Our team is made up of accomplished professionals who are passionate about advocating for, defending, and protecting the benefits of those in the Special Operations community and their families. Interested in joining our team? Contact us.

Lt. General John F. Mulholland, Jr. (Ret)

LTG Mulholland (Ret) is a career Army Special Forces officer who graduated from Furman University in 1978 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the Furman ROTC program.  Since joining the 1st Special ...
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Chris Miller

Chris brings the experience and accolades to help us in our mission to support Operators and their families. Chris most recently served as the Acting Secretary of Defense of the United States, and prior to ...
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Morgan Luttrell

Morgan is a retired United States Navy SEAL officer, a current member of Congress, a former Senior Advisor and Director at the Department of Energy, and an environmentally-focused entrepreneur. He brings his 14 years of ...
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Daniel Elkins

Daniel Elkins is the Founder and President of the Special Operations Association of America, a proud member of the Green Berets, a Senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council counterterrorism project, a Special Operations Combat ...
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Lt. Col. Scott Mann

Lt. Col. Scott Mann is a retired Green Beret with over twenty-two years of Army and Special Operations experience around the world, and a New York Times bestselling author. He has deployed to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, ...
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Dr. Newton Howard

Dr. Newton Howard is the founder of ni2o, Inc.–a start-up developing novel, AI-driven, brain-computer interfaces to treat a wide range of debilitating neurological disorders. ni2o’s eventual aim is to improve cognitive and athletic performance for all people affected ...
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Jaclyn Scott

Jaclyn “Jax” is a tenured Special Operations Warrant Officer, with over 17 years’ experience. She is an expert in military cyber policy and has led global development operations in cyber countermeasures to mitigate near-peer attacks. ...
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Brigadier General Harrison “HB” Gilliam

Brigadier General Harrison “HB” Gilliam was commissioned in OCS and served as an Infantry Officer and Platoon Leader later graduating Q Course and earning his Green Beret joining 19th Special Forces Group. After a decorated career ...
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Jenn Aupke

Colonel Jennifer Aupke is the Division Chief for Irregular Warfare and Special Operations, Air National Guard in Washington, DC as well as the Co-Founder of The Milieux Project, Inc a 501 (c) 3 Non profit ...
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Doug Livermore

Doug is a Special Forces officer in the Army National Guard and Director of Special Programs for the Dept. of the Navy. In addition to his work with SOAA, Doug is National Director of External ...
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Alex Plitsas

Alex Plitsas is a nonresident senior fellow with the Forward Defense practice at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Additionally, he is currently a principal and industry director for aerospace and defense and high-tech ...
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Junaid Lughmani

Junaid is a U.S. Army veteran and former civilian Pashto interpreter for the military in Afghanistan. With the rare distinction of serving as both an Infantry Officer and interpreter, Junaid has been uniquely positioned to strengthen ...
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Jess Monago

Jess is President and CEO of Marketing Solutions, Inc (MSI). In 1993, Jess founded MSI, and with his team, grew MSI into a successful retail design, engineering, and manufacturing company with global reach. By creating ...
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David Cook

David served in the US Army for a decade, beginning in the 82nd Airborne Division and later 4th Psychological Operations Group. Most recently, David served as the National Security Advisor for a Member of Congress. ...
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Sarah Verardo

Starting as a volunteer with The Independence Fund, Sarah’s steadfast devotion, experience, and drive led to her eventual selection as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer. Based on personal experience from her husband’s military unit, Sarah ...
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Christopher Lay

As Co-Founder and CEO of Endeavour, a leading financial services provider to US National Security, Defense, and Space entrepreneurs Chris knows first-hand how a lack of resources can deny many people the chance to fully ...
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Dr. Joseph Long

Dr. Joseph Long is a retired Special Forces officer who served in 1st Special Forces Group and as an instructor and Commander in various phases of the Special Forces Qualification Course, culminating his career as ...
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Ioannis Koskinas

Ioannis “Gianni” Koskinas is the CEO of the Hoplite Group, a company focused on sustainable and innovative solutions to complex problems, in the most challenging environments and harshest conditions. Previously he was the Executive Vice ...
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David Maxwell

David is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel with command and staff assignments in Korea, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, and The U.S. He served as a member of the military faculty teaching national security ...
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Tripp McCullar

Lieutenant Colonel (R) Tripp McCullar is a global risk consultant at the nexus of national security & technology. For 20+ years Tripp led global SOF and IC projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe ...
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Andrew Borene

Andrew Borene is the London-based Executive Director for Flashpoint.io, an intelligence firm supporting national security and critical infrastructure teams in governments and multinational enterprises in more than 50 countries. He is a former senior officer in the ...
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Dr. Ryan Ziegler

Ryan is a Physician Assistant and a Green Beret. He has led US and foreign troops in combat in addition to having run successful start-up businesses. His leadership experience in both the military and civilian ...
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Keith Pellegrini

Keith is a retired Special Forces Officer with nearly three decades of diverse National Security experience. His unique career as a Special Mission Unit Operator included immersion within both the Intelligence Community and State Department. This background, ...
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LTC David Johnson

LTC David Johnson, US Army (Ret.) is the Executive Director of C4ADS (the Center for Advanced Defense Studies), a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to addressing cross-cutting global security challenges. A graduate of the United ...
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Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy entered his career as an All Source Intelligence Analyst assigned to the 1st Battalion 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he was afforded the opportunity to work at the strategic and tactical level.  Jeremy ...
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