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.
It’s “the state of forming a complete and pleasing whole, especially in an artistic context” according to Google, and to Merriam-Webster it’s “a way of combining the parts in a work of art or literature so that they seem to belong together.” It’s what has made our nation strong, and a lack of it will lead to our demise. Can you guess what it is? I’ll tell you what it isn’t: diversity.
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 Phil Sumrall, Ret’11 NASA, who currently serves as a consultant and subject matter expert in the areas of aerospace design, advanced technology, and programmatic planning. Mr. Sumrall has also presented numerous scholarly papers to panels at conferences, forums, and symposiums such as: International Astronautical Congresses, AIAA Joint Propulsion Conferences, annual AIAA Space Conferences, and the international Space Propulsion Conference in 2008 and 2010.
Adapted from commentary published by USAFE. Today, a large number of Americans travel the world annually, but less than an estimated one percent of the citizenry actually live abroad. The ability to reside, work, and travel in an international climate provides each of us a rare and challenging opportunity to improve our Cultural Intelligence Quotient […]
David Stuckenberg is the Founder and Chairman of the American Leadership and Policy Foundation and a veteran military instructor pilot with over 900 combat hours flying intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and transport aircraft.
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.
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.