Roundtable - URW: Implications for Small Unit Operations
3:30 - 5:00
 

Discussion of the impacts of URW on small unit operations, with particular focus on reconnaissance
 
Prof. Thomas G. Mahnken, SAIS
Mr. Brad Andrew, Army G2 Project Manager ISR Resourcing
Capt Jeffrey Davis, USMC
Mr. Mark Fultz, Chief Army G2 Science & Technology
Prof. Ahmed Hashim, U.S. Naval War College
Mr. Sean Fahey, JHU/APL

 
  Prof. Thomas G. Mahnken - Moderator
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS)
 
Thomas G. Mahnken is a Visiting Fellow at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at The Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). During the 2003-04 academic year he served as the Acting Director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program.   He is currently on leave of absence from the U.S. Naval War College, where he is a Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy. His areas of primary expertise are strategy, intelligence, and special operations forces.
 
Prof. Mahnken has held positions in both the government and the private sector. He served on the staff of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. He served in the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment, where he conducted research into the emerging revolution in military affairs. He also served as a member of the Gulf War Air Power Survey, commissioned by the Secretary of the Air Force to examine the performance of U.S. forces during the war with Iraq. Prior to that, he served as an analyst in the Non-Proliferation Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), where he was responsible for enforcing U.S. missile proliferation policy.
 
Prof. Mahnken is the author of Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918-1941 (Cornell University Press, 2002) and (with James R. FitzSimonds) of The Limits of Transformation: Officer Attitudes toward the Revolution in Military Affairs (Naval War College Press, 2003). He is editor (with Emily O. Goldman) of The Information Revolution in Military Affairs in Asia (Palgrave McMillan, 2004) and (with Richard K. Betts) of Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel (Frank Cass, 2003). He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Strategic Studies .   His article, "A Corps for Tomorrow" was the Marine Corps Association's Major General Richard C. Schulze Memorial Essay for 2000. He also won first honorable mention in the fourth annual Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest and first prize in the National Defense University's first annual Revolution in Military Affairs essay contest.   His other articles s have appeared in International Security , Journal of Strategic Studies , Intelligence and National Security, Joint Force Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly , Orbis , Comparative Strategy , Strategic Review , National Security Studies Quarterly , the United Nations journal Disarmament , as well as several edited volumes.   He has written opinion pieces for The Washington Post , the Baltimore Sun , and other newspapers.   He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, BBC, and CBC, among other networks.
 
Prof. Mahnken is a Naval Special Warfare-qualified Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served as the Intelligence Plans Officer for Naval Special Warfare Task Group CENTRAL in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He served with British forces in Kosovo during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN/Operation AGRICOLA and in Bahrain during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He is currently Executive Officer of Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Unit TWO aboard NAB Little Creek, VA.
 

Prof. Mahnken earned his master's degree and doctorate in international affairs from SAIS and was a National Security Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. He was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California with bachelor's degrees in history and international relations (with highest honors) and a certificate in defense and strategic studies.
 
 

Mr. Brad T. Andrew
JB&A, Contract Support, Army G-2, DAMI-ISR

Brad T. Andrew is the JB&A Inc. Project Manager for ISR Resourcing in the Army G2 ISR Integration Directorate.   Prior to this assignment, as a member of the Army Intelligence Master Plan, he was a co-author of the Army Intelligence Transformation Campaign Plan.   He served over 20 years as an Army Intelligence Officer with assignments as Commander, 303d MI Bn (Operations), 504 th MI Bde, Ft. Hood, TX; J3 Director of Operations, 718 th MI Group, Bad Aibling, Germany;   J2 Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras; and Force Integration Staff Officer, Army G3 Force Development.   He has a Masters in Military Arts and Science from Command General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.   He is also a graduate of the National Security Agency Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program and earned a Space Operations specialty at Peterson Air Force Base, CO.    He has authored and co-authored several articles including: "Army Intelligence Provides the Knowledge Edge," in Army Magazine April 2002 and "The Death of C4ISR" in the ISR Journal August 2003.
 

 

Mr. Mark E. Fultz
Chief Army G2 Science & Technology

 
Mark E. Fultz is the Chief Science & Technology Officer for Army G2 ISR Integration Directorate. His 22 year career includes experience as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Senior Counter Terrorism Analyst, Special Operations Operator, and Science & Technology Officer. Relevant military experience includes Operation Just Cause, Panama; Operation Golden Pheasant, Honduras, and Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq as an intelligence analyst; Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia and numerous deployments in Central and South America as a special operations operator; Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo as a deputy G-2; and Operation Essential Harvest as a senior intelligence analyst. Mr. Fultz has a Bachelor in Science in Management, with a certification in terrorism studies. Mr. Fultz is the author of “Quest for Persistent Surveillance,” Chief of Staff of the Army Weekly.
 

  Capt Jeffrey Davis
United States Marine Corps

 
Captain Davis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989; upon completion of basic training and School of Infantry he was assigned as a motorman and later a scout/sniper for the 2d Battalion 8th Marines. While assigned to 2/8 he served in several training exercises in the LF6F Theater of Operations, Okinawa and Korea; he also participated in Operation Provide Comfort, Northern Iraq 1991 and refugee operations in Cuba in late 1991. Upon completion of his first enlistment Captain Davis was assigned to the 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company while attending the University of Florida. In 1998, he was commissioned and subsequently graduated from the Basic Officer and Infantry Officer Courses then assigned to Company G, 2d Battalion, 2d Marines where he served as a platoon commander, company executive officer and company commander for the battalion's small boat raid company. Captain Davis deployed to several training exercises throughout the Mediterranean theater. As a company executive officer he served in Operation Dynamic Response in Kosovo, Anti-Terrorist operations in the Horn of Africa and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His next assignment was as the Ground Combat Element Integrator Joint Concept Development Operations Center, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Va. In 2005 Captain Davis was assigned to the Coalition Military Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq, as an advisor team leader to the Iraqi Army in Habbaniyah. Upon completion of his last tour in Iraq, Captain Davis was re-assigned to the concepts and plans division for the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, where he currently is the lead author for the Joint Army/ Marine Corps Tactical Commanders Handbook for Counter Insurgency Operations. Captain Davis' personal decorations include The Bronze Star, the Navy/ Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
 
 

Prof. Ahmed Hashim
U.S. Naval War College

Professor Ahmed S. Hashim is a senior member of the Strategic Research Department of the Navel War College. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Research Analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia where he worked on U.S. naval operational and asymmetric warfare issues. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where he co-authored two books with his colleague, Anthony Cordesman. From 1993 and 1994, he was a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, UK, where he wrote a study on Iranian National Security under the Islamic Republic. Dr. Hashim obtained a B.A. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England; and his M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He authored numerous articles including: "The World According to Usama," published in the Naval War College Review, Naval War College, Winter 2001; and "Civil-Military Relations in the Islamic Republic of Iran," in Joseph Kechichian (ed.), Iran, Iraq and the Arab Gulf States, New York: Palgrave, 2001.  He speaks Arabic, Farsi, French and German.
 

  Mr. Sean Fahey
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Sean Fahey is the DHS Program Manager for the Infocentric Operations Business Area of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  In this role he identifies ways in which the laboratory can assist the Department of Homeland Security with critical challenges in the areas of networking, information assurance, and intelligence analysis.
 
Prior to his current role, Sean advised the U.S. Navy on physical security technologies, served as a consultant to large corporations and government agencies on executive development and succession management strategies, and was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
 
Sean graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering, and from Oxford University in 1996 with a Masters of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.