24 de septiembre de 2020

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Queridos Compatriotas,

​Somos ex servidores públicos que dedicamos nuestras carreras, y en muchos casos arriesgamos nuestras vidas, por los Estados Unidos. Somos generales, almirantes, suboficiales superiores, embajadores, y líderes civiles en seguridad nacional. Somos republicanos, demócratas e independientes. Amamos a nuestro país. Lamentablemente, también tememos por nuestra nación y su futuro. La pandemia de COVID-19 ha demostrado que Estados Unidos necesita un liderazgo responsable, sabio, y con principios. Estados Unidos necesita un presidente que entienda, como dijo el presidente Harry S. Truman, “the buck stops here,” — la responsabilidad descansa en mi.

​Los suscritos respaldamos a Joe Biden para que sea el próximo presidente de los Estados Unidos. Él es el líder que necesita nuestra nación.

​Creemos que Joe Biden es, principalmente, un buen hombre con un fuerte sentido del bien y del mal. Él es guía por los principios que durante mucho tiempo han hecho grande a los Estados Unidos: la democracia es un derecho ganado con esfuerzo que debemos defender y apoyar en nuestro país y en el estranjerol. El poder y la influencia de los Estados Unidos provienen tanto de su autoridad moral como de su poder económico y militar; La prensa libre de Estados Unidos es invaluable, no la enemiga del pueblo; Aquellos que han sacrificado o dado sus vidas al servicio de nuestra nación merecen nuestro respeto y gratitud eternos; Y los estadounidenses se benefician más cuando Estados Unidos se relaciona con el mundo. Joe Biden siempre antepondrá las necesidades de nuestro país a las de él mismo.

​Aquellos que han servido saben que la empatía es una cualidad vital para el liderazgo — no puede hacer lo mejor por aquellos a quienes dirige si no conoce sus desafíos. Joe Biden manifiesta empatía innata de sus humildes raíces, sus tragedias familiares y pérdidas personales. Cuando los estadounidenses luchan, él comprende su dolor y se encarga de ayudarlos.

​Creemos que el próximo presidente debe ser honesto y consideramos que la honestidad y la integridad de Joe Biden son indiscutibles. Él cree que la palabra de una nación es su vínculo. Él cree que debemos apoyar a los aliados que nos han apoyado. Recuerda como nuestros aliados en la OTAN se apresuraron a ponerse de nuestro lado después del 11 de septiembre; Cómo los Kurdos lucharon a nuestro lado para derrotar al Estado Islámico; Y cómo Japón y Corea del Sur nos han acompañado en contrarrestar provocaciones de Corea del Norte y China. Joe Biden nunca traicionaría a nuestros aliados para aplacar a los déspotas o porque un líder aliado no le agrade.

​Si bien algunos de nosotros diferimos en opinión sobre asuntos de políticas particulares, confiamos en que las posiciones de Joe Biden se basan en un juicio sólido, una comprensión profunda y valores fundamentales.

​Sabemos que Joe Biden tiene la experiencia y la sabiduría necesarias para guiar a nuestro país durante momentos dolorosos. Él ha lidiado con desafíos políticos durante décadas, aprendiendo lo que sirve y lo que no en un mundo peligroso. Se mantiene informado, pero también sabe que escuchar opiniones diversas y disidentes es esencial, particularmente cuando se toman decisiones difíciles con respecto a nuestra seguridad nacional. Muchos de nosotros hemos informado a Joe Biden sobre asuntos de seguridad nacional, y sabemos que él exige una comprensión profunda de cualquier tema antes de tomar una decisión — como debería hacerlo cualquier presidente estadounidense.

​Y por último, Joe Biden cree en la responsabilidad personal. A lo largo de su carrera, él ha aprendido duras lecciones y ha crecido como líder que puede unir y sanar a nuestro país. Es impensable que alguna vez pronunciara la frase, “No asumo la responsabilidad en absoluto.”

