Ehrenfeld has testified before Congressional Committees, as well as the Canadian and European Parliaments, and provided evidence to the British Parliament, and consulted government agencies such as the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Fluent in several languages, she organized numerous international conferences and with the ACD team served as an election observer in Central Asia, North Africa and Eastern European countries. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Committee on the Present Danger.
Jonathan (Jon) Herrmann is a trusted leader and consultant in information strategy, policy, and analysis. Jon has over 20 years of experience in information operations (IO) and over 25 years’ experience in intelligence. His background centers on information power and its use within the complex information environment. Global actors like the United States, China, and Russia are areas of special interest.
Ron Irwin is the Executive Director of the George Nethercutt Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by U.S. Congressman George Nethercutt. The foundation’s mission is to help cultivate an understanding of government and civics through U.S. History education among at-risk youth.
Lauren L. Love is a Sr. Research Fellow at the American Leadership and Policy Foundation. Lauren received her B.A. in History, with a minor in Mathematics, from Hamilton College and is a recent graduate with a MSc in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.
Maddox has led in many positions, including Flight Commander, evaluator, instructor, and launch and recovery pilot. His he also served as the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Director of Operations. During his operational assignments he completed a Master of Engineering Management with California National University.
Michael Navicky is a Senior Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation. Michael currently serves as an officer in the United States Air Force and has significant aviation experience having logged nearly 3000 hours in multi engine heavy aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft.
ALPF welcomes aviation and aerospace law expert and professor Sarah Nilsson as Sr. Fellow.
Nilsson has both an aviation and a legal background. She began her career as a pilot in 1994 and is a Federal Aviation Administration licensed airline transport pilot in multi and single engine fixed-wing airplanes. Since 2000 she has been a gold-seal flight instructor, and has trained hundreds of pilots. She also has flown cargo and private business jets. In addition to her own research papers primarily on Drone Law and Space Law and Policy, Nilsson is co-author of the 6th edition of Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law with Scott Hamilton, a national aviation law textbook. In 2016, she hopes to publish another book, this time on American drone law.
ALPF is honored to welcome Kerry O’Brien Smith as a Visiting Research Fellow. As a researcher, Ms. Smith brings a wealth of experience in family advocacy, law, and social research.
With 20 years of public relations, budgeting, fundraising, marketing, and research experience, Ms. Smith is enthusiastic about ALPF’s examination of the impact federal and state policies that affect the American family have on national security. In addition, she will help examine issues relating to efforts by international terrorists to take advantage of at risk demographics.
Dana S. Stockton is a veteran Air Force instructor pilot and Weapons Officer and Senior Fellow at the American Leadership and Policy Foundation. Stockton leads idea development, issue analysis, research strategy, and oversees and cultivates an expansive nationwide network of research teams and fellows concerned with public law, economic, and national security issues that impact America’s citizens and domestic and international interests. His central goal is to ensure America’s citizens and leaders have access to unbiased “pure” information and ideas that aid in strengthening our Republic and democratic ideals.
American Leadership and Policy Foundation Senior Fellow, Phil Sumrall joined the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in 1962 as a member of the Wernher von Braun team that developed the Saturn family of launch vehicles used in the Apollo Program. Later he worked on Saturn improvement studies and other advanced concepts including launch vehicles, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Skylabspace station and the Space Shuttle concept definition.
He was named Chief of the Space Exploration Office at the Center in 1989, a position in which he was the Agency focalpoint for concept definition of all space transportation elements required to transport humans between Earth and the surface of Mars.
Matthew Swee is a Senior Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation. Matthew currently serves as an officer, and Instructor Pilot in the United States Air Force Reserve. He has significant aviation experience, having logged nearly 4000 hours in multi engine heavy aircraft. As an entrepreneur specializing in small business development and emerging technology, his research at ALPF is primarily focused on leveraging emerging technology for national defense.
Michael Woodson is a senior fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation. Woodson founded the start-up Stratpass Corporation as a non-partisan, national security, and open source intelligence analysis company. His consultancy brings law, policy research, professional fact investigation, language study, and multi-disciplinary source analysis to the discipline of structural, human, and deliberative open source intelligence work. Woodson completed InfoSec Institute’s Certified Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing course in April 2016, adding technical contextual understanding to his structural analyses.
Benjamin A. Wright is a Certified Defense Financial Manager by the American Society of Military Comptrollers. As a master instructor, he teaches Department of Defense staff officers, civilians and international partners national fiscal policies and distribution processes.
Ben Green is a Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation. He is a police Detective, currently assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit, investigating sex crimes and crimes against children. Additional duties include Public Information Officer, TAC Team (crowd control), and driving instructor for his department and the Washington Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Ben is also a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Joel Post is a Fellow at the American Leadership and Policy Foundation. Joel holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri and an M.A. in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. During his studies he was also chosen to be an exchange student at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS). His research fields include conflict resolution, education, Asian political economy, migration and trade.