Commissioners

Howard T. Prince II, Ph.D.
Loyd Hackler Chair in Ethical Leadership, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
US Army Brigadier General (Ret.)
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Dr. Prince is a Clinical Professor and holds the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at the University of Texas at Austin.  He joined the LBJ School in September 1999 and was the founding Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award as the outstanding teacher in the LBJ School for AY 2001-2002 by nomination of the student body.  In 2008 he was chosen by The Eyes of Texas, a student organization, for The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to student life.

Dr. Prince is a 1962 honor graduate of West Point and also holds the Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University.  During 1965-67 he studied economics, history, law, political science and sociology at the University of Bonn in Germany as an Olmsted Scholar, and earned the Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. A clinical psychologist, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He is also a graduate of the U. S. Army War College.  In 2006 he was selected for the highest honor given by West Point to its alumni, the Distinguished Graduate Award.  

Dr. Prince is an accomplished educator and leader who has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout a lifetime of public service.  He has been active in promoting leadership education and leader development on the national and international levels for many years as a consultant and speaker.  In 1996 the Association of Leadership Educators honored him with its Distinguished Leadership Service Award.  In 2009 Division 19 of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Military Psychology, presented him with the John R. Flanagan Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Previously he served as founding dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, where he was responsible for the development of the first undergraduate leadership degree program in the world from October 1990 until June 1996.  He then held the George and Virginia Modlin Endowed Chair as Professor of Leadership Studies until July 1997.  Before going to Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Prince was Professor and Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York from July 1978 through September 1990 where he developed both graduate and undergraduate leadership programs and was instrumental in reshaping leader development throughout the U. S. Army. 

After serving for over twenty-eight years in the United States Army, upon his retirement in 1990 he was advanced on the retired list to the rank of Brigadier General and presented with the Army’s highest award for service, the Distinguished Service Medal.  While on active duty he held a variety of troop command and staff positions in the 82nd Airborne and 1st Cavalry divisions before joining the permanent faculty at West Point.  His other military awards and decorations include two awards of the Purple Heart for combat wounds, two Bronze Star Medals for valor, the Bronze Star Medal for Service, the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor, the Silver Star for valor, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.  He was also an Army Ranger and a senior parachutist

Colonel Craig S. Kozeniesky
Deputy Commander, MORSOC USMC (RET.)
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Craig is a native of Albuquerque, NM and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-2016, retiring as a Colonel and as Deputy Commander of MARSOC. Throughout his career, he served in the USMC infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations assignments. He served as a foreign exchange officer with the British Royal Marine Commandos at 45 Commando Group in Arbroath, Scotland, as well as the Norwegian Army in Oslo, Norway. He served with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company and also at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. He was assigned to the USMC Initial Force Contribution to U.S. Special Operations Command, Marine Corps SOCOM Detachment ONE, leading ‘Task Unit Raider’ during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  He commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, deploying with 31st MEU (SOC) and to Ar Ramadi, Iraq for OIF during the ‘Anbar Awakening’.  As Commanding Officer of Camp Fuji, Japan, he led ‘Task Force Fuji’ in disaster relief operations at the Sendai Airport as part of Operation Tomodachi from March-April 2011. He served with a joint special operations task force based in Ft. Bragg, NC, deploying to Afghanistan.  He is a recipient of the British Royal Marines Commando Medal.  He presently lives in Incline Village, NV on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and works at a consulting company.

 

Michael Bineham, CIG, CIGI
US Army Colonel (Ret.)
Senior HR Consultant, Licensed Private Investigator, Certified IG Investigator, Certified DoD IG Investigator, TS/SCI Clearance
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Colonel (Retired) Michael L. Bineham was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Policeman in May 1986.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in December 1989.   He received his commission through ROTC as a 2LT in the Field Artillery. His first assignment was as a Fire Support Officer for the 5th Squadron, 17th Cavalry at Camp Garry Owen, Korea. He was then assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne) Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Firing Platoon Leader and later Adjutant for the 3rd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment.  He deployed as the HHC, Executive Officer for the JTF in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1993.  Upon returning to Fort Bragg, he was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division where he served as the Division’s Replacement Detachment Commander and then S4 for the 82d Personnel Services Battalion (Airborne).  He was then assigned to Allied Forces Land Southeast in Izmir, Turkey where he served as the Headquarters Command Adjutant and deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia where he served as a Weapons Storage Site Officer in the CJ3 Coordination Cell. Next, he was assigned to the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he served as a Captain’s Career Course Small Group Instructor and Chief of Officer Training.  He returned to Fort Bragg where he served as the Adjutant and Human Resource Troop Commander for 1st Special Operations Detachment-Delta (Airborne).  He was then selected to be the Chief of Personnel Operations for the Joint Special Operations Command (Airborne).  He returned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina and commanded the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Upon completion of battalion command, he returned to Fort Bragg and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and served as the Chief of the command’s Recruiting, Accessions and Reception Division. In 2013, he was selected to attend the Army War College and was further selected as a National Security Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After the fellowship he became the JSOC J1, Director of Human Resources, a position he held for three years. He culminated his 34 years in the Army by serving as the JSOC Command Inspector General.  He retired on 1 June 2020, and is now licensed as a Private Investigator in Texas and in North Carolina.  Currently he is the owner of Bineham & Associates International, LLC which provides Human Resource Consulting and Investigative Services.