​El próximo presidente heredará una nación — y un mundo — en crisis. El actual presidente ha demostrado que no es capaz de asumir las responsabilidades de su oficio; él no puede estar a la altura de los desafíos que enfrenta nuestro país. Gracias a su actitud desdeñosa y sus fracasos, nuestros aliados ya no confían en nosotros ni nos respetan, y nuestros enemigos ya no nos temen. El cambio climático continúa, incesante, al igual que el programa nuclear de Corea del Norte. El presidente ha cedido su influencia a un adversario ruso, que otorga recompensas por la cabeza del personal militar estadounidense, y su guerra comercial contra China solo ha dañado a los agricultores y fabricantes estadounidenses. El próximo presidente tendrá que abordar esos desafíos mientras lucha con una economía en una profunda recesión y una pandemia en la que más de 200.000 de nuestros conciudadanos han fallecido. El poblado estadounidense, con el 4% de la población mundial, sufre el 25% de los casos mundiales de COVID-19. Solo Franklin D. Roosevelt y Abraham Lincoln asumieron el cargo enfrentando crisis similares en magnitud al que enfrentaría el próximo presidente.

​Joe Biden tiene el carácter, los principios, la sabiduría y el liderazgo necesarios para abordar un mundo en llamas. Es por eso que apoyamos firmemente a Joe Biden para que se convierta en el próximo presidente de los Estados Unidos y por eso instamos a nuestros conciudadanos a hacer lo mismo.

​Sinceramente,
Executive Director of National Security Leaders for Biden:​
Rear Admiral Michael E. Smith, USN (Ret)

Información del contactMedia: Contact Cole Stevens at nsl4biden@gmail.com
Twitter: @NSLforBiden
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Leadership of National Security Leaders for Biden:​
Admiral Steve Abbot, USN (Ret)
Major General Donna Feigley Barbisch, USA (Ret)
Steven Brock, former Director, National Security Council
Major General Peter S. Cooke, USA (Ret)
Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy
Carlos Del Toro, former Senior Military Assistant, Department of Defense
Brigadier General John W. Douglass, USAF (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense
Lieutenant General Walt Gaskin, USMC (Ret)
Fleet Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp, Sr., USN (Ret)
Major General Randy Manner, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Carlos E. Martinez, USAF (Ret)
Brigadier General Mark A. Montjar, USA (Ret)
Sean O’Keefe, former Secretary of the Navy
Rear Admiral David R. Oliver, Jr., USN (Ret)
Ambassador Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor
Alex Wagner, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Army
Lieutenant General Willie Williams, USMC (Ret)
Brigadier General Dan Woodward, USAF (Ret)
Major General Margaret H. Woodward, USAF (Ret)

Senior Military Spouse Advisors:
Marjorie Abbot
Sheila L. Casey
Gert Clark
Mary Jo Myers
Ms. Suzie Schwartz

