Board of Advisors Listing

The National Defense Committee Board of Advisors:

COLONEL [Ret.] David Appleby, Esquire, Chairman, NDC Missouri State Advisory Board
  • President General, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Missouri State University, BS Economics
  • University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, JD
  • Attorney at Law; Municipal Judge, Ozark, MO
  • Former Alderman, City of Fremont Hills, MO
  • Secretary General, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Grand Prior XIV of the USA, Knights Templar
  • Past President, Christian County Bar Association
LTCOL Bob Bateman, Chairman, NDC New York State Advisory Board
  • Villanova University, BS Business Administration
    USDA Graduate School for Government Executives
  • 15 years Federal Service with the United States Department of the Treasury
  • 9 Years Front Line Law Enforcement Officer, Hampton, New Hampshire Police Department
  • Founder and President, Alliance Marketing Associates, LLC
  • Deputy Commander, 88th Brigade, NYG, Headquarters, New York City
  • U.S. Army War College National Security Symposium (1999)
  • Chairman of the Board, Military Association of New York (The Officers Association of the Combined Military Forces of New York State)
  • Past Commander-in-Chief, The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
  • Past National Historian, Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
  • Past Prior, Priory of Saint King Charles the Martyr, SMOTJ, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Grand Prior, SMOTJ, GPUSA, Region 1
  • Member, Reserve Officers Association, National Guard Association of the United States, New York Guard Association, Rockingham County and Hampton, N.H. Police Associations, New Hampshire Police Emerald Society
  • Member, Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C.
LCDR [Ret.] Bob Boorda, Chairman, NDC South Carolina State Advisory Board
Bob Boorda
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma, BS Political Science
  • United States Institute of Peace, Chief of Party – Iraq [Present]
  • ESP Group, LLC, Government Relations
  • 1st Global Securities, National Managing Director Business Management Services
  • WealthCare Institute, Director of Operations
  • U. S. Navy [Ret.]
COLONEL [Ret.] Craig Carlson, Chairman, NDC Pennsylvania State Advisory Board
  • Director, Human Resources, Kellogg Brown and Root Arlington, VA
  • Director, SILENT KNIGHT Programs [Inspirational Anonymous Charitable Work]
  • Board of Directors, Future Leaders for America Foundation of Washington, DC
  • Prior XV, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, Saint King Charles The Martyr Priory, Washington, DC
  • Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great
  • Author: “SILENT KNIGHT”, Phoenix Press, 2001
Paul Chabot, LCDR, United States Navy Reserves, Intelligence Officer
Paul Chabot
  • Doctor of Leadership, George Washington University
  • Masters of Public Administration, University of Southern California
  • B.A. Administration, California State University, San Bernardino
  • LCDR, United States Navy Reserves, Intelligence Officer, 15-months active duty, deployed to Iraq
  • Author, Eternal Battle against Evil
  • Founding Principal, Chabot Strategies, LLC
  • Senior Advisor, The White House
  • Presidential Management Fellow, The White House
  • Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspector Geneal
  • California Parole Board Commissioner
  • Narcotics Sheriff, Reserve, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Congressional Intern, Congressman Jerry Lewis
  • Founder, Coalition for a Drug Free California & the FreeStyle Foundation
  • Board Member, National Law Enforcement Exploring & VFW Life Member
Adrian Cronauer
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CAPTAIN [Ret.] John Derr, USN, Chairman, NDC Washington State Advisory Board
  • Purdue University, BS Pharmacy (1958)
  • Purdue Distinguished Alumnus (2006)
  • Director Trustee American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (Current)
  • Executive Director Foundation for the Advancement of Care of the Elderly (2006 – 07)
  • Executive VP of American Health Care Association (2002 – 2006)
  • Chair Long Term Living Workgroup – Center For Healthcare Transformation (2004)
  • Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, Golden Living (Current)
  • Reserve Commanding Officer of two Naval Destroyers (1972 -1976)
  • Author – Devil Tree – A story of International Pharmaceutical Espionage – 2006
LT Michael D. “Mike” Dovilla, USN, Chairman, NDC Ohio State Advisory Board
  • The American University, MPA; Baldwin-Wallace College, BA
  • President, The Dovilla Group, LLC – government relations consulting firm
  • 2006 Republican Nominee, U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 10)
  • 2009 American Marshall Memorial Fellow
  • Former appointee of President George W. Bush (USOPM); Acting Staff Director, Senate Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee (Chairman Voinovich); Presidential Management Intern (U.S. Department of State)
  • Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Host, Inside Cleveland Politics with Mike Dovilla – weekly radio program
  • Board Member, Center for Human Capital Innovation
  • National Councilor, The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
  • Member, The City Club of Cleveland
COLONEL [Ret.] Wil Ebel, Chairman, NDC California State Advisory Board
  • Syracuse University, MSSC International Relations
  • Harvard JFK School of Government, Sr. Mgrs in Govt.
  • U. S. Army War College
  • Former Director, National Cemetery System, U. S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Former Director, U. S. Selective Service System
  • President, Ebel Alfalfa Co. Inc.
  • Former Asst. Executive Director, Military Manpower Task Force
  • Former Chairman, CITIZEN PATRIOT Newsletter
The Honorable Scot M. Faulkner, Chairman, NDC West Virginia State Advisory Board
  • American University, MPA
  • Managing Partner, Phoenix Consulting Associates
  • Author, “Naked Emperors; The Failure of the Republican Revolution”
  • Former Chief Administrative Officer, US House of Representatives
  • Former Director of Personnel, Reagan-Bush 1980
  • Former Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Grand Order of Merit, Knights Templar
  • President, Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
CAPTAIN [Ret.] Honorable Richard F. Healing, P.E.
