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CMR Board of Advisors

LT COL ROBERT H. BARROW, USMC (RET.) was commissioned a Marine Corps second lieutenant in 1980 after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana.  He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Course, the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.  As a lieutenant he served two tours in Beirut Lebanon in 1982 as a weapons platoon commander with Company F 2nd Bn 8th Marine Regiment.   He commanded a rifle company, Co A 1st Bn 1st Marine Regiment, during the Gulf War.  As a major he served with the 1st Marine Division G-3 Operations section in Mogadishu Somalia as part of the US led Unified Task Force (UNITAF) during Operation Restore Hope.  Since his retirement in 2001, lieutenant colonel Barrow has owned his own company, headquartered in Tampa Florida, that operates in several diverse business sectors.  He continues to be engaged in activities and issues involving the Marine Corps and locally in Tampa remains committed to assisting veterans and wounded veterans who reside in the Tampa Bay area.

CMR Note: Lt. Col. Barrow is the son of the late General Robert H. Barrow, the distinguished 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps, who was an advisor to CMR at the time of its founding in 1993.

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROD BISHOP, USAF (RET.)is a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc.  STARRS is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization that educates Americans on the dangers of racist and radical ideologies infiltrating our military.  STARRS also works to eliminate these divisive influences and maintain a unified and cohesive fighting force.

Lt. Gen. Bishop retired from active duty in August 2008 after 34 years of service in the United States Air Force.  His last assignment was as Commander, 3rd Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany, where he oversaw all American air and space activities in 93 countries in Europe and Africa.  Additionally, he was responsible for the organizing, training, and equipping of nearly 30 thousand airmen assigned to ten different Air Force Wings under his command throughout Europe.

General Bishop has a BS degree in Engineering Management from the USAF Academy, an MS degree from the University of Southern California in Systems Management and two Master’s Degrees in National Security Studies from the Naval War College and the National War College.

Following many operational flying assignments early in his career, in which he served as an aircraft commander, instructor pilot and flight examiner in various mobility and training aircraft, Gen. Bishop held many key positions throughout the U.S. Air Force, commanding airmen at every operational level.  His overseas operational/combat experience included Desert Storm, Somalia, Bosnia, the Kosovo Air War over Serbia, and Haiti.

PAUL O. DAVIS, Ph.D., FACSM is the founder and chairman of the First Responder Institute. He is the creator of four public safety and military-centric, televised action sports, including the Firefighter Combat Challenge®, a 31-year international firefighter skill-related, head-to-head competition and the Battle Challenge®, a 9-station, high-fidelity, marksmanship and timed competition that has made appearances at fifteen military bases and events nationwide.

Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. from the Kinesiology Department of the School of Public Health, University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and served as a faculty member at the Sports Medicine Center and Director of Testing Services for the Human Performance Laboratory. He also taught Applied Physiology at the University’s Medical School in Baltimore.

He was a member of the DOD Task Force to identify selection criteria for the combat arms at Armed Forces Induction Centers (AFFES). At the request of the Surgeon General of the US Army, he ran the Pilot Over-40 cardiovascular screening team for the Army National Guard and Reserves. Dr. Davis also assembled assets and personnel to conduct GXT (Graded Exercise Treadmill Tests) at military installations in Virginia.

In 1979, the US Naval Medical Research and Development Command (NMRDC) recruited Dr. Davis to conduct a global study of the environmental and physiological demands of the US Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 0311- Rifleman. In this five-year project, Davis and his team embedded as “Lance/corporals” in the Jungle Survival School at Fort Sherman, Panama; the CAX (combined arms live-fire exercise) at Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, CA; the Mountain Warfare Training Center at Bridgeport, CA; the Amphibious Operations School, Quantico, VA and Camp Lejeune, NC, and Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) in Hawaii.

The Job Task Analysis culminated in the validation of the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Two hundred randomly stratified samples of Marines from 3/5 and 2/9 participated in a grueling day-long combat scenario, including marksmanship at 9000 feet at the MWTC during January and February.

