Judy Philipson, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Fellow







Judy Philipson, Ph.D. is a senior behavioral scientist and intelligence analyst specializing in threat detection, risk assessment, social communications, influence operations, and research methodology.  She applies psychological theories and principles of behavior, cognition, social influence, and linguistics to detect, prevent, mitigate, and counter criminal, terrorist, and insider threats in cyber and real-world environments. 

Dr. Philipson has provided over 15 years of support to the Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security on a broad range of operational, investigative, research and training activities.  She conducts psychological profiles and develops innovative methods for detecting at risk, lone-actor criminals using observable online data sources. She also consults on topics relating to deception in foreign cultures, indoctrination processes, extremism, information elicitation, and tactical influence strategies for hostages in captivity.

She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University where she focused on forensic populations and issues relating to deception and risk assessment.


The Honorable J. Edward Fox

Senior Associate Fellow











The Honorable J. Edward Fox is the president of Fox & Associates, a public policy and government affairs consulting firm in Washington, DC. 


Prior to the firm's founding in 2009, Fox had served for over 30 years in a variety of senior United States Government positions in the national security, foreign policy, and development policy areas in both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the US government. Among the key positions he held were Assistant Secretary of the Department of State (DOS), Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Assistant Administrator of the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), and Special Assistant to the President in the White House. 


Currently he is working as a consultant, advisor, lecturer, Senior Mentor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the DOS, DOD, and USAID. His work includes a variety of civilian-military pre-deployment training programs for civilians and the uniformed military. Among them have been DOS/Foreign Service Institute’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) for both Iraq and Afghanistan, DOD’s Ministry of Defense Advisors (MODA) program, DOD’s Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) program, the Defense Education Activities (DODEA) ESL program, the US Army’s Military Information Support Operations (MISO) units, USMC’s MARSOC teams and the USMC’s MAGTAF exercises LSE 2015, 2016, and 2017, MEF MEFEX 2017 and 2018, and Bold Alligator 2017.


He began his government career on Capitol Hill where he worked on the personal staff of two Members of Congress and was for several years a senior member of the professional staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the private sector, he served for more than a decade as the managing director of the Governmental and International Affairs Group of the national law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. He was also the Vice President for International Affairs of The Carmen Group, a government relation, public affairs and business development firm.


Originally from Ohio, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He later received his Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He resides in the District of



Brigadier General (USAF, ret.) Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D

Senior Associate Fellow















Dr. Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D. is a senior leader and advisor with unrivaled cultural and analytical skills, strategic focus, and commitment to excellence. He seeks to understand complex operations and related national security threats, opportunities and challenges and collaboratively tailors alternative strategies for different contexts.

Dr. Drohan is Director of International ISR Education and Training at JMark Services in Colorado Springs. 

Previously, he was the Assistant to the Commandant for Academic Affairs and Dean of the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates. Previous to this, Dr. Drohan served as Professor and Head of the Military and Strategic Studies Department at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies, Curriculum Advisor at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, Chief of Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism at U.S. Forces Korea, Chief of Air and Missile Defense at Combined Forces Command Korea, and Vice Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy.


Dr. Drohan earned his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy, his master's degrees from the University of Hawaii and Princeton University, and his doctorate from Princeton University. He is a retired United States Air Force brigadier general, tactical airlift pilot, and combat rescue pilot with command experience in airlift operations and military education. His operational experience includes deployments to the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia, and Europe. His military education includes Strategy, Intelligence Analysis, Joint Doctrine, Special Operations, Anti-Terrorism, and Air and Space Operations.


Dr. Drohan’s academic interests include international relations, grand strategy, strategic culture, defense policy, civil-military relations, asymmetric warfare, joint operations design, and decision-making simulations. He has published a variety of chapters in defense-related books and articles in Joint Force Quarterly, Aerospace Power Journal, the Pacific Forum, and The Airman-Scholar Journal; he has presented papers and conducted seminars worldwide on security and strategy, irregular warfare, intelligence analysis, military education, and effects-based operations.


His published books are: American-Japanese Security Agreements: Past and Present (McFarland, 2007) and A New Strategy for Complex Warfare: Combined Effects in East Asia (Cambria, 2016). He has been recognized as an East-West Center Scholar at the University of Hawaii, Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs at Harvard University, and Council on Foreign Relations International Fellow in Japan.


