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Clint Arizmendi (1)
Jacob Choi (1)
Samuel R. Greene (1)
Robin L. Duane (1)
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Ganesh Sitaraman (1)
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Fiifi Edu-Afful (1)
Emmanuel Wekem Kotia (1)
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Sungwook Kim (1)
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Angela Karrasch (1)
Prebble Q. Ramswell (1)
Scott Goldman (1)
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Joel Lawton (1)
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Thomas Cook (1)
David Raymond (1)
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Author Bios

Rob Harrison

Major Rob Harrison is an FA24 and current Assistant Professor in the Department of EE&CS at the United States Military Academy. He holds an M.S.E and B.S. from Princeton University and the United States Military Academy, respectively, in Computer Science. Rob has completed three combat tours in support of OIF with both conventional Signal Corps and Special Operations units in a variety of capacities.

Michael B. Chase

Michael B. Chase is a former Senior Advisor with the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) Ministry of Defense Ministerial Advisory Group (MoD MAG) in Kabul, Afghanistan.  He is a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former surface warfare officer. The opinions expressed herein are entirely his own.

Rob Taylor

Major Rob Taylor is an instructor of joint and strategic operations at the Army's Command and General Staff College.  He has experience as a Foreign Area Officer in the sub-Sahara Africa region. The views expressed in this article are the author’s and not necessarily those of the Department of Defense or U.S. Army.

Andrew Salzmann

Andrew Salzmann is an assistant professor of theology at Benedictine College (Atchison, KS). He is also a subject matter expert with the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies.

John Hardy

John Hardy was born on Aug 3, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas, where he lived until he was 18 years old. Growing up, John had a keen mind for the military and often dressed as military members for Halloween. While in High School, John juggled the duties of the local Marine ROTC program with playing for the high school football team. John graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in English. John went on to become an Intelligence Officer in the US Marine Corps, deploying twice to Habbaniyah and al-Qaim, Iraq from 2006-2008 with an Infantry Battalion, and twice more to Helmand Province, Afghanistan between 2009-2012. He is currently forward-deployed in support of worldwide crisis response.

Brenda Oppermann

Brenda Oppermann, MA, JD, is a Stability Operations and Development Advisor who has worked with a variety of organizations including: the US Army, Multi-national Corps-Iraq (MNC-I), NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Afghanistan, USAID, UN, US Institute of Peace, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and assorted NGOs in areas of conflict and fragile states in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Europe. She has served at strategic, operational and tactical levels.

Michael Hauben

Michael Hauben is a retired Foreign Service Officer who was a civilian member of the CORDS Province Teams in Tay Ninh and Gia Dinh, Vietnam, 1971-73. After the termination of CORDS in February 1973, he served in its successor organization, the Office of the Special Assistant to the Ambassador for Field Operations (SAA/FO) , as the US Embassy’s representative to Gia Dinh and intermittently, concurrently, to several other provinces “because we were shorthanded,” all in MR-3. His principal responsibility was political reporting. After evacuation in April 1975, he went on to serve in the State Department in Washington, and in USAID in Latin America, South East Asia, Pakistan and Jordan.

Jennifer Jefferis

Dr. Jennifer Jefferis is an Associate Professor, National Defense College, United Arab Emirates. She has a PhD in political science with specialization in religion and violence, and processes of radicalization. Dr. Jefferis is the author of Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World (Routledge 2009) and Armed for Life: The Army of God and Anti-Abortion Violence in the United States (Praeger 2011).

Stephen Draper

Stephen Draper is a naval officer with experience in explosive ordnance disposal and intelligence. He has extensive experience working with non-traditional partners throughout Africa. He holds an M.S. in Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Jason Guffey

Captain Jason Guffey is a Civil Affairs officer in the 95th CA BDE (Airborne). Previously, he served as an Infantry officer with 3d Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. Captain Guffey has completed deployments to Afghanistan in 2011-2012 and Iraq in 2004. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently undertaking graduate studies in Diplomacy at the Bush School at Texas A&M University.

Greg Simons

Dr. Greg Simons is a researcher at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Uppsala University), the Centre for Crisis Management Research and Training (Swedish National Defence College), a lecturer at the Department of Communication Sciences at Turiba University (Latvia) and associated researcher at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs. He specialises in the communication of military and security-related matters and issues.

Brian Perkins

Brian Perkins is a former United States Navy signals intelligence analyst with extensive experience reporting on terrorist movements in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Brian currently works as a Crisis Support Analyst/Intelligence Analyst focusing on threat forecasting and mitigating risks faced by clients that operate throughout South and Central Asia.

Glenn Penner

Major Glenn Penner is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has worked in conventional and SOF roles in Iraq, Pakistan and Qatar.  He holds a BA in History from the University of Alabama, an MA in Political Science from Virginia Tech and an MMAS from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College.  He is originally from San Jose, CA and is married with a house full of children.

Richard O. Day

Lieutenant Colonel Richard O. Day is currently a Program Analysis working at the Program Management Office within United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was commissioned through Officer's Training School in 1997 and completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Day served as Chief, Integration Division in the Rapid Capabilities Operations, Mission Support Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA.

Charles J. Sullivan

Dr. Charles J. Sullivan (PhD The George Washington University) will begin serving this fall semester as an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The opinions expressed here in this article represent those of the author and do not represent the opinions of Nazarbayev University.