director of the Acquisition Support Program (ASP)/Interagency and Cyber. She leads SEI customer support for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community, and the federal government, with a special focus on network security and acquisition in today?s cyber environment and architecture areas.

Before coming to the SEI, Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than $5 billion in resources, technologies, and programs globally, working seamlessly with the entire defense-intelligence and Intelligence-Community senior leadership.

Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Roberts served as the director of requirements and resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI). At USDI, she led the creation, establishment, and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the services, the combat support agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The program encompasses more than 30 percent of the intelligence resources, capabilities, and manpower of the U.S. government.

An intelligence professional since 1979, Roberts has held many senior intelligence positions, including director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH; director, Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office (manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program); director, Naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis at the Office of Naval Intelligence; special assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the Chief of Staff for the Director Military Intelligence Staff.

In addition, Roberts has directed, conducted, and enabled intelligence operations globally, with much of this work being focused on the requirements, planning, and implementation of intelligence and communications technologies, software, and architectures.

Her personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; the Navy Senior Civilian Award of Distinction, the NGA Personal Medallion for Excellence; the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award; the Director of Central Intelligence National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction; the National Intelligence Reform Medal; and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

BA, University of Maryland
MSSI, National Defense Intelligence College
Marine Corps Command and Staff

RADM Terence E. McKnight, USN

Expeditionary Strike Group 2/Commander, Task Force 51/59/151


Rear Admiral Terence E. McKnight, a native of Norfolk, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in May 1978. He completed his master's degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in May 1998. Additionally, he graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 1994 and attended the National Security Seminar at Syracuse University in 2001.

McKnight's early sea duty assignments included USS El Paso (LKA 117), USS John L. Hall (FFG 32), USS Shreveport (LPD 12) and executive officer in USS Cayuga (LST 1186). He commanded USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) from January 1995 until November 1996 and USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) from July 2002 until December 2003.

Duties ashore included the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) as assistant lieutenant commander detailer, aide and administrative assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Surface Warfare Officers School, Command Training Department as head Expeditionary Warfare instructor, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), the Office of Chief of Naval Operations N6/N7, and executive assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy.

McKnight served as the 85th commandant of Naval District Washington, the oldest continuously operated Navy installation in the nation and the deputy commander, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region.

McKnight assumed duties as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, in September 2007.

McKnight's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various other unit awards and decorations.

CAPT Chuck Wolf, USN

Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group 4


Mr. David A. Ochmanek

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development


David Ochmanek is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was a senior defense analyst and director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program for Project Air Force at the RAND Corporation, where he worked from 1985 until 1993, and again from 1995 until 2009. From 1993 until 1995, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy.

Prior to joining RAND, Mr. Ochmanek was a member of the Foreign Service of the United States, serving from 1980 to 1985 in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, U.S. Embassy Bonn, and the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs. From 1973 to 1978, he was an officer in the United States Air Force.

He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Princeton University?s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.

Mr. Ochmanek is the author of numerous publications, including:

The Challenge of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries (with Lowell H. Schwartz), RAND, 2008.

A New Division of Labor: Meeting America?s Security Challenges Beyond Iraq (with Andrew R. Hoehn et al), RAND, 2007.

Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups Abroad: Implications for the United States Air Force, RAND, 2003.

The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman (editor, with Anthony Lake), Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.

NATO's Future: Implications for U.S. Military Capabilities and Posture, RAND, 2000.

To Find and Not To Yield: How Information and Firepower Can Transform Theater Warfare (with Ted Harshberger, et al), RAND, 1998.

"Rethinking U.S. Defense Planning," in Survival, Spring 1997 (with Zalmay Khalilzad).

Strategic Appraisal 1997: Strategy and Defense Planning for the 21st Century (editor, with Zalmay Khalilzad), RAND, 1997.

The New Calculus: Analyzing Airpower's Changing Role in Joint Theater Campaigns, RAND, 1993 (with C. J. Bowie, et al).

