CTX Journal Vol. 3, No. 2

About the Contributors


MAJ Nils French, Canadian Army, is completing a MS degree in Defense Analysis (DA) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He has a MA in Military Studies from the American Military University, and a certificate from the Institute of Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel. He has completed one tour to Afghanistan and has commanded at the platoon and company level.

Gp Capt Srinivas Ganapathiraju is an Indian Air Force fighter pilot. He is a qualified flight instructor and has earned a MS in Defense and Strategic studies at the Defense Services Staff College in India. He was selected for promotion to Group Captain (equivalent to Colonel), and following graduation was assigned as the Chief Operations Officer for one of India's premier air bases.

MAJ Mohammed A. Garallah serves as a senior operations officer in the Yemeni SOF command. He currently is completing a MS in the DA Dept. at NPS. MAJ Garallah has commanded at the platoon and company levels, and served a two-and-a-half year tour in Darfur, Sudan as part of UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur).

Dr. Rebecca J. Johnson is Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University. Her chapter, "The Moral Formation of the Strategic Corporal" appears in P. Tripodi and J. Wolfendale, eds., New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World (Ashgate, 2012). She also has contributed to B.J. Strawser and Jeff McMahon, eds., Killing By Remote Control (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).

Dr. William (Bill) Knarr is a resident Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University. He was working as a project leader at the Institute for Defense Analyses when this article for CTX was written. Co-author Ms. Mary Hawkins is an analyst at IDA. The rest of the IDA Project Team are: Col Dale Alford, USMC, LtCol David Graves, USMC, MajGen Tom Jones, USMC (Ret.), Jennifer Goodman, Chris Ploszaj, Col Tracy King, USMC, John Frost, Munther Saiegh, Carolyn Leonard, Alan Leonard, and Matt Coursey.

Major Brent Lindeman is a United States Army Special Forces officer and graduate of NPS, with a MS degree from the DA Dept. His undergraduate degree is in political science from Texas Christian University. He has four deployments to Iraq with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and is currently assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a company commander.

LT Edval Zoto, Albanian Army, is enrolled in the Special Operations curriculum, DA Dept. at NPS. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Turin in Strategic, Political and Organizational Sciences, and earned a MA degree in International Relations from the University of Business and International Studies, Geneva and the ISSAT Institute, Tirana in 2011.

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