Members of National Security Leaders for Biden:
Ambassador Gina K. Abercrombie-Winstanley (Ret)
Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr.
Gordon M. Adams, Ph.D., former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender, USA (Ret)
Major General James A. Adkins, USA (Ret)
Major General Jerald N. Albrecht, USA (Ret)
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
Clifford L. Alexander, former Secretary of the Army
Eric R. Allison, former Deputy Assistant Director of the CIA
Michael Amato, former Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee
Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson, USA (Ret)
Wendy R. Anderson, former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense
Command Sergeant Major Victor S. Angry, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte (Ret), former Acting Assistant Secretary of State
Brigadier General Ricardo Aponte, USAF (Ret)
Richard L. Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State
Major General Wallace Arnold, USA (Ret)
Vice Admiral Donald Arthur, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral Tom Atkin, USCG (Ret)
Sergeant Major Sean A. Baker, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Leslie A. Bassett (Ret)
Ambassador Michael A. Battle, Sr.
R. Rand Beers, former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Ambassador Colleen Bell
Virginia L. Bennett, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Hans Binnendijk, Ph.D., former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill (Ret), former Deputy National Security Advisor
Ambassador Robert Blake (Ret)
Charles A. Blanchard, former General Counsel of the Air Force
Ambassador James Blanchard (Ret), former Governor of Michigan
Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck, USA (Ret)
Ambassador John Blaney
Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of State
Major General Charles “Charlie” F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret), former Administrator of NASA
Major General Edward L. Bolton, Jr., USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Amy L. Bondurant
Jason Bordoff, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
General Chuck Boyd, USAF (Ret)
Lieutenant General John A. Bradley, USAF (Ret)
Brigadier General David M. Brahms, USMC (Ret)
Lieutenant General Marvin D. Brailsford, USA (Ret)
Patty Brandmaier, former Senior Executive Officer, CIA
Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal (Ret)
Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster, Jr.
Major General John W. Brooks, USAF (Ret)
Command Sergeant Major Dwight J. Brown, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Sue K. Brown
Mark Brunner, former Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
Ambassador George Bruno (Ret)
Joseph M. Bryan, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Theresa T. Buchanan, former Member, Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
Kara L. Bue, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Ambassador Nicholas Burns (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
Ambassador William J. Burns (Ret), former Deputy Secretary of State
Sergeant Major William Burton, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell (Ret)
Rear Admiral John Butler, USN (Ret)
Louis E. Caldera, former Secretary of the Army
Dan Caldwell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Pepperdine University
Gabe Camarillo, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Lieutenant General Donald M. Campbell, Jr., USA (Ret)
John R. Campbell, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Brigadier General Kristine K. Campbell, Ph.D., USA (Ret)
Kurt M. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State
Mario Caraballo, former Deputy Associate Administrator, EPA
Sergeant Major Rosemarie Caraballo, USA (Ret)
Vice Admiral James C. Card, USCG (Ret)
Robert Cardillo, former Director of the NGA
Patrick Carrick, Ph.D., former Agency Director, Department of Homeland Security
Ashton B. Carter, former Secretary of Defense
Steven A. Cash, former CIA Officer and Senate Staff
Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador Judith B. Cefkin
Rear Admiral Bill Center, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Peter R. Chaveas (Ret)
Antonia Chayes, former Under Secretary of the Air Force
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret)
General Peter W. Chiarelli, USA (Ret)
Admiral Hank Chiles, USN (Ret), former Commander U.S. Strategic Command
Lieutenant General James Clapper, USAF (Ret), former Director of National Intelligence
General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret), former Commander U.S. European Command
Brigadier General Julia Jeter Cleckley, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral William W. Cobb, Jr., USN (Ret)
David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the CIA
William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense
Harry Coker, Jr., former Executive Director of the NSA
Rear Admiral Christopher W. Cole, USN (Ret)
Lieutenant General Ronald S. Coleman, USMC (Ret)
Joseph J. Collins, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Erin C. Conaton, former Under Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Elinor G. Constable (Ret)
Major General J. Gary Cooper, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador Cindy L. Courville, Ph.D. (Ret)
Daniel T. Crocker, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce
Ambassador James B. Cunningham (Ret)
Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Marilee Cunningham, USN (Ret)
William B. Daitch, former Assistant Director, Department of Homeland Security
John H. Dalton, former Secretary of the Navy
Major General Stephen L. Danner, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral John P. Davis, USN (Ret)
Robert V. Davis, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Ruth A. Davis (Ret)
Lieutenant General Michael Davison, Jr., USA (Ret)
Daniel Dawson, former Senior Executive, Defense Intelligence Agency
Rear Admiral Scott D. Deitchman, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (Ret)
Ambassador Greg Delawie (Ret)
Rudy DeLeon, former Deputy Secretary of Defense
Joan Dempsey, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Major General Susan Y. Desjardins, USAF (Ret)
Major General Richard T. Devereaux, USAF (Ret)
Rear Admiral Kelvin N. Dixon, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Kathleen Doherty (Ret)
Michael B. Donley, former Secretary of the Air Force
Brigadier General Barbara Doornink, USA (Ret)
Greg Douquet, National Security Leader
Martha E. Duncan, former Chief DIA Defense Human Intelligence Enterprise
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (Ret)
Ambassador William C. Eacho
Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
Ambassador William A. Eaton (Ret)
R.P. Eddy, former Director, National Security Council
Eric Edelman, former Under Secretary of Defense
Major General Mari K. Eder, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Susan M. Elliott (Ret)
Ambassador John B. Emerson (Ret)
Major General William L. Enyart, USA (Ret), former U.S. Congressman (IL-12)
Sergeant Major John L. Estrada, USMC (Ret)
Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, USN (Ret)
Elisa Ewers, former Director, National Security Council
Major General John Ewers, USMC (Ret)
Vice Admiral Ron Eytchison, USN (Ret)
Roland Fabia, former Chief of Corporate Engagement, Defense Intelligence Agency
Richard A. Falkenrath, former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
Brigadier General Robert J. Felderman, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Judith R. Fergin (Ret)
Sergeant Major Ronald E. Fetherson, USMC (Ret)
Brigadier General Evelyn “Pat” Foote, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Robert S. Ford (Ret)
Brigadier General Martin E.B. France, USAF (Ret)
Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken, USN (Ret)
Command Chief Master Sergeant Shelina E. Frey, USAF (Ret)
Rear Admiral Michael S. Frick, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral Robert Ellis Frick, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton
Ambassador Julie Furuta-Toy
Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel
Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith
Rear Admiral James M. Galloway, MD, USPHS (Ret)
Juan M Garcia, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Jonathan George, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin
Daniel B. Ginsberg, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Brigadier General Robert A. Glacel, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Fred Stephen Glass, USN (Ret)
Sherri W. Goodman, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Rose Gottemoeller, former Under Secretary of State
W. Scott Gould, former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Vice Admiral Kevin Patrick Green, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Lino Gutiérrez (Ret)
Ambassador Howard Gutman
Ambassador Nina Hachigian
Major General Richard S. Haddad, USAF (Ret)
Rear Admiral Marlene E. Haffner, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense
Avril Haines, former Deputy Director of the CIA
Robert Hale, former Under Secretary of Defense
Major General Irv Halter, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Pamela K. Hamamoto
Rear Admiral Janice M. Hamby, USN (Ret)
Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney
Mary B. Hannagan, former Director of Staffing, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Ken Harbaugh, National Security Leader
Major General Robert A. Harding, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Anthony Harrington
Major General Jerry C. Harrison, USA (Ret)
United States Senator Gary Hart (Ret)
Tom N. Harvey, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret), former Director of the CIA
Major General Ralph L. Haynes, MD, MBA, USA (Ret)
General Richard D. Hearney, USMC (Ret)
Rear Admiral Clare Helminiak, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Bruce Alan Heyman
Ambassador Douglas T. Hickey
