The Army Strategist in Transition
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About the Event
One of the first things you will notice when you begin the transition from military to civilian employment is that EVERYONE calls themselves a "Strategist." So how do you market your FA59 skill set? ASA President Ken Gleiman will host an expert panel of retired Army Strategists who have made the journey to successful civilian careers. This event is open to members and non-members alike.
Dr. Susan Bryant: Sue is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She currently works as the Executive Director of SEI. She also teaches Grand Strategy and Military History at Georgetown University and Defense Policy Making at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and acts as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. Susan is a veteran of the United States Army having served 28 years on active duty, with more than 20 of them in strategic level assignments. Her military assignments include: Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University, Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Assessments for the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and Palestine, and as the Division Chief for the Strategy, Concepts and Doctrine Division on the Army Staff. Her overseas tours include assignments in Israel, Afghanistan, and South Korea.
Kent Strader: Kent is currently working for Five-Domains, LC as a Joint Forces Command Consultant. Before retiring he was the US I Corps, G5. In his sixteen years as a Strategist he’s served as a lead CFLCC Planner during the Surge, a NATO Strategic Policy Committee Secretary, a GCC Strategy Deputy Chief and Policy Branch Chief, a Fleet Deputy N35, and an ASCC Deputy Director for Strategic Effects and Chief of Strategy & Innovation. His portfolio included the Surge, the Arctic, the Reset with Russia, China Warplans, Privatization of Space Policy, operationalizing Multi-Domain Operations, the DA Multi-Domain Task Force Pilot Program, NEA Warplans, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force- US Army Bilateral integration, and DEFENDER PACIFIC 20, among other things. Kent and his wife Nikki have four adult children, three amazing grandchildren, and three Standard Poodles. His forever home, Braecroft, is located in Gig Harbor, WA overlooking the Olympic Range and Henderson Bay.
Brian McCullough: Brian is the Director of the Army Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, Lockheed Martin Government Affairs. He also leads Army government relations supporting space system technology efforts. Brian retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2018 with over 29 years of service as a Field Artillery Officer and Strategist. As an Army Strategist, he served in consecutive strategy, policy, and planning assignments in: Seoul, South Korea (USFK J5); Norfolk, Virginia (USJFCOM J5 and J7); Baghdad, Iraq (MNF-I CJ5); and Forts Monroe and Eustis, Virginia (the Army’s Capabilities Integration Center). Next, he served as the Chief, Strategy Development Division in the Joint Staff J5 and worked as a Senior Fellow in the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group. His final position was as the Director, Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council where his portfolio included missile defense policy, defense strategy, and war plans.
Art Loureiro: Art is a Senior Executive at L3 Harris Technoogies with over 35 years’ of national defense experience managing and leading organizations across a complex spectrum of operations in the continental United States and abroad. He is a retired Army officer with 30 years of commissioned and enlisted service in numerous tactical and strategic assignments; three combat tours (2xIraq, 1xAfghanistan); and, participated in numerous humanitarian relief missions. He served as the Chief of Plans and worked Strategy and Policy at NORAD/NORTHCOM.
Dr. Jim Golby: Jim is a senior fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin and a lecturer in both the Department of Government and the LBJ School of Public Policy. Jim is also co-host of the "Thank You for Your Service" podcast, a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and the United States Studies Centre, and a member of the editorial boards for both Armed Forces & Society and the Texas National Security Review. During twenty years in the United States Army, Jim served as a defense policy advisor at the United States Mission to NATO, as a special adviser to two Vice Presidents, as a special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. Before becoming a strategist, Jim led a security company and a scout platoon in combat in Iraq. His Ph.D. in political science is from Stanford University, and his research focuses on civil-military relations, public opinion and foreign policy, and coercion theory.