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Major Cole Pinheiro
Executive Secretary
Major Cole Pinheiro is an Armor officer with eleven years of military service. His professional experiences include leading both heavy cavalry and light infantry formations in training and combat. Major Pinheiro deployed for a total of three and a half years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Major Pinherio served as a Platoon Leader and as an Executive Officer with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment as well as a Company Commander with the 4th Infantry Division. Major Pinheiro is a graduate of West Point and currently teaches International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences. He received an MA degree in Security Studies from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.



Major Lukas Berg 
Deputy Executive Secretary
Major Lukas Berg is an Instructor of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He was commissioned as an aviation officer in 2005 and subsequently received his rating as a UH-60A/L Blackhawk Pilot. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in both the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the 1st Cavalry Division, deploying with those units to Eastern and Northern Afghanistan, respectively. He is the lucky husband of Lynzi and proud father of Caleb, Timothy, and Joshua.


Major Nathan Strickland
Facilities Officer
Major Nate Strickland graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 and was commissioned as an armor officer in the US Army. He deployed to Iraq from 2006-2007 with the 1st Infantry Division, serving as a tank platoon leader and reconstruction officer in Ramadi. He deployed again to Iraq in 2009 with the 1st Cavalry Division, serving as an assistant operations officer and tank company commander in Mosul. His most recent deployment was in 2011, serving as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Commander in Baghdad and along the Iranian border. He teaches American Politics.


Major Aaron Miller
Secretary Madeleine Albright's Escort Officer
Major Aaron W. Miller graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point in May 2004 and was commissioned as an officer in the Infantry. He has been stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and at Fort Carson, Colorado. Aaron has served in both Iraq (2007-2008) and Afghanistan (2009-2010); jobs while deployed include Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Brigade Planner and Company Commander. Aaron’s military schooling includes the Infantry Officers Basic Course, the Captains Career Course as well as Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger School. Aaron is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and currently teaches International Relations at West Point.


Dr.  Hugh Liebert
Theme Paper Author and Editor, Conference Reader SCUSA 67
Hugh Liebert is an Assistant Professor of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.  A recent John Marshall Visiting Research Fellow in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia, he received his BA from Harvard University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.  His primary areas of interest are Greek and Roman political thought and American politics.  He is the co-editor of Executive Power in Theory and Practice, and has published articles in History of Political Thought and Review of Politics.  His first book, Plutarch's Politics, is currently under review.
Dr. Thomas Sherlock
Director SCUSA 67
Thomas Sherlock is a professor of political science at West Point and served as program director of comparative politics in the Department of Social Sciences from 2005-2007 and from 2011-2012. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and teaches courses on comparative politics, democracy and democratization, and the politics of the post-Soviet region. His book, Historical Narratives in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia, was recently published in Russia in an expanded, translated edition (2014). He is also the co-author of The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorism.
Dr. Sherlock has published in numerous journals, including Comparative Politics, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Problems of Communism, Ab Imperio (Russia), Prepodavanie istorii i obshchestvovedeniia v shkole (Russia), Rossiia v global’noi politike (Russia), and Zovnishni spravy: ZS (Ukraine). His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes, and has served as a project consultant for the Carnegie Council, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Open Society Foundations (Kiev), and EUROCLIO in The Netherlands, among other institutions. His invited presentations include lectures at Brown, Columbia, Wesleyan, and Yale universities, the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi State University, the NATO International School (Baku, Azerbaijan), the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and Business Executives for National Security (BENS).  He has conducted field work in most of the post-Soviet countries.