Board & Advisors

National Advisory Council



The Honorable Haley Barbour—Governor of Mississippi 2004 – 2012; Chairman, Rep. National Committee 1993 – 1997; Political Director, Reagan White House; Founding Partner, BGR Group



GEN Frederick Franks, Jr., USA Ret. –Former Commander VII Corp, Desert Shield & Desert Storm, Former TRADOC Commander





COL Walter J. Marm, USA Ret.—Vietnam Veteran and Recipient of the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart Recipient




Barry Pepper—Actor/Producer, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Flags of Our Fathers, We Were Soldiers Once and Young, 61*





GEN David Petraeus, USA Ret.—Partner, KKR and Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Former Commander of Surge in Iraq, U.S. Central Command and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan; former Director of the CIA





The Honorable Thomas Ridge—Governor, Pennsylvania 1995-2001; Former Member, House of Representatives; Bronze Star recipient; First Secretary of Homeland Security






Joe Galloway, Emeritus (Deceased) —American newspaper journalist; Awarded Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in 1965; Special Consultant for Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Project; Co-Author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young

Board of Directors

Robert M. Diamond, Board Chair
Major General, U.S. Army Retired

Gregory Attorri, Board Vice Chair
Founder, GJA Advisory Services LLC

Joseph Capita, Secretary
Retired, United Way, Pennsylvania Capital Region

Shawn Brubaker, Treasurer
Partner, Gift CPAs


Julian H. Burns
Major General, U.S. Army Retired

Robert DeSousa
Colonel, Army National Guard, Retired

George Fischer
Senior Vice President of Sales, T-Mobile

Julie Germany
Founder/Director, White Coat Waste Group

Juanita B. Sales Lee
Former National President, Federal Bar Association
Retired Chief, General & Administrative Law Division, U.S. Army Space Missile Defense Command

Derek Leo
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Torch Capital

Michael Littenberg
Ropes and Gray LLP

Katie McHenry
Executive Assistant, BGR Group

Michael O’Brien
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Gerald O’Keefe
Former Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
Civilian Marksmanship Program

James Ottevaere
Retired at N-able Technologies

Paul Pardew
Major General, U.S. Army Retired

Charles Pede
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Retired

Robert Wilburn
Principal at Wilburn Group

Jim Williams
Vice President, Military Programs,  FN America


Joel B. Hudson, Board Emeritus
Former Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army

Domenic P. Rocco, Jr., Board Emeritus
Brigadier General, U.S. Army Retired


Consortium of Experts

Anthony Bellotti
Founder, White Coat Waste Project

Dr. Barbara Bowie-Whitman
Former State Department Trade Negotiator

Rich Brenner
Retired Owner, Ashley Furniture

Frank Buck
Owner, Frank Buck Motors Inc.

Thomas French
Attorney, Barley Snyder

Christian Johnson
Former Dean, Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Brian Linn
PhD, Professor of History, Texas A&M University

H. R. McMaster
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Retired

Carol Reardon
PhD, Historian

Joseph Suarez
Retired, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rod Windham
iHeart Media, Political and Advocacy Director (Texas)

Honorable Jessica Wright
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Major General, U.S. Army Retired

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