Jim is an Army officer, a relentless learner, a mountaineer, and an intrepreneur. Simply put, he enjoys challenges and thinking about wild and practical ways to solve problems, especially…

Outreach Director

Joe is a Major in the United States Army.  He is a student of leadership and war, writing extensively on these topics at …

Chief Financial Officer

Mikhail is an Aerospace & Defense consultant by day and a historian at night.  He spends most of his free time trying to reconcile the past with the future…

Agora Director

Gary M. Klein is an Army officer stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He is currently a student in the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies but his passion…

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Ben is a naval officer and in his spare time, wonders what the world would be like if the status quo was just a bit different.  Intellectual influences include…

Board Member

Micah is a full-time Naval Officer, husband, and father, who in his "spare" time enjoys connecting with and encouraging people who are pursuing their passions…

DEF[x] Director

John Paul is an Air Force officer who lives in Arlington, VA with his wonderful wife Brittany.  He is a PhD candidate whose academic interests span the…

Agora Director

Karen Courington is a strategy and design consultant in the Bay Area, and recently served as Senior Defense Policy Adviser to Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).  Karen is passionate about bringing…