M. Ron Wahid, Chairman, Arcanum Global

M. Ron Wahid

Chairman

M. Ron Wahid acts as a leading strategic advisor to heads of state and government on geopolitical and international security issues.

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M. Ron Wahid, Chairman, Arcanum Global
M. Ron Wahid
Chairman
Ron Wahid is the Chairman of Arcanum, a subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings. He acts as a leading strategic advisor to heads of state and government on geopolitical and international security issues.

Mr. Wahid’s career has spanned numerous countries and industries. His experience ranges from government and national security to investment banking and international business. He frequently conducts negotiations and mediates discussions at the head of state, head of government, cabinet level and with the military and intelligence leadership of countries across Europe, FSU, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia.

Mr. Wahid has been involved in numerous cross-border financial transactions and has structured and closed deals worth over billions of dollars. He has extensive experience in the energy sector and has worked as a leading advisor to major oil companies, where he negotiated Production Sharing Contracts and developed and implemented gas commercialization strategies.

Mr. Wahid has worked on project financing, privatization and private capital related transactions in Asia, the Middle East, the Caspian and Europe. He has led an investment banking practice that included project financing, strategic advisory services and structuring cross border financing.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Wahid worked in the U.S. Senate as a professional staff member on matters related to foreign policy, defense, and national security affairs. He was an advisor to the Bush-Cheney Transition team. Prior to this, he served as a policy analyst on arms control.

His opinions and editorials are frequently published in the world’s leading publications (The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, the Atlantic’s Defense One, The Hill, Petroleum World, USA Today, Politico and The Washington Times). He has frequently lectured on issues of national security and terrorism financing at various institutions including the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, National Defense University, and governmental organizations and think tanks. He has also appeared on Bloomberg TV Reports as well as on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange program, lending his expertise on the subjects of international business and geopolitics.
Keith Bristow, Vice Chairman, Arcanum Global

Keith Bristow

Vice Chairman

Mr. Keith Bristow serves as Vice Chairman of Arcanum. In this senior leadership role, Mr. Bristow provides leadership at a strategic level and acts as a key decision-maker within the organization.

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Keith Bristow, Vice Chairman, Arcanum Global
Keith Bristow
Vice Chairman
Mr. Keith Bristow serves as Vice Chairman of Arcanum. In this senior leadership role, Mr. Bristow provides leadership at a strategic level and acts as a key decision-maker within the organization, contributing to the development and implementation of the vision for the future of Arcanum.

Mr. Bristow joined Arcanum immediately after his tenure with the U.K. Government as the first Director General of the National Crime Agency (NCA), the body charged with leading the U.K.’s fight to cut serious and organized crime.

In addition to his role with Arcanum, Mr. Bristow also holds a number of advisory and non-executive positions with large corporations and international law enforcement agencies.

From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Bristow chaired the G8 Law Enforcement Group, improving international coordination and cooperation. In 2014 and 2015, he chaired the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group, a partnership between the U.K., U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand, which seeks to reduce the international threat and impact of organized crime.

As an influential voice on contemporary law enforcement issues, Mr. Bristow has a substantial record of keynote addresses both domestically and internationally.  Of special note, in 2012, he delivered the James Smart lecture “Joined up public protection” and in 2014 the Police Foundation lecture “Policing with consent in the digital age”.

Mr. Bristow graduated from the European Top Senior Police Officer Programme and holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a diploma in Applied Criminology from the University of Cambridge.

Mr. Bristow has been commended on several occasions for bravery, leadership and investigative skill, and has received a number of professional awards including most recently the FBI Director’s Medallion. In June 2008 Her Majesty the Queen honored Mr. Bristow with the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service in her Birthday Honours List.
Dr. Steven P. Adragna, Senior Vice President & <br />
General Manager,  <br />
Integrated Solutions, Arcanum Global

Dr. Steven P. Adragna

Senior Vice President &
General Manager,
Integrated Solutions

Dr. Steven P. Adragna actively drives client engagement for the group, which provides integrated and customized solutions to manage risk for multinational public and private entities.

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Dr. Steven P. Adragna, Senior Vice President & <br />
General Manager,  <br />
Integrated Solutions, Arcanum Global
Dr. Steven P. Adragna
Senior Vice President &
General Manager,
Integrated Solutions
Dr. Adragna is Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Integrated Solutions Group at Arcanum. In this role, he actively drives client engagement for the group, which provides integrated and customized solutions to manage risk for multinational public and private entities.

As a member of the Company’s Senior Leadership Team, he participates in the formation, implementation and execution of long-term corporate strategy, strategic business development, M&A and governance.

Dr. Adragna has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of intelligence and security, across both the public and private sectors, and 13 years at the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency.

Prior to joining Arcanum, Dr. Adragna’s governmental experience includes 13 years at the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where he held a variety of positions.  Most notably, he emerged as a key player at the nexus of operations and intelligence in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, where he successfully managed a number of critical programs and for which he was personally commended by the Joint Staff Director of Operations.

Previously, Dr. Adragna held other positions at the DIA including Assistant Defense Intelligence Officers for Russia and Eurasia, Information Warfare Support Officer and Program Manager of a department-wide electronic warfare program (for which he received the DIA’s highest civilian award for a special act of service), Functional Manager for Intelligence Management, and senior analyst in the Regional Assessments Office.

In the private sector, Dr. Adragna has held senior-level and executive management positions with several large multinationals and Fortune 500 companies. Among these, he served as Vice President and Chief of the Intelligence and Special Activities Directorate of MPRI, an L-3 Division with annual revenue in excess of $1 billion. He had P&L responsibility for all directorate operations.

At MPRI, Dr. Adragna was responsible for intelligence- and special operations-related business throughout the federal mission space and in support of U.S. and allied government requirements worldwide. He established solid multidisciplinary and multi-company teams for pursuit and capture of business throughout the national security domain. He was also responsible for identifying, evaluating and nominating prospective acquisition targets, and participated in due diligence investigations of prospective M&A opportunities. He held similarly senior management roles with ManTech International, TriStar Engineering, and HawkEye Systems.
John David Baycroft (MBE), Director, Special Projects, Arcanum Global

John David Baycroft (MBE)

Director, Special Projects

John David Baycroft (MBE) is responsible for designing and delivering strategic risk management solutions and critical intelligence operations. He also plays a key leadership role in the Integrated Solutions group.

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John David Baycroft (MBE), Director, Special Projects, Arcanum Global
John David Baycroft (MBE)
Director, Special Projects
John David Baycroft (MBE) is Director of Special Projects at Arcanum. He is responsible for designing and delivering strategic risk management solutions and critical intelligence operations. He also plays a key leadership role in the Integrated Solutions group, which provides integrated and customized solutions to manage risk for multinational public and private entities.

Mr. Baycroft comes to Arcanum with a wealth of risk management experience and over 24 years of military service, with extensive experience in the United Kingdom Special Forces, having served with distinction with the elite 22 Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment and becoming one of its most decorated members. At 22 SAS he planned, coordinated and conducted the full spectrum of operations, in particular War Fighting, Hostage Rescue, Counter Terrorism, Counter Narcotics, Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Peace Keeping operations in some of the world’s most hostile environments. He received a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of “gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan”.

Mr. Baycroft has since worked in the commercial and business risk management sectors, providing training, support and influence to government agencies in order to enhance public security operations in various regions.

After leaving 22 SAS, Mr. Baycroft served in a Senior Partner position for a British Private Security Company, where he worked on business management across Europe, the Middle East, and Central and Latin America. He also provided business security and training solutions for clients such as Ecopetrol, Pacific Rubiales, Cerrejon (BHP), Parex Resources, Talisman Energy Inc., Shell, FUGRO, Computer Associates, State Street, and other clients in the oil and gas sector.

He then served as Manager for the Global Security division of Talisman Energy Inc., where he conducted security risk analysis and dealt with issues such as immediate response, overall incident management, post-incident action, investigation and reporting.