  • Presidential Appointee – National Transportation Safety Board, Board Member
  • Presidential Exchange Executive
  • Director, Safety & Survivability, Department of the Navy
  • Adjunct Professor, Aviation Safety Schools, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
  • U. S. Coast Guard Academy; Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Mech Eng)
  • Post Graduate – University of Bridgeport (MBA); RPI; Georgetown University; Harvard University (Senior Executive Fellow); Naval War College
  • Captain USCGR (Ret.); Former Commanding Officer USCGC POINT PARTRIDGE, CGRU New Haven, CGRU New London/Academy, SECDEF Crisis Coordination Center; Deputy Group Commander, RESGRU New York
  • Research Advisory Board, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Board of Advisors, Parks College, St. Louis University
Mr. Allan Johnson, NDC Illinois State Advisory Board
Allan Johnson
  • Served as Deputy Under Secretary, USDA Rural Development
  • Served as Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, USDA Rural Development
  • Former President, Farm Progress Companies, Inc.
  • Served as Chairman of the Farm Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Served as President of the Agricultural Publishers Association
  • Served as Grand President of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
  • Served as Board Member, North American InterFraternity Conference
  • Served in 101st Airborne Division, (Vietnam)
  • Graduate of North Dakota State University
Dr. Dean R. Larson, Ph.D., CSP, CEM, CPT, Chairman, NDC Indiana State Advisory Board
  • Purdue University, BS Industrial Management, Ph.D. Education
  • Naval Postgraduate School, MS Communications Management
  • CAPTAIN [Ret.] U. S. Navy
  • Assistant Professor, Purdue University Calumet
  • Former Safety Manager, U. S. Steel – Gary Works
  • Chairman, U. S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee on Societal Security
CAPTAIN [Ret.] Terry Leahy, Chairman, NDC Wisconsin State Advisory Board
Terry Leahy
  • John Carroll University; B. S. Economics.
  • CAPTAIN [Ret.] U. S. Navy, U. S. S. SUMNER COUNTY [LST 1148], Vietnam Veteran, Recalled to ACDU for DESERT SHIELD, duty in Korea, Bahrain, London, Guam, and USA.
  • Former member, Sen. Robert Kasten (R. WI) Academies Selection Board, 11 years. Former member, Rep. Paul Ryan (R. WI) Academies Selection Board, 3 years.
  • 18 years Investment experience with Goodbody & Co.; Moseley, Hallgarten & Estabrook, Inc; Robert W. Baird & Co.; and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
  • Former VP, Treasurer, and Director. Lakeside Fusee Corp., a manufacturer of railway fusees and highway flares. 10 years.
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Blackhawk Bank, Beloit, WI. Was Chairman, Executive Committee when Bank converted and went public.
  • Awarded “Headliner Award” presented by “Beloit Daily News.”
  • Former member, Boards of Directors: Family Services of Beloit (WI); Stateline United Givers Fund, Inc. (VP); Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc., (Past President); USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.
George Platsis
George Platsis
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management, York University
  • Master of Laws in Constitutional Law (Candidate, 2013), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy (Candidate, 2014), University of Maryland University College
  • Fellow of the National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Chief Administrative Officer, SRI Professionals, Inc.
  • Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Distinguished Scholars of Canada Foundation
  • Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Security, Resilience, and Intelligence, Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University
  • Director, Research Center, National Defense Foundation
  • Executive Director, Canadian Defense Foundation
  • Outstanding Service and Contribution as a Volunteer, Government of Canada
CAPTAIN [Ret.] Guy J. Simmons, USN, Chairman, NDC Massachusetts State Advisory Board
  • Columbia College, AB English & Comparative Literature
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA
  • Partner, Welcome Home Media
  • Past Chair, Massachusetts College of Art Foundation
  • Past President, A Better Chance – Masconomet
  • Past President, USO Council of New England
  • Past Chair, Tri-Town Union School Committee
  • Past President, Tri-Town Council on Youth & Family Services
  • Past Commander, James L. Melvin Post 379, The American Legion
  • Director, USS CONSTITUTION Chapter, Surface Navy Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Massachusetts State Guard
  • Civil Air Patrol/U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
CAPTAIN Mike Smith
  • US Navy Public Affairs Commands (3) 1976-2006, 30 years.
  • National President, Reserve Officers Association of the U.S., 2006-2007
  • Vice-President, NewEnders Corporation
  • Vice-President, US, Confederation of International Reserve Officers (CIOR)
  • Walsh University, Outstanding Alumni
  • Naval War College, 2005-2006, Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Information School, Honors Graduate
  • Producer-Director, Motion Pictures/Television
  • Member, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Member, Army Navy club, Washington, D.C.
Van Taylor, Chairman, NDC Texas State Advisory Board
  • Combat Veteran, U. S. Marine Corps
  • Task Force Tarawa, Iraq, 2003
  • Candidate for U. S. Congress, 2006, 17th Cong. District of Texas
  • Associate Director, Churchill Capital, Dallas, Texas
  • BA with Honors, Harvard University
  • MBA with Honors, Harvard University
  • Director, Texas Gulf Bank
CAPTAIN [Ret.] Patricia Tackitt, Nurse Corps, U. S. Navy, Chairman, NDC Virginia State Advisory Board
  • Former Commanding Officer, Military Medical Units
  • Executive Director, Neuroscience Research Program /Combat Medicine, Uniformed Services University.
  • Deputy Director for the Defense & Veterans Head Injury Program of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
  • Navy Nurse delegate to Congress for the Women’s Vietnam Memorial Project.
  • Navy Nurse Corps technical advisor to the award winning television series China Beach
  • Board Member for the James Monroe Memorial Foundation.
  • Board of Directors, Future Leaders for America Foundation of Washington, DC