COL (Ret) Bineham is a graduate of the Field Artillery Basic Course, the Adjutant General Advanced Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.  He earned a Masters of Arts in Human Resource Development from Webster University as well as a Masters of Science in History from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Medal, the Overseas Ribbon (with Numeral “2”), the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, German Jump Wings (Gold), the Presidential Unit Citation the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Valorous Unit Award.

He is married to the former Lori Denise Capps from Fayetteville, North Carolina and they have two children, son, Tyler (20) LCpl in the USMC and daughter Ashley (17).

Gordon Graham, Founder of Lexipol
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Gordon Graham is a 33-year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise.

In 2002, along with Bruce Praet, Gordon became a founder of Lexipol–a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training in public safety operations. Today, most of the law enforcement agencies in California are using the Lexipol Knowledge Management System and nearly half of the States are now using this approach to law enforcement operations. This effort has greatly improved the safety of police personnel while also influencing a dramatic reduction in claims, settlements and verdicts adverse to law enforcement agencies.

Gordon held his law enforcement headquarters assignment until his service retirement in 2006.  In 2008, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from California POST. In 2015, he received the Lifetime Dedication Award from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute. In 2018, he received the James Oberstar Sentinel for Safety Award for his lifetime work in improving aviation safety internationally.

Today, Gordon divides his time between study, research, writing, speaking, and consulting in the discipline of risk management. His innovative programs, based on the values and beliefs he learned as a child along with a passion for continuous improvement, are the standard for any organization that wants to improve existing operations and prevent things from going wrong.

He and “Mrs. G” are the proud parents of two adult children–who hopefully will take the values and beliefs along with them in their personal and professional lives.  A resident of Southern California, he enjoys spending every possible moment with Mrs. G “cruising the coast” either in their vintage wooden boat or their wooden car and finding new adventures and new places to enjoy a great meal.

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria
President and Founder of Enterprise Coaching of Carlsbad
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College
U.S. Naval officer, Test pilot, Squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training (Ret.)

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria has over 20 years’ experience as an executive coach, consultant, and business change agent.  She has extensive experience coaching leaders and learning/application groups including large-scale coaching initiatives for enterprise leadership development and cultural transformation; She also has extensive personal leadership experience and thought leadership in the realms of connecting the dots between strategy and action and leveraging systems thinking to gain the big picture essential for strategically manifesting pathways forward with complexity and dynamic environments.  Linda has extensive experience championing leaders to evolve best practices to optimize their performance for competing priorities, complexities, ambiguities and uncertainties.  She facilitates leaders to step out of the box and move into uncharted territory. She has coached over 1,500 leaders spanning front line supervisors, managers, directors, C-Level leaders, and government Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel, including, facilitating diverse learning and application teams. This range of experience coaching enables Linda to champion the leaders she coaches to understand how their leadership is perceived and impacting across the organization enabling them to more readily make decisive shifts in their approaches.  Linda has also coached leaders across the full spectrum of enterprise roles including Strategy, Quality Assurance, IT, Police, Firefighters, Safety Professionals, Contracting, Human Relations, Customer Support, Program & Project Management, Logistics & Warehousing, Energy, Finance, Engineering, and diverse Operational Roles.

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria is a former U.S. Navy Test Pilot, Squadron Commanding Officer and was Director of the U.S. Navy’s Leader Training Unit.  As Commanding Officer, her squadron was awarded an operational excellence award for first time in its 21 year history.  She was also personally acknowledged by the Chief of Naval Operations as one of five Pacific Fleet finalists for the Vice Admiral Stockdale Leadership Award.  Following her tenure in the military, Linda was a strategic hire working for Royal Dutch Shell as part of a global team of 40 Change Agents, performing strategic leadership development and business improvement initiatives in support of the organizational global strategy.  She has since been an Executive Coach in her own practice, Enterprise Coaching of Carlsbad, for 18 years. 

