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Author Bios

M. David Yaman (1)

M. David Yaman, the son of a Foreign Service Officer, grew up in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Military Institute (VMI), and completed a masters degree in Intelligence Analysis Studies at Johns Hopkins University in December 2013.  He is Level II Program Management certified by the Defense Acquisition University and Project Management certified by the Project Management Institute.   Upon graduation from VMI in 2004, Mr. Yaman was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  He served twice as an Intelligence Officer over the course of two combat deployments to Iraq.  Additionally, he led over 100 combat missions in support of counter insurgency efforts.  Mr. Yaman also served as an Infantry Platoon Commander and Executive Officer with Company G, Second Battalion, Second Marines during the training and deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East.  After his third deployment, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer, but due to unfortunate events, he sustained serious injuries.  He was transferred to Quantico, Virginia and his remaining time in the Marines was spent recovering from injuries and culminated with a two year tour as a Project Manager at Marine Corps Systems Command.  As Project Manager, he managed an intelligence program in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Mr. Yaman was honorably retired from the Marines for service injuries in June of 2011.  Upon leaving the military he spent a year as a contractor with CACI as an analyst.  In July of 2012, Mr. Yaman joined the federal government and is working as a counterterrorism analyst with the Department of Defense.

Robert M. Cassidy (1)

Colonel Robert M. Cassidy is a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College and a senior fellow with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. His experience and scholarship focus on strategy and irregular warfare. He has served on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Egypt, and Grenada. He last served operationally as a special assistant to the operational commander in Afghanistan during 2010-2011. His most recent book is War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011.  This can be purchased from the GPO or downloaded as a PDF.  

Michael V. Rienzi (1)

Michael Rienzi is a Navy Reservist and holds a Masters Degree from American Military University (AMU) in Intelligence Studies with a concetration in Homeland Security.

Adam Brady (1)

Major Adam Brady, U.S. Army, is currently an Instructor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the United States Military Academy. He holds a B.S. from USMA and an M.S. from the Colorado School of Mines. MAJ Brady, an armor officer, has served in the 4th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division, including three deployments to Iraq. Prior to attending graduate school, MAJ Brady served as the Troop Commander of B/3-4 CAV from DEC08 – MAY10 in Iraq and Schofield Barracks, HI.

Andrew R. Feitt (1)

Captain Andrew R. Feitt is an active duty Military Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.  Between 2009 and 2011, he deployed twice to southern Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). 

Scott Sigmund Gartner (1)

Dr. Scott Sigmund Gartner is a Professor at Penn State’s School of International Affairs and Dickinson School of Law. Author of Strategic Assessment in War (Yale University Press), co-editor of The Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge University Press), he has published extensively on war, casualties, politics and strategy. He recently coauthored a chapter on strategy and assessment in Afghanistan in Afghan Endgames (edited by Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla), and has an article on intelligence errors coming out in Intelligence and National Security.  Gartner is currently studying the political and strategic factors that contribute to suicide in the military.

David S. Kauvar (1)

Major David S. Kauvar, MD commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Forward Surgical Element in Tarin Kowt during 2012.  When not deployed, Major Kauvar is an Army vascular surgeon stationed at San Antonio Military Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  He is firmly committed to expanding the role of medical engagements in small wars.

David Raymond (1)

Lieutenant Colonel David Raymond is an Armor Officer and is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Duke University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy.  LTC Raymond holds CISSP and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) certifications and teaches senior-level computer networking and cyber security courses at West Point.  He conducts research on information assurance, cyber security, and online privacy.

G. Murphy Donovan (1)

G. Murphy Donovan is a Vietnam veteran, a former Intelligence officer and Director of Research and Russian (nee Soviet) Studies, USAF Intelligence, at Bolling AFB when DNI James Clapper was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, HQ USAF. The author was also a former senior research fellow for Intelligence at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica.

Chris Ince (1)

Colonel Chris Ince is currently the British Defence Attaché in Colombia having previously most recently served in Mexico, The Netherlands and Afghanistan.

Christopher Bassford (1)

Christopher Bassford is Professor of Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Christopher A. Cruz (1)

Commander Christopher A. Cruz, U.S. Navy, has served in numerous command and leadership positions and is currently en route to serve in the J9 Partnering Directorate at U.S. Southern Command.  He was commissioned through ROTC and received a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1991.  In addition, CDR Cruz earned a MA in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  Prior to his current assignment, CDR Cruz served as the Major Staff Placement Officer for Navy Personnel Command.  He has over 2,500 flight hours and over 850 carrier arrested landings flying the S-3B Viking.

Sheila Medeiros (1)

Major Sheila Medeiros (US Army) is an Inform and Influence Activities Officer (FA30) with 26 years of total military service. Assigned to HQ, I Corps at Joint Base Lewis McCord and currently deployed until July 2012 as the ISAF Joint Command Female Engagement Team (FET) Program Manager.

Christian Bayer Tygesen (1)

Christian Bayer Tygesen has a M.Sc. in Political Science from Copenhagen University. He is writing his PhD dissertation on Afghanistan’s civil-military relations. In 2011 and 2012 he conducted field work and other assignments in Afghanistan.

Malcolm Nance (1)

Malcolm W. Nance is a counter-terrorism and terrorism intelligence consultant for the U.S. government's Special Operations, Homeland Security and Intelligence agencies. A 20-year veteran of the US intelligence community's Combating Terrorism program and a six year veteran of the Global War on Terrorism he has extensive field and combat experience as an field intelligence collections operator, an Arabic speaking interrogator and a master Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor.