Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the US Army and the creator, co-founder, and first executive director of the non-profit The Strategy Bridge. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Non-Resident Fellow of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. Nathan is a graduate student in history at the University of Kansas and holds masters degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University and the University of Kansas, as well as a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.
Tyrell O. Mayfield is an officer in the US Air Force and a co-founder and board member of the non-profit The Strategy Bridge. Ty has published photography and written work in a number of online forums, magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals. Ty is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School and the US Army War College and holds masters degrees in International Relations, National Security Studies and Strategic Art. Ty is currently writing a memoir about his time in Kabul.
Simon Anglim is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, is the author of two books on Major General Orde Wingate and over a dozen papers in referenced journals, as well as a regular contributor to The Strategy Bridge. He previously spent five years as a historian with the British Ministry of Defence.
William M. Beasley, Jr. is an attorney with Phelps Dunbar, LLP. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Mississippi with a BA and MA in history and a JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Will worked as a research consultant with the Potomac Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He is a member of the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) and his work on maritime history and security has appeared in Proceedings, at The Strategy Bridge, and the US Naval Institute Blog.
Jo Brick is a Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. She served in Australian Defense Force operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has extensive experience providing legal support to combined and joint air operations, cyber security, detainee operations, and military justice. She is a graduate of the Australian Command & Staff College, and recently graduated from the Australian National University with a Masters (Advanced) in Military and Defence Studies (Hons). Her thesis was on Australian civil-military relations and strategy. Jo is a member of the Military Writers Guild.
Hugh Michael Denny, Jr. is an aviation officer in the US Army National Guard. Formerly, he served as a Field Artillery officer on active duty with two deployments to Afghanistan. As a civilian, he is a management professional in a government agency. Mike is a regular contributor to Task & Purpose, The Strategy Bridge, and other outlets. Mike is a member of the Military Writers Guild.
Steven L. Foster is an officer in the US Army and has extensive experience in logistics, with an emphasis in operational and strategic planning. He currently serves as a strategic planner at United States Transportation Command, and holds a Master of Public Policy with emphasis in National Security Policy from George Mason University. Steve’s interests include policy, strategy, and history, and he is a Senior Editor at The Strategy Bridge. He also has experience in the private sector in business management and a strong interest in leader development and talent management. Steve is an Active member of the Military Writers Guild.
Holly Hughson is a humanitarian aid worker and former history teacher with twenty years of international and domestic experience in education, humanitarian programming and training with the US military for complex emergencies. Countries worked include: Macedonia, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, South Sudan, Sudan, Iraq, Denmark, Kosovo, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Presently, Holly is on sabbatical as a cohort participant in the International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development program and a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College in the UK. Holly is a member of the Military Writers Guild.
Tony Ingesson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. His research is focused on tactical decision-making and the strategic impact of subcultures at the tactical level, using case studies from 1939 to 1995. He has previously served in the Swedish Army, Air Force, and Navy.
Rebecca Johnson is Dean of Academics and Deputy Director of the Marine Corps War College. Her research focuses on military ethics and leader development. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary.
Ray Kimball is an officer in the US Army with service from the tip of the spear to echelons above reality. He has an abiding interest in leader development and decentralized learning and is a regular contributor to The Strategy Bridge. Ray is a member of the Military Writers Guild.
Casey J. Landru is a mechanical engineer and former US Army officer. During his service he was a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Scout Platoon Leader with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from 2010 to 2013. During that time he deployed to Afghanistan for a year. He has contributed to The Strategy Bridge and is a member of the Military Writers Guild. Casey holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.
Brian Laslie is the Deputy Command Historian for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command and an adjunct professor of history at the US Air Force Academy. After spending six years in the US Air Force, where he served as a logistics officer and instructor, he left active duty to get his PhD in Military History from Kansas State University. He is the author of The Air Force Way of War: US Tactics and Training After Vietnam and Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force.
Pauline Shanks-Kaurin is the Stockdale Chair in Military Ethics at the Naval War College in Newport, RI and is a specialist in military ethics, just war theory, social and political philosophy, and applied ethics. Recent publications include Achilles Goes Asymmetrical: The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare.