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Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group (Fellows) (1)
Todd Arnold (1)
Thomas Cook (1)
David Raymond (1)
Ed Skoudis (1)
Michael Weigand (1)
Gregory Conti (1)
JD Swinney (1)
Brad Striegel (1)
James C. Mwombela (1)
Jill S. Russell (1)
Raashi Bhatia (1)
James Steels (1)
Jack McCourt (1)
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Author Bios

Joel Lawton

Joel Lawton currently works as a Research Manager for the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System providing sociocultural research and analysis to support Brigade Combat Teams and Army Service Component Commands. He has eight years of combined military and civilian field experience of which two years directly focused on sociocultural cultural domain research management, collection, support, and analysis in Southwest Asia; five years of open-source and qualitative data general collection and analysis; one year in operations research and analysis; and seven years in operational and tactical-level signal communications.

Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group (Fellows)

The authors are Fellows in the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group. This team was tasked with exploring the complexities of megacities in the deep future, and developing ways to help the Army prepare for this emerging environment. Mr. Bailey is an Army Civilian Microbiologist, LTC Dixon and MAJ Melin are part of the Army Corps of Engineers, COL Harris is a Signal Officer, CSM Hendrex is a cavalryman, and SGM Russo is an Intelligence Analyst.

Todd Arnold

Major Todd Arnold is an FA24 and former Signal Corps officer. He is a research scientist in West Point’s Cyber Research Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE&CS). He holds an M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. from West Point, both in Computer Science. His previous assignments include serving in the G33 of Army Cyber Command and two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with the 22d Signal Brigade.

Thomas Cook

Colonel Thomas Cook is an Armor Officer and Chief of Operations of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.  He holds a BS in History from Brockport State University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville, and an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

David Raymond

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.

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Foundations. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, incident response, and malware analysis, with over fifteen years of experience in information security. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments and penetration tests; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and Intrusion Prevention System research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.

Michael Weigand

First Lieutenant Michael Weigand is a Ranger qualified, Airborne, Expert Infantryman currently serving as the executive officer of HHC, 1-12 CAV, a Combined Arms Battalion. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy in Computer Science. Previously he interned as an adviser for the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command, and has participated in internships with DARPA, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and iRobot.

Gregory Conti

Colonel Gregory Conti is a Military Intelligence Officer and Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from West Point, all in computer science. He has served as a senior adviser in the U.S. Cyber Command Commander’s Action Group (CAG), as Officer in Charge of a deployed U.S. Cyber Command Expeditionary Cyber Support Element, and co-developed U.S. Cyber Command’s Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course. He served in the Persian Gulf War and in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

JD Swinney

JD Swinney is an army aviation officer with multiple tours of duty in SWA.  He is currently a student at the CGSC and Art of War scholar at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Brad Striegel

Brad Striegel is a serving Army Lieutenant Colonel with Field Artillery, Civil Affairs and Force Management qualifications and experience.  The views in this article are his own and do not represent those of the United States Government or the Department of Defense.

James C. Mwombela

James Mwombela is a senior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Economics and Political Science Double Major. This is his first publication and was completed with the aid of research completed during an internship at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.

Jill S. Russell

Jill S. Russell is a military historian. Her primary area of expertise is the contemporary American armed forces and the conflicts which have shaped this history. She has worked as a defense consultant, serves as an editor of H-War, and is currently at King's College London working to finish a dissertation on the history of subsistence and logistics in American military history.

Raashi Bhatia

Raashi Bjatia is a social entrepreneur and a former journalist from India. She is the Co-Founder of a non-profit organization called Business Alternatives for Peace, Action and Reconstruction (BAPAR) based in New Delhi. Through her initiative, Raashi aims to build peace and bring about stability and development by encouraging entrepreneurship among locals in the conflict regions of India. She is an alumni of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi and is currently pursuing her Masters in Security Studies with the Center of Security Studies, Georgetown University.

James Steels

James Steels has over 10 years security and police experience and currently serves as a reserve police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK. Having travelled extensively throughout Israel and the Middle East he specialises in counter-terrorism and security as well as East Asia defence analysis. He has recently enrolled with St. Andrews University and will be completing a HNC in Terrorism Studies.

Jack McCourt

Jack McCourt attended the US Naval Academy (USNA) (1974-1978) and graduated from Naval Flight School in 1979 and designated a P-3 NFO (Naval Flight Officer). Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) was his warfare specialty. He had a squadron tour (1980-1983) with VP-45 (The Pelicans) and attended Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) (1983-85) in the Operations Analysis curriculum. A tour on USS Nimitz (CVN-68) followed and then a tour in the Math Department at USNA (1987-1989). He was assigned to VP-5 (The Mad Foxes) in 1990 and deployed to NAS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Crete during PG1 (1990-1992). He had a brief stint with OP-65 at the Pentagon as a Theater Analyst for The Nuclear Warfare and Arms Control Division. He finally finished up at the Navy Center for Cost Analysis (1992-1994).