Next Moves: An Arms Control Agenda for the 1990?s, The Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 1989 (with Edward L. Warner III).

Mr. Richard Diamond, Jr

Strategic Planner Raytheon IDS Strategic Assessments


Dick Diamond is the Strategic Trends and Opportunities Analyst for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Portsmouth, RI.

He came to Hughes Aircraft Company and then to Raytheon following a career in the U.S. Navy as a mostly overseas based cruiser-destroyer sailor, international negotiator, strategic planner and wargamer.

He is a graduate of the University of Dallas, Tulane University Graduate School and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Dick attended Harvard?s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Tuft?s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as a Federal Executive Fellow. He is currently an Adjunct Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), was a participant in the Bipartisan Asia-Pacific Strategic Policy Revision process and recently became Rhode Island Regional Director of the Naval War College Foundation.

His commands at sea included USS KIRK (FF 1087) and USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), both forward home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. During his numerous Washington, DC assignments, Dick founded the CNO?s first Joint Operations and Doctrine Branch (OP-607), headed the Strategic Concepts Branch (OP-603) and initiated the Post Cold War strategic reviews, which produced the U.S. Navy?s Future Vision Statements, ?From the Sea? and ?Forward From the Sea.?

Although specializing now in alternative business futures, competitive assessments and national security trend analysis, Dick is continuing to build on more than twenty-seven years of senior level wargaming and simulations management experience with the Joint Staff, Naval War College, NATO and various agencies of the Washington executive community.

CMDR Mark Hammond, Royal Australian Navy

Assistant Naval Attach?, Washington, D.C.


Commander Hammond was born in England in October 1967, immigrated to Australia in 1971, and joined the Royal Australian Navy as a General Entry Junior Sailor (Electronics Technician) in August 1986. He was appointed as an officer in Jan 1988. Following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree (UNSW College, Australian Defence Force Academy) majoring in Oceanography and English, he pursued seamanship and navigation training in various HMA Ships and gained his full Bridge Watch keeping Certificate in MELBOURNE in 1994. Hammond consolidated this training during a SE Asian deployment then volunteered for Submarine training.
Commander Hammond qualified as a submariner in Oberon class submarines, joined HMAS COLLINS as Navigating Officer in September 1996, and was selected as Flag Lieutenant to the Chief of Navy in mid 1997. He subsequently completed the Principal Warfare Officer's (PWO) Course and Submarine Warfare Course in 1998, served as the commissioning Operations Officer in HMAS WALLER for two years, and completed the Submarine Executive Officer Course in November 2000. In 2001 Commander Hammond instructed the Submarine Warfare Officer Course, and assumed duties as the Executive Officer in HMAS SHEEAN. During the next twelve months SHEEAN completed 225 days away from home, won the 2002 Submarine Fighting Efficiency Shield and was runner up for the Fleet's prestigious Gloucester Cup award. Hammond completed both the Netherlands Submarine Command Course (aka Perisher) and the USN's Prospective Commanding Officers Course (PCO) in 2003.
Commander Hammond was then posted as Staff Officer Future Concepts at Naval Headquarters, Canberra, and graduated from the Australian Command and Staff Course in 2004 (Master of Management in Defence Studies (UCAN); awarded 2004 Chief of Navy Prize and Peter Mitchell Essay prize). Commander Hammond then completed an operational deployment with the Royal Navy Submarine force, a Masters of Maritime Studies degree (UoW), and assumed command of HMAS FARNCOMB. FARNCOMB completed two demanding SE Asian deployments and was awarded the 2006 Fleet ASW Trophy, 2005 and 2006 Submarine Fighting Efficiency Shield, 2006 Fleet EW Trophy and 2006 Submarine Silver Platter Award. Hammond subsequently assumed duties as the Assistant Naval Attach? in Washington, USA, on 6 September 2007.
Commander Hammond is married with two children and lives in Virginia, USA. He has sea experience in French, British and US nuclear attack submarines and Australian and Dutch diesel submarines and multiple surface vessels. Hammond?s interests include cricket, rugby, chess and submarine warfare in World War II. He recently commenced research toward a potential biography on Vice Admiral Charles Lockwood, USN and is in the process of restoring a 1958 Chris Craft mahogany runabout. Commander Hammond returns to Australia in late 2010 having been selected for promotion to Captain on 1 Jan 2011.

