Board of Directors
LTG (USA, Ret) Mary A. Legere, Chair
Biography coming soon.
Col (USAF, Ret) John R. Clark, President
Col (Ret) John R. Clark, USAF, has served in a variety of senior positions in the Intelligence Community, Air Force Operations, and incorporate senior management. As a corporate manager, he provided WMD lab support and Chem-Bio expertise across a variety of DoD support efforts in Southwest Asia. This included deployments for in-country exploitation of potential threat systems and materials. As a senior acquisition engineer, he provided expertise for the SAF/AQ Strategic Plan that incorporated SAF/IL and AFMC strategic planning into a single document for Life Cycle Planning for Weapons Systems. In addition, he conducted a functional review of Technical Intelligence for the DoD.
For the Air Force, he served in senior Joint and Air Force assignments providing multi-discipline Intelligence for DoD and Policy decision-makers. These include DIA Chief for the Counterdrug Office, DDI for Unified Command support, and DDI for National Military Intelligence Center. Prior to these DIA assignments, he implemented the integration of SIGINT, MASINT, HUMINT and S & TI disciplines into the newly formed 692nd Intelligence Wing providing Pacific theater management. The Wing had over 2900 Intelligence personnel in 15 separate subordinate units, and provided raw and finished intelligence to PACOM and the national intelligence community.
For the Air Force, his first operational assignment was in aerial surveillance and electronic warfare, followed by Strategic Air Command SIOP deployments, and also worldwide global surveillance under the PARPRO (Peacetime Aerial Reconnaissance Program). From that assignment, he served in DIA as an all-source analyst, writing numerous classified reports and original analytic analysis of Soviet/Warsaw Pact Radio-Electronic Warfare (REC) threats to US/NATO defenses. He had two briefings selected for the CJCS, and briefed extensively in EUCOM, the Intelligence Community, and the NATO Military Committee. He also was an adjunct professor for the Joint Forces Military College.
Col (USAF, Ret) Bill Arnold, Vice President
Bill Arnold is currently the NMIF Vice President. Previously, he served in various positions, including the President, on the National Military Intelligence Association since approximately 2000.
Mr. Arnold has over 40 years of combined active military duty and private industry experience supporting the Defense and Intelligence communities. He spent nearly half of those years living and working overseas and supporting military and contractor activities. Mr. Arnold served 27 years on active duty and retired as a Colonel with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). During that time, he served in a number of continental US (CONUS) and outside CONUS (OCONUS) command and counterintelligence positions and was also a Senior Inspector with the AFOSI’s Inspector General Team.
Mr. Arnold culminated his Air Force career as a senior intelligence staff officer at the U.S. European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. During his tour there, Mr. Arnold participated in the planning and launching of 13 major operations involving the deployment of U.S. forces to Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Arnold focused his attention on Defense contracting and specialized in system and operational architecture development, business development, and program management. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Arnold was the Executive Vice President for Operations at SOS International, Ltd. (SOSi), a privately-owned global management firm that provides a broad spectrum of intelligence, counterintelligence, linguist, operational and technical support services to Government and commercial clients in the U.S. Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement sectors. Prior to joining SOSi, Mr. Arnold was a senior program manager at Lockheed Martin. He managed nearly a dozen contracts involving defense intelligence and counterintelligence activities in the CONUS, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, Italy, Iraq and Qatar.
Mr. Arnold holds a Master of Arts degree in Asian Studies from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the George Washington University. He also has formal language and cultural training in German, Vietnamese and Korean.