Coaching Approach:   Linda starts with exploring the real challenges each group and each leader is facing including their views of their own work, leadership style, and desired future.  Her approach is to champion looking through the lenses that encompass the big picture; including, the lenses of the individual leader, the strategic needs of the organization, cultural dynamic and the practices of the respective industry at large.  This sets the foundation for discussions of breakthrough development.  Linda views the coaching process as a multi-dimensional opportunity for the leader and also their organization, to realize just-in-time development and cultural enhancement as well as to build strong awareness of how their day to day thinking and practices can emerge and align.  Ultimately, she facilitates her clients in strategic learning to champion their capacity to take ownership and drive how they become a magnet for the awareness, tools, mindsets, and success elements to decisively bring solutions to their greatest challenges and illuminate opportunities to achieve their most aspirational goals and desires.

Coaching Style:  Linda’s coaching style is one of setting a tone of emotional safety with deep listening with genuine interest in what the leader and team is expressing. Her style is to help to separate out the pieces so the leaders and group can readily see the elements of their story and put them in context by looking at their lenses and other possible lenses and perspectives; continually expanding their view of the big picture. Linda believes from her 20 years’ experience as a facilitator-coach that as leader’s grow their awareness, their capacity for architecting new approaches vastly increases, thereby enabling leaders and teams to become increasingly more deliberate, focused and confident. Linda also readily shares stories, ideas and examples of her own and other thinking & range of application as fuel for expanding perspectives and options.  Her overall style is very championing, continually helping leaders to witness their own growth and have respect for the powerful results their many micro-steps are achieving and can continue to achieve despite the all else that is on their plate

Linda is a Thought Leader on EDGE Performance.   Linda defines EDGE as beyond “out of the box.” She believes that when you are at the EDGE, you are at a place of expanding boundaries into unknown and uncharted territory.  This territory takes a very different set of skills than a territory of known and definable parameters. Linda passion for EDGE Performance was ignited following her narrow survival of aircraft accident which she has come to call 2.5 Seconds to Live; a Leader’s Guide story.

Linda’s perspective about leading at the EDGE is two-fold.  First, you must realize that operating at peak performance equates to accomplishing nominal tasks with precision application of our knowledge and skills.  Second, you must understand that EDGE Performance is familiarity and confidence in channeling peak performance to achieve engagement in a box of ever-changing dimensions and possibilities.  In our work and life, we will not, nor should we be at the EDGE in every moment.  That is not the goal. The goal is to understand where we are in the Operating Envelope and to hold a relationship with the Envelope of Possibility so we can more readily define a box of our choosing and more knowingly take ownership of when and how we engage EDGE  Linda  has created numerous models and concepts on EDGE Performance and readily shares them with those she coaches to enable them to retool their approaches to achieve their EDGE. 

Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D.
Founder & President, Bar-On Test Developers
Major, Israeli Defense Forces (Ret.)
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Dr. Bar-On is acknowledged as one of the leading pioneers, researchers and practitioners in the field of emotional intelligence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuven_Bar-On). During his doctoral studies in 1985, he coined the acronym “E.Q.” and introduced the idea of an “Emotional Quotient” to measure emotional intelligence.

He has examined the impact of his model of emotional intelligence on a wide range of behavior and performance including physical and psychological health, cognitive functioning, innovative thinking, academic and occupational performance, resilience, job satisfaction, as well as organizational effectiveness and productivity. For many years moreover, he has focused his professional interest on studying, measuring and enhancing various aspects of performance, teamwork and leadership in the corporate world as well as in the military.

In 1998, the U.S. General Accountability Office submitted a Congressional Report to the Senate Committee on Armed Services recommending the application of the “Bar-On EQ-iä” throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, a team of psychometricians at the University of Oxford recommended to the British Department of Education using another one of his assessment instruments in schools throughout the United Kingdom.

In addition to his efforts to determine the most robust emotional and social contributors to human performance, Dr. Bar-On has continued to explore a greater array of key factors and has developed 12 psychometric instruments to assess these factors since 1978. An example of his interest in evaluating and enhancing a wider area of performance is the development of a multifactor conceptual and psychometric model of performance based on the following five composite factors that comprise a total of 22 individual factors: (1) physical fitness and stamina; (2) cognitive functioning; (3) intrapersonal strength; (4) inter-personal compatibility; and (5) motivation and drive. He developed the “MMPä” (“Multifactor Measure of Performanceä”) to measure this expanded model of human performance.