CDR Bryan McGrath, USN (Ret.)
CDR Bryan McGrath, USN (Ret.)

Lead Author, 2007 Maritime Strategy, ?A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower?, Director of Consulting, Studies and Analysis, Delex Systems, Inc.


Bryan McGrath is the Founding Director of Delex Consulting, Studies and Analysis (CSA), a division of Delex Systems, Incorporated, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. Delex CSA is a niche consultancy, specializing in Defense and National Security issues, including strategy and strategic planning, executive communications, and strategic communications.

A retired Naval Officer, Bryan spent 21 years on active duty including a tour in command of USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), a guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. His final duties ashore included serving as Team Lead and Primary Author of the US Navy?s 2007 Maritime Strategy ?A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower?.

Bryan earned a BA in History from the University of Virginia, and an MA in Political Science (Congressional Studies) from The Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the Naval War College.

Kongdan ?Katy? Oh, Ph.D.

Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution


Katy Oh has been a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) since 1997, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution since 1997. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Korea Working Group of the United States Institute of Peace, the Board of Directors of the United States Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and she is a co-founder and co-director of The Korea Club of Washington, D.C. Before coming to IDA, she was employed as a Political Scientist in the International Policy Department of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.

She received her B.A. at Sogang University and her M.A. at Seoul National University. She subsequently earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught courses at the University of San Diego, Dominican College, the University of Maryland University College, George Mason University, and George Washington University.

In addition to many professional reports, she has authored and co-authored numerous articles on Korean affairs; most recently, ?North Korea in 2009: The Song Remains the Same? (Asian Survey, to be published in early 2010), ?Putting Together the North Korea Puzzle? (Foreign Policy Research Institute E-Note, June 2009), ?A Decade of ?Sunshine? in Korea: What?s the Result?? (Asian Conflict Reports, February 2009), ?North Korea?s Clash of Cultures? (North Korean Review, Fall 2008), ?U.S.-ROK: The Forgotten Alliance? (Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, October 2008), ?Golden Eggs? (The World Today, May 2007), and ?The Twin Peaks of Pyongyang? (ORBIS, Winter 2006).

With her co-author, Ralph Hassig, she published the book, North Korea through the Looking Glass (Brookings Institution Press, 2000) and most recently, The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom (Rowman & Littlefield, November 2009).

She resides in northern Virginia with her husband and research partner, Ralph Hassig.

VADM Carl V. Mauney, USN

Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command


Vice Admiral Carl V. Mauney is the deputy commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. USSTRATCOM provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of Defense.

Command mission areas include strategic deterrence and nuclear force operations, military space operations, and cyberspace operations. Additionally, U.S. Strategic Command provides support to Department of Defense operations, planning, and advocacy in the areas of missile defense, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, information operations and efforts to combat proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction.

Mauney completed submarine sea assignments aboard USS Tunny (SSN 682), USS James Madison (SSBN 627)(Blue), and USS Los Angeles (SSN 688). He commanded USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN 686), Submarine Squadron 4, Task Force 69, Submarine Group 8, and Allied Submarine Naval Forces South.

Staff assignments include Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Staff, chief of staff for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet and executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Central Command (Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom).

Flag rank assignments include director, Navy Strategy, Policy and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and director of Submarine Warfare.

Mauney graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and received a regular commission through the NROTC program. Mauney received a Masters of Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1990, and was a Federal Executive Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in 1996/1997. He is a graduate of the Navy Executive Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mauney has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and various other unit and service awards.

