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(as of December 2002)
Adelman is currently a national editor for The Washingtonian magazine and a senior counselor at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. From 1981 to 1983, he served as deputy U.S. representative to the United Nations. He was director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1983 to 1987 and he also headed the U.S. team on annual arms control discussions to China from 1983 through 1986.
Richard V. Allen
Allen is a senior counselor to APCO Worldwide and an international business consultant in Washington, D.C. He worked for both President Nixon and President Reagan. Allen is also a member of the National Security Advisory Group, which advises the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House, and he is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Anderson is the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He worked for President Nixon’s campaign in 1968 and in his administration from 1969 to 1971. He was a policy adviser on presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980, Pete Wilson in 1995, Bob Dole in 1996 and George W. Bush in 2000.
Becker, who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1992, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at the University of Chicago. He served as an economic policy adviser for the Dole presidential campaign in 1996.
Barry M. Blechman
Blechman is the founder and president of DFI International, a consulting firm for government as well as the private sector. He is the chairman of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a nonprofit research group that deals with peace and security issues.
Brown was Secretary of Defense under President Carter from 1977 to 1981 and is currently a partner at Warburg Pincus & Co., an investment firm he has been part of since 1990. He is also a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 1984 to 1992, he was the chairman of the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Cohen has been a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies since July 1990. Previously, he was a member of the strategy department of the United States Naval War College.
Cross is the Executive Director of the Donors Forum. She is on the board of directors of the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, a research institute that focuses on defense planning and investment strategies for the 21st Century.
Gen. (Ret.) Ronald R. Fogleman
Fogleman retired from the United States Air Force in September 1997 after thirty-four years of service. He is currently president and COO of the Bar J Cattle Company. He holds the same position with Durango Aerospace, Inc. Fogleman has served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President.
Thomas S. Foley
Foley is a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld law firm, which he joined in 2001. He was the U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 2001 and was the speaker of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1994, after being a representative since 1965. Foley is a registered lobbyist.
Former Congressional representative Tillie Fowler joined the law firm Holland & Knight in 2001. She served eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was a member of several committees including the House Armed Services committee and the Transportation Committee. In 2002 she lobbied for such clients as the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the American Plastics council.
Gingrich is CEO of the Gingrich Group, a consulting firm. He is also a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Gingrich was a member of the U.S. Congress for 20 years and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He is also an analyst for the Fox News Channel.
Hillman, an investor with Perle in some of the business ventures which have come under public scrutiny in recent weeks, is the managing director of Hillman Capital Corp., a New York-based private investment firm which provides venture capital to growing technology companies. Hillman Capital has invested in companies such as Cambridge Display Technology, which develops technology enabling flat screen television displays and other visual advances.
Gen. (Ret.) Charles A. Horner
Horner, who retired from the U.S. air force in 1994, was commander in chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Space Command as well as commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. He coordinated aerospace defense of the United States and Canada.
Fred C. Ikle
Ikle is a distinguished scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was undersecretary of defense for policy under President Reagan. Ikle was director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1973 to 1977. He is also the chairman of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea as well as governor of the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Adm. (Ret.) David Jeremiah
Jeremiah is the president of Technology Strategies and Alliance Corporation, a strategic advisory and investment banking firm engaged primarily in aerospace, defense, telecommunications and electronics industries. Jeremiah, who served over 38 years in the Navy, is a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and director of Navy Program Planning. He left the military in 1994.
Henry A. Kissinger
Kissinger was the secretary of state of the United States from 1973 to 1977 and he was the assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1969 until 1975. He is chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
Adm. (Ret.) William Owens
Owens is co-chief executive officer and vice chairman of Teledesic LLC. Previously, he was president, chief operating officer and vice chair of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He served as vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments and Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet. He was the architect of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), an advanced systems technology approach to military operations.
Perle, who was appointed as chairman in July 2001, resigned that position March 27, 2003. He is still a member of the board. Perle is also a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he has authored several policy papers in recent months supporting the current military strike against Iraq. He serves both as chairman and CEO of Canadian media tycoon Conrad Black’s Hollinger Digital subsidiary.
J. Danforth Quayle
Quayle was Vice President of the United States from January 1989 to January 1993. After leaving office he has worked as a consultant, author and public speaker.
Henry S. Rowen
Rowen is a professor of public policy and management emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense from 1961 to 1964 and 1989 to 1991.
James R. Schlesinger
Schlesinger divides his time between the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he serves as counselor, and the investment banking firm Lehman Brothers, where he serves as senior advisor. He has served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy.
Gen. (Ret.) Jack Sheehan
Sheehan joined Bechtel in 1998 after 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corp. He is currently a senior vice president and partner and responsible for the execution and strategy for the region that includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The four-star general served as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command before his retirement in 1997.
Kiron K. Skinner
Skinner is an assistant professor of history, political science and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the W. Glenn Campbell research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Walter B. Slocombe
Slocombe is an attorney for the Washington, D.C. office of Caplin & Drysdale. He has worked for the Department of Defense as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense in international security affairs from 1979 to 1981 and as under secretary of defense for policy from 1994 to 2001.
Sonnenfeldt is director of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a trustee at Johns Hopkins University and a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He was a counselor at the State Department from 1974 to 1977.
Wedgwood is a professor of law at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and at Yale University Law School. She is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations as an expert in international organizations and law.
Williams, who served as a special assistant for policy matters to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after having been in a similar capacity for Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), joined Johnston & Associates after leaving the Pentagon. He is a registered lobbyist.
Pete Wilson is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was the governor of California from 1991 to 1999 and a Senator from 1983 to 1991.
Woolsey joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a vice president in July 2002. He is also a Principal of the Paladin Capital Group, and a Member of Paladin’s Homeland Security Fund Investment Committee. A former CIA director from 1993 to 1995, he has also practiced law for 22 years as a partner of Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C. Woolsey has held high-level positions in two Republican and two Democratic administrations.
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