David S. Clukey is a retired US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel and graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science in Defense Analysis specializing in Irregular Warfare, and an Executive MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. His undergraduate degree is in Anthropology with a minor in History from Georgia Southern University. Throughout his over 20-years of military service, he deployed extensively to Central and South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and the Balkans. Dave has led national programs; was hand-selected as a Deputy Director of Operations at Joint Special Operations Command; directed and led global and regional US Special Operations within the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne); collaborated and advised US government state and national level policy makers; and built partnerships between diverse stakeholders. An expert in counter-terrorism and foreign policy, he has been published and referenced in numerous sources.