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Advisory Board

The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies (ILSS) advisory board is composed of accomplished experts in leadership and strategic issues who also have a deep understanding of the value of the Corps of Cadets and its contribution to society. The purpose of the board is to provide ILSS leadership with the knowledge, understanding and strategic thinking that will enable us to more effectively accomplish our mission: 

"To develop educational programs and synchronize the cadet military program entities to prepare cadets for ethical, adaptive, and innovative leadership as officers in the Total Army, and as leaders in other public or private enterprises and civic organizations for the good of American society."

Board Members

Chairman: Lieutenant General James L. Terry, U.S. Army (Retired)

General Terry is a native of Chatsworth, Georgia, and graduated from UNG in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management and marketing, and, through UNG's Corps of Cadets, commissioned into the infantry. While in the Army, he commanded at multiple levels across the Army including commanding general of the United States Army Central, and commander of the V Corps prior to its inactivation in 2013. His last position in the Army prior to retirement was commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, and deputy commander of the United States Forces Afghanistan.

Dr. Jim Crupi

Dr Crupi is the president and founder of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Inc., and is a recognized authority in international business, future trends, and leadership development. Jim works with executives on the development of strategy and training of the management team. Jim has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, and quoted in many publications throughout the world.

He received his B.S. degree from North Georgia College, M.S. from the University of Southern California, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has completed advanced work at the London Business School, Oxford University, and the International Management Institute in Geneva.

Jim has served as a consultant to the Office of the President of the United States under President Gerald Ford and does work for many Fortune 1000 corporations, including Coca Cola, Xerox, Turner Broadcasting Corporation, AT&T, Landauer, EDS, Bell South, Southwestern Bell, Intel, The Image Bank, Phelps Dodge, Motorola, and IBM among others. He served in the U.S. Army as a company commander and instructor at the elite Army Ranger School.

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ken Keen

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ken Keen is the Associate Dean for Leadership Development for Emory University's Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he manages a school-wide leadership program and is a member of the program's leadership team.

Prior to joining Emory on 1 August 2013, Lieutenant General (Retired) Keen served 38 years in the Army with over 11 years working and living abroad in numerous Latin America countries, Germany, Egypt, Haiti, and Pakistan. Ken has extensive leadership experience of conventional and special operations units as well as the interagency environment. Ken commanded in Special Forces, the 82nd Airborne Division, the Rangers including the 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Task Force – Haiti, following the Jan 2010 earthquake, as well as serving on 3 U.S. Embassy Country Teams leading all military forces in Colombia, Haiti, and Pakistan during crisis periods.

General Keen has a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, serves as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University and a Highly Qualified Expert - Senior Mentor for the Joint Staff and is a Board Member for Haitian Relief Organization.

Colonel (Retired) John L. Smith (Smitty)

Col. John L. SmithColonel (Retired) John L. Smith (Smitty) was commissioned from UNG Corps of Cadets in 1982 and served as a Soldier for over 30 years.

Colonel Smith serves as the Senior Program Director for Vectrus responsible for service delivery to military units on FT Bragg. Prior to this role, he led all contracted base operations at Camp Buehring, Kuwait and contracted base support at Camp Al Sayliyah, Qatar. He also provides leadership consulting to educational leaders of urban schools in the Atlanta, Ga area.

He previously served as Chief of Staff for Division West, First Army Command. He also served as a Brigade Commander in First Army, Battalion Commander, 10th Mountain Division, and Battalion Commander, First Army.  Colonel Smith’s other assignments include 25th Infantry Division, Third US Army, Multinational Force and Observers, XVIII Airborne Corps, and Joint Staff, US Forces Korea.

Colonel Smith has a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Florida A&M University and a master’s in International Strategic Studies from the Air War College.

Patricia I. Moynihan

patricia-moynihan.jpgPatricia Moynihan is an experienced leader and operations officer with 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of Operations (DO), including 11 years as a member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence (Executive) Service (SIS), the senior leadership body that directs CIA activities around the globe. She retired as an SIS-4.

Ms. Moynihan served in numerous foreign and domestic CIA leadership positions, headed large, globally dispersed teams and managed significant projects and budgets directly impacting U.S. national security. She led complex human and technical operations in ambiguous, dangerous, and fast-paced situations in collaboration with senior U.S. intelligence, law enforcement, policymakers, and military leaders, as well as with foreign partners in Eurasia, Russia, Europe, and South Asia. 

She has significant experience working with foreign and domestic partners to solve national security challenges. She developed deep substantive expertise on geopolitical and transnational issues related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia, and counter-intelligence developed during successive overseas tours working and living overseas, while representing the U.S. in multiple embassies. Ms. Moynihan is well-versed in international relations, training, program management, human resources, recruiting talent, terrorist tracking and watch-listing, counterintelligence (CI) insider threats, counter-terrorism, risk management, and problem-solving.

Lieutenant General (Retired) William B. Garrett III

Lieutenant General (Retired) William B. Garrett III was commissioned from UNG in 1981 and served as a Soldier for over 35 years.

General Garrett has extensive international experience and a deep understanding of national security issues, international relations and the challenges facing the global community. He most recently served as Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command where he provided strategic leadership to enable globally integrated operations and address complex security challenges across 51 nations in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.

He previously served as Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chief of Staff for U.S. Forces-Iraq. He also served as Commanding General of U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, establishing and leading the Army's sole organization dedicated to advancing U.S. security interests across 56 nations in Africa.

Prior assignments include key leadership positions in the 6th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 25th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Special Operations Command, the Army Staff, and the Joint Staff.

General Garrett holds a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from National Defense University, a master's degree in business management from Webster University, a master's degree in military art and science from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a bachelor's degree in history from UNG.

Rear Admiral, USN (Retired) Paul Becker

Rear Admiral Paul BeckerPaul Becker is a senior executive with a unique combination of business, military, cyber, education and leadership experience. As the CEO of “The Becker T3 Group.” he leverages an outstanding network of U.S. and international security leaders to provide clients with an understanding of National Security trends and activities. He’s taught seven semesters of Intelligence and Leadership courses as a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. Paul served around the world, afloat and ashore, in peace crisis and combat, with the majority of his assignments in the Pacific, Middle East and Washington, DC. He maintains a TS/SCI security clearance. From 2016-17, Paul led the Presidential Transition’s Intelligence Community Landing Team which provided policy input and strategic guidance to a new administration.

Specific military service includes; Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was the principal intelligence and cyber security advisor to the Chairman who provided direct advice to the President, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, the Commanding Officer of the Department of Defense’s largest Joint Intelligence Operations Center at U.S. Central Command in Tampa and an Assistant Naval Attaché to France.

He’s successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets, led large, high performance teams through critical startups, organizational restructuring and growth. Paul is Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), and serves on several Corporate Boards and Boards of Advisors, including “The Intelligence Community Inc.,” the “Cyber Security Forum Initiative” and “Military Cyber Professionals Association.” He is a member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. Paul holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. A dynamic public speaker and author, his articles and presentations have been widely published.

Rear Admiral Becker is the recipient of the National Intelligence Community and Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medals and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing the “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” leadership award in his honor. He and his wife reside in Annapolis, MD.

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