Washington, February 11, 2014 -- The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014 Next Generation National Security Leaders. CNAS has selected 18 of the best and brightest emerging national security leaders to participate in the 2014 program. These 18 exceptional individuals have diverse backgrounds within the national security community, including Capitol Hill, U.S. government, U.S. military, media, think tanks and the private sector.
LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program, CNAS; Dr. Nora Bensahel, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program, CNAS; and Robert Rangel, Vice President, Programs and Policy, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin will lead the 2014 Next Generation class. Throughout the year, the class will engage with influential figures in the national security field through a series of candid discussions on several of the most significant issues facing the country today.
“This program directly contributes to the CNAS mission of fostering the next generation of national security leaders,” David Barno and Nora Bensahel said. “We are excited to work with these outstanding young professionals during the next year.” Robert Rangel added, "In this era of increasing policy complexity, it is gratifying to see the degree of interest and commitment to the development by such a qualified group of future leaders."
The complete list of 2014 Next Generation National Security Leaders is posted below. Their full biographies are also available on our website athttp://www.cnas.org/nextgeneration2014/participants.
Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee
Lieutenant Commander Taylor Dewey, USNR
Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, State Department
M.A. Candidate in Security Studies, Georgetown University
Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Assistant Director, Center for the National Interest
Forward Deployed Engineer/Business Development, Palantir Technologies
Captain Tyler Jost, USA
Research Analyst, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission
Captain Miriam Krieger, USAF
CSAF Ph.D. Fellow, Georgetown University
Dr. Melissa McAdam
Research Analyst, Center for Naval Analyses
Lieutenant Jeff McLean, USN
Naval Aviator/Test Pilot
Policy Planning Staff, State Department
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
Attorney-Advisor, State Department
Policy Advisor for the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, Treasury Department
Captain Lindsay Rodman, USMC
Deputy Legal Counsel, Joint Staff
National Security Correspondent, U.S. News and World Report
Captain Katelyn van Dam, USMC
Instructor, The Basic School