Select publications:


- "Joint Combined Operations," Handbook of Defence Studies (Oxford: Routledge, 2018)

- A New Strategy for Complex Warfare (New York: Cambria Press, 2016)

- "Cyber Orientation in Airpower," Airman Scholar Journal (US Air Force Academy, Fall 2015)

- "Combined Effects Power," with Ervin J. Rokke and Terry C. Pierce, Joint Force Quarterly , April 2014

- "The Case for an Independent and Interdependent Air Force," Airman Scholar Journal (US Air Force Academy, Spring 2014)

- "Core Relevance at the Air Force Academy," Airman Scholar Journal (US Air Force Academy, Fall 2012)

- "Bringing 'Nature of War' into Irregular Warfare Strategy," Defence Studies Journal Fall 2014

- "Who Speaks for Our Profession?" with Steve Pomeroy, Airman Scholar Journal (US Air Force Academy, Spring 2011)

- "New Forms of Warfare: What's Changing, What's Not and How Can Military Education Adapt?" Airman Scholar Journal (US Air Force Academy, Fall 2010)

- "Clausewitz for Complex Warfare," The Wright Stuff, March 2009

American-Japanese Security Agreements, Past and Present (London: McFarland Publishers, 2007)

- "Effects, Targets and Tools for Antiterrorism," The Guardian -The Source for Antiterrorism Information (Washington DC: Joint Staff, Aug 2005)

- Effects, Targets and Tools, INSS Occasional Paper 50 (US Air Force Academy: Institute for National

Security Studies, May 2003)

- "Perspectives on the Future - Northeast Asia," Airman Scholar Journal Vol VIII, No. 1 (United States Air Force Academy, Fall 2002)

- "Responding to the 'Developing Aerospace Leaders' Initiative, Aerospace Power Journal , Summer 2001

- The US-Japan Defense Guidelines, Institute for International Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan, November 1999

- "Characteristics and Motives of the East Asian Arms Race,” Journal of the Third World Spectrum , Fall 1995

- The Reagan-Suzuki Communiqué , Case #152, Pew Case Studies in International Affairs, Georgetown University, 1994

- "East Asia - The Security of a Region, The Defense Policies of Nations, 3d edition, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994

- "Japan & the Koreas," The Defense Policies of Nations, 2d edition, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989 


Kevin Ofchus

Associate Fellow













Kevin Ofchus is a former Supervisory Special Agent in the Department of Justice with the DEA, Department of Defense Subject Matter Expert (SME) and founder of Host Nation Perspectives SouthWest Asia. From 2006-2009 he focused on countering the Afghan insurgency and violent extremism via intelligence and counter-intelligence, threat finance (OFAC), counter-terrorism (JPEL), rule of law initiatives, capacity building stabilization and forward deployed field operations. This included spearheading from cradle to grave the unprecedented wartime intelligence asset Codenamed MYSTIC (later exposed by Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks in 2014).


After leaving the Government he worked as a SME on policy supporting the Department of Defense under ASD SOLIC for the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office within the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Threats and Counter Narcotics (DASD GT/CN) before founding his company HNPSWA later in 2009. In the private sector, he continued supporting a variety of projects from the West African Sahel to Afghanistan. Over the last decade his projects covered a comprehensive range of subject matter to include counter insurgency, post conflict stabilization, and counter-violent extremism efforts within the host nation government(s) via the United States Department of Justice, Defense and State, USAID, and the Intelligence Community.


His background covers field operations, intelligence, post conflict soft power stabilization, counter-insurgency/counter violent extremism (COIN/CVE), corporate social responsibility, rule of law initiatives, Minister(s) and Foreign Cabinet level official coordination, and corporate executive liaison. He enjoys reading and writing about foreign policy matters, and has spoken on foreign policy issues in media interviews (Circa/Fox news), as well as panels at the National Defense University and in Niamey, Niger regarding COIN/CVE and related topics. After over a decade forward deployed, he recently completed a manuscript pending publication, Delegation of Blame: 21st Century Foreign Policy-Trickle Down Stabilization and The Great Untold Intelligence Story of our Longest War. A native of Washington D.C., Ofchus holds a double major degree in English and Philosophy from Randolph Macon College.

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