CTX Journal Vol. 5, No. 4

About the Contributors


Dr. Doug Borer is an associate professor of Defense Analysis at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California. He earned his PhD in political science from Boston University in 1993. Dr. Borer's academic postings include the University of the South Pacific, the University of Western Australia, Virginia Tech, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and the US Army War College. In 2007, he co-founded (with Dr. Nancy Roberts) the Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab at NPS. In 2011, he and Dr. Leo Blanken created the Combating Terrorism Archive Project.

Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Fábián is a Special Forces officer in the Hungarian Army, currently serving as head of the Assessment and Evaluation Branch, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, in Mons, Belgium. In 2006, CPT Fábián helped create the Hungarian Special Forces Battalion as a Special Forces company commander. In early 2009, he was promoted to major and deployed to Afghanistan as the commander of the Hungarian Special Forces element. In June 2012, MAJ Fábián became the senior Special Forces advisor at the Operational Directorate of the Hungarian General Staff. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2014.

Air Commodore (Ret.) Jamal Hussain is the director of Pakistan's Center for Air Power Studies. Commissioned in 1966 as a combat pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), he remained in active service until his retirement in 1997. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, USAF, and the National Defence College (NDC), Pakistan. He served as an instructor at NDC, commanded an operational air base, and was commandant of the Joint Services Staff College. After retirement, Air CDR Hussain served as director of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority for three years and took his current post in 2001. Hussain has written two books, Air Power in South Asia (self-published, 2005) and Dynamics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (PAF Press, 2006).

Lieutenant Adam Karaoguz is a US Naval Special Warfare officer currently pursuing an MS degree in the Defense Analysis department at NPS.

Dr. David Kilcullen is the founder and chairman of Caerus Global Solutions, a strategic research and design consultancy, and is chairman of First Mile Geo, a geospatial analysis start-up that helps afflicted communities create participative maps to guide humanitarian assistance efforts. During 24 years' service as an infantry officer in the Australian Army, Dr. Kilcullen was seconded to the US State Department as chief strategist in the Counterterrorism Bureau (2005–2006), then became a senior counterinsurgency advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq (2007) and senior advisor for counterinsurgency to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (2007–2008). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books, including PROSE Award winners The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Major Bradley J. Krauss is a graduate of the US Military Academy. During more than 10 years of active Army service, he has served in both command and staff positions in support of contingency operations in Iraq, the Philippines, and Afghanistan. MAJ Krauss is currently pursuing a graduate degree at NPS, where his research focuses on the future role of Special Operations Forces in supporting the geographic combatant commanders' objectives.

Colonel Sylvester Perera is currently working toward a master's degree in Defense Analysis at NPS. He joined the Sri Lankan Army as an officer cadet in 1990 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant to the Gemunu Watch regiment in 1992. He has held numerous appointments in command, staff, and instructor capacities during his military career, including commander of a platoon and company in the 6th Battalion and commander of the 8th Battalion of the Gemunu Watch. COL Perera served in the directing staff of the Sri Lankan Defence Services Command and Staff College from 2012 to 2015.

Major Daniel Pace is a Special Forces officer with 14 years of service in the US Army. He has operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Peru. MAJ Pace earned a BA in philosophy from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing his master's degree in Defense Analysis at NPS. He plans to return to the Special Forces regiment after graduation.

Ian C. Rice is a US Army officer with over 24 years of active service. He has served in a variety of command, staff, and advisory positions in support of combined operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Korea, all of which concentrated on the challenges of irregular war. He is currently a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his research focuses on the impacts of military assistance activities on the institutional development of partner militaries and subsequent effects on domestic and regional politics.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Schultz is a US Army information operations officer and a 2015 US Army War College Fellows program graduate from NPS. He is currently assigned as the G7, information operations chief for the US Army's 1st Corps.

Captain Benjamin Seibert currently serves as a foreign area officer in the US Army. As an armor officer, he deployed to Iraq in 2006–2007 and 2008–2009 with the 3rd Squadron, 4th United States Cavalry Regiment. He also served as a troop commander in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the Army's National Training Center. He recently graduated with an MA in National Security Affairs from NPS.

Lieutenant Commander Gilbert Villareal is an officer in the Philippine Navy, where he has served with the Naval Special Warfare Group for 13 years. He is currently working toward a master's degree in Defense Analysis at NPS.

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