Board of Advisors

Dr. Monica Crowley, WABC Radio Talk Show Host; former Foreign Policy Assistant to President Richard Nixon; doctorate in International Relations, Columbia University.

Susan Davis, President and CEO, Susan Davis International, recognized as one of the nation’s premier full-service communications and public affairs firms; named one of the "Top 5 Public Affairs Agencies" in the country.

James T. DeGraffenreid, Pres/COO of The United States Naval Institute; a former President at Phillips Publishing International, a key information supplier to the consumer market and to the Defense, Aviation, Telecommunication and Energy industries; Chairman of the Board, The Center for Security Policy.

Laura Ingraham, Author, Columnist, Political Commentator, Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show.

Dale W. Lang, retired media entrepreneur, former Chairman of Lang Communications, Inc., and senior executive at the 3M Corporation; owner and manager of national magazines, local television stations and major outdoor advertising enterprises; has served on the boards of directors of various large public companies and nonprofit organizations.

The Honorable John LeBoutillier, former Member of Congress, Author, Columnist.

Maria Estela Lopez de Rios, Executive Vice President, Orion International Technologies, provider of engineering and scientific support to government agencies in the areas of Test & Evaluation, Advanced Technologies, Engineering & Technical Services, and Information Technologies.

Shirley Lord - Author and Journalist.

Abby S. Moffat, Executive Director, The Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation.

Brig. Gen. Eugene F. Rogers, executive committee chairman of the Medal of Honor 2010 Convention, general officer in the S.C. Military Department, attorney (licensed to practice law in all S.C. state and federal courts, in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and a founding partner of Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC), former U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG officer, and a United States Marine who enlisted in the Corps at barely 17-years-old. 

Thor Ronay is the President of International Assessment and Strategy Center, and is a terrorism and national security consultant to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies. 

Lt. Col. W. Thomas Smith Jr., author, New York Times bestselling editor, columnist, war correspondent, military analyst, field-grade officer in the S.C. Military Dept., former SWAT team officer in the nuclear industry, and former U.S. Marine rifle-squad leader.

Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Director, Laboratory for International Data Privacy, Carnegie Mellon University; Bio-Terrorism Surveillance Project, Department of Defense and Johns Hopkins University

Frank S. Swain, Partner, Baker and Daniels; Trustee and Secretary, Margaret Thatcher Foundation; Director, Research Institute for Small and Emerging Business

Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (ret), Senior Military Analyst, Fox News.

Brig. Gen. Larry Boyd, South Carolina Military Dept.

Dr. Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania; formerly Princeton University; professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College; adjunct professor of East Asian Studies at Brown University; member of the Council on Foreign Relations; research associate at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University.

R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence in 1993-95; former Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna; Under Secretary of the Navy; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Appointed by the President as Delegate at Large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST); adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna. (read more)

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