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James Blackwellis the assistant director, Strategic Assessment Center, SAIC. He was previously the director of political military studies and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. A retired US Army officer, he earned his PhD at Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, taught at West Point, and is the author of various publications including Thunder in the Desert: The Strategy and Tactics of the Persian Gulf War (Bantam).
Richard Blanchfield is a senior analyst, Strategic Assessment Center, SAIC. He specializes in research on the revolution in military affairs. In the past he served as a research analyst on the Gulf War Air Power Survey. A former US Marine Corps officer, Mr Blanchfield has 28 years' experience as an educator, administrator, pilot, operator, and planner, including 12 years of first-hand experience as an analyst working on political military, national defense, and international relations issues. He served in his last military assignment as director, Studies and Analysis Division, USMC Warfighting Center. Much of his service career was focused on security issues in the Pacific or Middle East. A graduate of the US Naval War College (MA, national security and strategic studies), Mr Blanchfield also has an MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University.
Lawrence E. Grinter, professor of Asian studies, Air War College, teaches and writes on Asian and global security issues including WMD proliferation. He is the co editor/author of numerous publications including Security, Strategy and Policy Responses in the Pacific Rim (Rienner), East Asian Conflict Zones (St. Martin's) and Looking Back on the Vietnam War (Greenwood), as well as 35 scholarly articles. Dr Grinter earned his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dale Hill is a senior analyst, Strategic Assessment Center, SAIC. His current work is focused on aerospace warfare in the study of the revolution in military affairs, where he has directed seminars, war games, simulations, and research. A former Air Force fighter pilot, Mr Hill commanded an F 16 squadron and served in senior positions as military assistant to the assistant secretary of the Air Force and as a military planner in Checkmate during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr Hill graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Marine Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. He has a Master's degree in international relations from Oklahoma State University.
Charles A. Horner, General, USAF, Retired, left the Air Force in 1995, after a 37 year career. His last position was as commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command and the US Space Command. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, General Horner commanded all US and allied air operations. A command pilot, he has more than 5,300 hours in a variety of fighter aircraft, including F 16s, F 15s, and F 4s. General Horner was commissioned in 1958, and commanded wings, air divisions, the Ninth air force, and US Central Command Air Forces. General Horner flew over 130 combat missions in Indochina. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and has professional military education degrees from the Armed Forces Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the National War College.
Robert Kadlec, Lt Col, USAF, is a physician assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy as a senior assistant for counterproliferation. A specialist in biological warfare issues, he is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He holds a doctor of medicine and a master's degree of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also holds a master's degree in national security studies from Georgetown University.
George Kraus is a senior analyst in the Strategic Assessment Center of SAIC. He has an extensive background in military and naval operational and intelligence analysis and of comparative analysis, technology assessment, and war gaming design. He specializes in information war research and has taught courses in his specialties at NDU and the Naval War College. A retired US Navy commander, Mr Kraus worked as a military assistant to the director of net assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and worked in Naval intelligence for many years. He has provided numerous research papers on current Russian security issues, submarine issues, command and control, information war, robot warfare, space military issues, and military issues relating to the former Soviet Union. A graduate of the Naval War College, Mr Kraus has an MA in international relations from Salve Regina College and an undergraduate degree in political science from MIT.
Fred Littlepage is deputy assistant, Strategic Assessment Center, SAIC, working on contract research on topics such as the revolution in military affairs. A former USAF officer, he has worked as the assistant director of research, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Net Assessment, served as assistant air attach to the American Embassy in Moscow, was director of curriculum of the USAF Soviet Awareness Team, Directorate of Soviet Affairs, and served as a Minuteman combat crew commander. He is a Russian language and area specialist, and earned an MS in strategic intelligence at the Defense Intelligence College. He has published various articles that focus on the Soviet Union, the newly independent states, military tactics, and other intelligence matters.
