Eastern Mediterranean Project Member

Originally from Norlina, N.C., Admiral Kirkland Donald graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. After completing his initial nuclear power and submarine training, he served in USS Batfish (SSN 681),

Admiral Bill Gortney graduated from Elon College in North Carolina, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in 1977. He was commissioned via the Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1977, designated a Naval Aviator in 1978, and

General Chilton completed a 34 1/2 year Air Force career as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of

Svante E. Cornell, expert on Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Caucasus – Svante E. Cornell is the Director of the American Foreign Policy Council’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and a co-founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. His main

Larry Goldstein is an internationally-recognized leader in the petroleum industry with experience testifying before both congressional committees and regulatory bodies. He is an expert on developments in domestic and international petroleum markets and has been appointed to the National Petroleum

John Hannah is the Randi & Charles Wax Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as former Vice President Dick Cheney’s National Security

General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander of United States European Command (EUCOM) – General Charles Wald is a proven leader who specializes in global military strategy and development. As EUCOM Deputy Commander he was responsible for developing the

Vice Admiral Mark I. Fox, USN (ret.) is a member of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America’s (JINSA) Eastern Mediterranean and Abraham Accords policy projects. VADM Fox is also a 2018 JINSA Generals and Admirals Program participant. A

General Philip Breedlove is a 2018 JINSA General’s and Admirals Program participant. Phil Breedlove is a proven strategic planner, motivational leader and talented communicator. He is a highly decorated retired general of the United States Air Force where he reached