The following is a selected list of well-known organizations that have applied Dr. Bar-On’s products and/or services: FBI; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; U.S. Armed Forces; Israeli Defense Forces; Irish Defense Forces; Canadian Forces; World Bank; Harvard Medical School; Walter Reed Medical Center; British Foreign Office; Center for Creative Leadership; and NASA. His company, Bar-On Test Developers, is currently partnering with an American software firm for the purpose of developing a VR simulator to assess and strengthen emergency management. This project was recently granted funding from the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Bar-On has authored and co-authored over 50 publications and has presented research findings at numerous professional conferences worldwide. His publications have been cited over 9,000 times in scientific publications to date.

He has held adjunct professorships in the Medical School at Tel Aviv University, in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Texas Medical Branch as well as in the School of Education at the University of Pretoria. In 1998, Dr. Bar-On became affiliated with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the University of Chicago. In the same year, he was accepted as the first non-founding member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. In 2005, he was also asked to be a consultant at the National School Climate Center in New York. Dr. Bar-On has joined the editorial boards of four different journals; and more recently, he was appointed to the position of Associate Editor in the Organizational Psychology Section of Frontiers in Psychology.

Rosalyn D Harrington, Ph.D
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Rosalyn Harrington is from Charlotte NC, where she spent 11 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Within that timeframe, her assignments included Patrol, Community Coordinator, Public Information Officer, ADW detective and lastly, Homicide detective.   Further, she taught criminal justice and forensic classes as an adjunct instructor at Johnson C Smith University and ITT Technical Institute.  Two years ago, Rosalyn transitioned from full-time law enforcement to part-time in order to become an Associate Professor of Criminology at Pfeiffer University.   Additionally, her education includes a pending PhD in Public Safety Leadership focusing on Emergency Management with a concentration in Forensics; a Master’s degree in Forensic Science with a focus in Investigations; a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Kinesiology with a concentration in Biology.  

Michael Apter Ph.D.
Founder, Apter International
Founder, Reversal Theory
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Michael Apter was born in 1939, and spent his early life in Bristol (UK), attending Clifton College before going on to Bristol University where he obtained a B.Sc in 1960, and a Ph.D in 1965.  He also spent a graduate year in Princeton and a graduate year in King’s College London while working on his doctorate.  He was on the faculty of Cardiff University from 1967 to 1988, being awarded a Readership in Psychology in 1984.  During the seventies, collaborating with the psychiatrist Kenneth Smith, he established the foundations of a new theory of personality, motivation and emotion that became known as “Reversal Theory.”   This has generated much research and been the subject of numerous books, papers, international conferences and dissertations. There is also an International Reversal Theory Society, and a Reversal Theory Journal (The Journal of Motivation, Emotion and Personality: Reversal Theory Studies).  In 1988 he emigrated to the United States where, in parallel with consultancy work, he has held visiting faculty positions at Purdue, Chicago, Northwestern, Yale and Georgetown.  He has also had visiting positions in Toulouse (France), Marseilles (France), Barcelona (Spain), Bergen (Norway), Louvain (Belgium) and elsewhere.  In 1998, with colleagues, he set up a management consultancy company based in the UK – Apter International – using reversal theory for such purposes as self-development, team-building, leadership, and social advocacy. Subsequently offices were set up in the U.S.A. and a sister company – Apter France – was established in Paris. He has written or edited 19 books, together with numerous research papers, conference presentations and book chapters. He has given invited talks in many countries. His books have been translated into ten languages.  Michael Apter is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (since 1978) and a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (since 1985).      He lives in Louisiana with his wife Mitzi Desselles who has an endowed chair in Psychology at Louisiana Tech University. They have three daughters and three grandsons.

Chief Mike Alexander (Ret.)
Founder, LION Organizational Development Institute
Honorary Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Mike Alexander attended St. Edwards University in Austin Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie Texas. Mike has spent 30 plus years in law enforcement which began as a Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff at the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Mike continued his career at the Austin Police Department as a Patrol Officer and a D.A.R.E. Instructor, teaching adolescents the importance of staying drug free. Mike spent 25 years with the Austin Police Department. Mike worked in patrol, as a patrol officer, corporal and sergeant. Mike also worked as a District Representative where is was responsible for developing strategies to effectively address, crime, the fear of crime, disorder and quality of life issues. Mike retired from the Austin Police department as a Sergeant. Mike’s last assignment with APD gave him the opportunity to lead the Continuing Education Division and the Leadership Command College. Mike also worked with the Louisiana Community Policing Institute where he evaluated the performance of police departments and sheriff offices in the area of community policing; he made recommendations for implementation. Mike designed leadership and ethics curriculums that are currently being taught throughout the United States. After his retirement from APD Mike was employed as a Major with the Office of Inspector General Internal Affairs Section, where he was in charge of a statewide Internal Affairs investigation division. This division is responsible for investigating State Employees accused of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and people who are mentally and physically incapacitated and who reside at state supported living centers, state hospitals, group homes. Mike’s team also investigated various other criminal and administrative violations committed by state employees or any outside entity that had an affiliation with state government as it related to Health and Human Services.

