Board of Trustees Listing

The National Defense Committee Board of Trustees:

CAPT [Ret.] Bob Beavins, USNR
  • Lafayette College, AB
  • Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
  • Reserve Officer Command and Staff Course, US Naval War College
  • Vice President, Planning and Communications, The Chemical Company
  • Former Procurement Manager, Scott Paper Company
  • Director, Tau Chapter Association of Zeta Psi
  • Past President, Everett, WA chapter, Navy League of the US
  • British Officers Club of Philadelphia
  • Chemical Club of Philadelphia
  • Joseph Priestley Society
  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (PA)
  • Former member, ACT 101 Advisory Board, Delaware County (PA) Community College
  • Former Scott Paper Company “loaned executive.”
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
Mr. Robert Van Wicklin
  • Senior Vice President, Houghton College, 2009-present
  • LTJG, U.S. Naval Reserves, Intelligence Officer for Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (J2), 2006-present
  • Chief of Staff, former Congressman John R. Kuhl, Jr. (NY), 2004-2009
  • Chief of Staff and Foreign Affairs Advisor, former Congressman Amory Houghton, Jr. (NY), 1992-2004
  • Masters Degree, National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 2004
  • Bachelors Degree, International Studies and Political Science, Houghton College, Houghton, New York, 1992
  • The Faith and Politics Institute, Member of the Board of Directors, 2007-present
Rear Admiral [Ret.] Thomas Marfiak
  • Burdeshaw Associates Ltd., Associate
  • U.S. Naval Institute, CEO and Publisher
  • U.S. Navy, 1966 – 1999
  • Surface Navy Association
  • International Institute of Strategic Studies
  • U.S. Navy League John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership
  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
Mr. William G. Norton, Esq.
Mr. William G. Norton, Esq.
  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Force Management and Personnel
  • B.A. – Georgetown University; J.D. – College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • Former Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Procurement, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Former Director of Executive Administration and White House Liaison, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Former Associate Administrator and Counsel, the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange
  • Past Congressional Staff member, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate
  • Member, the Federalist Society
The Honorable Sean M. Spicer
  • Assistant US Trade Representative for Media and Public Affairs (2006-2009)
  • Communications Director, Republican Conference, US House of Representatives (2005-2006)
  • Communications Director, Budget Committee, US House of Representatives (2002-2005)
  • US Navy (reserve) Public Affairs Officer (1999-present)
  • Member of Electoral College, Commonwealth of Virginia (2004)
COLONEL Christopher Roosa, USMC [Ret.]
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Texas
  • Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College
  • Naval War College (3 part Reserve program)
  • Honor Graduate, Naval Justice School (non-lawyer program)
  • President of Roosa, Inc. A security consulting firm.
  • Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve
  • Commanded, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company
  • Former Professional Staff Member, Committee on Science, US House of Representatives
  • Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, first commission on Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC)
  • Board member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel on Protecting the Rights of Reservist
  • NASA Aquanaut
  • Board Member on the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Congressional Affairs Advisory Board
  • Member, Reserve Officers Association
  • Member, Marine Corps Reserve Association
  • Author, articles published in the Marine Corps Gazette