Terry N. Mayer, Lt Col, USAF, is a master navigator with over 3,000 hours in HC 130, VC 135, and VC 137 aircraft. He served staff tours at every echelon from wing to air staff in various capacities. During the Gulf War, he was initial cadre on the Checkmate planning cell and later was drafted by DIA to lead a tiger team charged with finding a method of conducting a preemptive strike against Iraqi biological warfare storage and production facilities a team that was awarded the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation by the director of Central Intelligence. Most recently, Lt Col Mayer was the commander, 615th Air Mobility Support Group, Provisional, responsible for restructuring the concept of air mobility and global reach into the Pacific. He has an MBA from Chapman College and is a graduate of the Air War College.
Jeffrey McKitrick is the director, Strategic Assessment Center, for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, Virginia. Previously, he served as the special assistant on national security and foreign policy issues to Vice President Dan Quayle. While on duty as an active duty US Army officer, he served as military advisor to the vice president; as the military assistant to the director of net assessments, Andrew Marshall; and as an assistant professor at the US Military Academy at West Point, where he taught courses in international relations, national security, and economics. He earned master's degrees at both the US Naval Academy and at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, after completing an undergraduate degree at Indiana University.
James W. McLendon, Colonel, USAF (MS, Troy State University) is a career intelligence officer. His experience includes national, ground tactical (mobile), and airborne operations. His overseas assignments include Taiwan (twice), Vietnam, Germany (twice), the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. Stateside, he has served on the staff of Air Force Intelligence Command (AFIC) (and its predecessors) three times and was the AFIC Liaison Officer to the Air Force Special Operations Command prior to attending the Air War College. Colonel McLendon has commanded three intelligence squadrons, is a graduate of Squadron Officer School (residence), Air Command and Staff College (residence), and Air War College. He is assigned to Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command as the director of intelligence.
Barry R. Schneider, professor of international relations, Air War College, writes and teaches a variety of issues concerning twenty first century warfare, conflict and change, WMD proliferation issues, the revolution in military affairs, and international flash points. He has previously served as a college professor, defense analyst, foreign affairs officer (ACDA), congressional staffer, and active speaker and editor/writer on national security issues. He is the author and editor of many publications, including two books: Missiles for the Nineties: ICBMs and Strategic Policy (Westview) and Current Issues in U.S. Defense Policy (Praeger). Currently, he is finishing a book on "Counterproliferation: Military Responses to Proliferation Threats," Dr Schneider earned his PhD in International Relations from Columbia University.
George J. Stein, chairman, Department of Conflict and Change, Air War College, writes and teaches courses on information warfare, European security issues, and future strategies. Before joining the Air War College, Professor Stein was on the faculty of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University and Miami's European Center in Luxembourg. He recently published "A Theory of Informaton Warfare: Preparing for 2020," in Airpower Journal (Spring 1995), and has received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his contribution to the USAF chief of staff's study Spacecast 2020. Dr Stein received his MA from Penn State and his PhD from Indiana University.
Richard Szafranski, Colonel, USAF, holds the National Military Strategy Chair at the Air War College. His BA is from Florida State University and his MA is from Central Michigan University. Colonel Szafranski's previous assignments include command at the squadron, group, and wing levels. Colonel Szafranski commanded the 7th Bomb Wing during 1991- 1993, and was the commander of Peterson AFB, Colorado, in 1988. He has served at headquarters Strategic Air Command, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, US Space Command, and the Air Force Space Command. He is widely published in Airpower Journal, Armed Forces Quarterly, Parameters, Strategic Review, Proceedings, etc.
John A. Warden III, Colonel, USAF, Retired, completed 30 years of active duty in the United States Air Force in July 1995. He is a command pilot with over 3,000 hours in F 4s, F 15s, and OV 10s. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the National War College, Colonel Warden flew 266 combat missions in Southeast Asia. He also played a leading role in planning and supporting the air campaign in the 1990 91 Gulf War. His book, The Air Campaign, is used in military schools around the world. Col Warden's last active duty assignment was as commandant, Air Command and Staff College.
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