Mike retired from the business as a City Manager after serving first as the Police Chief and Interim City Manager in Palestine Texas. Mike later served as the Interim Chief of Police for the City of Corinth Texas. Mike is the founder LION (Loyalty Integrity Optimism Nobility) Organizational Development Institute. LION is a leadership development institute with a focus on Healthy Work Environments, Officer Wellness, Ethics, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Mike is also the Co-founder of Commandpresence.com with a focus on stress management, mental health and the effects of trauma within emergency services. He is also the co-owner of LION Strategy Group with a focus on organizational audits, organizational development, security—onsite assessment; crime prevention through environmental design; violence in the workplace, active attack, personal safety training, expert witnesses, leadership placement and risk mitigation.

Mike is a National Certified Instructor on Ethics and Integrity through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).  Mike traveled the Nation, training officers and Community members on Ethics and Integrity issues. Mike spent time in Belo Horizonte Brazil as well as the Virgin Islands, teaching and lecturing on Leadership, community policing, ethics, etc. Mike is also a licensed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor as well as a national instructor with the Multijurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training Center (MCTFT) located in St. Pete Florida. He is also a Master peace officer. He is a graduate of The University of Texas Leadership Academy, which is a collaborative effort between the Austin Police Department, the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs. Mike attended and graduated from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership train the trainer program on Developing Police Leaders. Mike is an instructor with the Texas Police Chiefs Association on Developing Police Leaders in Texas. Mike is also a leadership consultant for Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool working with cities across Texas. Mike is a trainer and Executive Coach using the Enneagram Narrative Tradition.

Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

It takes someone with special insights into the workings of the human mind and the human spirit to help top U.S. military become even better at their jobs. Dr. Cathy Greenberg has those insights. For the past few years, this renowned entrepreneur, educator, bestselling author and leadership expert has applied her remarkable methods about creating fearless leaders to the elite within the U.S. Army, the Navy and Special Forces. Dr. Cathy Greenberg even helps those who’ve already achieved great things in life to recognize the power and potential they don’t know that they have.

For Dr. Greenberg – who has a PhD in behavioral sciences and is an internationally recognized authority on human behavior – the keys to becoming a fearless leader include optimizing one’s emotional intelligence, stretching one’s comfort zone and developing a guiding moral courage. She has created a system to help potential leaders develop these qualities. Dr. Greenberg is one of the few coaches and thought leaders to have realized the powerful insight that mindfulness – being present in the world – and balancing all aspects of one’s life and work create truly fearless leaders.

She has worked creating and fostering leadership for much of her career. Most recently, Dr. Greenberg created the above-mentioned custom-tailored leadership and self-actualization programs for the Special Operations community including SWAT, and Navy Special Warfare (which includes SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crews as featured in Act of Valor). She also just completed a series of training videos for flag officers at the Pentagon.   In addition, Dr. Greenberg is an educator and entrepreneur, often combining the two fields in her work on behalf of fostering leadership, workplace efficiency and happiness, and in showing how emotional intelligence ensures better performance, greater job satisfaction, higher profits and overall corporate stability. She was named one of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs by Executive Excellence, a journal on leadership from the renowned pioneer in leadership studies, Warren Bennis.

Chief Randy Watt
Chief of Ogden Police Department
US Army Reserve Special Operations Command (Ret.)
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Chief Randy Watt is the Chief of Ogden Police Department in Utah.   Randy holds a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College, a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Weber State College, and is a graduate of Session 191 of the F.B.I. National Academy.  Randy retired from the Ogden Police Department, Ogden, Utah, in October of 2011.  At the time of retirement he was serving as Assistant Chief of Police, with thirty-two years of service in a multitude of assignments and at all levels of supervision and leadership. 