Mr. Norman Friedman

Author, "Network-Centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars "


Norman Friedman is a strategist known for his ability to meld historical, technical, and strategic factors in analyses of current problems. He has often appeared on television (on the History, Discovery, and other channels, including Public Television) and he has published 32 books, ranging from accounts of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to histories of the Cold War to accounts of naval strategy and technology. He writes a monthly column on world and naval affairs for the Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute and his writing has appeared widely in periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His Cold War history, The Fifty Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, won the 2001 Westminster Prize for the best military history book of the previous year, from the British Royal United Services Institute. His Seapower as Strategy won the Samuel Eliot Morrison prize awarded by the Naval Order of the United States in November 2002.

Dr Friedman has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on U.S. Navy programs, most recently in 2006, on the possible effects on the navy of a shortage of oil. He has lectured widely in forums such as the U.S. Naval War College, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Air War College, the Australian and Canadian junior and senior national staff colleges, the Royal United Services Institute, the British Ministry of Defence, and at a series of seminars for the Naval Air Systems Command managed by the University of Virginia. In the fall of 2002 Dr. Friedman served as the Royal Australian Navy?s Synott Professor, lecturing on seapower in several Australian cities. For some years he was Visiting Professor of Operations Research (for the naval architecture course) at University College, London, concerned mainly with the formulation and consequences of ship operational requirements. For about twenty years Dr. Friedman has presented annual series of commercial lectures (for defense and and naval professionals) on various defense topics. A hallmark of these lectures is their firm grounding in current international political and even social trends, rather than simply in technology.

Educated as a theoretical physicist at Columbia University and at an IBM Laboratory associated with the University, Dr. Friedman spent ten years at a U.S. think tank, the Hudson Institute. Much of his work there involved writing scenarios for possible future conflicts -- many in places which are still of great interest, such as Korea. Scenario-writing demands the ability to focus on the essentials of a situation, and on the forces likely to drive it. Joining Hudson in 1973, Dr. Friedman left in 1984 as Deputy Director for National Security Studies. He then spent a decade as in-house consultant to the Office of Program Appraisal of the Secretary of the Navy. Among his projects for that office was a series of studies of likely future developments in various areas, beginning with the fundamentalist Muslim uprising then enveloping Algeria. Later Dr. Friedman served as a futurologist for the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters in 2002-2004.

Topics Dr. Friedman has studied under contract to government agencies and to major government contractors have included the current defense transformation effort (as reflected in attempts to develop network-centric types of warfare), naval command and control as a model for network-centric warfare, the development of U.S. and British aircraft carriers (for the Naval Sea Systems Command and for the Office of Net Assessment, respectively), missile defense, the future shape of the U.S. Marine Corps, the contribution of the U.S. Coast Guard to homeland defense, the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, U.S. strategic targeting and competitive policies, scenarios for conflict in Europe and Asia, the cost of current and future naval aircraft, and nuclear proliferation (incentives and deterrents), and the tactics of long-range anti-ship missiles (which turned out to be an early application of network-centric warfare). He is currently working on a study for the Office of Net Assessment on the U.S. use of British innovations to solve major aircraft carrier problems after World War II, and on a study of the likely impact of unmanned (but armed) air vehicles.

