Changes: The George C. Marshall Institute

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As Monty Python would say, “And now for something completely different.”

I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed as the Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute, in Arlington, Virginia. I have big shoes to fill. The current president, Jeff Kueter, has ran the Institute for over 12 years now, and has garnered it a strong reputation. I hope to be able to continue Jeff’s good work, as well as add my own imprint on the Institute’s work in the coming months and years.

This is an opportunity that presented itself in a very short period of time, but I have been affiliated with the Marshall Institute for six years as a Fellow, and so I am very familiar and supportive of its work and ethos. As many of you know, I own and operate the Torridon Group LLC consulting company, which is doing very well, and I shall be continuing that venture as before.

Whether it be with the Marshall Institute or with the Torridon Group – or both – I look forward to working with many of you in the future!

 

 

 

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  1. John –
    Welcome aboard! Glad to see a strong transition; perhaps AIA and Marshall can work together again in the future on missile defense or other areas of common interest, One question; what has ExIm got to do with science and technology policy? It seems to me that Marshall is taking an approach on Ex Im that could weaken the US space industrial base without any scientific rationale behind it – just the buzzwords “crony capitalism” According to your website, “The George C. Marshall Institute was established in 1984 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation to conduct technical assessments of scientific issues with an impact on public policy.”
    How does opposing Ex Im fit within this mission statement? For that matter, how does taking a political position comport with your 501(c)(3) status? And how will the US satellite industry grow its exports to offset DoD cuts if it competes against nations with better financing if ExIm is eliminated?
    Frank Slazer

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