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Admiral Guillermo Enrique Barrera-Hurtado (Retired) served the Colombian Navy for almost 40 years. Admiral Barrera’s service on board naval ships include tours on Destroyer Escort “Boyacá”, Destroyer “Santander”, Destroyer “7 de Agosto”, Missile Frigate “Caldas” and Missile Frigate “Almirante Padilla”. He commanded Riverine Patrol Boat “Fritz Hagale”, Buoy Tender “Gorgona” and Missile Frigate “Almirante Padilla”. His assignments as Flag Officer were: Commander of the Colombian Navy, Chief of Operations of the Navy, Commander Caribbean Naval Forces, and Chief of Integrated Action (J5) at the Joint Command of the Colombian Military Forces. In this position he executed the transformation of the department from Psychological Operations to Integrated Action, and prepared the final version of the Strategy of Integrated Action for the Military Forces. As Operational Commander and Commander of the Navy during the government of President Alvaro Uribe, he was part of the governmental team that transformed Colombia from the brink of failure to stability and democracy, with a people-centric approach. Admiral Barrera has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Naval Sciences, both from the Colombian Naval Academy.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and he is a graduate of the Naval Command College, class of 1993 at the US Naval War College. Admiral Barrera is a “Distinguished International Fellow” at the U. S. Naval War College, where he teaches an elective in Political Warfare, works for Joint Military Operations, Strategy and Policy, Leadership and War gaming.

 

 

 

Mark “Droopy” Clark, MajGen USMC (Retired) is a native of South Dakota and Minnesota. He is a 1980 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Economics. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in June 1981 upon completion of Officer Candidate School. In 1983, 2ndLT Clark was designated a naval aviator. As a CH-53E pilot stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC, he spent numerous assignments at various squadrons to include several Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) deployments. In 2007 he was designated an MV-22 Osprey pilot. As a Platoon Commander for 2d Brigade Platoon, 2d Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Captain Clark was tasked with primary support to the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and involved training support with SOF and the British Royal Marines.

As a Brigadier General, he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps in the Pentagon as the Director of Plans, Strategy and International Engagement. During this period he served as a member of the Inter-American Defense Board. His assignments with special operations range from the tactical level to the strategic level. His first assignment as a Captain/Major was as a MH-53J PAVELOW pilot with the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Later he was assigned to Theater Special Operations Command (Central), Combined Special Operations Task Force South in Afghanistan, and later to Combined Forces Special Operations Command Central in Qatar. As a Colonel he was assigned to the Campaign Support Group/Center for Special Operations which was newly established by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to take the DOD lead for the global war on terrorism. BGen Clark was later assigned as the first Marine J3 at USSOCOM, with an extended assignment as the Chief of Staff and acting Deputy Commander. His most recent assignment with special operations was as the commander for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. His military education includes Aviation Safety, Aircraft Maintenance, two Masters in Military Studies, Seminar XXI Strategic Studies, and Doctorate in Public Service. Mark is married to the former Lisa Nicolos. They have three amazing children -- Rachel, Nick and Mary.

 

Brigadier (Ret.) Lance Mans achieved a full career that included significant periods of specialist employment. He has filled military appointments up to strategic level, and latterly in Afghanistan as senior commander of a 2000-strong combat force from 17 Alliance nations. Prior to that he delivered strategic level major change programs for NATO through his key involvement in the initiation and direction of a newly evolved 29 nation NATO headquarters. He is now CEO of Syrus Insight Ltd, a leadership and capability development company, and is the Chairman of Robert Peel International Ltd, a law and order training and procurement company. He is a defence adviser to the private and public sectors, he has presented his leadership experience in support of UK police training, he has lectured for the U.S. Department of Defence's Joint Special Operations University, and he is currently a Senior Mentor educator in NATO.

 

 

 

Mr. Keith Masback is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). He leads the Foundation in its mission to promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and develop a stronger GEOINT community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives.

Prior to joining USGIF, Mr. Masback spent over 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army and in the government civilian service, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He held a variety of positions at NGA primarily focused on strategic planning and programming. Prior to his service at NGA, he was a senior executive civilian on the Army Staff, responsible for planning the future of Army Intelligence and serving as the Army’s first Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration.

Mr. Masback has served as a member of the Intelligence Task Force of the Defense Science Board, and currently serves as a member of the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) and the Department of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee. He is a Councilor of the American Geographical Society. He is also a United States Soccer Federation certified referee.

Mr. Masback holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College. He completed the Post-Graduate Intelligence Program at the National Intelligence University as well as executive education at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University and the Elliott School, George Washington University. Mr. Masback grew up in White Plains, NY, and he and his wife Allison have five children.

 

As head of Global Physical Security for JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Steve Wisotzki is responsible for managing all of the operations and teams involved with providing physical security to our employees, customers facilities and assets around the world, including crisis management, technical security, fire and life safety, and executive protection. Steve works closely with our global investigations and cybersecurity team and our partners in other functions to develop best-in-class security and safety practices, policies and procedures. Steve also partners with key external agencies in the U.S., Europe and Asia and ensures we remain in compliance with all regulations globally. 

Steve has 28 years of leadership experience as a Special Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, specializing in the areas of security, special operations, global counterterrorism and policy development. Steve served in various roles throughout his career and represented U.S. Special Operations forces throughout the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Africa.