Col (USAF, Ret) Mike Grebb, Treasurer
Colonel Mike Grebb, USAF, Ret. has 30 years of intelligence service in signals intelligence, all-source analysis, intelligence support to the combatant commands, program analysis, and strategic planning in industry and Government. His military assignments included squadron-level assignments in Greece and Thailand; intelligence staff work at Fifth Air Force in Japan; "J2" analyst in the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency military support (two assignments), the Air Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was the Deputy Director for Signals Intelligence. In the private sector, he was the Director of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Architectures and a program manager at the Betac Corp. in Alexandria VA and a systems analyst with The MITRE Corp., supporting sponsors at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Mike is currently employed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Chief of the Emerging Needs Group. He served in the National Counterproliferation Center, ODNI’s Office of Policy, the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and the Office of the Assistant DNI for Federal, State, Local, and Tribal-Information Sharing. Col Grebb is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, B.S.; Indiana University, M.A; Georgetown University, J.D. and the Air War College.
Mike was a long time Board member and Treasurer of the legacy National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA). Additionally, he served as NMIA’s Vice President for Reserve Affairs and led NMIA Reserve Component intelligence initiatives.
Natalie Anderson is the youngest NMIF board member in our organization’s history. Ms. Anderson is a mission analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) where she focuses on solving complex research, engineering, and analytical problems relating to cyber operations, homeland protection, special operations, and strategic deterrence. Ms. Anderson’s analysis focuses on developing key solutions to enable operations within these mission areas. Ms. Anderson is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Her interests include analytic disciplines related to counterintelligence, IP theft, open-source intelligence (OSINT), supply chain security, and enhanced decision-support.
Ms. Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercyhurst University’s Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences. There, she completed an undergraduate degree in Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences with minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies as well as Psychology. Ms. Anderson is a recipient several prestigious awards including the National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Undergraduate Scholarship, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) Peter Jasin Endowment Scholarship, the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) STEM Majors Undergraduate Scholarship, and the Mercyhurst University Robert Heibel Service Award.
Prior to joining JHU/APL, Ms. Anderson completed assignments at the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Navy. She also led a team of 30 analysts for the Mercyhurst Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Center, conducting ad hoc analyses to aid non-governmental organization efforts to rescue victims of human trafficking globally. Some of her early analytic experience includes projects assessing global influence, critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and various projects focused on global human trafficking.
Dr. Christopher E. Bailey
Dr. Christopher E. Bailey is an Associate Professor at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, Maryland specializing in national security law, international law, and professional ethics. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Master of Science in Cyber Security program at the University of Charleston (West Virginia). Dr. Bailey is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Society of International Law. He has an LLM degree in National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law, as well as an SJD degree in International and Comparative Law, from the George Washington University School of Law. He has published a book on Counterterrorism Law and Practice in the East African Community (Brill, 2019), as well as numerous articles in The International Journal of Intelligence Ethics, The American Intelligence Journal, and multiple law journals. He has a forthcoming law review article (Piracy Prosecutions in Kenyan Courts) scheduled for this fall in the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Biography coming soon.
Col (USAF, Ret) Carla D. Bass
Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret) is the author of the award-winning book, “Write to Influence!” She served 30 years working directly with generals, ambassadors, congressional delegations, and foreign dignitaries. She has worked for the past 10 years in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She has written hundreds of personnel reviews; award nominations and other competitive packages; and letters for executive signature, many of which were sent to Congress. In all instances, every word and every second of the audience’s time counted. Carla developed a handbook on professional writing, transformed it into an acclaimed workshop, and taught thousands of people for 15 years as a labor of love. She lives in the Virginia countryside with her husband, Lynn Reeves, and cocker spaniel, Cash.
CDR (USNR, Ret) Calland Carnes
Cal Carnes worked for the IC for 40 years with duty assignments as a counterintelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Naval Investigative Service, the Army's Counterintelligence and Terrorism Division and the 902d MI Group's Army Counterintelligence Center. He worked under contract for DIA's Defense HUMINT Service and the DoD Counterintelligence Field Activity. Carnes retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserve Intelligence Command. He holds Master's Degrees from the Defense Intelligence College and the Georgetown University National Security Studies. He is a member of Defense Intelligence Alumni Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Foreign Area Officers Association, Naval Intelligence Professionals, Military Intelligence Corps Association, Cold War Museum, InfraGard, and the Insider Group Special Interest Group.
SMSgt (USAF) Kori Lynn Conaway
SMSgt Kori Lynn Conaway is the Operations Superintendent of the 16th Intelligence Squadron, a Classic Associate Reserve unit supporting the 94th Intelligence Squadron, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md. The 16 IS conducts real-time signals intelligence collection management, exploitation, and analysis of both tactical and national data. In her role as the Operations Superintendent, she manages all operations for the 16 IS, training, equipping, and integrating more than 80 Reserve members into the 94 IS daily SIGINT operations.
SMSgt Conaway enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 2003 as an Airborne Linguist and attended technical school at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., studying Russian. During her 10 years of active duty service, she was assigned to the 97th Intelligence Squadron at Offutt AFB, Neb. where she deployed twice in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and served as the Standardization and Liaison Officer for more than 400 flyers. In 2009 she became a Language Analyst at Fort Meade, Md. supporting the National Security Agency (NSA). During her time there she was selected for multiple special assignments to other intelligence agencies as a NSA Liaison Officer. SMSgt Conaway made the transition from active duty to the Reserve in January 2013. Prior to her current position as Operations Superintendent, SMSgt Conaway served as a Flight Chief at the 16 IS, Fort Meade, Md.
LTC (USA, Ret) Ken Diller
Mr. Ken Diller retired from the Army in 2005 after a successful career as a Military Intelligence Officer. During this time, he worked on various assignments that included Battalion through Army-Level Intelligence Operations, served as Chief of the Army’s G2’s Initiative Group, Deputy Commander of the 501st MI BDE (Korea), and Military Intelligence Battalion Commander. In 2005, he joined Oberon, followed by Stanley, and CGI (through acquisitions) as the Vice President of the Army & Intelligence Operations, managing classified lines of business consisting of more than 450 SME’s, deployed world-wide, with annual revenue of $150M. Most recently, Ken led corporate growth opportunities for Fulcrum, a mid-sized Defense Contracting Company, responsible for developing and prosecuting a pipeline of more than $6B, implementing industry leading capture and proposal processes, forming a recognized BD, Capture and Proposal Team, and was directly responsible for growing Fulcrum by more than $150M in annual revenue growth of the company over a five-year period. Following Fulcrum’s acquisition by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), He was selected as the Senior Director for the Defense and Intelligence Group, consisting of more than 800 cleared personnel, deployed world-wide, with annual revenue of $200M. In July 2019, based upon a long standing working relationship with Intrepid Solutions, Ken joined the Intrepid team as the Executive Vice President for Operations and Growth. He will be supporting the Intrepid Strategic Vision focused on aggressive growth organically and through Mergers and Acquisitions, facilitating the Intrepid goal of providing outstanding service to our Customers throughout the DoD and IC, and the commitment to work in partnership with our employees, customers and teammates. Ken graduated from Wright State University with a B.S. in Business Communications. He is a graduate of the Defense Intelligence College Post Graduate (Master’s) Intelligence Program and also earned a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science (MMAS-Intelligence) from the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
LtCol (USAF, Ret) James Eden
James Eden retired from the US Air Force in 1988 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served as an Air Defense Master Weapons Controller and Operations Officer prior to transitioning to USAF Intelligence in 1970. He served 4 years as an Imagery Interpreter at the 544th ARTW at Hq Strategic Command then Graduated from the DIA Intelligence College in 1975. He also spent 4 years at the Foreign Technology Division in Ohio prior to being selected for Squadron Command. He also served on the Hq USAF Intelligence (AF/IN) staff in several positions, including as Director Joint Staff Support (AF/INJ). He also completed Air War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces during that time. In 1984 he was assigned to the Director’s Staff Group in the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide direct support senior OSD leadership. In 1988 he retired from the USAF and accepted a position in DIA. He was selected to lead the DIA office that provided direct daily liaison and support to OSD. He traveled frequently with and provided DIA support to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. He also supported every Secretary of Defense from Caspar Weinberger to Donald Rumsfeld. In 2004 he began a leading DIA Middle East North Africa Analysis Division during multiple crises in the region. He led the DIA Crisis Cell effort during Arab Spring, initiated and coordinated a new process with NSA that simplified access to key reporting. He retired from DIA in 2014 as MARC Chief of Foreign Engagements after 27 years of service. He is the recipient of the Directors Medal and holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA. In addition to his NMIF role, he is also on the Board of Directors for the Defense Intelligence Alumni Association.
