Mr. John Gallager, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) U.S. Army, was CEO of the Institute for Global Engagement until 2016. Most recently, he was as an advisor to the U.S. Presidential Transition on cabinet-level appointments. He has also advised top military leaders in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Pentagon, and was a White House Fellow on the National Security Council. He taught counterterrorism at West Point, co-authored / edited Debating the War of Ideas, and was a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar.