Lieutenant Commander Jay Aldea is an Intelligence Officer and a former Surface Warfare Officer. He has served on a number of afloat and ashore intelligence billets, to include US Central Command and a Carrier Strike Group staff, with multiple deployments to the CENTCOM, PACOM, and SOUTHCOM AORs. LCDR Aldea holds a Masters of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Lieutenant Commander Joseph Bobrowski is a Naval Officer who has served at all levels of command. He has served onboard USS MICHIGAN (SSBN-727), at the Navy Operations Center in the Pentagon, USPACOM, and most recently with Commander Destroyer Squadron NINE. LCDR Bobrowski graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor in Systems Engineering and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Major Ian Palmer is a US Army Armor officer with previous assignments that include service as a cavalry troop commander, a cavalry squadron operations officer and executive officer, and a heavy brigade combat team executive officer. His operational deployments include service in Kosovo and Turkey, and three tours in Iraq. MAJ Palmer is a 1997 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He lives in Jamestown, RI with his wife and five children and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Mr. Timothy Hill is a Government Civilian who serves as Vice Chief of Staff, Military Information Support Operations Command. He has served has the Deputy Director, Joint Military Information Support Operations Command and Deputy Director, National Capital Region Directorate. Retired Non-Commissioned Officer, United States Army after serving twenty-one years in Special Operations as a Military Information Support Operations practitioner focused on Latin America. Mr. Hill graduated from the United States International University with a Masters of International Business Administration and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Ms. Penny J. Anderson is a civilian employee with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to becoming a student at the Naval War College, she served as the Director of the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Program. Her previous positions include Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Federal Security Director, Director of the Asia Pacific Region for the TSA Office of International Programs, TSA Representative in Australia, Chief of the Aviation Security Audit Program for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - a special branch of the United Nations, Manager of the FAA International Operations Division, FAA Special Agent and FAA Federal Air Marshal. Ms. Anderson was a member of the armed forces for a total of twelve years (six years active and six years reserve) working in the areas of aviation, counterintelligence and counterterrorism. She has a B.S. degree from Excelsior College, and an M.Ed. degree from National Louis University and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Krause is a Navy Nurse Corps Officer who specializes in Manpower Systems Analysis and Maternal/Infant/Pediatric Nursing. Previous tours include a M1 staff position at Navy Medicine East and deployment to JTF GTMO in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She received her undergraduate education at Queens University and University of Central Florida and her graduate education at the University of Mary and the Naval Postgraduate School. LCDR Krause is married with eight children and two grandchildren. and is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Major Tim Palmer is a US Army Infantry officer with previous assignments that include service as a rifle and specialty platoon leader, rifle and headquarters company commander, Ranger Instructor, and Small Group Instructor at the Army’s Maneuver Captain’s Career Course. His operational deployments include two combat tours in Iraq as a platoon leader and company commander. MAJ Palmer is a 2001 graduate of North Georgia College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He lives in Jamestown, RI with his wife and two children is currently a student at the Naval War College.
Lieutenant Commander Christina Laughlin last served as the Executive Officer of the Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego. While she was onboard she was also the Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Branch Head and Instructor and completed an IA as the Intelligence Development Team Lead for the Combined Training Advisory Group to the Afghan National Army Intel Training Center. She has been deployed to Fallujah, Iraq and Al Asad, Iraq as the SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE / SEAL TEAM FIVE Senior Intelligence Officer, COMUSNAVCENT / FIFTH FLEET Targeting Officer, United States Forces Korea Combined Intelligence Operations Center / All Source Analysis Division as Theater Ballistic Missiles, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Proliferation Chief. She is currently a student at the U.S. Naval War College.
Lieutenant Commander Gregory A. Walters is a Naval Surface Warfare Officer. His previous commands include USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) as the Combat Systems and Weapons Officer, Destroyer Squadron Two staff, Damage Control Division Officer onboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75), and as the Communications Officer onboard USS DEYO (DD-989). As a Naval Reservist he served as the Executive Officer for the Naval Operational Support Center Unit and the Officer in Charge for the 4TH MAR DIV Hospital Corpsman Unit. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a student at the U.S Naval War College.
Lieutenant Commander Ethan Rule is a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. His previous assignments include Commander Strike Force Training Atlantic, USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17), USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), Training Support Center Hampton Roads, USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), USS BATAAN (LHD 5), and USS ANCHORAGE (LSD 36). He received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and is currently stationed at the U.S. Naval War College as a student.
Commander Brook DeWalt is a Navy public affairs officer with more than 28 years of combined civilian and military experience in the profession of communication. Recent assignments have included serving as the personal PAO to the commander of International Security Assistance Force / U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, strategic communication director for the U.S. military in Pakistan, and director of public affairs for Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba. CDR DeWalt holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University, a master's degree in communication from San Diego State University, and is currently a senior student at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He has also earned the professional industry designation of "Accredited in Public Relations," or APR, as an international leader in the field of public relations.