John R. Hoag, former Principal Director for Policy, U.S. Mission to NATO
Laura S. H. Holgate, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
Lieutenant General Reynold N. Hoover, USA (Ret)
Vice Admiral P. Gardner Howe, III, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Vicki J. Huddleston (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Ambassador David Huebner
James G. Huse, Jr., former Inspector General of the SSA
Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, JAGC USN (Ret)
Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy
Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of State
Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of the NSA
Admiral Bobby Inman, USN (Ret), former Deputy Director of the CIA
Brigadier General David R. Irvine, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson (Ret)
Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson (Ret)
Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force
Lieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, USAF (Ret)
Major General Randy Jayne, USAF (Ret)
Ray Jefferson, former Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor
Brigadier General John Johns, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Axel Alfred Johnson III, USA (Ret)
Ambassador David T. Johnson (Ret)
Command Chief Master Sergeant Jack Johnson, Jr., USAF (Ret)
Major General James Johnson, USAF (Ret)
Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Beth Jones (Ret)
Brigadier General C. Jerome Jones, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Deborah K. Jones
Major General Michael Jones, USA (Ret)
Command Sergeant Major Michele S. Jones, USA (Ret)
Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas, USAF (Ret)
Colin H. Kahl, Ph.D., former National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Rear Admiral Douglas B. Kamerow, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense
Rear Admiral Gene Kendall, USN (Ret)
Brigadier General Jeffrey B. Kendall, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Ambassador Kristie Kenney (Ret)
John Kerry, former Secretary of State
Lieutenant General Frank Klotz, USAF (Ret), former Under Secretary of Energy
Susan J. Koch, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Jimmy Kolker (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services
Ambassador Karen Kornbluh
Ken Krieg, former Under Secretary of Defense
William Krist, former Assistant Trade Representative
Major General Dennis J. Laich, USA (Ret)
Anthony Lake, former National Security Advisor
Brett B. Lambert, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Thomas R. Lamont, former Assistant Secretary of the Army
David Lapan, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Rear Admiral William D. Lassek, MD, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Joyce E. Leader (Ret)
Master Chief Petty Officer Bobby R. Lee, Jr., USN (Ret)
Vice Admiral Mike LeFever, USN (Ret)
Bruce S. Lemkin, former Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force
Major General Alfonso E. Lenhardt, USA (Ret)
Peter D. Lennon, former Special Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Bel Leong-Hong, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Major General Steven J. Lepper, USAF (Ret)
Brigadier General Phil Leventis, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine (Ret)
Reta Jo Lewis, former Special Rep for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of State
Ambassador Dawn Liberi (Ret)
Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC (Ret), former Under Secretary of Homeland Security
Rear Admiral David M. Lichtman, MD, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral Samuel Lin, MD, Ph.D., MBA, MPA, MS, USPHS (Ret)
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, USN (Ret), former Commander U.S. Pacific Command
Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Carmen Lomellin
Letitia A. “Tish” Long, former Director of the NGA
Major General Don Loranger, USAF (Ret)
Admiral James Loy, USCG (Ret), former Commandant of the Coast Guard
Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey, USA (Ret)
Michael D. Lumpkin, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Douglas Lute (Ret)
Ray Mabus, former Secretary of the Navy
Rear Admiral Archer M. Macy, USN (Ret)
General David M. Maddox, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Deborah R. Malac (Ret)
Ambassador Robert A. Mandell
Robert Terry Marlow, former Principal Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force
Ambassador Niels Marquardt (Ret)
Brigadier General Gregory Mason, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Dennise Mathieu (Ret)
Rear Admiral Michael G. Mathis, USN (Ret)
Alejandro Mayorkas, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Barbara Estock Mays, former Special Assistant, Defense Intelligence Agency
Ambassador Marshall F. McCallie (Ret)
Sergeant Major Patricia Mack McCollough, USMC (Ret)
Ryan McDermott, former Principal Director, Department of Defense
Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff
Ambassador Nancy McEldowney (Ret)
Ann McFadden, former Senior Executive, U.S. Army
Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland (Ret)
Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, USN (Ret)
Brigadier General David L. McGinnis, USA (Ret), former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
Donald F. McHenry, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Ambassador Elizabeth McKune (Ret)
John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of the CIA
General Merrill A. McPeak, USAF (Ret), former Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Major General Dee Ann McWilliams, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Joseph V. Medina, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. (Ret)
James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense
Jami Miscik, former Deputy Director of the CIA
Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Richard Morningstar
Vice Admiral Charles L. Munns, USN (Ret)
Patrick Murphy, former Acting Secretary of the Army
Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, USN (Ret), former Director of the NGA
Major General J. Michael Myatt, USMC (Ret)
Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security
Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret)
Ambassador David D. Nelson (Ret)
Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA
General Lloyd Fig Newton, USAF (Ret)
Thomas R. Nides, former Deputy Secretary of State
Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines (Ret)
John M. Nolan, former Deputy Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service
Rear Admiral Audrey Hart Nora, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Victoria Nuland (Ret)
Joseph Nye, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Brigadier General Mark O’Neill, USA (Ret)
Matt Olsen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Major General Eric T. Olson, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Louis F. O’Neill (Ret)
Thomas P. Oppel, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy
Lieutenant General Charley Otstott, USA (Ret)
Tracy Pakulniewicz, former Director of Policy Integration, Department of Defense
Brigadier General Pete J. Palmer, USA (Ret)
Leon E. Panetta, former Secretary of Defense
BJ Penn, former Acting Secretary of the Navy
William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense
Vice Admiral D. Brian Peterman, USCG (Ret)
F. Whitten Peters, former Secretary of the Air Force
Major General Marne’ Peterson, Ph.D., USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit (Ret)
Major General John Phillips, USAF (Ret)
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
Ambassador Joan M. Plaisted (Ret)
Rear Admiral Julia R. Plotnick, RN, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
Major General Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Fernandez “Frank” Ponds, USN (Ret)
Edward A. Powell, former Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Ambassador Nancy J. Powell (Ret)
Sen. Larry Pressler, former United States Senator (R-SD)
Rear Admiral William L. Putnam, USN (Ret)
Major General Marilyn Quagliotti, USA (Ret)
Major General Mark R. Quantock, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Kevin M. Quinn, USN (Ret)
Mary E. Quinn, former Senior Executive, Department of Defense
Ambassador Maureen Quinn (Ret)
Major General William M. Rajczak, USAF (Ret)
Adrienne Ramsay, former Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee
Ambassador Robin L. Raphel
Ambassador Charles A. Ray (Ret)
Joe Reeder, former Under Secretary of the Army
Major General Raymond “Fred” Rees, USA (Ret)
Sergeant Major Fenton Reese, USMC (Ret)
Rear Admiral Mark Rich, USN (Ret)
Governor Bill Richardson, former Secretary of Energy
Sandra V. Richardson, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Lieutenant General Charles H. Roadman II, MD, USAF (Ret)
Vice Admiral Clyde Robbins, USCG (Ret)
Rear Admiral Harold L. Robinson, USN (Ret)
Brigadier General Ronald F. Rokosz, USA (Ret)
Frank A. Rose, former Assistant Secretary of State
Major General Patricia Rose, USAF (Ret)
Tommy Ross, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Leslie V. Rowe (Ret)
Vice Admiral Roger T. Rufe, USCG (Ret)
Rear Admiral Paul J. Ryan, USN (Ret)
Dr. Robert A. Sanders, LP.D, Chair, National Security, University of New Haven
Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer (Ret)
James A. Schear, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Brigadier General Donald F. Schenk, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General John M. Schuster, USA (Ret)
Major General Errol R. Schwartz, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Tod Sedgwick
General Paul J. Selva, USAF (Ret), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Robert W. Sennewald, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Joe Sestak, USN (Ret), former U.S. Congressman (PA-7)
Sharon B. Seymour, former Senior Executive, U.S. Air Force
Khushali Shah, former Managing Director, State Department Office of Foreign Assistance
