Our Advisors

Media & Academic Advisors

Don Baer
Don Baer
  • Veteran advocate
  • Former White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications
  • Worldwide Chair & CEO, Burson-Marsteller
Zach Clayton
Zach Clayton
  • Founder and Chairman, Three Ships
  • Chairman, MattressAdvisor.com
  • Chairman, HouseMethod.com
Larry Diamond
Larry Diamond
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Professor, Stanford University
  • Director, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Tucker Eskew
Tucker Eskew
  • Partner, Vianovo
  • Former Deputy Assistant to the President, Media Affairs and Global Communications
  • Political and communications strategist
Bill George
Bill George
  • Former advisor to the Secretary of Defense
  • Former CEO, Medtronic
  • Professor, Harvard Business School
David Gergen
David Gergen
  • Veteran, U.S. Navy
  • Former Presidential Advisor (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton)
  • Co-Founder, With Honor
  • CNN Senior Analyst
Dr. John Hillen
Dr. John Hillen
  • Veteran, U.S. Army
  • Former President and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions
  • Professor of Practice and Executive in Residence, George Mason University
David King
David King
  • Lecturer in Public Policy at The Harvard Kennedy School
  • Co-Author, The Generation of Trust: How the U.S. Military has Regained the Public’s Confidence since Vietnam
  • Faculty Chair, Harvard's Program for Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress
Joe Klein
Joe Klein
  • Veteran advocate
  • Author, Charlie Mike
  • Political columnist, Time magazine
Richard Kohn
Richard Kohn
  • Former Chief Historian, U.S. Air Force
  • Co-Editor, Soldiers and Civilians
  • Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina
Spence Kramer
Spence Kramer
  • CEO, JWT Atlanta
  • Former Global Account Director, Nike and Coke
  • Former VP of Marketing, Virgin Atlantic
Bill Kristol
Bill Kristol
  • Founder and editor at large, The Weekly Standard
  • Former Chief of Staff to the Vice President
  • Contributor, ABC News
Michael Porter
Michael Porter
  • University Professor, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, U.S. Competitiveness Project
Dr. Kori Schake
Dr. Kori Schake
  • Former Distinguished Chair of International Security Studies at West Point
  • Co-Editor, Warriors and Citizens
  • Deputy Director General, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Ike Wilson
Ike Wilson
  • Veteran, U.S. Army
  • Author, Thinking Beyond War
  • Former Director of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy, West Point
James Wright
James Wright
  • Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Author, Enduring Vietnam
  • 16th President, Dartmouth