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).
Dr. Antulio Echevarria has been the Editor of the US Army War College Quarterly Parameters since February 2013. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research for the US Army War College. The author of numerous books and articles in scholarly and professional journals, his most recent book is Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2017).
Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson is an historian who studies innovation in contemporary land forces, and the way that the armies of the last two centuries have dealt with challenges and opportunities of radical change. He is the author of several books, including Storm Troop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914–1918.
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 Principal Researcher at the RAND Corporation. His work focuses on military innovation, land warfare, 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.
Al Mauroni is the Director of the US Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He has more than thirty years’ experience in DoD counter-WMD policy and program development. In his current position, he oversees the development and execution of Air Force education, research, and outreach initiatives relating to counter-WMD and nuclear deterrence operations.
Philip Potter is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Politics and Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on foreign policy, international security, and militant violence.
William Reno is a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University where he specializes in the study of the causes of political violence, comparisons of conflict in Africa with warfare elsewhere, the organization and behavior of insurgent groups, and the politics of authoritarian regimes.
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.