Chief Watt is a recipient of various medals and commendations, including the department’s Medal of Valor (twice awarded).  A long-time member of the Ogden/Metro S.W.A.T. Team, Chief Watt has extensive experience in tactical operations, ranging from high-risk warrant service to hostage rescues.  Chief Watt is a nationally recognized expert in the field of law enforcement special operations and counter-terrorism.  He is involved with projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  He is an expert witness on Law Enforcement use of force and counter-terrorism. 

He is a lead instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) in a variety of S.W.A.T. Leadership and Terrorism courses, and is a regular presenter at the N.T.O.A. Conference, as well as at various state S.W.A.T. Association conferences and training events.  He is the past author of the “On Leadership” column for the N.T.O.A’s Tactical Edge magazine.  Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, then-Lieutenant Watt, was co-chair of the Tactical Response Sub-Committee and spent three years studying terrorism, writing the tactical response plan for protection of the Olympic Games, and conducting security assessments for Olympic venues.  Chief Watt has taught hostage rescue tactics and techniques to foreign military and police units and is a consultant to myriad local, state and federal tactical units.  He is an instructor at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ.  Randy is also a Colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, currently assigned to the Joint Forces HQ.  From June, 2011, to December, 2013, he was the Commander of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), commanding 2200 Special Forces soldiers located across 9 states. 

With 32-years of active duty and reserve Special Forces experience, he is a graduate of numerous Special Operations courses and schools, and is a Master Parachutist and Military Free-Fall Parachutist.  Leadership schools include the Infantry Officer’s Basic/Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service and Support School, Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and the resident U.S. Army War College.    Colonel Watt’s combat service includes year-long tours of Afghanistan, 2001-2002, Iraq, 2006-2007, and Iraq again in 2010 through 2011.  All assignments were at leadership levels of counter-terrorism units.  As a result of his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor in combat, three Bronze Star Medals for meritorious service in combat, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the G.W.O.T. Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.  He was featured in the March, 2003, ABC television special Profiles From the Front Lines, and the August, 2003, issue of Men’s Health magazine.  He is the author of “One Warrior’s Creed.”

Carrie Hill
Director of National Jail Operations, National Sheriffs Association
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant.  She has dedicated her twenty-nine year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry.

Ms. Hill’s passion for and expertise of corrections law is known nationally.  She makes the law come alive and applicable regardless of rank – from report writing techniques and legal-based policy development to risk assessment and offensive approaches in the event of prisoner litigation.  

Ms. Hill’s contributions to corrections go beyond professional development to consulting for and defense of correctional facilities, management and staff.  She is also the former General Counsel to the Utah Department of Corrections, Editor of Corrections Managers’ Report and most recently, the Senior Administrative Manager to Sheriff Richard Stanek in Hennepin County, MN.  Carrie has recently accepted a new role with the NSA as the Director of the National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

Charles “Sid” Heal
President, The California Association of Tactical Officers
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Charles “Sid” Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations.  At various times during his career he has served as an operations officer, watch commander, unit commander, incident commander, consultant and trainer in a myriad of law enforcement tactical operations, and is a court recognized expert in law enforcement special operations and emergency management.  As a collateral assignment, Sid was in charge of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s internationally recognized technology exploration program.  This program seeks to identify, develop, exploit and integrate new technologies for law enforcement.  The focus of effort for this program is on intervening with nonlethal options. Sid has earned three college degrees and is a graduate of the California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training, Center for Leadership Development, Command College, and the FBI National Academy.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine:  A Tactical Primer, and An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming, as well as more than 120 articles on law enforcement issues and has appeared on numerous television newscasts and documentaries and been quoted in many periodicals and newspapers.  Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to his career in law enforcement, Sid recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 35 years, with service in more than 20 countries and four combat tours.  As a result of both these careers, he has been personally present for the operations involving the 1992 coup d’état in Thailand, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001 and a host of other disasters, natural and manmade.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer and Field Command, as well as more than 165 articles on law enforcement issues.

Sheriff Bob Mosier
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, VA
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Bob Mosier is a native Virginian with a distinguished career as a law enforcement professional. Bob’s career spans over 30 years in local, county, and federal law enforcement both domestically and internationally. Bob started as a police dispatcher at age 19, and at 21 graduated with Top Overall Achievement as a Patrol Officer. Bob served at the local level and, based on his recognized skills and abilities, quickly moved up the ranks.

Bob began as a Deputy Sheriff in Fauquier County eventually serving as Commander of Special Operations, Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Division. Bob developed and implemented community policing programs, managed security for large public events, and distinguished himself by earning numerous Letters of Commendation, two Unit Citation Awards, a Distinguished Service Award, a Community Service Award, and a Valor Award.

