Written by senior military and interagency leaders who have served on every service headquarters staff as well as the staffs of the Department of State Director of National Intelligence Department of Homeland Security Department of Defense and the Vice President of the United States the authors bring to the table over 150 years of operational experience more than 50 worldwide deployments 7 Bronze Stars 4 doctorates and over 50 published articles and books.
Foreword by Admiral James Stavridis PhD Admiral US Navy (Retired) Supreme Allied Commander at NATO 2009-2013 Dean The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University
Dr. William J. Parker III is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare officer who has commanded three war ships and Destroyer Squadron Two Three. Dr. Parker is a 1988 distinguished military graduate and class president of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is an award winning author who holds a PhD in biological defense from George Mason University's department of molecular and microbiology and an MA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Parker is the Navy's 2009 recipient of the James Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership. He has served in various joint and navy staff strategic planning positions and spent nearly two years on the ground in Iraq Afghanistan and Pakistan as the senior military advisor to the secretary of state for Iraq affairs and as the senior advisor to the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan. He was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
''A must read for anyone interested in the national security of the United States!'' -- General Michael T. Moseley 18th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
''This book is written by Level 8 thinkers and its contents will be referenced for years.''-- Dean Popps Former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA-ALT) Army Acquisition Executive (AAE)