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Brig. General John Adams, USA RetBrigadier General John Adams, United States Army (Retired)

John Adams is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. retired from the US Army in September 2007.  As the President of Guardian Six Consulting LLC, he assists clients in successfully analyzing national security issues and addressing US and allied national security requirements.  He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, focusing on comparative political economy.  He has also served as an Adjunct Instructor in Political Science at the University of Arizona South, teaching a course in National Security Policy.  His final military assignment was as Deputy United States Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium, the highest military authority of NATO.  Read more…


Barnes photoBrigadier General J. Robert “Bob” Barnes, United States Army (Retired)

Bob Barnes is Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, and member of the Advisory Board. He provides policy advice for the Center on addressing the security implications of climate change. He also serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for The Nature Conservancy, focusing on environmental security and interagency and public-private collaboration on climate change and other environmental matters with national security implications.  He retired from the Army in 2001, where his last assignment was as the Assistant Judge Advocate General (Civil Law and Litigations).  Read more…


BOWMAN2Admiral Frank L. “Skip” Bowman, United States Navy (Retired)

Frank L. “Skip” Bowman is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and a retired U.S. Navy 4-star Admiral. He served as director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program overseeing the operations of all US Navy submarine and aircraft carrier nuclear reactors, and concurrently as deputy administrator for naval reactors in the Naval Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy. He was also Chief of Naval Personnel, Joint Staff director for Political-Military Affairs, and served aboard 5 nuclear submarines, commanding one of them. Recently, he served as a member of the military advisory board for the 2008 CNA Corporation study on National Security and the Threat of Climate Change, Read more…


Castellaw_July2012_Pew.072312V5 - BWLieutenant General John G. Castellaw, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

John Castellaw is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board and president of the Crockett Policy Institute (CPI), a non-partisan policy and research organization chartered in Tennessee.Castellaw served in the Marines for 36 years holding several operational commands and flying more than two dozen different aircraft.  His duties included service with the UN during the Siege of Sarajevo, command of a U.S. joint force in a multi-national security and stability operation in East Timor, and as the chief of staff for the U.S. Central Command during the Iraq War.  Other service included assignments ashore and afloat in Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Read more…


John CongerThe Honorable John Conger

John Conger is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. He is an independent consultant and President of Conger Strategies and Solutions, LLC.  He is also a non-resident senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Conger previously served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), from December 2015 to January 2017.  As principal deputy comptroller, Mr. Conger assisted the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) in the performance of his or her duties, provided advice to the Secretary of Defense on all budgetary and financial matters, including the development and execution of the Department’s annual budget of over $500 billion, and oversaw the Department’s efforts to achieve audit readiness.  Read more…


GallowayBrigadier General Gerald Galloway, United States Army (Retired)

Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, where his focus is on water resources policy and management. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the US Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland following a 38 year career in the U.S. Army, retiring as Brigadier General, and served eight additional years in the federal government, most of which was associated with water resources management. Read more…


Sherri GoodmanSherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. She is also Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center. Previously, she was CEO and President of the Ocean Leadership Consortium, and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CNA. Known as an innovative and multidisciplinary leader, Ms. Goodman has been recognized for her leadership in creating the CNA Military Advisory Board and leading its projects on National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), Powering America’s Defense:  Energy & the Risks to National Security (2009),  Read more…


Lukas HaynesLukas Haynes

Lukas Haynes is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund. Previously, he was Vice President of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation where he was responsible since 2006 for a philanthropic strategy to mitigate the risks of global warming, invest in low-income New York City communities, and protect human rights. He is also an adjunct associate professor of global affairs and philanthropy at New York University. He was previously New York director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and program officer for international peace and security.  Read more…


Hill_AliceAlice C. Hill

Alice Hill is a member of the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board. Alice Hill is a also Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  Her work focuses on catastrophic risk, including the impacts of climate change. She previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council.  Hill led the creation of national policy regarding resilience to catastrophic risk. Her work spanned development of the first ever federal flood risk standard, creation of a national drought plan, expanding federal focus on the Arctic and addressing national security and climate change. Hill previously served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read more…


Len_HeringRear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., United States Navy (Retired)

Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr. is a member of the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board. A native of Portsmouth, Va., he retired from the US Navy in 2009 after serving with distinction for over 32 years. A Surface Warrior by trade he rose to become a prominent military and civilian sustainability leader with a broad background in base operations, facility support, energy and environmental issues. His passion in sustainability lies in educating people on the dangers the future holds without taking responsible actions to address climate change, securing our nation’s energy independence, preserving access to clean water, air quality and other resources. Read more…


Jameson_PictureLieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, United States Air Force (Retired)

Retired Lt. Gen. Dirk Jameson is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and the Vice Chairman of the Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors, retired from the Air Force in 1996 after more than three decades of service. Jameson’s final assignment was a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Strategic Command. Jameson commanded 20th Air Force and was responsible for U.S. ICBM forces. Jameson served as Chief of Staff and Director of Command Control, Strategic Air Command, and commanded the Air Force Strategic Missile Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Read more…


Ron KeysGeneral Ron Keys, United States Air Force (Retired)

General Ron Keys is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and a retired Air Force 4-star General. He retired in November 2007 after completing a career of more than forty years. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in fighter aircraft, including more than 300 hours of combat time. No stranger to energy security challenges, Gen Keys first faced them operationally as a young Air Force Captain, piloting F-4s during the fuel embargo of the 1970s. Later, as Director of Operations for European Command, fuel and logistic supply provisioning were critical decisions during humanitarian, rescue, and combat operations from the Balkans deep into Africa… many driven by floods and famine. Read more…


MDKINGDr. Marcus D. King

Marcus D. King is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and John O Rankin Associate Professor, and Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. King previously served as Director of Research and Associate Research Professor where he led the identification and development of sponsored research opportunities on behalf of the school’s nine policy-focused research institutes. Read more..


