Each quarter the American Leadership and Policy Foundation interviews individuals who are true American leaders to feature in its “National Leaders” series. These individuals are patriots that have made great, meaningful contributions to the United States of America and its citizenry. Natascha F. Saunders, Director of Fellowships (Interim) and Senior Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, had a chance to interview Nicholas A. Uchalik, ALPF Research Fellow, who currently serves as a Congressional Relations Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Uchalik previously served as a Legislative Analyst and Recovery Act Analyst for The White House Office of Management and Budget; in addition, he brings entrepreneurial experience to the table having started a business in the Detroit area of Michigan.
The American Leadership & Policy Foundation welcomed General Kenneth Chrosniak to the Board of Directors earlier this year, and most recently, the Board has voted General Chrosniak to serve as Vice Chairman. General Chrosniak enlisted in the Army in 1965, was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, and went on to serve 37 years of combined duty in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, and the National Guard. Ken was promoted by New York Governor George Pataki to Brigadier General in 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Daemen College, a Master’s in Education from Saint Bonaventure University, and is a graduate of the Army War College.
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.