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The Honorable Gary Hart, Chairman


Senator Hart served the State of Colorado in the U.S. Senate. He is chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the US Department of State and is chair of the Threat Reduction Advisory Council at the Department of Defense. He was vice-chair of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, is now chair of the American Security Project, and co-chair of the US-Russia Commission. Gary Hart was co‑chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

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Brigadier General Cheney is the Chief Executive Officer of ASP and member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board.

Norman R. Augustine


Mr. Augustine was Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, Chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, President and Chairman of the Association of the United States Army, Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Chairman of the Defense Science Board.

Ambassador Donald Beyer

Don Beyer State official

The Hon. Donald Beyer is the former United States Ambassador to to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as a former Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate of Virginia

Lieutenant General Daniel Christman, USA (Ret.)


Lieutenant General Christman is Senior Vice President for International Affairs at the United States Chamber of Commerce

Nelson W. Cunningham


Nelson Cunningham is President of McLarty Associates.

Lieutenant General John Castellaw USMC (Ret.)


John Castellaw is president of the Crockett Policy Institute (CPI) a non-partisan policy and research organization headquartered in Tennessee

Lee Cullum

Lee Cullum

Lee Cullum, has been a regular commentator on the PBS NewsHour and “:All Things Considered” on NPR, currently contributes columns to the Dallas Morning News and hosts “CEO”, a series of interviews with business leaders, on the PBS affiliate in North Texas where she also does radio commentary.

Robert B. Crowe


Robert B. Crowe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Boston and Washington, DC offices. He is co-chair of the Firm's Government Relations practice.

Admiral William Fallon, USN (Ret.)

ADM Fallon

Admiral Fallon has led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Raj Fernando


Raj Fernando is CEO and founder of Chopper Trading, a technology based trading firm headquartered in Chicago

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.)


Vice Admiral Gunn is the President of the Institute of Public Research at The CNA Corporation, a non-profit corporation in Virginia.

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy, USA (Ret.)


Lieutenant General Kennedy was the first woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the United States Army.

General Lester L. Lyles, USAF (Ret.)


General Lester L. Lyles, USAF (Ret.) General Lyles retired from the United State Air Force after a distinguished 35 year career. He is presently Chairman of USAA and a member of the NASA Advisory Council, the Defense Science Board, he also serves as a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.

Dennis Mehiel


Dennis Mehiel is the Principal Shareholder and Chairman of U.S. Corrugated, Inc.

Stuart Piltch


Stuart Piltch is the co-founder and managing director of Cambridge Advisory Group, an actuarial and benefits consulting firm based in Philadelphia.

Ed Reilly


Edward Reilly is global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting, Inc.

Governor Christine Todd Whitman


Christine Todd Whitman is the President of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.