Other projects included developing and delivering a Program of Instruction (POI) for the US Army Physical Fitness Academy and a 40-hour American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification course for Navy Command Fitness Coordinators (CFCs) at every major Naval Station spanning the globe.

Dr. Davis has published articles in the Marine Corps Gazette, The Naval Institute Proceedings and co-authored the text: Hard Work: Defining Physical Performance Work Requirements with Dr. Brian Sharkey. In 1992, he provided testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Military.

DR. JAMES DOBSON is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a non-profit organization that produces his radio program, “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.”  He is the author of more than 80 books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including The New Dare to DisciplineLove for a LifetimeLife on the EdgeLove Must Be ToughThe New Strong-Willed ChildWhen God Doesn’t Make SenseBringing Up BoysBringing Up Girls; and, most recently, Head Over Heels. Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics.  He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development, and holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees.  Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren.  The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

JUDE EDEN, SGT, (USMC) served in the Marines from 2004-2008 an 0651, Data Communications, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune with the 8th Communications Battalion. She deployed for eight months over 2005-2006 to support Camp Fallujah’s communications network and was also assigned entry checkpoint duty working with the Marine Infantry and frisking women for explosives on Fallujah’s outskirts. She earned her B.A. from Hillsdale College.  An IT Systems Admin by day, Jude is a Senior Contributor to The Stream, has written for the New York Times “Room for Debate” column, Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, and other publications.  She has also debated before the New York Bar Association and appeared on major network television shows, including a 2016 Fox News Special Report titled “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military.”  She is currently writing a book on women in the military and direct ground combat.

FRANK J. GAFFNEY. JR. is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program, and frequently appears on national and international television networks such as Fox News, CNN and the BBC. He is a weekly columnist for the Washington Times,, and, and is a contributor to,, and His op-ed articles have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street JournalUSA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine, and Commentary. Mr. Gaffney also is the publisher and associate author of Sharia: The Threat to America (CSP Press, 2010). As Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in 1987, Gaffney dealt with nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. He chaired the prestigious High Level Group, NATO’s senior politico-military committee, and represented the Secretary of Defense in key U.S.-Soviet negotiations. He had previously served as a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr. Gaffney holds an M.A. degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

DR. WILLIAM J. GREGOR, LTC, USA (RET.), is Professor of Social Sciences in the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1969 and was commissioned in Armor.  He led both a mechanized infantry and an armor cavalry platoon in Vietnam and completed over 23 years of active duty.  Dr. Gregor teaches national security policy and joint military planning.  In the mid-1980's he served as a strategic planner in the J5 of the Joint Staff.  In that position he was the joint staff working group representative for the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the national strategy review, and was the author of the first national military strategy directed by that reform.  Dr. Gregor writes about military policy, civil military relations, and military planning.  He has testified before Congress, and congressional and presidential commissions on military personnel issues.  His most recent article, “Intervention in Intrastate Wars: The Military Planning Problem” was published in PRISM in September 2014. He holds the LTG J. Lawton Collins Chair for Operational Art in the School of Advanced Military Studies where has been a professor since 1993.

COLIN A. HANNA is President of Let Freedom Ring, a public policy non-profit organization committed to promoting Constitutional government, free enterprise and traditional values.  Mr. Hanna founded Let Freedom Ring to concentrate on important matters that affect the core of our society, such as the family, marriage, the economy, energy, abortion, health care and foreign policy.  Through seminars, workshops, ad campaigns, video productions, leadership and grassroots training and educational materials, Let Freedom Ring strives to motivate, activate and educate those who are interested in keeping America the great nation it has always been.  As an influential leader in public policy matters, Mr. Hanna led the Cut, Cap and Balance coalition that offered a genuine solution to the 2011 debt ceiling crisis.  Hanna is a former Chester County, Pennsylvania Commissioner (1995-2003); CBS Radio and Television executive; and small business owner.  He has appeared on many major network programs, including MSNBC’s Hardball, and Fox News' Hannity and Special Report, among others, and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Times, Politico, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Mr. Hanna is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and the father of two.  He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his wife of 45 years, Pricie.

