Risa Brooks is Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University where she specializes in the study of civil-military relations and non-state militant organizations. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow in Security Studies at the Abu Dhabi based think-tank, Trends Research and Advisory.
Rosa Brooks is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She also writes a column for Foreign Policy and serves as a Senior Fellow in the New America/ASU Future of War Program. Her most recent book is How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything (Simon and Schuster, 2016).
Scott Helfstein, PhD most recently served as Senior Investment Strategist in a small global markets team at BNY Mellon Investment Management. Prior to joining BNY, Scott served as Director of Research (2010–2013) and Director of Strategic Initiatives (2013–2014) at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center helping to set the research agenda and manage resources.
Lt. Gen. (ret) Mark Hertling leads programs for Global Partnering, Leadership Development and Health Performance Strategies at the Florida Hospital in Orlando. He served 37 years in the US Army, most recently as Commanding General of US Army Europe. Hertling was an Assistant Division Commander in Baghdad in 2003–04, and Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division in northern Iraq.
Dr. David Johnson is a Senior Fellow at CSBA. His work focuses on military innovation, joint operations, and strategy. Dr. Johnson is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he teaches a course on strategy and military operations. After a twenty-four-year career in the US Army, he retired as a colonel in 1997.
Maj. Gen. (ret) Dr. Robert Scales currently serves as a FOX News Channel military analyst. An esteemed author, he served thirty years in the Army, including commanding two units in Vietnam as well as serving in Germany and Korea in command and staff positions. He retired from military service as a major general after serving as a commandant of the United States Army War College.
Dominic Tierney is associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He completed his PhD in international politics at Oxford University, was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, and has published four books.
Col. (ret) Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III, PhD, is a strategist and a leading advocate for change in America’s concepts of and approaches to security policy, war and peace. A combat veteran, former Army aviator, strategist, and professor of political science, he most recently served as Chief of the Commander’s Intiatives Group, US Central Command.