APL Colloquium

September 23, 2010

Colloquium Topic: The Art of the Possible

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Colloquium Speaker: Patricia P. Driscoll

Patricia P. Driscoll is the Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Defense Systems LLC, an 8(a) certified company providing solutions relating to advanced technologies and surveillance systems for the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. She has traveled the globe extensively consulting on security related issues to the United States government and international corporations. She has testified before Congress as an expert in various fields including trade relations, border issues, narcotics, and surveillance systems. Ms. Driscoll also serves as President and Executive Director of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), an organization devoted to providing financial assistance, morale activities, career and educational opportunities to wounded servicemen and women and their families. Ms. Driscoll’s vision and the subsequent successes of her organization have been celebrated and recognized by the President of the United States, the United States Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Education, and numerous other departments and organizations. In 2008 Ms. Driscoll and close friend, author Celia Straus, co-authored the book, Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts, Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a publication which takes an intimate look into the life of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The book focuses most of its attention on those service members who are affected by PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. Hidden Battles was one of the first books published on PTSD and its effects on the family and corporate America. Her work as President and Executive Director of the AFF has led Ms. Driscoll to be a frequent guest of Former President George W. Bush at the White House, and she has often been seen associating with Members of Congress and other high ranking Government and Military officials. In addition to raising funds for the AFF and its efforts, Ms. Driscoll has been a frequent contributor on the Fox News Network, often tapped as an expert when discussing hardships facing military families.