Dr. Friedman?s latest book is Network-Centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter in Three World Wars. It uses a century of naval command and control experience to explain how the new networked form of warfare works, and what is required to make it work. This book draws on Dr. Friedman?s experience of applying network concepts to targeting long-range naval missiles, and on his years of teaching network-centric warfare at U.S. Navy laboratories and at numerous commercial venues. Dr. Friedman?s has published 33 other books, most recently Naval Firepower, which describes gunnery in the battleship era. It examines the way in which gunnery technology and information technology affected tactics in the two World Wars, and also the way in which key technology was transferred among the major navies. His British Destroyers and Frigates: The Second World War and After describes the way in which the Royal Navy sought to maintain its capability despite severe financial problems in a period of drastically changing technology and strategic realities -- which may be read as a parable of current U.S. Navy concerns. A forthcoming book on British destroyers before the Second World Wars describes the Royal Navy?s response to the revolutionary effect of the torpedo, an earlier revolution in military affairs offering lessons for the present.
Other recent books are Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America?s New Way of War and The Cold War Experience, a short history of the Cold War with accompanying reproduced documents. Others include Seapower as Strategy, an account of modern naval strategy; U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History; a history of the Cold War, The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War; and Seapower and Space, an account of the role that space and information assets now play in naval warfare (published in translation in Taiwan). He published an analysis of the strategy and tactics of the 1991 Gulf War, Desert Victory (Naval Institute Press; published in translation in Japan and in Taiwan). Other books are five editions of The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems (the latest of which has just been published), Naval Radar, U.S. Naval Weapons (covering all U.S. systems, 1883-1983), The U.S. Maritime Strategy, design histories of U.S. warships (volumes on cruisers, destroyers, battleships, carriers, small combatants, amphibious ships and craft, and submarines; a revised version of the destroyer book was published in 2004), Submarine Design and Development, Modern Warship Design and Development, British Carrier Aviation, Carrier Air Power (the interaction of carrier and aircraft design, on a historical basis), The Postwar Naval Revolution, and Battleship Design and Development. Many of these books are concerned with the tactical and strategic consequences of particular technological developments. Dr. Friedman is co-author of a book on the rise of aircraft carriers as a case study of a Revolution in Military Affairs, as it affected the U.S., British, and Japanese navies. He wrote the U.S. and Soviet sections of Conway?s All The World?s Fighting Ships 1947-82 (and of the revised 1947-95 edition), the U.S. section of the 1922-46 volume, and the U.S. and Japanese sections of the 1906-21 volume of that series. He was editor of and contributor to the post-1945 naval volume of the Conway History of the Ship (Navies in the Nuclear Age) and wrote the chapter on the effect of the postwar naval technological revolution for the Oxford University Press history of the Royal Navy. He contributed the chapter on naval electronic systems to a recent Frank Cass book on the post-1945 Royal Navy, and chapters on maritime strategy to a recent Routledge book on maritime policy. Dr. Friedman?s cold war history, The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, won the 2001 Westminster Prize for the best English-language military book of 2000, awarded by the Royal United Services Institute.
Dr. Friedman contributed the chapters on naval strategy and technology for the Routledge book on naval policy. Projects include and a history of navies and their operations during the Cold War.
Dr Friedman?s articles have appeared in, among others, Joint Forces Quarterly, Jane?s International Defence Review, Asian Pacific Defence Reporter, Defense Electronics, the Journal of Electronic Defense, The International Countermeasures Handbook, Armada, Defence, ORBIS, Military Technology, Naval Forces, Jane?s Navy International, Signal, The Wall Street Journal (U.S., European, and Far Eastern editions), DPA, the RUSI Journal, the Journal of Cold War Studies, and the Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute. A long-time consultant to the media, he frequently appeared on New York and national television during the Falklands and Gulf Wars and in connection with the Somalia, Bosnia, and post-Gulf War Iraq crises. He also appeared on a variety of television shows, including specials on various forms of weaponry, on warships, and on the Gulf War for the Discovery and History networks and the ?Warplanes, ? ?Warship,? and ?Seapower, ? series and NOVA on the U.S. Public Broadcasting System.

CAPT Bruce Stubbs, USCG (Ret.)

Director, DoD Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness


Mr. Stubbs is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Maritime Domain Awareness programs, policies, and related issues across the Defense Department. From January to May 2009 Mr. Stubbs also served as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Acting). In this position he advised the Secretary of the Navy and the Under Secretary of the Navy on national security, foreign policy and intelligence issues. Prior to becoming the Director, Mr. Stubbs served as the Maritime Security Advisor to the Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security, General James Jones USMC, Ret., and was a member of the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Board to advise the Secretary on naval and maritime matters.

