Steven L. Foster

Steven L. Foster is an officer in the U.S. Army with extensive experience in logistics, and a current emphasis in operational and strategic planning. He is currently serving as a strategic planner, and holds a Master of Public Policy with emphasis in National Security Policy from George Mason University. Steve's interests include policy, strategy, and history, and has been a regular contributor to The Bridge. He also has experience in the private sector in business management and a strong interest in leader development and talent management.  Follow Steve on Twitter at @slfoster22.

Diane L. Maye

Dr. Diane L. Maye is an assistant professor of Homeland Security and Global Conflict Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an affiliated scholar at George Mason University. She has taught undergraduate courses in International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and Political Islam. She writes on issues that involve security and governance in the Middle East, U.S. defense policy, and national security strategy. Prior to her work in academia, Diane served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the defense industry. Follow Diane on Twitter at @dianeleighmaye

Erich G. Simmers

Erich G. Simmers is a soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve and works governance and policy issues for the DoD. He was an Alumni Fellow at the University of Florida where he taught courses on the American experience of war and the impact of 20th Century colonialism on the present day. Previously, Erich served as a contributor and assistant editor to Small Wars Journal and is currently completing his  dissertation on the representations of T. E. Lawrence in American counterinsurgency doctrine and contemporary pop culture. Follow Erich on Twitter at @esimmers.