Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover (Ret.),
U.S. Army

Reynold Hoover retired in December 2018 from his final assignment as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) with over 35 years of service. 

Prior to his NORTHCOM assignment, General Hoover served briefly at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the National Guard Bureau’s Director of Intelligence and Chief Information Officer. General Hoover deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-2010, serving as the Commanding General of the Joint Sustainment Command. During his career, General Hoover commanded EOD warriors at the detachment, task force, battalion and group levels, including while deployed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His last command was as a

Major General at the 167th Theater Sustainment Command.

Complementing his military service as a National Guardsmen, General Hoover also has had a distinguished civilian career. He started as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,

followed by a stint as an attorney in private practice.

From 2002 to 2003, General Hoover served as the Chief of Staff for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), then leading FEMA’s Office of National Security Coordination. In 2005, General Hoover was appointed as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security, responsible for homeland security, continuity of government programs and policies, as well as nuclear defense matters. 

General Hoover joined CSX Corporation in 2007 as Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Police & Infrastructure Protection; and, later, he was appointed AVP for Law & Risk Management at

CSX Intermodal, Inc., serving as chief counsel.

In 2011, General Hoover returned to federal service as a Senior Intelligence Service Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His last assignment was as the Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs,

a position he held until his retirement from federal civil service in 2018.

General Hoover graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983, and holds Masters degrees in Public and Private Management from Birmingham Southern College, and Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He received his law degree from The Catholic University of America in 1997. 

General Hoover holds several military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge. He serves on the board of The Old Soldiers Home Foundation and is member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. General Hoover’s interests include mountaineering, scuba diving, flying and reading.

Major General
Randy Manner (Ret.), 
U.S. Army

 Randy Manner, a retired Army Infantry Major General, is a passionate supporter of the EOD community. While serving on the Army Staff in the Pentagon, he was the Army’s General Officer representative to the Joint EOD Board, responsible for EOD policy and investment recommendations. He successfully advocated for the expansion of Army EOD force structure and counter IED tools. While at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Randy supported EOD special operations capabilities related to nuclear, chemical, and biological threats. That research and development directly benefited conventional EOD forces. Since his retirement from the Army in December of 2012, he volunteers in support of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their families as well as environmental initiatives. He consults with commercial companies on techniques to significantly improve their bottom line. Randy earned a BS in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, a MBA in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a post graduate Certificate in International Security Policy from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Major General
Gordon C. Nash (Ret.),
U.S. Marine Corps

Major General Gordon C. Nash retired from the United States Marine Corps on

June 1, 2006 with nearly thirty–five years of active service.

            After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, he completed Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1971. He has commanded Marine Corps Operating Forces around the world from the Infantry Platoon to Marine Corps Division. He has served tours outside Marine Corps at various Service and Joint Headquarters that included with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Southern Lebanon, a tour with the United States Army Special Forces, as commander of a Joint Task Force in Tbilisi, Georgia in support of the Department of Energy, as the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff for the Joint Special Operations Command, and as the Commander, Joint Warfighting Center, Joint Forces Command.

            Major General Nash’s father and brother were retired Navy Captains, his father-in-law a retired Marine Colonel, and both his son and son-in-law are or have served as Marine Corps Officers, one a major and the other a lieutenant colonel. After living in many locations around the world, he and his wife Susan

are proud to call Beaufort County, North Carolina home.

           Upon retirement from the Marine Corps Major General Nash worked as a Senior Executive for the Sierra Nevada Corporation. In addition to supporting many nonprofit organizations

he served on the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees.

Major General
Timothy Byers (Ret.),
U.S. Air Force

Major General Timothy Byers is Senior Vice President, defense sector for Atkins and a 32-year veteran of the United States Air Force. During his military career, he served as a design engineer, readiness officer, contract management chief, programmer and environmental chief. General Byers most recently served as The Air Force Civil Engineer where he led the 54,000-person engineering force at 166 installations worldwide. His previous assignments include headquarter tours and base command positions as a civil engineer squadron and mission support group commander. Prior to serving as The Civil Engineer, he was the Director of Installations and Mission Support, headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He is a fellow and past national president of the Society of American Military Engineers. Byers earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and his master of science degree in engineering management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. 

Rear Admiral
Archer M. Macy (Ret.), U.S. Navy

Archer “Arch” Macy is a 39 year veteran of the Navy where he served as a surface warfare officer, combat systems engineer and acquisition professional. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. He has commanded at sea and ashore, and as a flag officer served as the director of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology and Training for the Department of Defense, established the Joint Counter-IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) program, and commanded the Naval Surface Warfare Center, responsible for research, technical and engineering support for the Navy’s surface ships and aircraft carriers. In his last assignment RADM Macy was the Deputy Director (J-8) for Force Protection on the Joint Staff. He is now an independent consultant in defense matters in Arlington, VA.

Brigadier General
Dana H. Born (Ret.),
U.S. Air Force

Dana H. Born is the Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program; Faculty Advisor for the Black Family Graduate Fellowship and the National Security Fellows; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) is a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the Dean of the Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy where she was also the Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department. Previously, Dana served as an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy), Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team for the Department of the Air Force (DC/Staff Personnel), Aide and Speech Writer to the Secretary of the Air Force, Squadron Commander for 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling AFB, DC and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A graduate with distinction of the United States Air Force Academy, Professor Born received her B.S. in Behavioral Sciences (1983), M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Trinity University, TX (1985), M.A. in Research Psychology from University of Melbourne (1991) and Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University (1994). She received Penn State University’s Alumni Fellow Award (2012) and Distinguished Alumni Award (2018) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Simmons College in Humane Administration (2007).

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