Mr. Stubbs began his career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served on the staff of the National Security Council, military aide to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and as the Commanding Officer of USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC-903). He was also assigned as the Assistant Commandant for Capability with responsibility for the Coast Guard?s 275-ships, 2,000-boats, 220-aircraft, and 188-multi-mission coastal stations, as well as the Coast Guard?s intelligence program, and the 35,000-members in the volunteer Auxiliary. Additionally, he responsible for the operational requirements of the multibillion dollar Integrated Deepwater System Project to re-capitalize all major ships, all aircraft, and associated sensors and communications systems. As a Coast Guardsman, Mr. Stubbs also served in the U.S. Navy as a division officer in USS BADGER (DE-1071) during a combat tour in Vietnam, and as an instructor at the Naval War College. He qualified for a Surface Warfare Officer Pin and is a graduate of Tactical Action Officer School.

Following his Coast Guard service, Mr. Stubbs worked in industry as a national security consultant, participating in the development of current maritime and homeland security strategies to include the National Strategy for Maritime Security, the Coast Guard?s Maritime Strategy for Homeland Security, and the Coast Guard?s first Maritime Domain Awareness White Paper. After the 9/11 attacks the Commandant of the Coast Guard asked him to join the Commandant?s special task force on homeland security.

Mr. Stubbs received a BS from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from the University of Washington, and an MA with distinction from the Naval War College. On active duty Mr. Stubbs was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal with the Operational Distinguishing Device, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Service Badge, and numerous other campaign, unit, and individual awards. He received the Naval Institute?s first place prize for the 2004 Coast Guard Essay Contest.

VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet


Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology. He was commissioned as an ensign in February 1976 through the Officer Candidate School Program in Newport, RI. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School, receiving a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management in March 1988.

Hunt served in USS Sampson (DDG 10), USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Roark (FF 1053). As commanding officer of USS Crommelin (FFG 37) from August 1993 to May 1995, deployed as part of the Kitty Hawk Battle Group in support of Korean Contingency Operations. Following his command tour, he served as assistant chief of staff for Operations and Plans for commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, deploying twice to the Mediterranean Sea/Arabian Gulf as part of the George Washington Battle Group. He served as commanding officer, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and Air Warfare commander for the Enterprise Battle Group from December 1999 to July 2001. In July 2005 he assumed command of Carrier Strike Group 6. Additionally, he served as commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, United States Central Command from April 2006 to February 2007. In June 2009, he became the commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Shore assignments include: assistant professor NROTC Unit, Ohio State University; Communications Systems officer for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate (J6), Joint Staff; executive assistant to director Surface Warfare (N86); executive assistant to deputy chief of staff of Naval Operations for Resources, Requirements and Assessments (N8), and executive assistant to Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Most recently Hunt served as director, Programming Division (N80) Navy staff.

Personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various service medals and unit awards.

Mr. Richard L. Haver

Corporate Vice President for Intelligence Programs, Northrop Grumman


RICHARD L. HAVER joined Northrop Grumman in August 2003, in November he was appointed the Corporation's Vice President for Intelligence Programs.
Mr. HAVER was born in Syracuse, New York on January 30, 1945. He moved to Summit, New Jersey, in 1953 with his sister Carole and his parents, Richard and Betty Haver. He graduated from Summit High School in 1963, and earned a B.A. degree in History from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1967.
He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1973. After completing the U.S. Naval Flight Officer Training Program in 1968 as Most Distinguished Graduate, Mr. HAVER served in Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE based in Atsugi, Japan (1969-1971) and in the Electronic Warfare Division of the Navy's Scientific and Technical Intelligence Center in Suitland, Maryland (1971-1973).
In 1973, Mr. HAVER left the active Naval Reserve to become a civilian intelligence analyst in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems branch at the Naval Intelligence Support Center. In 1976, he was selected as a department head at the Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office (NFOIO), Fort Meade, Maryland, and the next year became the Technical Director of the Naval Ocean Surveillance Information Center in Suitland, Maryland. He subsequently held the senior civilian position at NFOIO, serving as Technical Director until assuming the position of Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in 1981. He was selected as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence in June 1985, a position he held until 1989.
Mr. HAVER was selected by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in July 1989 to the position of Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Policy. From June 1992 to May 1995, he served as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs.
Mr. HAVER then led the Ames Damage Assessment and was appointed the National Intelligence Officer for Special Activities. In June 1998, he assumed the duties of Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council and Deputy to the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production.
In January 1999, Mr. HAVER joined TRW as Vice President and Director, Intelligence Programs. He led business development and marketing activities in the intelligence market area for their Systems & Information Technology Group. He also served as liaison to the group's strategic and tactical C3 business units, as well as, TRW's Telecommunications and Space & Electronics groups.
Mr. HAVER was selected by Vice President Cheney to head the Administration's Transition Team for Intelligence and then selected by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He was appointed to this position in June 2001.
Mr. HAVER received the Nielson Award for Naval Intelligence in 1974, the Department of the Navy (DON) Superior Civilian Service Medal in 1980, the DON Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1976 and 1989, and the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1978, 1992, 1995 and 2003. He was awarded the Central Intelligence Agency Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1995. In 1983, he received the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award. In 1985 and 1991, he was given the Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award. In 1989, 1993 and 1995 he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

VADM Nancy Brown, USN (Ret.)

former J6, Joint Chiefs of Staff


After completing over 35 years of service Vice Admiral Nancy E. Brown retired from her position as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, The Joint Staff. Since retiring on 1 October 2009, she has been nominated to serve as an Outside Director of Systematic Software and on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute. She has also accepted several independent consulting opportunities.

While on active duty her command tours included an assignment as Officer in Charge, Naval Radio and Receiving Facility Kami Seya, Japan, Commanding Officer of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Cutler, Downeast, Maine and Commanding Officer Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Norfolk. She was on the National Security Council staff at the White House and was also the Deputy Director, White House Military Office. In August 2004 she deployed to Iraq becoming the first Multi-National Force?Iraq C6 headquartered in Baghdad. Returning in April 2005 she was assigned as the J6 for both North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. In August 2006 she assumed her last active duty position as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4 Systems), The Joint Staff.

Vice Admiral Brown's decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Superior Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Legion of Merit (with Gold Star), the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with two Bronze Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal (with two Bronze Stars).

Mr. Sydney A. Seiler

Deputy North Korea Mission Manager, Director of National Intelligence


Syd Seiler is a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service who has served as Deputy DNI Mission Manager for North Korea since mid 2007, having joined the Mission Manager office as in January 2006 as the office was stood up. Prior to joining the DNI, he was serving with the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence

Mr. Seiler has spent over 27 years in the intelligence community following North Korean affairs, with assignments in both the collection and analysis fields in multiple intelligence disciplines. This includes working as a collector for the National Security Agency, an all-source analyst and manager with the Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Operations in the CIA, and as a senior media analyst and manager at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service. He spent over 12 years serving in the Republic of Korea in a variety of positions.

Mr. Seiler received his Masters of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies, and is a graduate of the Korean language programs of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and Yonsei University. He is the author of the book, Kim Il Song 1941-1948: The. Creation of a Legend, the Building of a Regime. He resides in Maryland with his wife, Sunik, and two sons, Shawn and Shane.

Dr. Stephan M. Haggard

Director, Korea-Pacific Program, University of California, San Diego


Stephan Haggard received his PhD in political science from Berkeley in 1983, and taught in the department of government at Harvard University from 1983 to 1991. Haggard was named director of the Korea-Pacific Program in 1999. He earlier served as director of the University of California's system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), based at UC San Diego. He has written extensively on the politics and economics of the Korean peninsula. Haggard can provide commentary on current developments in the Asia-Pacific, including Korea in particular, and on the politics of economic reform and globalization.

