Affiliations

United States: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.  (We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.)
- I am blessed to have been a citizen since birth.

Department of Defense:  The Department of Defense is responsible for providing the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our country.

US Air Force: the United States Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war.
 - I have been privileged to serve as an officer, pilot, strategist and Academy admissions liaison officer
 - Want to serve? Visit: http://www.airforce.com/ 
 - Want to attend the US Air Force Academy? Go to: http://www.academyadmissions.com/  

National Space Society (NSS): Do you want to see a humanity flourishing and expanding into space?  The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity.
 - I have served as a board member

Space Frontier Foundation (SFF): Would you like to see a future where entrepreneurs and private citizens lead the way in exploring the final frontier?  The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space.  Our purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System.
 - I have served as an advocate

SIGMA: Are you in need of vision about the future and want to employ the brightest speculative minds?  SIGMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the understanding of the future and the long-term consequences of government actions. As the future is the common ground for science fiction writers, so SIGMA is willing to share its knowledge of this unknown territory for the good of the nation. SIGMA is a group of science fiction writers who offer futurism consulting to the United States government and appropriate NGOs. We provide a new concept in public service “think tanks”– an association of speculative writers who have spent careers exploring the future. Many of us have earned Ph.D.s in high tech fields, and some presently hold Federal and defense industry positions. Each is an accomplished science fiction author who has postulated new technologies, new problems and new societies, explaining the possible science and speculating about the effects on the human race. The nation needs new and innovative solutions, particularly in national defense.
 - I have been privileged to work with SIGMA many times with several government organizations

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST):  Interested in the best thinking on science and technology policy? The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science, technology, and national security issues facing our society, providing in particular, an academic forum for the study of related policy issues. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.
 - I was privileged to be selected as a Senior Fellow with CReST

Singularity University (SU): How would you improve the lives of a billion people (in ten years)?  Do you understand the trajectory of the most important technologies?  Singularity University utilizes accelerating technologies to address humanity’s hardest problems.
Their mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.
 - I was privileged to participate in SU's Executive Program

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Interested in conversations about our Nation's foreign policy or a terrific broadening fellowship abroad?  The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.
 - I served as a International Affairs Fellow at the Indian Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), India's premier strategy think tank.

Space Development Steering Committee (SDSC): Interested in developing and broadcasting the visions for space development to the public?  For close to 40 years, the space community has been developing new dreams, new schemes for making life a multiplanetary project--for taking ecosystems and you, me, and our children into permanent homes in space. The Space Development Steering Committee is dedicated to making those private visions public. And The Space Development Steering Committee is dedicated to giving a vast new frontier to the grand experiment of life, to the family of DNA.

Office of Net Assessment: Which organization in the Pentagon has consistently done the best forward thinking, wargaming and created the most enduring network of innovative and strategic thinkers?  The Director of Net Assessment develops and coordinates net assessments of the standing, trends, and future prospects of U.S. military capabilities and military potential in comparison with those of other countries or groups of countries so as to identify emerging or future threats or opportunities for the United States. In essence, ONA operates as an internal think tank for the Department.
 - I have been privileged to work with OSD/NA many, many times since 2004.

Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA): What organization is consistently at the edge of the most exciting and revolutionary technologies?  DARPA’s mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security by sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research bridging the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use.  Over the years, DARPA has worked to enhance our national security by funding research and technology development that not only have improved our military capabilities but have changed the way we live. Since the very beginning, DARPA has been the place for people with innovative ideas that lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
 - I was privileged to serve as a Service Chief's Intern and consult on a number of DARPA projects, and the Defense Science Research Council (DSRC)

Blue Horizons / Center for Strategy & Technology (AU/CSAT): What are the emerging technologies that will shape the US Air Force and the conflict arena in which it must operate in beyond 2025? What could air, space and cyberspace power look like beyond 2025? Who will have access to emerging technologies that can make a difference? How soon will these important technological achievements become fielded systems?  The Blue Horizons study answers questions similar to those addressed in the Air Force 2025 study. CSAT's purpose is to engage in long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for U.S. national security.  The Center focuses on education, research, and publications that support the integration of technology into national strategy and policy.
 - I was one of the originators (w/ Grant Hammond & Ted Hailes) of the Blue Horizons program

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): Where can you find some of the most amazing "big science" and big brains?  LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.
 - I was privileged to serve as a Service Academy Research Associate (SARA), a terrific program