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Author Bios

George W. Grayson (2)

George W. Grayson is the 1938 Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. He focuses on Latin American Politics, with a particular interest in Mexico. He has written 30 books and monographs on international affairs.  Most recently, he co-authored, with Sam Logan, The Executioner’s Men: Inside Los Zetas (to be published by Transaction Press in March 2012).  His other publications include: Consequences of Vigilantism in Mexico for the United States (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011); Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State? (Transaction 2010), La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexican Security (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010); and Mexico’s Struggle with Drugs and Thugs (Foreign Policy Association, 2009). He is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. and an Associate Scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Grayson earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), his M.A. and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and a J.D. at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Molly Molloy (2)

Molly Molloy is a research librarian and border and Latin American specialist at the New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, NM. She is the creator and editor of the Frontera List, a forum for news and discussion of border issues. Since 2008 she has provided detailed documentation of homicides in Mexico, with an emphasis on Ciudad Juarez. More than 11,000 people have been murdered in Juarez since 2008, making that border city the epicenter of the recent hyperviolence in Mexico. She translated and co-edited El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin (Nation Books, 2011) and has written for The Nation, Phoenix New Times [here and here], Narco News Bulletin, and other publications. Molloy is often called upon to consult with academic researchers, attorneys and journalists about the violence in Mexico.

John M. Gillette (2)

John Gillette is a former infantry officer and private sector business owner with ‘on the ground’ experience from Viet Nam to Afghanistan.  He recently completed a two year tour as a member of the first team deployed under the Minister of Defense Advisors (MODA) program.   In Afghanistan he served as the senior advisor to an Afghan Major General with whom he traveled extensively within the country.  His length and breadth of experience across more than forty years offers candid, passionate insights of the pitfalls to success he has seen repeated again and again, the actual state of our mission today and what we must do in order to be successful in the future.

Ajay Singh (2)

Ajay Singh received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and his Master in Social Work Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He currently works at the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, focusing on issues related to societal stability in the post World War 2 era. His recent projects focus on the relationship between natural resources and conflict, and the role of demographic variability in civil conflict.

Michael McBride (2)

Michael McBride is a former Army Infantry Officer who deployed three times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and is currently finishing his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  He currently works as a consultant for the Department of Defense.

Iver Gabrielsen (2)

Iver Gabrielsen, is a Norwegian MA student in War Studies, King's College London with a special interests in armed conflicts in the Middle East. 

John A. Nagl (2)

John A Nagl is the ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School.  A retired Army officer with service in both Iraq wars, he helped write the 2006 edition of FM 3-24 and is the author of the forthcoming book Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice.  

John Groninger (2)

John Groninger holds a Ph.D. in Silviculture/Physiological Ecology from Virginia Tech (1995), is Professor of Forestry, specializing in Forest Regeneration, Agroforestry, and Urban Forestry, and serves as Director of International Agriculture at Southern Illinois University.  He served several TDY’s in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2011, primarily in support of watershed rehabilitation and management projects and as coordinator of natural resource management for the Afghanistan Water Agriculture and Technology Transfer project.  He was an instructor for the Agriculture Development for Afghanistan Pre-deployment Training program focusing on Rural Land Use Issues, Practices, and Institutions.

Nicholas Murray (2)

  Dr. Nicholas Murray is an associate professor in the Department of Military History at the US Army Command and Staff College. His book The Rocky Road to the Great War (Potomac Books) is due out this year, along with an edited book Pacification: the lesser known French campaigns (CSI). He recently published ‘Officer Education: What Lessons Does the French Defeat in 1871 Have for the US Army Today?’ in the Small Wars Journal. His views are his own.

Dan Maurer (2)

Major Dan Maurer is a former combat engineer officer and current judge advocate, was a 2013-14 Fellow on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, and has deployed twice to Iraq.  He has published previously in Small Wars Journal, Army Lawyer, Engineer, and several academic legal journals on topics ranging from mediation system design to court-martial panel selections.  The opinions in this essay are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of HQDA or the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Charles Graham (2)

Charles Graham is a graduate student at American Military University studying in the field of intelligence. He has been accepted into Navy Officer Candidacy School and will work as an Intelligence Officer in the USN upon his commission. Mr. Graham also holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA with a focus on international business from Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University system.

Niels Klingenberg Vistisen (2)

Niels Klingenberg Vistisen is currently  in Afghanistan as the political advisor in the Nahr-E Saraj district, Helmand province, since May 2011. He deployed in 2010 first as a major in ISAF Joint Command, Future Operations, and following this as the Chief Governance Planner in Regional Command South West until December 2010. Besides being an Army Officer, Niels Vistisen holds a masters degree in military history.

Pamela L. Bunker (2)

Pamela L. Bunker is a past senior officer of the Counter-OPFOR Corporation and has professional experience in research and program coordination in University, Non-Government Organization (NGO), and City Government settings. She graduated from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a B.S. in Anthropology/Geography and a B.S. in Social Science and from The Claremont Graduate University with a M.A. in Public Policy, with additional post-graduate work completed in comparative politics and government. Her writings have been published in academic and professional journals and in book chapter form. She is presently in the graduate program at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at University of Saint Andrews, Scotland.

Mark Munson (2)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Munson is a Naval Intelligence officer currently serving on the OPNAV staff.  He has previously served at Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and onboard USS ESSEX (LHD 2).  In 2010 he deployed as the Intelligence Officer for Task Force Archipelago, the Naval Special Warfare component of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines.  The views expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the official viewpoints or policies of the Department of Defense or the US Government.

Charles Ruffner (2)

Charles Ruffner received his Ph.D. in old-growth forest ecology from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and currently serves as Professor of Forestry at Southern Illinois University where he teaches courses in Forest Measurements, Fire Management,  and International Agriculture.  During his last year of sabbatical leave, he served in Zabul Province, Afghanistan with the Mississippi National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team as Hydrologist and Watershed Planner. Before this deployment he served as instructor for the Agriculture Development for Afghanistan Pre-deployment Training program focusing on Rural Land Use Issues and Soil Conservation and Erosion Control Measures.  Previous overseas experience was gained as Field Forester on a USAID funded program in Afghanistan from 2008-2011 and during his service as a Field Artillery Surveyor in the US Army from 1986-1994.