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Author Bios

Chris Baldwin

Major Chris Baldwin is a Foreign Area Officer stationed at the US Embassy Amman Jordan.

Jeff Baldwin

First Lieutenant Jeff Baldwin is a reconnaissance platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division.

Yinon Weiss

Yinon Weiss is the CEO & Board Member of RallyPoint. Yinon served 10 years on active duty, serving first as a Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Platoon Commander, and then as an Army Special Forces officer, deploying overseas multiple times throughout his military career. Before co-founding RallyPoint, he worked as Director of Product Marketing at a VC-backed technology startup, and he is also the founder of MilitaryToBusiness.com. While at Harvard Business School, Yinon worked at Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group, and decided to build upon his private sector experience and deep passion for empowering and improving the lives of military personnel by co-founding RallyPoint. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley where he majored in Bioengineering and minored in Chemical Engineering. Yinon grew up in Palo Alto, CA.

Ted G. Ihrke

Ted Ihrke is an Assistant Professor and Curriculum Developer in the Department of Command and Leadership in the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS.  Ted graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in 1981 and served nearly 27 years in various command and staff positions in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers Course and received a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in 2007. Ted served as a Staff Leader in the Army’s Combined Arms Services and Staff School from 1997 to 2000.  This six weeks course was designed to prepare officers to assume battalion and brigade staff positions and focused on communication skills, problem solving and staff interaction.  Ted joined the Department of Command and Leadership in 2005 where his efforts have focused on curriculum development and instruction in critical thinking, decision making, organizational level leadership, and ethics.

Ted A. Thomas

Ted Thomas is the Director of the Department of Command and Leadership in the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Ted graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY in 1978 and served 20 years in various command and staff positions before retiring as a battalion commander in 1998. He received a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering (1986) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management (1998) from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He taught at USMA from 1987 to 1990 becoming an Assistant Professor and Course Director for Structural Analysis from 1989-1990.  Dr. Thomas joined the faculty at CGSC in 2005 and became the department director in 2007. He supervises over 35 civilian and military department members who develop and deliver leadership curriculum for the 10-month long resident Command and General Staff Officer Course. Over 1400 resident students annually attend the course, with representation from 80 plus countries across the globe and members from each branch of the armed services. Over nine hundred students attend at satellite locations and non-resident courses teach another four thousand plus students annually.

Usha Sutliff

Usha Sutliff is a Specialist in the LAPD Reserve Corp and has worked in a number of capacities with the LAPD Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau since 2006. Most recently she developed and led a national LAPD training program, "Policing Convergent Threats in the 21st Century," which focused on developing state and local criminal intelligence and investigative strategies to counter transnational, criminal threats. Usha also works as a consultant in the law enforcement and homeland security fields. The opinions expressed in this article, which was prepared in her personal capacity, are her own and do not reflect the views of her clients or affiliated organizations.

Kirby Dennis

Major Kirby "Bo" Dennis is an Infantry officer recently assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kris Karafa

Mr. Kris Karafa is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer who currently works at the global engineering and construction firm Bechtel. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rebecca Patterson

Lieutenant Colonel Rebecca Patterson, PhD is an Associate Professor at the National Defense University and author of The Challenge of Nation-Building: Implementing Effective Innovation in the U.S. Army from World War II to the Iraq War (Rowland & Littlefield, 2014). She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Philip K. Abbott

Colonel Philip K. Abbott, U.S. Army, is currently the Combating Terrorism Portfolio Manager at the United States Southern Command in Miami, Florida. He received a B.A. from Norwich University, an M.A. from Kansas University, and an M.S. from the National Defense University. He served in various Command & Staff positions in Europe, the Pacific, and worked extensively throughout the Western Hemisphere as a Latin American Foreign Area Officer.

Mbaye Bashir Lo

Mbaye Bashir Lo is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He is the author of Understanding Muslim Discourse: language, tradition and the message of Bin Laden. He has recently authored a chapter on "Religion and Religious Teachings in Al Qaeda" In Religion and Terrorism, Lexington Books, 2014.

Christopher Varhola

Colonel Christopher Varhola, USAR, is an African Foreign Area Officer and Civil Affairs Officer.  He is a Senior Fellow with the Joint Special Operations University and was recently chief of planning for the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, as well as the governance section chief for Regional Command-South in Afghanistan in 2012-2013.  Previous assignments include ceasefire monitor in the Sudan, ARCENT G9 in Saudi Arabia, and multiple tours in Iraq.  He holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.  He currently lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Nicholas B. Pace

Major Nicholas Pace is currently assigned to Joint Forces Command, Brunssum and holds a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from Norwich University.

Robert M. Klein

Colonel Robert M. Klein is a senior Army strategist currently assigned to the Director of Army Staff’s Executive Strategy Group.  Colonel Klein has served in various capacities to include military police, psychological operations, and strategist assignments.  A former instructor and associate professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he holds a MA in Military History and National Security Policy Studies from The Ohio State University, and is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.

Ilwoo Lee

Mr. Ilwoo Lee is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore. He is currently assigned to the Military Studies Program, tasked with the education of Military Officers of the Singapore Armed Forces. Mr Lee is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science, along with a Master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a former Officer in the United States Army.