Contributors

COL. (RET.) DAVID SHANAHAN serves on the faculty of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. His interests include security sector development, emerging technology and security and complexity management. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Army in command and staff assignments, culminating as the chief of staff of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC). During his tenure, he oversaw the post-9/11 evolution of USARPAC’s role in providing the base to U.S. Pacific Command Joint Task Force Homeland Defense. USARPAC’s assigned forces also supported the global war on terrorism.  Featured on Page 16


ERICA SULLIVAN is the program manager for Agile Space at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s National Security and Defense Program Office. In that role, she works with multiple Department of Defense users to leverage the laboratory’s CubeSat technology. She has also served other projects across multiple technical disciplines in global security. In 2015, the CubeSat project received the secretary of energy’s Achievement Award. The project also won the Los Alamos’ Distinguished Performance Award. Sullivan graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in economics and biology from Loyola Marymount University in 2000 and received her master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University in 2002.  Featured on Page 22


SAROSH BANA is the executive editor of Business India in Mumbai, India. He writes extensively on defense and security, cyber security, space, energy, environment, foreign affairs, food and agriculture, shipping and ports, and urban and rural development. A Jefferson fellow of the East-West Center (EWC), Hawaii, he is treasurer/secretary on the Board of the EWC Association.  Featured on Page 32


CMDR. TOM OGDEN is the director, Strategic Initiatives Group, and special assistant to commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master of arts in strategic studies from Georgetown University. Afloat, he served aboard USS Duluth, USS Paul Hamilton, USS Kidd, USS Mobile Bay, and most recently as executive officer and then commanding officer of USS Chung-Hoon, deploying to the Western Pacific Ocean. Ashore, he served at Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, Florida, leading the U.S. counter narcoterrorist operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific oceans and Central and South America. Serving temporary duty at Commander Third Fleet, he assisted planning and developing its maritime operations center.  Featured on Page 50