Staff & Fellows Staff & Fellows Jim Hanson President Jim served in US Army Special Forces and conducted Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Diplomatic, Intelligence and Humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, C-Span, and numerous national radio shows. David Reaboi Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations David has spent the last decade as a consultant in national security and political warfare. He works at the intersection of communications and policy, specializing in Sunni Islamist movements. He received a BA from George Washington University in International Affairs, with a concentration in the history of the Cold War. He is a Claremont Fellow, and his work appears at The Federalist, Claremont Review of Books and PJMedia. Dr. Brad Patty Senior Vice President, Research & Analysis Brad advised US Army units in Iraq on information operations as part of more than a decade’s involvements in America’s wars. His work has received formal commendations from the 30th Heavy Brigade, the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. Dr. Patty holds his PhD in philosophy from the University of Georgia. Matthew RJ Brodsky Senior Fellow Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group. Previously, he served as the Director of Policy for the Washington, DC-based think tank, the Jewish Policy Center and as the Editor of its journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. Prior to that he was a Legacy Heritage Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. Brodsky is a frequent contributor to the National Review, Weekly Standard, Jerusalem Post, National Interest, the Federalist, and the Hill, and is frequently interviewed as a Middle East subject expert in newspapers internationally, on television news outlets, and nationally syndicated radio shows. A specialist in Middle East affairs, Arab politics, and political Islam, he graduated with magna cum laude honors with a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from Tel Aviv University. His website is www.MatthewRJBrodsky.com C. Kennedy Senior Fellow C. Kennedy is a Senior Fellow for Security Studies Group. Professionally, he is a U.S.-based logistics and supply chain expert with more than fifteen years’ experience in international transportation, procurement, and analysis. With expertise in food, water, energy, medical, humanitarian, and materiel supply chains, he operates at the nexus of public policy and human requirement. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and his work on building agile supply chains through use of the Mission Command framework was published in 2019.