ADMIRAL JEROME "JERRY" JOHNSON, USN (RET.) served as Vice-Chief of Naval Operations (1990-1992), and as commander of the U.S. Second Fleet, Joint Task Force 120, and NATO's Striking Fleet Atlantic (1988 to 1990).  Commissioned and designated a Naval Aviator, he served on active duty for almost 38 years. At sea he commanded Attack Squadron Twenty-seven (VA-27), the combat stores ship USS San Jose, the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea, and Carrier Group Four.  After his military career, Admiral Johnson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.   Admiral Johnson is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca. and the Defense Intelligence College in Washington, DC.  He was awarded a Doctor of Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College.  Admiral Jerry Johnson has extensive experience in government service, defense related industries, financial services, and National Defense Security Programs. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and on the Boards of Advisors for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

LT. COL. ROBERT MAGINNIS, USA (RET.) graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1973 after which he earned his Ranger tab and then spent a year in South Korea as a 2nd Infantry Division platoon leader.  Subsequently he held various command and staff positions with the First, Eighth and Sixth Infantry Divisions.  He served at the U.S. Army Infantry School as the chief for ethics and leadership, and as an investigator and instructor with the Department of the Army Inspector General.  He retired from the Army in 1993 after spending his final six months as a member of an Army Chief of Staff study group. 

Col. Maginnis subsequently joined the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C, and became FRC’s vice president for policy, specializing in foreign affairs issues, illicit drug abuse and military readiness.  During those years he spoke internationally, worked with the Congress on many social issues, made hundreds of media appearances, authored more than 500 articles and participated in numerous debates on college campuses and prestigious forums like the New York Bar Association.  Working with key officials in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, Maginnis has worked on United Nations issues such as counter terrorism, Sudan, drugs, human rights, and religious freedom.  Col. Maginnis still serves as a senior fellow for FRC.

In 2002 Bob joined a Pentagon contracting firm, and was a member of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s retired military analyst group.  His media work as a Fox News military analyst and frequent guest on other international networks took Col. Maginnis to various war zones.  Col. Maginnis continues to write a weekly column for Human Events, which he began in 2007, on foreign affairs and national security issues.  He also serves as the vice president for MESMO Inc., a Maryland-based small business that provides language, security cooperation, culture, and intelligence assessment services.  He speaks at conferences mostly on national security issues but occasionally Christian topics.  The views he expresses are his own.

LT. GEN. BENJAMIN "RANDY" MIXON, USA (RET.) is the former Commander of the U.S. Army Command in the Pacific, (2008-2010) and of the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, (2005-2008).  From July 2006 to October 2007 he deployed the Division serving as the commander of Task Force Lightning and Multi-National Division North in Iraq.  Lt. Gen. Mixon served as Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC (2002-2003), during which he was forward deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan where he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom as the Director of the Staff of the Combined Joint Task Force 180.  Upon returning, he served as the Director of Operations, J3, U.S. Southern Command.  Lt. Gen. Mixon's military schools include the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the United States Army War College.  Lt. Gen. Mixon has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and a Master's Degree in Military Art and Science, Theater Operations, from the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, KS.  His awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, and many more.

REAR ADMIRAL HUGH P. SCOTT, MC, USN (RET.): Admiral Scott is a former Navy medical officer, with extensive experience in clinical practice first as a general medical officer qualified in submarine and diving medicine, and later as a board certified ENT and head and neck surgeon. During his military career, he had served in numerous clinical assignments and operational medicine assignments, both afloat and ashore, as a Squadron and Group medical officer in support of the Submarine Force. As Director of Undersea Medicine and Radiation Health, he worked with the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Toxicology, Commission of Life Sciences, National Research Council on the use and quality of submarine air, which resulted in the publication by the Committee of a report titled: Emergency and Continuous Exposure Limits for Selected Airborne Contaminants, in Submarines, which established and remains the current standard. Admiral Scott is an expert in medical physical standards, and has had significant experience in the performance of medical boards, and the medical disposition of cases for fitness for duty associated with regular duty and special operations. In addition to his clinical and operational assignments, Admiral Scott served in senior healthcare executive positions that included command tours of Naval hospitals; service as Fleet Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Fleet during the Persian Gulf War; duty as Assistant Chief Operational Medicine and Fleet Support, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and as Director Medical Plans and Policy, Office of the Chief-of-Naval Operations. 

