John A. Warden III

Colonel, USAF (Ret)

John A. Warden III is the president of Venturist, Inc., the company he founded after retiring from the Air Force in 1995. His company helps corporations and organizations learn and execute the concepts of winning strategy. Venturist clients have included Texas Instruments, McDonald’s, government agencies, and many others.  His diverse background includes serving as the architect for the successful Gulf War 1991 Desert Storm air campaign, authoring the best-selling The Air Campaign, heading the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, working as Special Assistant to the Vice President of the United States, commanding the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-15s) in Germany; and flying in the Vietnam War (266 combat missions).  His business strategy book, Winning in FastTime, is available on-line and in selected book stores as is The Air Campaign.

He has produced many videos and published numerous articles on planning, strategy, and aerospace power, has appeared on many television and radio shows, and has spoken to groups ranging from the American Bar Association to most of the US’s intermediate and senior professional military education schools and to defense colleges in Australia, Singapore, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Chile, Brazil, and France.  He was the 1989 winner of the Air Force Association’s Arts and Letters Gill Robb Wilson award.

John Warden graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1965, completed pilot training in 1966, earned a Master’s degree from Texas Tech University in 1975, and graduated from the National War College in 1986. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal with ten oak leaf clusters. He has over 3,000 hours of flying time.


Larry Weaver Colonel, USAF (ret) 

Colonel, USAF (ret) Larry Weaver received a BS degree from the United States
Air Force Academy, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from the University of
Indiana. He served as a B-52 pilot with three thousand hours of flying time
where he was the test pilot in such operations as marrying the navy Harpoon anti-
ship missile to Air Force bombers and new defensive technology aiding manned
bomber penetration of heavily defended air space. He served as a Professor of
History at the Air Force Academy and served as the Dean of Faculty at the Air
Command and Staff College. He also served as the senior Air Force Planning
Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction
and the Air Force Chief for Future Technologies where he was responsible for
integrating modeling and simulation into exercises, training, and wargaming and
created the first Title X wargame.

Following retirement from the Air Force, he wrote the classified history of
Operation Enduring Freedom and facilitated the creation of the expeditionary Air
Force concept. As an independent consultant he served as the senior consultant
for the creation and strategy development for such organizations as the Defense
Threat Reduction Agency, Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative and
the Joint Science Technology Office for biological weapons counter measures.

Dr Weaver has received numerous leadership and educator awards including the
Air University Outstanding Educator Award. He is currently a strategy consultant
for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency and the Counter Threat Reduction
Division of the Defense Threat Reduction Aency. He is also a Fleet Seminar
Professor in Strategy and War for the US Naval War College


Lynne Russell is an American journalist and author. She was the first woman to solo anchor a prime time network nightly newscast as the host of CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001, as well as six years as co-host of The Week in Review with Bob Cain on CNN.[1][2][3]

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Charles John “Chuck” de Caro (born 1950) is a former American journalist and a former special assignments correspondent for CNN. He is now a strategist and futurist and has originated the concept of SOFTWAR, defined as: “The hostile use of global visual media to shape another society’s will by changing its view of reality.”see you tube video His current efforts are focused on advising the 1st SOFTWAR Unit (Virtual), an experimental unit organized at Joint Training Base Los Alamitos, California under the aegis of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. This unit is composed entirely of California Army National Guard and Air National Guard personnel selected not for their military trained skills, but for the civilian acquired skillsets they use in their everyday, professional lives. This experimental unit is designed to assist Combatant Commands and government agencies with analysis and advice regarding complex information warfare issues.[1]

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Lisa Frederiksen:  Director of Operations.  Before joining Venturist in 2005, Lisa served in a variety of management and supervisory positions with McDonald’s at the regional level and with McDonald’s franchisee operations.