Admiral SamUntitled J. Locklear, United States Navy (Retired)

Admiral Locklear is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. He recently retired from the US Navy after serving with distinction for over 39 years, including 15 years of service as a Flag Officer. During his significant tenure as a four star, Admiral Locklear lead at the highest levels serving as Commander U.S. Pacific Command, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and Commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command. As Commander U.S. Pacific Command, the United States’ oldest and largest geographic unified combatant command, he commanded all U.S. military forces operating across more than half the globe. Read more…


Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, United States Navy (Retired)

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. Admiral Dennis McGinn served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from September 2013 until January 2017.  In this role, he led the transformation of naval installations toward greater mission resiliency though energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrids, and other technologies. Read more…


ColoneMark Myklebyl Mark “Puck” Mykleby, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Mark Mykleby is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1987.  He was designated a naval aviator in April 1990 and as a qualified F/A-18 pilot in December 1990.  From January 1991 to May 2006, he served in five fleet fighter squadrons and performed numerous operational squadron billets to include Director of Safety and Standardization, Pilot Training Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer.  Read more…


janne_nolanDr. Janne E. Nolan

Janne E. Nolan is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and of the international affairs faculty at George Washington University and a Senior Fellow at the Association for Diplomatic Studies. She has held numerous senior positions in the private sector, including as Professor of International Affairs and Deputy Director of the Ridgway Center at the University of Pittsburgh; project director and research faculty at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service; Read more…


Ann Phillips 2017Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, United States Navy (Retired)

Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, USN (Ret) is a member of the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board. A Surface Warfare Officer, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, USN (Ret.) served in every warfare group of the Surface Navy: Destroyers, Carriers, Amphibious and Replenishment Ships. During her 31 years on active duty she commissioned and commanded USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), and commanded Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT, and Expeditionary Strike Group TWO. Ashore she was a Senior Fellow on the CNO’s Strategic Studies Group XXVIII, and managed requirements and resources for the Surface Navy as Deputy Director and Director of Surface Warfare Division, (N86). Read more…


david_slaytonCommander David Slayton, United States Navy (Retired)

David Slayton  is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, and Co-Chair and Executive Director of the Arctic Security Initiative. He was a national security affairs fellow from 2010 to 2011 and a visiting fellow from 2011 to 2012, during which time he was also engaged with legislative matters and national security policy development in Washington, DC. Read more…


Dr. Troy SternbergDr. Troy Sternberg

Dr. Troy Sternberg  is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and a British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Oxford University. His research focuses on the interaction of natural hazards with societies and the environment in the Gobi Desert, including hazard identification, social exposure and resilience and the evolving climate and hazard impact on human systems. In particular, he explores how drought, dzud (extreme winter) and climate influence human opportunity and security in the Gobi region of northern China and southern Mongolia. Read more…


Rear Admiral Titley USN RetRear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired)

Dr. Titley is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security. He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. Dr. Titley’s career included duties as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more…


Joan D. B. VanDervortJDB VanDervort Photo

Ms VanDervort, has over 28 years of professional experience working with the Department of Defense across a broad spectrum of issues from climate change and energy security to environmental regulatory and encroachment impacts on military training. Before retiring from federal service in May 2014, she served as the Deputy Director for Ranges, Sea and Airspace in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness). Her portfolio included oversight of the Defense Department’s Sustainable Range Initiative, a multi-faceted program with Congressional oversight, designed to address training constraints and Readiness implications brought about by environmental requirements, renewable energy, climate change, and incompatible development. Read more…


Swathi VeeravalliSwathi Veeravalli

Swathi Veeravalli  is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and an an interdisciplinary research scientist at the Geospatial Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers. Since 2010, she has been Principal Investigator on several basic and applied research projects where she focuses on developing the capability to better understand the impact of climate variability upon humans and the environment. Read more…


JWW - Bio Pic - 3Rear Admiral Jonathan White, United States Navy (Retired)

Admiral White is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. He joined the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Sep 2015 as the Vice President for Ocean Science and Strategy.  Prior to this he had a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Navy and retired at the rank of Rear Admiral. White’s passion for the ocean and science began at a very early age as he grew up near Florida’s Gulf coast.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanographic Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1981 and holds a master’s degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.  After working at sea as a civilian oceanographer on board a seismic survey vessel, he was commissioned through Navy Officer Candidate School in 1983, and served for as a surface warfare officer for four years.  Read more…


Anthony_ZinniGeneral Anthony C. Zinni, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

General Zinni is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board, and a retired Marine Corps 4-star General. He joined the Marine Corps’ Platoon Leader Class program in 1961 and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant in 1965 upon graduation from Villanova University. He held numerous command and staff assignments that included platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Marine Expeditionary Force command. His staff assignments included service in operations, training, special operations, counter-terrorism, and manpower billets. He has been a tactics and operations instructor at several Marine Corps schools and was selected as a fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. General Zinni’s joint assignments included command of a joint task force and a unified command. He has also had several joint and combined staff billets at task force and unified command levels. Read more…