Ricardo Aponte

Ricardo Aponte

A recent graduate with Masters of History at Claremont Graduate University, Brig. Gen. Aponte is currently writing on military history and presenting his findings at conferences and public events. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the American College of National Security Leaders. A Citizen Airman, Command Pilot flying F-111 fighters, and 25-year experience […]

Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver

Dave’s diverse career has included extensive experience in the defense sector from the perspective of the military, where he served thirty-two years, and reached the rank of Rear Admiral,: industry, where he became the Chief Operating Officer of what has subsequently become Airbus, North America; and government where he served as a senate-confirmed political appointee. […]

Jan Hamby

Jan Hamby

During her Navy career, RADM (Ret) Hamby focused on the employment of telecommunications, space and computer systems to make information available for command and control of the Force and to enhance decision making at all levels of the chain of command. Her service included two command tours, positions on the Navy, NORAD/USNORTHCOM, Chairman of the […]

Jamie Barnett

Jamie Barnett

James Arden “Jamie” Barnett, Jr. is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, serving for 32 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. He is one of the founders of the American College of National Security Leaders. His final assignment in the Navy was Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) during […]

Michael E. Smith

Michael E. Smith

Mike Smith has over twenty years of senior executive experience building successful teams, managing transformational change and leading a range of highly technical and diverse organizations. He is a recognized expert at assessing organizational effectiveness and providing strategic solutions that yield both immediate and sustained long-term results. Mike dedicated his career to identifying innovative and […]