Speakers

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Roselinde Torres
Roselinde Torres

Roselinde Torres is a senior partner and managing director at the consulting firm Boston Consulting Group. A senior leader in the firm’s "people and organization" practice area, she is also the company's resident expert on leadership, a topic she has studied her entire career. She speaks frequently about organizational transformation and leadership; her work and thinking have been featured in publications such as "BusinessWeek" and "The Economist."

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Emma Sky
Emma Sky

Emma Sky is Director of Yale World Fellows and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, where she teaches Middle East politics. She is the author of "The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq." Emma served as advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq from 2007-2010; as advisor to the Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2006; and as advisor to the US Security Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in 2005.

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Jason Mangone
Jason Mangone

Jason Mangone serves as Director for the Aspen Institute Franklin Project, studying national service amongst young Americans. Jason served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps from 2006-2010. As a platoon commander with Third Battalion, Second Marines, he led Marines on three deployments in Iraq, the Middle East, and Haiti. Jason left the Marine Corps and went on to work as a research associate in the Military Fellows program at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2010-2011.

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Ryan Faul
Ryan Faul

Ryan Faul is a Partner at McChrystal Group, where he leads a client line of effort with an industry-leading mining company. Previously, Ryan served as McChrystal Group’s Director of Operations, and managed a global line of effort improving Product Management at one of the world’s largest hardware companies. Before joining McChrystal Group, Ryan was an Area Manager at Amazon.com. Ryan served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2010, deploying to Iraq twice. Ryan is a graduate of Purdue.

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Tom Berry
Tom Berry

Tom Berry served 7 years in the Army as an infantry officer, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he led troops in a variety of security and development focused missions. After leaving active duty, Tom lived in South America, where he participated in a language immersion program and volunteered with youth empowerment programs. Currently an infantry officer in the National Guard, Tom is a graduate student in the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a West Point graduate.

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Kasia Urbaniak
Kasia Urbaniak

Kasia Urbaniak has taught some of the world’s most powerful women how to expand their personal power and influence, ask for anything they want, and dominate the minds and hearts of men in the boardroom. She has been a speaker at conferences, corporations, and academic institutions worldwide, including the Yale University School of Management. Kasia spent 15 years studying power dynamics with teachers all over the world, during which she studied Daoist alchemy in China.

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Tim Woody
Tim Woody

Tim Woody joined the Coast Guard in 1995 and served for 19 years. He rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and commanded two Coast Guard search and rescue units. He now runs a blog on leadership called "The Fog of Leadership."

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Panelists
CPT Nerea Cal, USA
CPT Nerea Cal, USA

Captain Nerea Cal is a graduate student in the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A West Point graduate and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, from 2008 to 2011 she was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and served in a variety of leadership positions and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She served as an aviation liaison officer to an armored brigade in the Republic of Korea and most recently completed company command of an Air Assault Blackhawk Company in the 82d Airborne Division.

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MAJ Justin Crocker, USA
MAJ Justin Crocker, USA

Major Justin Crocker has served as a platoon leader and executive officer with the 4th Infantry Division from 2006 to 2009 and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as an Operational Detachment-Alpha commander and company commander with the 3rd Special Forces Group from 2011-2015. He is currently a graduate student at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a General Wayne A. Downing Scholar and Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

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Andrew Reeves
Andrew Reeves

Andrew Reeves previously served as the Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as seven years as an analyst studying a variety of international security issues, deploying to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2012 as an advisor to the ISAF Regional Commander in Kandahar Province. Andrew is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.

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Simulation Leaders
VADM Mike LeFever, USN (ret.)
VADM Mike LeFever, USN (ret.)

Vice Admiral (retired) Mike LeFever is a Senior Adviser at the McChrystal Group, a leadership and management firm founded by General Stan McChrystal, where he serves as a mentor and advisor working with senior executives across multi-national companies on leadership, strategy, and change management issues. Vice Admiral LeFever served in the Navy for 38 years, including as Director of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center.

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Lt. Col. Alan Schuller, USMC
Lt. Col. Alan Schuller, USMC

Lieutenant Colonel Alan Schuller currently serves as a Military Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Lt. Col. Schuller is a military lawyer, having earned a J.D. from University of Nebraska and a LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J., Prize in National Security Law.

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CDR Keith Dowling, USN
CDR Keith Dowling, USN

Commander Keith Dowling is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in the Joint Military Operations Department. A special operations officer, CDR Dowling's most recent assignments include as Commander, EODMU 11 and Branch Chief for IEDs at CENTCOM. CDR Dowling is a graduate of University of North Florida and the U.S. Naval War College.

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CDR Keith Patton, USN
CDR Keith Patton, USN

CDR Keith Patton has served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the U.S. Naval War College. CDR Patton has spent his career as a Naval Flight Officer aboard the E-6B Mercury, an airborne command post that links the President with nuclear forces. CDR Patton is a graduate of Tufts University.

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