Board and Advisors

Board of Directors

Bob Oster
Bob Oster

Chairman of the Board, Former CFO, Oracle Corp., Independent Board Member Since 2017

Michael Bigham
Michael Bigham

CEO, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Independent Board Member Since 2014

Natalie Cryer
Natalie Cryer

Vice President at The Cambria Group, Independent Board Member Since 2019

Jim Hake
Jim Hake

CEO, Spirit of America Board Member Since 2004

Fred Khosravi
Fred Khosravi

Chairman and CEO, Ostial Corp., Independent Board Member Since 2017

John Phelan
John Phelan

Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, MSD Capital, L.P., Independent Board Member Since 2018

Board of Directors Emeritus

Don Karl
Don Karl

Partner, Perkins Coie

James Papineau
James Papineau

CEO, Circuit Clinical

Board of Advisors

Hon. George P. Schultz
Hon. George P. Schultz

Former US Secretary of State and Marine veteran

Amb. Rick Barton
Amb. Rick Barton

Department of State, Retired

Amb. Ronald E. Neumann
Amb. Ronald E. Neumann

President, American Academy of Diplomacy

Hon. Jeh Johnson
Hon. Jeh Johnson

Former US Secretary of Homeland Security

Amb. Barbara Bodine
Amb. Barbara Bodine

Department of State, Retired

General Phil Breedlove
General Phil Breedlove

US Air Force, Retired

General James Jones
General James Jones

US Marine Corps, Retired

General Jack Keane
General Jack Keane

US Army, Retired

General Stanley McChrystal
General Stanley McChrystal

US Army, Retired, CEO, McChrystal Group

Admiral Eric Olson
Admiral Eric Olson

US Navy, Retired

General Jay Paxton
General Jay Paxton

US Marine Corps, Retired

General Gordon Sullivan
General Gordon Sullivan

US Army, Retired, CEO, Association of the US Army

Admiral Kurt Tidd
Admiral Kurt Tidd

US Navy, Retired

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges

US Army, Retired

Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland
Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland

US Army, Retired

Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf
Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf

US Air Force, Retired, Managing Director, Phase Minus 1

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster
Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster

US Army, Retired

Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson
Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson

US Marine Corps, Retired

Rear Admiral Brian Losey
Rear Admiral Brian Losey

US Navy, Retired

John Bellinger
John Bellinger

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Colonel Stu Bradin
Colonel Stu Bradin

US Army, Retired, CEO, Global SOF Foundation

Ellyn L. Brown
Ellyn L. Brown

Corporate and Securities Attorney

Dr. James Jay Carafano
Dr. James Jay Carafano

Vice President, The Heritage Foundation

Commander Rorke Denver
Commander Rorke Denver

US Navy, Founder, Ever Onward

Michele Flournoy
Michele Flournoy

Managing Director, Westexec Advisors

Richard Fontaine
Richard Fontaine

President, Center for a New American Security

Dr. Kimberly Kagan
Dr. Kimberly Kagan

President, Institute for the Study of War

Dr. David Kilcullen
Dr. David Kilcullen

Founder and Chairman, Caerus

Hon. James Locher III
Hon. James Locher III

Former President and CEO, PNSR

Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart

Co-Founder and Director, Institute for State Effectiveness

LTC Scott Mann
LTC Scott Mann

US Army, Retired, Founder, The Stability Institute

Colonel David Maxwell
Colonel David Maxwell

US Army, Retired

Nicco Mele
Nicco Mele

Director, Shorestein Center Harvard University

Dr. John Nagl
Dr. John Nagl

Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson

Senior International Policy Analyst, Rand Corporation

Dr. Nadia Schadlow
Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Former Deputy National Security Advisor

Dr. Kori Schake
Dr. Kori Schake

Deputy Director-General, IISS

Tom Schurr
Tom Schurr

Media Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Investor

Colonel Chris Starling
Colonel Chris Starling

US Marine Corps, Retired

Wayne Zinn
Wayne Zinn

Chief of Staff, Operation Blessing

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