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 toThe 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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Brett A. Friedman is an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He's the editor of 21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy and On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle (forthcoming May 2017) from the Naval Institute Press. Brett 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. Follow Brett on Twitter @BA_Friedman.

Diane L. Maye

Diane L. Maye is a visiting assistant professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, an external research associate with the U.S. Army War College, 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

Robert Y. Mihara

Robert Y. Mihara is a strategist in the U.S. Army with experience in institutional strategy and education. Robert is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.A. in U.S. History from Texas A&M University. From 2007 to 2010, he taught courses at West Point on general military history and the history of irregular wars. In addition to The Bridge, Robert has published numerous articles and blog posts on strategy and international policy with Infinity Journal and E-International Relations. He can be found on Twitter @mihara99.

Steven M. Leonard

Steve M. Leonard is a retired U.S. Army strategist and the creative force behind Doctrine Man!! A career writer and speaker with a passion for developing and mentoring the next generation of thinking leaders, he is a founding member of the Military Writers Guild and a regular contributor to the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare Project. Published extensively, Steve’s writing focuses on issues of foreign policy, national security, strategy and planning, leadership and leader development, military history, and, on occasion, fiction. An alumnus of the School of Advanced Military Studies, he led the writing team for the 2008 edition of the Army’s capstone manual, FM 3-0 and the interagency team that authored the U.S. Army’s first stability operations doctrine.  He is the author/artist of four other books and is currently developing a graphic novel that will debut in December 2016. Follow his writing on The Strategy Bridge or his personal blog, The Pendulum, and on Twitter at @Doctrine_Man

Everett C. Dolman

Dr. Everett C. Dolman is Professor of Comparative Military Studies at the US Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC). His focus is on international relations and theory, and he has been identified as Air University’s first space theorist. Dr. Dolman has a varied career, including serving at the National Security Agency and the United States Space Command before receiving his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He has taught at The College of William & Mary, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Berry College before taking his current position at Maxwell AFB in Alabama. His published works include Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age; The Warrior State: How Military Organization Structures Politics; Pure Strategy: Power and Principle in the Information Age; and Can Science End War? He has written numerous book chapters as well as articles for the Journal of Strategic Studies, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Citizenship Studies, Politics and Society, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, and Air and Space Power Review. Dr. Dolman is also co-founder and editor emeritus of Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Power and Policy. Follow Dr. Dolman on Twitter at @DrDethray.

Roger L. Misso

Roger L. Misso is a naval officer, aviator, speechwriter, and currently a student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He serves as Vice President of the Center for International Maritime Security, an associate member of the Military Writers Guild, and a disciple of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum. He was a member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Task Force Innovation and an active conductor of the Navy’s underground innovation efforts. He has written extensively for CIMSEC and the United States Naval Institute on topics such as innovation, organizational change, command and control, and personnel reform. Follow Roger on Twitter at @rogermisso.