The personal integrity, professionalism, leadership, and managerial skills Bob developed in local law enforcement made him highly sought after for international criminal justice assignments. In 1996, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the International Police Task Force as a Station Commander where he represented the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Following this assignment, Bob served with the International Justice Mission, a human rights organization, as Director of Investigations working in Asia, Middle and Near East, Africa, and Latin America. Bob later served as a senior representative for a large and complex U.S. Department of Defense law enforcement program in which he provided daily oversight of all administrative, logistical, operational, and training requirements for 300 law enforcement professionals. Following this service, Bob became a GS-15 Deputy Senior Executive Police Advisor for the Iraq Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs with the U.S. Department of State with oversight of 150 Senior Police Advisors. Most recently, Bob supported the U.S. Department of Defense as the Senior Associate for Law Enforcement Operations with Obsidian Solutions Group before being elected Sheriff for Fauquier County Virginia in 2015 where he continues to serve today.

Galia Cohen, Ph.D
University of Texas, Dallas
Honorary Commissioner, National Command & Staff College

Dr. Galia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) Master’s Program, housed in the Department of Criminology, at The University of Texas at Dallas. She specializes in human resource management and organizational behavior and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and consulting in the public sector. She teaches: ‘human resource management for public sector’, ‘leadership in public and nonprofit management’, and ‘negotiation and conflict resolution’ at the graduate level for executives and professionals in law enforcement agencies across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-­Ilan University, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has published academic articles and book chapters and her research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, conflict management and public safety administration.

Dr. Cohen is a District V representative for The American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) national council and an advisory board member for the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA).

Master Sergeant Andrew J. Post
United States Air Force
Honorary Commissioner & Faculty, The National Command & Staff College

Master Sergeant Andrew J. Post is the Commandant, Rogers Airman Leadership School, 802d Force Support Squadron, 502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Texas.  Master Sergeant Post leads a seven member instructor cadre in the delivery of the 192 hour ALS curriculum in the largest ALS in the CONUS, graduating 672 students annually.  Additionally, he ensures compliance with Air Force policies and programs by evaluating the facilitation of 30 EPME course subjects, and preparing the 26K square foot facility through judicous mamangement of a $70K annual budget. 

Master Sergeant Post entered the Air Force in January 2003.  He has an extensive experience in Air Force communications systems.  His background includes theater deployable network infrastructure and telephones; Air Operations Center Falconer weapon system support; and the acquisition, depot maintenance, and lifecycle management of offensive and defensive cyber weapon systems.  In 2009, he was one of 15 communications technicians selected to deploy with Army Special Operations Forces to Afghanistan in support of intelligence collection missions for OEF.  Before assuming his current position, Master Sergeant Post was the Superintendent of the Responsive Cyber Acquisitions Branch in the Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division and was responsible for the operations and management of 250 military and civilian personnel providing the only lifecycle acquisitions programs for cyber weapons in the Air Force.  His assignments include bases in Arizona, Texas, and Germany.  Master Sergeant Post assumed his current position in February 2017. 

Sheriff Tim Troyer
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Tim is a distinguished and respected 32-year veteran of Indiana’s Law Enforcement profession. Sheriff Troyer has held ranks and positions in the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office including: Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Lieutenant of Operations, Detective Sergeant, Special Operations Commander, and Jail Administrator. These duties and responsibilities have included management and leadership positions of the patrol deputies, detectives, SWAT Team, narcotics investigations and confinement division in Steuben County.

Sheriff Troyer is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy 198th session, the National Sheriff’s Institute 103rd session, the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy 100th session, and the Ft. Wayne Police Academy. He was the 2019 President of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association and the recipient of the Magnus Leadership award from the National Command and Staff College.

During Sheriff Troyer’s administrative tour, he was successful in developing proactive, responsive and well-rounded professional law enforcement that better served the agency and public. Sheriff Troyer was highly effective in creating trusting relationships between communities and law enforcement. During Sheriff Troyer’s operational career, he created the Special Response Tactical Team (SWAT) and supervised the department’s firearms training. Sheriff Troyer has also spent over 15 years in drug and narcotics law enforcement as an undercover operative and supervisor working with multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force units.

Sheriff Troyer was active in the Indiana Sheriff’s Association leadership and legislative committees where he chaired many responsibilities. He was also appointed to the National Sheriff’s Association Drug Enforcement and school safety committees. In 2018 Sheriff Troyer Co-Authored the National Sheriffs Association School Safety Resolution that was unanimously adopted by our nations Sheriffs.

