The DEF2013 Board

The Defense Entrepreneurs’ Forum 2013 Board is made up of junior officers from across the services of the US Armed Forces who came together through social media based on a shared passion for innovation and continuous improvement. You can follow them on Twitter @DEFConference.

LT Ben Kohlmann, USN – Founder of Disruptive Thinkers, F/A-18 pilot and member of the CNO’s Rapid Innovation Cell

Maj Mark Jacobsen, USAF – C-17 Pilot, Middle East Specialist, Author, Programmer

Capt Jeff Gilmore, USAF – C-17 Pilot, AMC eFlight Bag Program, co-founder MilitaryLounge

Maj Jason Wilbur, USAF – C-17 Pilot, CEO and Co-founder of MilitaryLounge

MAJ Nathan Finney, USA – US Army Harvard Strategist Fellow, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Strategy Development

Capt Anthony Hatala, USMC – AV-8B Harrier Pilot, C-130 Harvest HAWK Operator, Founder Military Traveler

Capt Roxanne Bras, USA – Rhodes Scholar, Completing Civil Affairs Qualification Course

LCDR Micah Murphy, USN – Former Commanding Officer, USS EXULTANT, Executive Assistant to the Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs

Mike Christman – Marine AH-1W Cobra pilot, Forward Air Controller, Developer "Combat iPad" Map Reader

Jeff Stine – Former Infantry Officer, MBA in Analytic Finance, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Co-Chair of Chicago Booth Armed Forces Group

Announcing a three day event, to be held at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business over Columbus Day Weekend 2013 to match warfighters “in the arena” with...