Prior to joining Arcanum, Mr. Baycroft was with Consultancy Support Services, where he provided business solutions and designed policies to manage identified business risks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. While there, he also served as the Country Manager in Iraq, managing business-related matters with the Iraq Prime Minister’s Office, Iraq Governing Departments (MOI, MoO, MDOC), and business execution in Iraq as well as in Kurdistan.
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global

Admiral Dennis C. Blair

Senior Advisor

Admiral Blair comes to Arcanum having overseen 16 intelligence agencies as the seniormost US Intelligence official, the Director of National Intelligence. He has had a long and distinguished career in the US Military, including as the Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC).

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Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global
Admiral Dennis C. Blair
Senior Advisor
Admiral Blair comes to Arcanum having overseen 16 intelligence agencies as the seniormost US Intelligence official, the Director of National Intelligence. He has had a long and distinguished career in the US Military, including as the Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC). He is a renowned expert on Asia Pacific policy and issues.

Admiral Blair spent 34 years in the Navy, culminating in his position as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC), the largest of the combatant commands. Previously, Admiral Blair served as Director of the Joint Staff in the Office of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was seconded to the National Security Council, under Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Admiral Blair was the first Associate Director for Military Support at the Central Intelligence Agency.

After retiring from the Navy in 2002, Admiral Blair became president and CEO of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a Pentagon-funded research and development center which supports the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence community.

Admiral Blair has served as director of both public and private corporations, including Tyco International, EDO Corporation (now incorporated into L-3 Inc.) and Iridium LLC (now a public corporation).

He currently presides on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Admiral Blair has been awarded four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, three National Intelligence Distinguished Service medals, and has received decorations from the governments of Japan, Thailand, Korea, Australia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
James Clad, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global

James Clad

Senior Advisor

James Clad is a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and comes to Arcanum with 25 years of senior defense/foreign policy formulation and implementation experience, and energy consulting, from broad policy to specific outcomes.

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James Clad, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global
James Clad
Senior Advisor
James Clad is Senior Advisor to the Chairman. The former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense comes to Arcanum with 25 years of senior defense/foreign policy formulation and implementation experience, and energy consulting, from broad policy to specific outcomes. He currently serves as Senior Adviser for Asia at the CNA Corporation, in Arlington Virginia; he was previously with the National Defense University in Washington DC, where he mentored defense and security officials from the Maghreb to the Near East, Turkey, the Gulf, and South Asia.

As U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Clad crafted defense and security policy in Asia and Australasia, coordinating combatant command relationships for over 25 Asian countries. He negotiated armed services support and logistic agreements with India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, and led Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) negotiations with several major countries. In addition, he managed relations with Treasury, State and the NSC relations, including the management of foreign military financing (FMF) and military education (IMET) budgetary cycles.

Mr. Clad received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2009 and, in 2011, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), a royal honor.

Before joining the Defense Department, Mr. Clad had served as Senior Counselor and Director for Middle Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) where he worked on OPIC business development in the Caucasus and the Middle East.

This followed a stint in 2003 on White House detail in Iraq, prior to which he served as Senior Counselor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, developing foreign assistance policy for a $15 billion annual aid budget and working to harmonize this with Australian, British, German and Japanese funding for Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Pakistan and Sudan.

From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Clad was Director for Asia-Pacific Energy at Cambridge Research Associates, where he briefed clientele on Asia Pacific energy and risk issues including evolution, personnel and direction of national oil companies. This coincided with a Luce Foundation professorship of South and Southeast Asian Studies, at Georgetown University in Washington.

At Georgetown, Mr. Clad taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Asian political economy and international politics, as well as testifying before the US Congress, writing presented policy papers, and teaching an annual Wharton Business School series on Southeast Asian capitalism.

Mr. Clad received his LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Auckland, and previously a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington.

Mr. Clad is fluent in Spanish, Amharic and Indonesian, and is conversant in French; he also possesses a basic knowledge of Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic.
Brigadier General Joseph B. DiBartolomeo, Vice President, Special Operations, Arcanum Global

Brigadier General Joseph B. DiBartolomeo

Vice President, Special Operations

Brigadier General DiBartolomeo advises Arcanum’s clients on strategic matters that employ his expertise in counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, military security, planning and development, military doctrine development, special operations training and border security.