COL (USA Ret) Sharon Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dr. Sharon Hamilton is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 27 years of active-duty service as a Military Intelligence officer, specializing in signals intelligence, tactical intelligence, strategic intelligence, and socio-cultural intelligence. She led and commanded Army and Joint military and civilian organizations from 5-700 people. During her final two years in the Army, Sharon served as the Director of the Army's Human Terrain System, and was responsible for recruiting, training, deploying, and directing 31 socio-cultural intelligence teams supporting U.S. and Allied units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.
After retirement from the Army in September 2012, Sharon worked in the defense industry as a program manager and program director. In these roles, she led diverse contract programs and conducted outreach to the business, academic, and government communities to expand the organization’s presence in military training and support organizations. In 2016, Dr. Hamilton served as the Deputy Director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University. Since 2016, she has served as an adjunct professor teaching online graduate leadership courses for The Citadel. In September 2017, Sharon joined the Institute for Leadership and Security Studies at the University of North Georgia (a Senior Military College) as the Federal Liaison and Director, Military Programs. Since 1 July 2020, Sharon assumed the role of Associate Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at Norwich University.
Sharon earned her B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Master of Administration from Central Michigan University, Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.
LTC (USA, Ret) Stephen Iwicki
LTC Stephen Iwicki retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 after serving a twenty-year career as an Intelligence Officer. He has extensive experience managing every facet of the intelligence process from raw intelligence collection and processing to strategic-level analysis supporting White House Cabinet members. Stephen has successfully employed both foreign and domestic intelligence capabilities in support of national security. He culminated his military career as Director of Army Intelligence Transformation responsible for developing fully integrated strategic planning, guidance, and execution of a significant redesign of Army intelligence personnel, capabilities and organizational structure while at war. He personally supervised the concept of operations and implementation of six key Army Intelligence transformation initiatives to include Project Foundry and Tactical Overwatch. His Army assignments spanned tactical and strategic intelligence positions including: Director, Army Intelligence Transformation within the Army G2; Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO), Objective Force Task Force (FCS Program); SIO, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); and operational/combat experience in DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Haiti, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iwicki began his industry career with SAIC (now Leidos) in September 2005 serving as a Program Manager, Division Manager, Director of Operations, and Director of Business Strategy. From 2013 to 2015, he joined General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as a Vice President in the Defense and Military Intelligence Sector. At GDIT, he had responsibility for intelligence IT and logistics programs across the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal markets. From 2016 to 2019, Stephen was the Senior Vice President of the Intelligence Solutions Group of SOS International (SOSi). In this role, he executed oversight and management of over 50 programs and ~1,5000 globally dispersed personnel supporting the U.S. Intelligence, Defense, and Department of Justice communities. In April 2019, Stephen resumed to consulting within his own company, Blue Water Advisory Services, LLC.
Stephen is known as a results-oriented, forward thinking leader with a proven track record of success in a variety of intelligence, information technology, personnel, training, capture, planning, financial, and project management arenas. He has a well known reputation as a highly creative problem solver who excels in developing and leading high performance teams. He is also a published author and seasoned spokesman representing industry and U.S. Army intelligence to governmental organizations, industry and the media.
Stephen received a bachelor's degree in Decision Sciences and Computers from Rider University and a master's degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and attended executive training at the Darden School of Business. Stephen also served as an advisor to the Industry Advisory Council of American Military University/American Public University, and as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Adventure Theatre and Musical Theater Center (ATMTC). In his spare time, he is an avid genealogist, an offshore salt water fisherman, and serves as a member of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). He was appointed the Board of Directors of the National Military Intelligence Foundation in 2016 and serves as the Director of the Donations Committee.
