Upcoming Guest Speaker Events

Past Speakers

  • Mr. John O. Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

  • Ambassador C. Steven McGann, Deputy Commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (NDU)

  • LTG (Ret) Keith W. Dayton, the director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

  • Ms. Beth McCormick, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration

  • US Army BG Peter Zwack, former US Defense Attaché to Moscow

  • Mr. Douglas Wise, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

  • Mr. William Clark, Director, Defense Attaché Service (DAS), DIA

  • RDML Todd J. Squire, Director for International Engagement (N52) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy’s FAO Community Sponsor

  • BG (retired) Ismael Alsodani, former Iraqi Defense Attaché to the United States

  • Major General Richard M. "Dick" Lake, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Director of Security for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  •  Vice Admiral Joseph W. Rixey, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

  • Colonel John "Oly" Holm, USAF, Commandant of the US Air Force Air Advisory Academy (AAA)

  • Major Scot McLearn, USA, 162nd Infantry Battalion, Fort Polk, LA (Army Security Cooperation Training)

  • Mr. David Shedd, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency 

  • Ms. Heidi Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs (SAF/IA)                                           

  • Mr. Michael Nugent, Director, Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)

  • MG Michael Nagata, USA, Dep. Director for SpecOps/Counterterrorism, JCS/J3

  • LTG Michael T. Flynn, USA, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

  • RADM Bradley R. Gehrke, USN, Director, Defense CI and HUMINT Center (DCHC), DIA

  • Mr. Richard Genaille, Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

  • Maj Gen  Maryanne Miller, USAF, Joint Chiefs of Staff/Partnership Strategy

  • Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper, Lt Gen, USAF (ret.) 

  • Former Senator Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Atlantic Council, Co-Chairman of PFIAB

  • Dr. Tristan Mabry, Exec. Director of the Advanced FAO Training Program, NPS

  • MG Frederick B. Hodges, USA, Director, AFPAK Coordination Cell, Joint Staff

  • Mr. Mark Rumohr, Chief of Middle-East Division, DSCA

  • Dr. Soner Cagaptay, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

  • BG Robert A. Carr, USA, Director, DCHC, DIA

  • The Honorable Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. State Department 

  • Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Lemmons, Director for Int’l Engagement (OPNAV N52)

  • Ralph Peters, USA (ret.), defense journalist, author and military commentator

  • BG Richard Lake, USMC, Director of Intelligence, USMC

  • LTG David H. Huntoon, USA, Director of the Army Staff

  • GEN Anthony Zinni, USA (ret.), former Commander, USCENTCOM

  • The Honorable David Chu, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

  • LTG Michael Maples, USA (ret.), DIA Director

  • LTG James Williams, USA (ret.), former DIA Director

  • Richard Armatage, former Assistant SECDEF for International Security Affairs

  • LTG Patrick Hughes, USA (ret.), former DIA Director

  • Mr. Douglas Waller, veteran correspondent, author and lecturer

  • Mr. Denis Clift, VP Planning and Operations at U.S. Navy Institute, Past President of National Intelligence University (NIU) and National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC)
  • Russell J. Frasz, Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services; Department of Defense Executive Agent for the Defense Language Institute English Language Center
  • Dr. Michael Nugent, Director, Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)
  • GEN Michael V. Hayden, USAF (ret.).   retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Mr. Hunter F. Lutinski Member of the Senior Executive Service (SES); Vice Director for Plans & Programs for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Dr. Omer Taspinar, Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College and Director of the Turkey Project at the Brookings Institution
  • R. Admiral Paul Becker, USN (ret.), past director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director for intelligence with United States Pacific Command in Hawaii, vice director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of Intelligence for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan
  • MAJ (ret) Jason Howk, USA (ret.) South Asia Foreign Area Officer, Lifetime FAOA member
  • Dr. R. Evan Ellis, research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
  • Mr. Robert Helfant, Principle Director, Building Partner Capacity, DSCA
  • Mr. Michael Garrison, Principle Director, Security Cooperation Workforce Development, DSCA
  • Mr. David Cate, Director, Assessment Monitoring & Evaluation, DASD Security Cooperation
  • Mr. Saul Bracero, Division Chief, Institutional Capacity Building, DSCA
  • LTG Charles Hooper. Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • COL Michael Bochna, USA (ret.) Director of the DIA Defense Attaché Service (DAS)
  • Mr. Michael Miller, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Security and Arms Transfers (PM/RSAT)
  • Minister Jacub Landovský, Czech Republic Deputy Minister of Defence for Defence Policy and Strategy
  • (Anticipated) Ms. Heidi H. Grant, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration


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