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Author Bios

Gregory Conti (2)

Colonel Gregory Conti is a Military Intelligence Officer and Director of West Point's Cyber Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and B.S. from West Point. He has served as an advisor in US Cyber Command Commander’s Action Group (CAG), as Officer in Charge of US Cyber Command’s Expeditionary Cyber Support Element in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and co-developed US Cyber Command’s Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course.

John Kenneley (2)

Major John Kenneley is the former Company Commander of Lima Company 3d Bn 1st Marines and has previously deployed with 1st Bn 8th Marines, 2d Bn 6th Marines and 2d Bn 4th Marines.  He is currently serving as an Observer Trainer with the Joint Staff,  J-7, Joint Training Branch.

Lincoln S. Farish (2)

Major Lincoln S. Farish is a Civil Affairs Officer currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Rory Hanlin (2)

CPT Rory Hanlin is the Detachment Commander of an ODA in 3rd SFG(A) and is currently deployed conducting VSO in Afghanistan.  Previous to his assignment as an ODA Team Leader, he served as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq from 2007-2008.

David J. Katz (2)

David J. Katz is a career Foreign Service Officer currently serving as State Department Advisor to the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His involvement with Afghanistan dates from the mid-1970s when he conducted field research for his PhD dissertation (Anthropology, UCLA 1982) in what is now Nuristan Province. The most recent of his six State Department assignments dealing directly with Afghanistan and Pakistan was serving as Deputy Director, Force Reintegration Cell at ISAF HQ, Kabul, from December 2009 to June 2011. 

Brad Fultz (2)

Brad Fultz is a Marine Major currently stationed at Marine Corps University and member of the AF/PAK Hands Program

Kevin Benson (2)

Kevin Benson, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, is currently a seminar leader at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. from The Catholic University of America, an MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  During his career, COL Benson served with the 5th Infantry Division, the 1st Armored Division, the 1st Cavalry Division, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, XVIII Airborne Corps and Third U.S. Army. He also served as the Director, School of Advanced Military Studies. These are his own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.
 

Edward J. McDonnell III (2)

Edward J. McDonnell III, CFA has integrated a previous career in international banking into several tours of developmental diplomacy in provincial reconstruction teams, host-country institutions, a U.S. Embassy and a U.S. Army command through work with the Departments of State and Defense as well as USAID and the Peace Corps.

Byron Ramirez (2)

Byron Ramirez is an analyst who specializes in international political and economic affairs.  He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and Political Science at Claremont Graduate University and holds an M.A. in Economics, a M.S. in Management, and an MBA.  His areas of research include geopolitics, globalization, economic and social development, and informal economies. His most recent publication is the co-edited work Narco Armor: Improvised Armored Fighting Vehicles in Mexico. Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office.

Thomas J. Buonomo (2)

Thomas J. Buonomo is a former Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Middle East Studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy and is pursuing a career in conflict analysis and prevention.  

Paul Rexton Kan (2)

Paul Rexton Kan is currently an Associate Professor of National Security Studies and the Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies at the US Army War College. He is also the author of the book Drugs and Contemporary Warfare (Potomac Books, 2009). He recently completed field research along the US-Mexico border for his forthcoming book, Cartels at War: Mexico's Drug Fueled Violence and the Threat to US National Security (Potomac Books).

Kip Whittington (2)

Kip Whittington is a Research Associate at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. He holds an MA in International Affairs, with concentrations in Middle East Regional Studies and Defense Policy & Military Affairs, from Texas A&M University’s George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service. Please note that the views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not represent the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

Luis Jorge Garay (2)

Industrial Engineer and Magister in Economics, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Ph. D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, U.S.). Visiting Scholar at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge (U.K.). Visiting Scholar and Consultant at the InterAmerican Development Bank, the United Nations, the National Planning Department and Ministries of Finance, Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs in Colombia. Director of the National Process of Verification of Human, Social and Economic Rights of the forced displaced population in Colombia. He has authored more than 40 books, numerous essays and scientific articles, in topics like international migration and remittances, international trade and economic integration, foreign debt management, industrial development and international competitiveness, globalization, corruption and capture of State, and social exclusion

Juan-Camilo Castillo (2)

Juan-Camilo Castillo has a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of British Columbia. Currently he works as a senior analyst with the Geopolitical Monitor – Global Solutions, a Toronto-based firm that specializes in political risk analysis, due diligence and investigations. He also works for the Canadian Army Reserve as an Influence Activities (Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs) Analyst with the 32 Canadian Brigade Group. He has previously held teaching and research positions with Financial Intelligence Unit of the Royal Bank of Canada, Kroll Advisory Solutions, University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom Defence Forum, and the Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Juan-Camilo has written several articles in peer reviewed journals including the Canadian Military Journal, The Canadian Army JournalInquiry and Insight and the Review of European and Russian Affairs among others.

Luis Jorge Garay-Salamanca (2)

  Luis Jorge Garay-Salamanca is Academic Director at the Scientific Vortex Foundation, ljg@scivortex.org. He is an idustrial engineer and Magister in Economics at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), and Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and teacher at the universities De los Andes and Nacional de Colombia.  He has authored more than 40 books and published numerous essays in specialized journals on  international migration and remittances, international trade and economic integration, foreign debt management, industrial development and international competitiveness, globalization, corruption and capture of State, and social exclusion.