Brad Moss, Esq.
Bradley P. Moss specializes in litigation on matters relating to national security, federal employment and security clearance law, and the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act. In connection with his work on behalf of clients in the Federal Government, media and defense contracting industry, Mr. Moss has been quoted in articles for theWashington Post and Politico.
A 2006 graduate of American University's Washington College of Law, Mr. Moss received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in 2003 with a major in International Relations and a minor in Peace Studies. During his law school tenure, he co-founded the non-partisan National Security and Law Society, Inc., an international non-profit with chapters across the U.S. and the world.
Prior to joining the practice as an Associate in January 2007, Mr. Moss clerked for the National Security Archive. He also has served as Deputy Executive Director of the James Madison Project since June 2007.
Mr. Moss is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the District of Maryland and the Northern District of Illinois.
CAPT(USNR, Ret) Rick Myllenbeck
CAPT Rick Myllenbeck is a 41-year veteran with the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve.
1976: Enlisted in the Navy during the Cold War, and became an Aircrewman in P-3 aircraft.
1980: Joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and continued to fly missions over the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
1988: Accepted a direct commission into the U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Program and served in various
scientific, technical and analytical intelligence commands on both coasts.
2001: Mobilized to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in Washington, D.C., as a deputy IT division head.
2003: Served as the first Command Marketing Officer at ONI as a civilian.
2007: Mobilized to Multi-National Force-Iraq where he was the Chief of Current Intelligence in Baghdad.
2009: Mobilized to the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan where he worked as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence.
2010: Qualified as a Navy Information Warfare Intelligence Officer.
2011: Accepted a by-name request from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, to be the Chief of Integration for the Director in the Pentagon on active duty orders.
2012: Named a senior member of the National Commission for the Review of the R&D Programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community, which delivered its discerning, far-reaching study to Congress in 2013.
2012: Named Director of Reserve Intelligence Operations (N2R) for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
2013: Joined DIA to help establish the agency’s Reserve Integration Office.
2015: Became the Commanding Officer of JICCENT-0274, a joint Reserve intelligence unit based in Jacksonville, FL that provides real-world intelligence support to the U.S. Central Command.
2016+: Joined NGA as the agency’s Industry Engagement Officer – part of the newly-formed Office of Ventures and Innovation.
As a civilian, CAPT Myllenbeck worked in the high-technology industry in the Silicon Valley for more than 30-years in various public relations and marketing management assignments. During that time, he worked with companies including Apple Computer (personal computers), Novell (networking), Creative Labs (audio and 3D graphics), Sybase (database software) and IBM (software division). He was also
CAPT Myllenbeck earned his B.A. degree with honors in Public Relations from San Jose State University and is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America. He is an associate member of the Board of Directors of the National Military Intelligence Foundation and a Legislation Liaison Volunteer for the Association of the U.S. Navy. CAPT Myllenbeck is married to the former Elizabeth DeWitt, and together they have four adult children. They maintain residences in Kenwood (Sonoma County), California and Alexandria, Virginia; and also own and operate a highly acclaimed California-inspired wine tasting room and bistro located in the metro Washington, D.C. area.
CW3 (USA, Ret) Todd Robinson
Todd is a 37 year Intelligence professional, and is President and CEO of Mojo Technology Group, an intelligence solutions company.
He served more than 20 years in the intelligence community with National Security Agency assignments at NSA Hawaii, NSA Georgia, and Commander of Det Utah. Todd also served in Special Forces assignments at 1st and 3rd Special Forces Groups as well as duty at 313th MI bn and 319th MI Bn.
Todd is a winner of the LTC Nicholson award from actions after 9/11 and is recently been added as a Board Member of the National Military Intelligence Foundation.
His post military career includes positions as VP of Programs - SAIC, VP of Engineering - ISC, President of Chenega Federal Systems, and Chief Operating Officer of ABSC.
Robert A. “Bob” Smith is currently President and chief executive officer of “ProtectionMetrics” LLC, a security and intelligence training consulting firm as well as an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Global Campus, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Education & Public Service, Criminal Justice and Intelligence programs. Concurrently, Bob also serves as a board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education.
Bob retired as the Special Agent In-Charge of the United States Secret Service Office of Protective Operations in 2001, after a 25 – year career to serve as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) at Cheltenham, MD.
Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970 with assignments in the: 346th Military Airlift Command, Abilene, TX; Detachment 1, 56 Special Operations Wing (Laos and Thailand 1967-1968) and 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale, AFB.
Bob received his BA in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, now the National Intelligence University. Bob has published several articles relative to intelligence training and education in the International Association for Intelligence Officers. “Intelligencer Journal,” and the International Association for Chiefs of Police “Police Chief Magazine.”
Col (USA, Ret) Dr. William C. Spracher
Dr. William C. Spracher is a Professor on the faculty of the National Intelligence University and currently heads the NIU Writing Center. Arriving in 2004 to work as a contracted editor in the research center of his alma mater (having graduated from the Defense Intelligence School in 1977 and the Defense Intelligence College in 1985), he has taught courses on Globalization, Social Analysis, Latin America, Peacekeeping & Stability Operations, Leadership & Management in the Intelligence Community, and Thesis Methodology.
A career Military Intelligence and LATAM Foreign Area Officer, with early service in his detail branch Armor, he was Defense Attaché to Colombia (1995-98) and Army Attaché to Peru (1994-95), previously serving as a division chief in J2, U.S. Southern Command, in Panama and senior Latin America analyst for the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2, in the Pentagon. Bill holds a BS from the U.S. Military Academy, an MA in international relations from Yale University, an MMAS in political-military studies from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and an EdD in higher education administration from George Washington University. His final tour prior to retirement as a colonel in 2000 was Military Professor/XO at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor in USMA's Social Sciences Department teaching U.S. government, comparative politics, and Intelligence & public policy. He was a charter member of the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) in 1974, the FAO Association in 1995, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) in 2004, and is also active in the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association.
Most recently, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society in Gettysburg. Bill's hobbies are writing, military history, international travel, and singing both in his church choir and the West Point Alumni Glee Club, which often performs at the NMIF Intelligence Awards Banquet. He was honored to receive the Forrest R. Frank Award in 2018, presented annually for dedicated service to NMIF. Bill has served as editor of NMIF's American Intelligence Journal since 2009.
CDR (USNR) Louis Tucker
Louis Tucker is the CEO of Mission Sync LLC, a national security sector consulting firm focusing on the intelligence and special operations communities. He also serves as the President of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND), a non-profit corporation that connects government personnel with commercial innovators, as well as hosts executive-level forums designed to foster collaboration among CEOs, decision makers, and critical thinkers in the defense, intelligence and national
Within the federal government, Louis advises several intelligence/defense principals and he sits on the advisory boards of several technology companies. From 2007 - early 2011 Louis served as the Republican Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). As staff director, he led a team of legal, policy and intelligence professionals overseeing the $80B+ operations of the Intelligence Community and crafting landmark legislation like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISAA) of 2008. Louis is a Navy Reserve Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Commander who mobilized on active duty from May-November 2015, to serve as the senior Special Operations advisor in East Africa, and from June-December 2009, at the request of General Stanley McChrystal to serve on his Strategic Advisory Group and in Ambassador Karl Eikenberry's Interagency Provincial Affairs Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Louis served from 1996-2003 on active duty as a Navy SEAL, from 2003-2004 as a Central Intelligence Agency officer overseas, and in 2005 as U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1995 with a B.A. in History and earned a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in 2006. Louis learned the importance of timing when he formed an Internet start-up company in 1995-6 and unsuccessfully tried to convince businesses that the Internet could be used to sell their products; he was 18 months too early. Louis lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife Jane-Anne and their three sons.