Following his transition from the Navy, Dr. Scott has worked as a consultant in support of the development of the DoD/MHS electronic health record, and as a strategic marketing medical advisor in the private health sector. And, has been serving as a volunteer member of the Planning Committee, Department of Social Work, College of Health Science and Human Services, at George Mason University for the annual "Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma of Service Members, Families, Veterans, and Community."

COLONEL NAHIDA C. SHERMAN, USAF (RET.) was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1968 upon completion of Officer Training School. In addition to being a 1969 Southeast Asia veteran, she served as an imagery interpreter, intelligence analyst and squadron section commander until she separated from active duty in 1973. In 1978, Colonel Sherman resumed military service in an active U.S. Air Force Reserve career until her retirement in 1992. She served in a variety of Reserve and active duty assignments with the Department of Defense as an Intelligence Analyst, Indications & Warnings Officer, Intelligence Reserve Detachment Commander and Mobilization Augmentee to the Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Intelligence.

LT. GEN. E. G. "BUCK" SHULER, JR., USAF (RET.) served as Commander of the Strategic Air Command's Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, which was responsible for Strategic Air Command operations in the eastern half of the United States, Europe and the Middle East, and comprised about half of SAC's long-range force of manned bombers, tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. (1988-1991)  The Eighth Air Force units contributed to the success of operations JUST CAUSE and DESERT SHIELD/STORM, under General Shuler’s leadership.  Previously, Gen. Shuler commanded two non-tactical squadrons, two B-52 bombardment wings, and two SAC Air Divisions.  He also served as the director of operations for SAC.  The general is a command pilot with more than 7,600 flying hours, including 209 combat hours accrued during the Southeast Asia conflict. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, and many other awards.  Following his retirement in 1991, General Shuler was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of  The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, located just West of Savannah, GA, and was responsible for planning, construction and the initial operation of the museum.  He has also been active in church, civic, patriotic and Citadel related organizations.

CAPT. ROBERT E. STUMPF, USN (RET.) is a retired US Navy officer, now a commercial airline pilot. He was the commanding officer and flight leader of the world-famous Blue Angels from 1992-1994. Stumpf earned many decorations during the 1986 Libya campaign and the Persian Gulf War, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. As commander of Strike Fighter Squadron 83, he flew 22 missions over Iraq, including the first and last air strikes of the war. From 1993-96, he waged an active campaign to clear his name from unsubstantiated charges arising from the 1991 Tailhook Association Symposium. Stumpf retired from military service in 1996. Mr. Stumpf is a graduate of the Naval Academy (1974), the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and earned his M.S. in National Security Studies at Georgetown University.

LT. GEN. RICHARD G. TREFRY, USA (RET.), was the first recipient of an Army lifetime of service award bearing his name in March, 2009. Presented to him at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Trefry was hailed as the "conscience of the Army," and recognized for his ethos and lifetime of extraordinary service to the Army. Lieutenant General Richard G. Trefry served as the Inspector General of the U.S. Army for six years under three Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of the Army. He retired from the U.S. Army after 33 years of active duty, and subsequently served in the White House as the Military Assistant to the President of the United States. Later he became Program Manager of the Army Force Management School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, a special school for generals and promotable officers. In 1995, General Trefry began serving on the Board of Directors of American Military University, and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Public University System as a member and committee chair. In addition, he currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the Institute for Land Warfare in the Association of the U.S. Army.

WILLIAM A. WOODRUFF is a Professor of Law at Campbell University School of Law in North Carolina. He is the former chief of the litigation division of the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General, HQ, Department of the Army. Professor Woodruff was promoted to the rank of colonel just prior to his retirement from active service in 1992. His article "The DOD Homosexual Exclusion Policy: Illegal Discrimination or Legitimate Personnel Policy?" explores the legal foundations of the military's policy on homosexuality. Mr. Woodruff received his B.A. from the University of Alabama and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina Law School.