Rear Admiral Jim Shannon, USN (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro
Ambassador Mattie R. Sharpless (Ret)
Senior Master Sergeant Donald B. Shaw II, USAF (Ret)
Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Robert A. Sherman
Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former Deputy Secretary of Energy
Russell D. Shilling, Ph.D., former Executive Director, Department of Education
Rear Admiral David Simpson, USN (Ret)
Walter B. Slocombe, former Under Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Dana Shell Smith (Ret)
Rear Admiral Gregory J. Smith, USN (Ret)
Jeffrey H. Smith, former General Counsel of the CIA
Brigadier General Paul Gregory Smith, USA (Ret)
Rear Admiral Steven Grayson Smith, USN (Ret)
Ambassador Nancy E. Soderberg, former Deputy National Security Advisor
Ambassador Alan Solomont
Robert M. Speer, former Acting Secretary of the Army
Rear Admiral Todd Jay Squire, USN (Ret)
Major General Clifford L. Stanley, USMC (Ret), former Under Secretary of Defense
Donald C. Stanton, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Karen Clark Stanton (Ret)
James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State
Major General Howard D. Stendahl, USAF (Ret)
Brigadier General Robert L. Stephens, USA (Ret)
Mary M. Stickney, former Senior Advisor, Federal Judiciary
Sergeant Major Peni M. Sua, USA (Ret)
Kathryn Sullivan, former Administrator of NOAA
Maura C. Sullivan, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Gordon Sumner, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Mona Sutphen, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Brigadier General Loree Sutton, USA (Ret)
Major General Tony M. Taguba, USA (Ret)
Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor, USAF (Ret)
John K. Tien, former Senior Director, National Security Council
Rear Admiral Paul E. Tobin, USN (Ret)
Gregory F. Treverton, former Chair of the National Intelligence Council
Lieutenant General William J. Troy, USA (Ret)
Major General F. Andrew Turley, USAF (Ret)
Brigadier General William W. Uhle, Jr., USAF (Ret)
Admiral Henry G. “Harry” Ulrich, III, USN (Ret)
Brigadier General Robin B. Umberg, USA (Ret)
Thomas Umberg, former Deputy Director, White House Office of Nat’l Drug Control Policy
Brigadier General Scott P. Van Cleef, USAF (Ret)
Rear Admiral William Craig Vanderwagen, USPHS (Ret)
Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Lieutenant General Dale A. Vesser, USA (Ret)
Mike Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense
Governor Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of Agriculture
Ambassador Jenonne Walker (Ret)
Ambassador Marc Wall (Ret)
Brigadier General George H. Walls, Jr., USMC (Ret)
Ambassador James D. Walsh
Brigadier General John Watkins, USA (Ret)
Jack H. Watson, Jr., former White House Chief of Staff
Brigadier General Marianne Watson, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne (Ret)
Andy Weber, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
William Webster, former Director of the CIA
William F. Wechsler, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Todd A. Weiler, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein, USAF (Ret)
General Joe Went, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador Joseph Westphal, former Under Secretary of the Army
Rear Admiral Hugh Denworth Wetherald, USN (Ret)
Major General Deborah C. Wheeling, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Barry B. White
Rear Admiral Robert A. Whitney, Jr., DVM, MS, USPHS (Ret)
Sheila Widnall, former Secretary of the Air Force
Sergeant Major Alexander Williams, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador Bisa Williams (Ret)
Chief Master Sergeant Calvin D. Williams, Sr., USAF (Ret)
Kayla M. Williams, former Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
General Michael Williams, USMC (Ret)
Major General Margaret C. Wilmoth, Ph.D., MSS, RN, FAAN, USA (Ret)
Douglas B. Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Rear Admiral Jesse A. Wilson, Jr., USN (Ret)
General Johnnie E. Wilson, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Duane E. Woerth
Sergeant Major Bobby B. Woods, USMC (Ret)
Bill Woodward, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Matice Wright-Springer, former Principal Director, Department of Defense
Brigadier General Stephen N. Xenakis, MD, USA (Ret)
Ambassador Johnny Young (Ret)
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch (Ret)
Dov S. Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense
Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, former Senior Executive to the Secretary of the Air Force
Peter D. Zimmerman, Ph.D., former Chief Scientist, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret), former Commander U.S. Central Command
Robert B. Zoellick, former U.S. Trade Representative
Admiral Paul Zukunft, USCG (Ret), former Commandant of the Coast Guard
Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack, USA (Ret)

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