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.

Brett A. Friedman

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B. A. Friedman is a military analyst and an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He holds a B.A. in History from The Ohio State University and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is a founding member of the Military Writers Guild, the editor of 21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy, and the author of On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle. Follow Brett on Twitter @BA_Friedman.

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. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and George Mason University.  Follow Diane on Twitter at @dianeleighmaye

Marc K. Milligan

Marc Milligan is a staff officer in the US Air Force, currently based in Japan. He has spent operational time in Air Force Space Command, Special Operations Command, and the District of Washington, as well as with Combined and Joint Special Operations Task Forces. Marc earned a Master of International Relations and has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and worldwide as an instructor and evaluator in multiple airframes as a combat aviation advisor and mission commander. His primary interests include Aviation Foreign Internal Defense, security cooperation, and international affairs with a focus on East and Southeast Asia. Follow Marc on Twitter at @MK_Milligan.