Ellen Laipson, Member, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Ellen Laipson is President and CEO of the Stimson Center; a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security. At the Center, Laipson directs the Southwest Asia project, which focuses on a range of security issues in the Gulf region and is a frequent speaker on Middle East issues, U.S. foreign policy and global trends. She joined the Stimson Center in 2002, after a 25 year career in the U.S. government. Her last position in government was as the Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) from 1997 to 2002. Prior to that, she served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1995-1997), as Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs for the National Security Council (1993-1995), as National Intelligence Officer for Near and South Asia (1990-1993), as a member of the State Department’s policy planning staff (1986-1987), and was a specialist in Middle East Affairs for the Congressional Research Service. Laipson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Boards of the Asia Foundation and the Education and Employment Foundation. She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Cornell University.
Paul G. Kaminski, Member, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Dr. Paul G. Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. Currently, Dr. Kaminski is Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development and application of advanced technology. During his 20-year career as an officer in the Air Force, Dr. Kaminski served as Director for Low Observables Technology, and was responsible for the development and fielding of the nations stealth programs. Dr. Kaminski has had a continuing career involving advanced technology in both the private and public sectors. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology-oriented investment banking and consulting firm. He is Chairman of the Defense Science Board, and serves as a consultant to the Office of Secretary of Defense. He has served as a consultant and advisor to a wide variety of government agencies and as a director and trustee of several defense and technology-oriented companies. Dr. Kaminski is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Board, the FBI Director's Advisory Board, the Air Force Studies Board of the National Research Council, and The Atlantic Council. Dr. Kaminski is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He serves as a trustee and advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Kaminski serves as Chairman of the Board of The RAND Corporation, HRL (the former Hughes Research Labs), and Exostar. He is a Director of General Dynamics, Bay Microsystem, CoVant, and the USAF Academy Endowment. He received the National Medal of Technology in 2006, and holds a B.S. from the Air Force Academy, M.S. degrees in both Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
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Lee H. Hamilton, Member, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Lee H. Hamilton is president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and director of The Center on Congress at Indiana University. Hamilton represented Indiana’s 9th congressional district for 34 years beginning January 1965. He served as chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. As a member of the House Standards of Official Conduct Committee, Hamilton was a primary draftsman of several House ethics reforms. Hamilton is Co-Chair of the National Security Preparedness Group. He was appointed to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. He was appointed to the National War Powers Commission, a private, bipartisan panel led by former Secretaries of State James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher, to examine how the Constitution allocates the powers of beginning, conducting, and ending war. Hamilton served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, a forward looking, bi-partisan assessment of the situation in Iraq, created at the urging of Congress. Hamilton served as Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission and co-chaired the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, established to monitor implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. He currently serves on the FBI Director’s Advisory Board, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Preventing the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil, the CIA External Advisory Board, co-chairs the National Security Preparedness Group with Thomas Kean, and co-chairs the National Advisory Committee to the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Hamilton is a graduate of DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law. Before his election to Congress, Hamilton practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, and Columbus, Indiana.
Lester L. Lyles, Member, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Lester L. Lyles is the Vice Chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council. He chaired the Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program sponsored by the National Academies of Science and Engineering. Prior to this, he served as an officer in the Air Force for 35 years until his retirement as a general in 2003. From 1993 to 1994, Lyles was assigned as the Vice Commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base in Utah and then commanded the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base until 1996. Afterwards, he became the Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization until his re-assignment as Vice Chief of Staff at the Air Force Headquarters in 1999. In 2000, Lyles became the Commander of the Air Force Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio where he conducted research, development, tests and evaluations, acquisition management services and logistics support for the Air Force. Lyles has received many awards and decorations including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also named Astronautics Engineer of the Year by the National Space Club and received the Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award for outstanding contributions to military equal opportunity policies and programs from the NAACP. Lyles earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, a Master’s in Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering from New Mexico State University through the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the National War College, and the National and International Security Management Course at Harvard University. He has honorary Doctorates from New Mexico State University and Urbana University.