Board of Directors
General (USA, Retired) Richard A. Cody
Chairman of the Board
General USA, Ret. Richard A. Cody was born in Montpelier Vermont. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point on 6 June 1972 with a Bachelor of Science. Read more.
Brigadier General, USA (Ret) Tom Landwermeyer was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant in 1976 upon graduation from West Point, and became an Army Aviator in 1981. Read more.
GENERAL (USMC, RETIRED) John R. Allen
John R. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Prior to joining Brookings as senior fellow and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Allen served as special presidential envoy to the global coalition to counter ISIL, a position he held for 14 months. Read more.
Valerie Lynn Baldwin
Ms. Baldwin received her Associate’s degree from the Seward County Community College, Bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University, Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Read more.
Sergeant (USA, Retired)
Having previously served in Afghanistan, Army SGT Steven Curry was on his second combat tour in November of 2006 in Iraq, when the vehicle he was riding in with the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti), 25th Infantry Division was struck by four explosively formed penetrators (EFPs). Read more.
CSM (USA, Retired) Marvin L. Hill
Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill retired from the United States Army on January 31, 2013 after serving 35 years, culminating with a 19 month tour in Afghanistan as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan. Read more.
Gerald W. Howard
Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders has over 25 years of association experience and a lifetime in the housing industry. Jerry began his association career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a Legislative Analyst for tax issues. Read more.
Sergeant (USMC, Retired)
Sergeant USMC (Retired) Adam Kisielewski was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and trained as an Infantryman at Camp Pendleton, CA. and later entered the US Marine Corps’ Security Forces where he was hand selected to serve on the presidential security detail. Read more.
Timothy P. McHale
Major General USA (Retired) Timothy P. McHale was born and raised in Minnesota. In May 1977 he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, Minnesota as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Read more.
SMA (USA, Retired)
Kenneth O. Preston
Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Kenneth O. Preston served as the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army from January 15, 2004 to March 1, 2011. He retired as the longest serving Sergeant Major of the Army with more than seven years in the position. Read more.
General (USA, Retired)
Robert W. RisCassi
General USA (Retired) Robert W. RisCassi, was a past Corporate Senior Vice President and currently serves as a Consultant for L-3 Communications Corporation. Read more.
W. Kent Taylor
Kent Taylor is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Texas Roadhouse restaurants. Mr. Taylor, who has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, opened the first Texas Roadhouse in Clarksville, Indiana, in 1993. Read more.
Colonel (USA, Retired) Michelle F. (Shelley) Yarborough
Colonel USA (Retired) Shelley Yarborough currently serves as the Director of Army Aviation Programs at Cypress International in Alexandria, Virginia, having joined the company after 30 years of service in the US Army. Read more.
John Gonsalves – FOUNDER
We want to express sincere thanks to former President (2011) and founder John Gonsalves for taking action and leading the way.