Understanding Tomorrow Begins Today: The Operational Environment Through 2035

By Ian M. Sullivan, John C. Bauer, Eric L. Berry and Luke Shabro

About the Authors

Mr. Ian M. Sullivan, a Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) officer, serves as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 for ISR and Futures at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC G-2) at Ft. Eustis, VA.  He serves in this role as the Senior Advisor for ISR and Futures, where he is responsible for understanding, describing, and assessing the Army’s future Operational Environment (OE) in support of leader development, concept development, capability design, and training and readiness.  Mr. Sullivan is a career civilian intelligence officer who has served with the Office of Naval Intelligence, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 at the Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, and as an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) cadre officer at the National Counterterrorism Center, where he served in several leadership positions.  He was promoted into the Senior Executive ranks in June 2013 as a member of the ODNI’s Senior National Intelligence Service.

Mr. John C. Bauer is the Senior Analyst for TRADOC G-2 ACE Threats at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, where he helps characterize future threats and operational environments in support of US Army capabilities development. He has worked as a strategic defense analyst for academia, industry and government, most recently as one of the architects of US European Command's Deep Futures initiative.

Mr. Eric L. Berry is the Branch Chief for White Sands Missile Range support within the TRADOC G-2's Capabilities Development Scenarios and Studies Directorate, located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Mr. Berry and his team develop and apply high resolution threat and operational environment for a wide range of Army and joint scenario development, studies, and experimentation.  He has served in a variety of intelligence and threat roles for 30 years as a Dept. of Army civilian, and is a retired US Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer with over 30 years of active duty/reserve experience.

Mr. Luke Shabro is the Deputy Director for the U.S. Army TRADOC G-2’s Mad Scientist Initiative. Previously he served as U.S. Navy Intelligence Specialist specializing in all-source and geopolitical analysis.  He is assigned to TRADOC Headquarters at Ft. Eustis, VA.