He has recently turned his attention to the study of the North Korean economy in a new book with Marcus Noland entitled Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid and Reform (Columbia University Press, 2007) that is an in-depth account of the regime of Kim Jong Il and the famine of the 1990s that caused the death of up to one million people. Haggard and Noland's commentary on the issue was published in the International Herald Tribune.

Haggard and Noland have also issued a report on the North Korean refugee issue (The North Korean Refugee Crisis: Human Rights and International Response, ed. with Marcus Noland) that discusses the results from a refugee survey and recent Chinese and South Korean policies toward the North Korean refugees in China.

Haggard also held a conference at Yale University (with his co-author Marcus Noland) on the North Korean Refugee Crisis.

Along with Professor Barry Naughton of IR/PS and Dr. Tai Ming Cheung of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Haggard has recently received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to pursue research on China-North Korea economic relations, and their strategic consequences. This research involves a survey of Chinese firms doing business in North Korea, and will consider North Korean-South Korean economic relations as well.

Haggard and co-author Noland recently published an Op-ed piece in the KoreAm journal entitled Aid to North Korea. Additionally, a recent paper was covered in the Korean press. In the paper, Haggard and Noland contrasted economic interaction between the Koreas with that between North Korea and China.

Recently, Haggard completed a paper with James Long regarding the efforts of the U.S. to encourage institional developments in Irag that would contribute to national reconciliation and mitigate sectarian and insurgent violence. Haggard and Long co-authored an Op-ed piece in the San Diego Union-Tribune on this topic as well.

Haggard is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Affairs, a Visiting Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and the OECD. He has testified before Congress on the Asian financial crisis and on food aid to North Korea and written a number of opinion pieces on Korea for publications including the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, and San Diego Union Tribune.

Mr. Lou Von Thaer

Corporate Vice President, General Dynamics and President, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems


Lou Von Thaer is president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a position he has held since March 2005.

As president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Von Thaer leads a diverse organization of 8,500 professionals that provides end-to-end mission solutions in systems integration, development and
operations support to customers in the defense, intelligence, space and homeland communities. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company integrates land, air, sea, space and cyber assets to facilitate the
collection, exploitation, analysis and dissemination of mission-critical intelligence information.

Von Thaer currently serves as the chair of General Dynamics Business Development Council and served on the Corporate Excellence Committee from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to becoming president, Von Thaer served in a variety of senior management positions for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. He was senior vice president of operations where he led the
integration of the Veridian and DSR acquisitions, as well as responsibilities for the company?s day-to-day operations. He was vice president and general manager of the surveillance and reconnaissance business unit that, under Von Thaer's leadership, won several strategic contracts, including the nearly $300 million Integrated Computer Systems program for the Army's Future Combat Systems. He was vice president of engineering and manufacturing where he was responsible for integrating the four key acquisitions that formed the foundation of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

Von Thaer joined General Dynamics as vice president of engineering and chief technical officer when his previous employer, the Advanced Technology Systems division of Lucent Technologies, was acquired in
1997. Von Thaer served as senior vice president for Advanced Technology Systems, responsible for all government programs, engineering, manufacturing, quality, contracting, and procurement. Von Thaer had worked at Lucent and its predecessor, AT&T Bell Laboratories, since 1983.

Von Thaer holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Defense Science Board, a federal advisory board that provides the secretary, deputy secretary and under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics with independent, informed advice and opinion on scientific, technical,
manufacturing, acquisition process, and other matters of special interest to the Department of Defense. He also serves on the boards of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the Engineering Advisory
Council for Kansas State University. He is a member of numerous professional organizations to include AFCEA, AOC, IEEE, NDIA, and SNA. He has previously held advisory or board positions for the
International Engineering Consortium, International Council on Systems Engineering, and Systems and Software Consortium.

Mr. Thomas Hone

Naval War College Liaison with OPNAV, Author and former Acquisition Professional



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