Dr. John Dreyer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the South Dakota School of Mines. His field of interest is International Security and how small states and large powers interact. John is a displaced Ohioan who calls Toledo home. This paper is the first bite in a larger research project on advisors and their role in the field of International Security. Feedback is appreciated and welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org or through twitter @JohnRDreyer.