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Brigadier General Joseph B. DiBartolomeo, Vice President, Special Operations, Arcanum Global
Brigadier General Joseph B. DiBartolomeo
Vice President, Special Operations
Brigadier General DiBartolomeo is the Vice President of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare at Arcanum. In this role, he advises Arcanum’s clients on strategic matters that employ his expertise in counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, military security, planning and development, military doctrine development, special operations training and border security. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his distinguished career in the military.

Prior to joining Arcanum in 2012, he was the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces Command.

Brigadier General DiBartolomeo has 36 years of experience in the military, where he served in several high-level positions, including: Commander of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Deputy for the Office of the Defense Representative for Pakistan.

He has also been the recipient of a number of awards and decorations in recognition of his outstranding service to the US Army, including the Legion of Merit, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Rt. Hon. Lord David Evans, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global

Rt. Hon. Lord David Evans

Senior Advisor

Evans of Watford (Life Baron), David Charles Evans comes to Arcanum with a 55-year career in print and publishing, and holds a number of chairmanships, spanning across publishing, printing, business consultancy, charity and healthcare.

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Rt. Hon. Lord David Evans, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global
Rt. Hon. Lord David Evans
Senior Advisor
Evans of Watford (Life Baron), David Charles Evans serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO at Arcanum. Lord David Evans comes to Arcanum with a 55-year career in print and publishing, and holds a number of chairmanships, spanning across publishing, printing, business consultancy, charity and healthcare. He is a Trustee of the Royal Air Force Museum and a Director of the Royal Air Force Museum Trading Company.

Following the sale of Centurion Press, he founded Senate Consulting Ltd with his business partner of 21 years, Caroline Minshell. Senate serves as a consultancy business providing seed capital for companies in a variety of markets.

In addition to his business successes, Lord Evans is a passionate advocate and supporter of cancer research, becoming President of the ‘Pioneers for Prostate Cancer UK’ and supporting numerous other cancer research foundations.

 
John Hannah, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global

John Hannah

Senior Advisor

John Hannah was Vice President Cheney’s National Security Advisor and headed his Office of National Security Affairs. During President Bush’s first term, he served as the Vice President’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle East Affairs.

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John Hannah, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global
John Hannah
Senior Advisor
John Hannah serves as Senior Advisor to the Chairman at Arcanum. Mr. Hannah was Vice President Cheney’s National Security Advisor and headed his Office of National Security Affairs. During President Bush’s first term, he served as the Vice President’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle East Affairs.

During the Presidency of William J. Clinton, Mr. Hannah served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, focusing on the Middle East, the Balkans, and Russia as well as the former Soviet Union. He also served in the administration of George H. W. Bush as a member of Secretary of State James A. Baker’s Policy Planning Staff, where he worked extensively on the collapse of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.

Outside of government, Mr. Hannah has also practiced law, specializing in international dispute resolution. He has also served as Deputy Director at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Mr. Hannah, a Senior Fellow at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, often writes and speaks on US foreign policy. His articles have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy Magazine.
Yael Hartmann, Vice President & General Manager, Strategic Communications, Arcanum Global

Yael Hartmann

Vice President & General Manager, Strategic Communications

Yael Hartmann develops, directs and implements strategic communications solutions in support of major intelligence, security and geopolitical operations and is responsible for managing all media- and communications- related matters.

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Yael Hartmann, Vice President & General Manager, Strategic Communications, Arcanum Global
Yael Hartmann
Vice President & General Manager, Strategic Communications
Yael Hartmann is Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Communications at Arcanum. Ms. Hartmann develops, directs and implements strategic communications solutions in support of major intelligence, security and geopolitical operations. She is also responsible for managing all media- and communications- related matters for the Company. She plays an active role in client engagement and works on developing and directing messaging strategy as well as creating and delivering strategic communications content for the Company and its clientele. In addition, she develops, directs and implements Strategic Communications projects in support of major intelligence, security and geopolitical operations, employing cutting-edge technology combined with tradecraft.