Sheriff Troyer presented at the first Marjory Stoneman Douglas school safety commission in Parkland Florida in March 2018 on the advancements in school safety in Indiana. Sheriff Troyer also gave testimony at the Senator Marco Rubio legislative summit and presentation at the F.B.I. headquarters in Washington DC. Sheriff Troyer testified before the U.S. Presidents School Safety Commission in Las Vegas Nevada at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In addition to a broad range of law enforcement leadership and management initiatives that he drove and directed, Sheriff Troyer is a tireless advocate for school safety priorities and a dedicated leader in solving “life protection” challenges for all people.

Sheriff Troyer is also the recipient of the SAGAMORE OF THE WABASH AWARD from the Honorable Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana. Presented to Sheriff Troyer at the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference in French Lick, Indiana, by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, the Sagamore of the Wabash is a personal tribute given to those Indiana individuals who have rendered distinguished services to the State of Indiana and the Governor. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is the highest distinction of an individual in the State of Indiana by the Governor of Indiana.

 After his two terms and 8 years in office, Sheriff Troyer retired, as required by Indiana law, from his position as Sheriff of Steuben County, Indiana on January 1, 2019. He currently counsels in Leadership Development, Law enforcement related matters and public and private safety -security strategies.

Chief Harry Dolan
Founder, Dolan Consulting Group
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation’s most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America’s 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan’s presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants’ interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan’s demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan’s unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Sergeant Robert Peters
Los Angles Police Department
Honorary Commissioner & Senior Faculty, The National Command & Staff College

Robert Peters is a 30 year  veteran of the United States Navy, where he continues to serve in the US Navy Reserve; and, he is a 25 year member of the Los Angeles Police Department, where he currently serves as Officer in Charge of a Special Problems Unit for the LAPD’s Transit Services Division.

In his Naval Career, Robert has served in many roles to include ship’s crew aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) from 1991 – 1992, navigator for Lansing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) in 1996, and a firearms and basic combat skills instructor for 31st Seabee Readiness Group (31st SRG) from 2000 – 2005. In addition, Chief Peters has performed in various leadership roles as an Enlisted Officer in Charge of a Naval Security Force and has served two tours as a member of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) from 2007 – 2011, where he is currently the Senior Enlisted Advisor at SEAL Team 17 volunteer training unit in Coronado CA. Chief Peters has served in Iraq and Afghanistan in direct support of SEAL platoons and NSW Task Units in force protection,  intelligence and counterintelligence roles.

As a Sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, Robert is well recognized for his leadership. He has taught firearms and tactics for recruit and in-service officers as both a full-time and adjunct instructor since 1999. Most recently Sergeant Peters spent two years presenting classes on leadership, command and control, Use of Force and Public Trust to in-service officers and line supervisors as the LAPD adjusted its policies in those areas. Currently, Sergeant Peters is the Officer in Charge of a Special Problems Unit for the LAPD Transit Services Division.

Robert is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in United States at Grand Canyon University and has plans to continue his education with a Master’s degree in military history.

Chief Joe Cardella
Honorary Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College

Chief Joe Cardella is a 42 year law enforcement professional who recently retired as the Chief Criminal Deputy of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for the last 18 years.  St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has a compliment of over 400 personnel and is situated in the metro New Orleans, Louisiana area.  Joe began his career in 1973 and worked through the ranks in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department from cadet to detective Lieutenant before attending the FBI National Academy in 1985.  In 1987, Joe joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he conducted investigations as a special agent assigned to the Foreign Counter-Intelligence Unit and Organized Crime Squad.  Joe transferred into the Inspector General’s Offices of the U.S. Department of Energy and completed 10 years of Federal law enforcement service as the Resident Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  During his Federal Law Enforcement career, Joe successfully investigated sensitive cases involving La Cosa Nostra (LCM) crime families, major drug diversion cases and threats to national energy strategies.  In 1996, Sheriff Greg Champagne appointed Joe as second in command of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office where he manages its day to day operations. Joe has reorganized St. Charles Parish’s 911 Communications Operations whereby Sheriff’s Deputies operate the center and dispatch Fire, EMS and Police as a Consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) over a radio system owned and managed by the SCSO.  Joe has also created a development team to research active shooter events and related phenomena resulting in a dynamic holistic program called Integrated Multilayered Planning for Active Shooter Events (IMPASE).  A recent IMPASE exercise involved over 800 Federal, State and local first responders, school administrators, students and faculty.  Joe is a graduate of Loyola University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Department of Personnel Management and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). He has completed advanced instruction at Louisiana State University and the University of Virginia while lecturing at Law Enforcement venues nationally.