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Army Strategist Association

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National Board of Directors

Jan K. Gleiman (Ken), President


Ken Gleiman is the Vice President for Strategy and Government Operations at Inspirata. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Ken retired as a Colonel from the United States Army in 2021 after 27 years in Infantry, Special Forces, and as an Army Strategist.

William Thorne, Vice President & Mentorship Chair


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Abdullah Clark, Secretary


Abdullah H. Clark is an active duty Army strategist with over 23 years of service.  He holds several master's degrees and is pursuing a doctorate in education at George Washington University. 

Joel Garrison, Treasurer



Joe Funderburke, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



Adam Nestor, Director of Events


Brian Drohan, Director of Writing Programs



Will Wyman, Board member

Colonel (Ret.) William A. Wyman, Jr., US Army, served for over 40 years in the Active Army, US Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard. His strategic assignments include serving as the Chief of Staff for the USAR Deputy Commanding General in the Headquarters, US Army Training and Doctrine Command; as a Military Faculty member at the Joint Forces Staff College teaching Joint Professional Military Education to Active and Reserve Component Service members, US Government employees, and International Fellows from foreign militaries; as a Strategic Planner in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve G-1 and Headquarters, USAR Command G-1. His operational experience includes assignments as a Plans Officer with Headquarters, US Army Europe and NATO Response Force J-5; Civil-Military Operations Planner with Multinational Corps-Iraq; Chief of Operations, Civil-Military Operations with Multinational Division-Baghdad; and Civil Affairs Team Chief with 2-5 Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.


Currently, he is pursuing a post-graduate degree in International Relations and is enrolled in the US Air Force Air War College. His professional military education includes completion of the US Army Command and General Staff College, College of Naval Command and Staff, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Executive Joint Domestic Operations Course, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, Joint Interagency and Multinational Planners Course, Homeland Security Planners Course, and Project Management Professional Program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies from Our Lady of the Elms College with an Advanced Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the American Bar Association and a Master of Military Arts and Science in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies.


Ben Fernandes, Co-Director of Mentorship Programs & Counsel to The President


Ben currently serves as a Strategic & Operational Planner in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans and Posture. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University for Technology and National Security as well as Security Cooperation.  He volunteers for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and is an active mentor.

Brian McCullough, Director of Transition Programs



Rob Behrman, Webmaster


Rob is the chief of the conflict plans branch in the USINDOPACOM J-35.  Before joining the FA59 program he served in Military Intelligence and Civil Affairs. He is an avid mentor of young strategists, especially Army Reserve strategists.

He currently lives in Hawaii with his wife, three kids, two dogs, and one bird. He enjoys games of all sorts, especially strategy games.

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