Having worked as a spokesperson, journalist and editor, Ms. Hartmann brings an in-depth understanding of the media to her position at Arcanum. Prior to joining the company, she headed the financial PR team at one of the top boutique public relations firms in New York, directing a team of media professionals, conducting media training seminars, and working closely with producers in network television as well as editors and journalists at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, and other top tier publications.

Ms. Hartmann brings a network of media contacts and high profile media experience to the Company, having served as Spokesperson for the North American media division of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). She also served as Speechwriter for the IDF and was the liaison between the North American press and IDF officers in the field.
Calvin R. Humphrey, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Arcanum Global

Calvin R. Humphrey

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Calvin R. Humphrey has the primary responsibility of managing the day-to-day affairs of the business, overseeing large international projects and implementing strategy.

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Calvin R. Humphrey, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Arcanum Global
Calvin R. Humphrey
Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff
As the Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Calvin R. Humphrey has the primary responsibility of managing the day-to-day affairs of the business, overseeing large international projects and implementing strategy. Mr. Humphrey also provides executive oversight on staffing, program details and communication during projects, thus bringing effectiveness to the flow of work. He joined Arcanum in 2004, and has held senior management positions in the Company’s London and Washington, DC, offices.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Humphrey had a distinguished career in the U.S. Intelligence Community culminating in several senior leadership functions. He served as the Staff Director of the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives where he was responsible for developing strategies and policies to protect the U.S. against terrorist attacks, prioritizing risks through cost benefit analysis and managing investments in critical infrastructure protection across all sectors, including both domestic and international land, air and sea transportation.

In 1998, Mr. Humphrey was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of International Affairs. In this role, Mr. Humphrey developed and led the Department’s efforts to establish energy partnerships with Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. He was also charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing the DOE’s international programs, policies and activities relating to international energy security issues, international technology cooperation, and investment and trade activities with other nations and international organizations.

Prior to his service at the DOE, Mr. Humphrey served as the Senior Counsel for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives, for 13 years. Mr. Humphrey distinguished himself on the Committee through his focus on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Narcotics and the enhancement of human intelligence capabilities.

In recognition of his distinguished service for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Mr. Humphrey was awarded the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Agency Seal Medallion and the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Trailblazer Award.
General Anthony Zinni, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global

General Anthony Zinni

Senior Advisor

The retired four-star General Zinni who served as Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and as Special Envoy for the US to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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General Anthony Zinni, Senior Advisor, Arcanum Global
General Anthony Zinni
Senior Advisor
General Zinni serves as Senior Advisor to the Chairman at Arcanum. The retired four-star General who served as Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and as Special Envoy for the U.S. to Israel and the Palestinian Authority comes to Arcanum with almost 40 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as several years of experience in the fields of diplomacy, industry and academia.

General Zinni’s distinguished military career has taken him to more than 70 countries and included numerous command assignments at the platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine expeditionary unit, and Marine expeditionary force command levels. His joint assignments included command of a joint task force and a unified command.

Over the course of his military service career, General Zinni earned 23 personal awards and 37 unit, service and campaign awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star with Combat “V” device, and the Purple Heart.

Since his retirement from the United States Marine Corps, General Zinni has continued to serve his country in numerous diplomatic positions, to include the U.S. Peace Envoy in the Middle East and the Special Envoy to the Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (an Indonesian, Filipino and Sudanese peace effort), and in missions to Pakistan, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

General Zinni serves on the boards of several corporations, universities and other organizations. He has been President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of BAE Systems, Inc., where he remains a board member. He has also served as a board member of DynCorp International before being appointed executive vice president within that organization. Since 2011, he has been a member of the board of the Peace Research Endowment. He also serves as Honorary Chairman of The Middle East Institute.

General Zinni has participated in numerous environmental security, defense, diplomacy and leadership studies and authored best sellers Battle Ready and The Battle for Peace. His most recent book, Leading the Charge, was published in August 2009. He has held academic positions that include the Stanley Chair in Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute; the Nimitz Chair at the University of California, Berkeley; the Hofheimer Chair at the Joint Forces Staff College; and the Harriman Professorship of Government at the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary. He is also a Distinguished Military Fellow of the Center for Defense Information, a part of the World Security Institute.