President: Al Thomas graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Al is a Retired Army Special Forces LTC with 20 years of Active Duty Service and a former Field Artillery Officer. He has combat experience, contingency, and other deployments in PACOM, CENTCOM, and SOUTHCOM. He also has experience training foreign and conventional US Army Forces up to Division level; and experience training foreign, irregular, and indigenous forces up to Brigade level. During his career, he also received other advanced SOF training. He has experience as a leader and subject matter expert in defense intelligence at the Under Secretariat level in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Al provides proven leadership in supporting strategic requirements for senior leaders in defense.
Advisory Board Member: LTG(R) Raymond Palumbo, US Army, served as the deputy under secretary of defense for Warfighter Support and as the Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Taskforce. Lieutenant General Palumbo has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Professional Military Education Course, the Army War College, and the British High Command and Staff College. Over the course of his career, Palumbo has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. He is a Master Army Aviator and wears the parachutist, pathfinder, air assault, and combat action badges.
Advisory Board Member: LTG(R) John F. Mulholland Jr. served as a senior officer in the United States Army and former Associate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Military ￼Affairs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Furman University), and Master's Degrees in Military Art and Science (United States Army Command and General Staff College), and another in National Security and Strategic Studies (National War College). LTG Mulholland previously served as Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, after having previously served in the US Army's Special Forces. He commanded special operations task forces in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning an appointment as Deputy Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command and later as Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. He earned six Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal (1 service star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 3 service stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral “4”.)
Advisory Board Member: Lt Gen(R) Thomas J. Trask was Vice Commander, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C. General Trask was responsible for planning, coordinating and executing actions ￼with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Services and other government agencies in the National Capital Region on behalf of the Commander USSOCOM. He earned a Bachelor degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Master's degrees in International Relations (Troy State University), National Security (Naval War College), and Airpower Air and Science (School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB). General Trask entered the Air Force in 1984 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including 51 combat missions supporting operations in Panama, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo. He previously commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 347th Rescue Operations Group, 58th Special Operations Wing, Squadron Officer College and 23rd Air Force. His staff assignments have included the Joint Staff; Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Central Command; Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command; and NATO AIRSOUTH.
Advisory Board Member: LtGen(R) Jon Davis was Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps. He graduated with honors from The Basic School and was a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is a graduate of the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI), The School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Wharton Business School Boards that Lead program. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College, a Master of Science from Marine Corps University and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. General Davis also was a speechwriter and strategic analyst for the 31st Commandant, the Junior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Assistant Air Operations Officer of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in OIF, and served as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Aviation from 2008 to 2010. He built and led the first Marine Corps Red Team in Al Anbar province in Iraq in and also built and led the first Cyber Joint Interagency Task Force at Fort Meade.