Members


MG Dennis Laich, USA (ret.)
Executive Director, AVF Forum

Author of Skin in the Game: Poor Kids and Patriots



Dr. Gordon Adams
Professor Emeritus School of International Service, American University

Dr. Andrew Bacevich, USA (COL ret.)
Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University

Dr. Beth Bailey

Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas

Author of America's Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force


Dr. Michael Baker, USN (RADM ret.)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Mr. Rocky Bleier, USA veteran
NFL 4-time Super Bowl champion, and Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for service in Vietnam

Dr. Ronald W. Carstens, USA veteran
Professor & Department Head, Political Science, Ohio Dominican University

Dr. (MD) John N. Childs, USN (Capt. ret.)
Veteran of the first Gulf War and the Peace Corps who continues to teach Advanced Trauma Life Support at Fort Sam Houston


Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry (USA ret.) 

Director, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, Stanford University


Dr. David Kennedy
Professor Emeritus of History, Stanford University, and Pulitzer Prize winner




Colonel Larry Wilkerson, USA (ret.)
Former Chief of Staff to GEN. Collin Powell, DOS, and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, William & Mary University



Dr. Lawrence Korb, USN (Capt. ret.)
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defense


LTG Richard "Dick" Reynolds, USAF (ret.)
Air Force test pilot and senior acquisition project executive.


Mr. Aubrey Sarvis, USA veteran
Army veteran and former Executive Director, Service Members Legal Defense Network

Dr. William Taylor, USMC veteran
Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Angelo State University, Author of Every Citizen a Soldier and Military Service and American Democracy

Captain Dennis McWatters, USMC veteran

Marine Corps A6 pilot Vietnam, and former corporate officer of various aerospace companies


Lieutenant Commander Josh Welle, USN veteran
CEO Crossdeck, Sunfoundry LLC

Dr. D. Robert Worley, USMC veteran

Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Mike Young, USA (LTC ret.)
Command Historian, Air Force Technical Applications Center, and former Asst. Prof., Dept. of History, USAF Academy