The Norwich University Board of Fellows is an all-volunteer organization that operates as an arm of Academic Affairs. It is a proactive organization with an abiding passion for Norwich. Members have successful careers in areas related to the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) and its mission is to enhance the academic reputation of Norwich by:
- improving the student academic experience.
- attracting higher quality students to Norwich.
- preparing, in a real world context, students for their chosen vocation.
- helping COLA retain its students.
- providing student/faculty access to alums and their professional contacts; the “Norwich Network.”
The board works in partnership with the COLA dean (and respective faculty) and university management to develop programs/initiatives specific to the COLA that benefits the students, faculty, and staff such as supporting the annual Crime Scene Investigation Symposium (CSI), the Spring Todd Lecture Series, Expert Voices, mentoring students and assisting with internships and job opportunities for graduates.
The Visiting Committee meets in person on campus twice a year with many scheduled conference calls during the year. Many Fellows visit the campus regularly to strengthen their relationships with university management and to interact with students in the classroom.
Jonathan “Jon” Allen
- BoF College of Liberal Arts – Chairman
- Second term expires: 2014
Jon is a Principal/Director with Booz Allen Hamilton and is a leader within the firm’s Commercial Market Team focusing on providing cyber and security capabilities with Fortune and World 100 companies. His clients have included major financial institutions, General Motors, General Electric, The Hudson Group, and Major League Baseball.
Prior to joining Booz Allen’s commercial team, Jon supported East African and Middle Eastern nations in strengthening their cyber security programs. Jon is also one of the firm’s leaders coordinating Booz Allen’s investments in developing “Smart Power” and “Whole of Government” solutions for USG clients aimed to better integrate defense, diplomacy, and development capabilities, and has been a guest on Defense News Weekly and Federal News Radio. He has and has supported the State Department in Africa with enhancing African nation’s cyber security programs, led the firm’s US Africa Command Account during Operation Odyssey Dawn, and was the program manager for one of the largest crisis management programs within the intelligence community.
Prior to joining Booz Allen in 2002, Jon served as a Ranger-Qualified, U.S. Army Infantry Officer with assignments in Georgia, Korea, Washington, DC, and Texas. While in DC he served as the Senior Army Social Aide to President Clinton. Jon received his BA in Political Science from Norwich University in 1994 (DMG), an MA in Security Studies with Honors from Georgetown University in 2006.
He is a past Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, serving on the Term Member Advisory Council. He is a former Director on the Norwich Alumni Board, a Lifetime Member of the Partridge Society, and received Norwich’s New Leader Achievement Award in 2014. He resides with his wife Amy and son Killian (NU 2033) in Fairfax, Virginia.
- BoF College of Liberal Arts – Vice Chairman
- First term expires: 2013
Barbara received her Master of Justice Administration (MJA) degree in 2004 from Norwich University. During her career as a justice and safety practitioner and administrator, she has served at all levels of government: city, county, state, and federal. Barbara retired in 2002 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as manager of Criminal Investigations & Commander of the Texas Environmental Crimes Task Force. Barbara then joined the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division in Washington, DC, where she served as special assistant for State & Local Program Development.
Barbara retired from EPA in 2008, and currently serves an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she lives.
Robert “Rob” Appleton
- Third term expires: 2015
Lieutenant Robert B. Appleton is a 17 year veteran of the New York State Police currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau – Northern Regional Office. He spent the previous 8 years at the Forensic Investigation Support Services Unit (FISS) as an Investigator under direction of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Headquarters in Albany, NY. He is a New York State Police Instructor and NYS Certified Instructor.
His training and experience encompasses the following Specialized Fields:
- Forensic Crime Scene Processing
- Latent Print Processing and Identification
- Court Testimony
- Hazardous Materials Identification/Mitigation
- Clandestine Laboratories
- Weapons of Mass Destruction (Biological, Nuclear/Radiological, Chemical, and Explosive)
- Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Cyber Crime Specialist – TUX4N6, Cellebrite, OS Triage
He graduated in 1992 from Norwich University the Military College of Vermont with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Technology. In 2008, Rob completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Administration and Affairs, Pi Alpha Alpha.
He is an adjunct professor for Marist teaching in the MPA and Organizational Leadership in Communications (OLC) programs. For Marist, he has taught at the NYPD Academy in New York City, NYSP Academy in Albany, and online programs. In addition, he is an adjunct professor for Norwich at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies in the MPA and Criminal Justice (BSCJ) departments on-line. Recently he developed a new criminal justice course for Norwich, Drugs and Gangs – SOCI 322, starting fall of 2014.
- Second term expires: 2015
Bridget began her career serving as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. Her first assignment landed her at Ramstein Airbase in Germany as a member of the command briefing team providing intelligence analyses to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Headquarters staff. After deployments to Vicenza, Italy in support of the Balkans Combined Air Operations Center and Hoedspruit, South Africa in support of Mozambique flood relief efforts she departed Europe for Washington DC where she served as an Operations Officer for the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA.) Following military service Bridget worked with Ball Aerospace as an intelligence analyst for the National Assessment Group and managed projects to perform rapid technical assessments on military technologies intended to protect U.S. Air Force and Army Special Forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Having developed a strong interest in competitive strategy and organizational growth, Bridget transitioned into management consulting and spent the next decade advising public and private sector clients on growth issues. Bridget was a Principal with Toffler Associates, a management and strategy consulting firm, where she advised aerospace, defense, and government sector clients on growth opportunities and competitive strategies and developed in-depth experience in identifying emerging markets, translating market trends into business opportunities, and developing strategies to capture growth. Bridget later joined Innosight, an innovation consultancy, to focus more specifically on helping clients across industries achieve repeatable growth through innovation.
This focus on innovation led Bridget to her current role, working with Harvard Medical School’s Catalyst Program implementing innovations that enable collaboration and provide tools, training, and technologies to help clinical investigators advance the translation of medical research ideas into clinical practices for improving human health.
On the personal side of life, Bridget married Mark Gaffney and devotes much of her time to being entertained and educated by their daughter Avery and son Oscar.
Bridget graduated from Norwich University in 1998 having earned a B.A. in International Relations summa cum laude. While at Norwich, she participated in the Institute for American Universities study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence, France, Harvard Model United Nations, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Women’s Soccer.
Trevor W Hough
Trevor is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) serving in the United States Army and currently stationed at the Pentagon as a Military Intelligence officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff J25, where he is the Chief of Counterterrorism and Special Operations Forces intelligence.
Trevor enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in 1993 and served until 1995 as both an Infantryman and Tank Crewman in the Vermont Army National Guard. He was commissioned in 1995 as a Second Lieutenant after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Norwich with a degree in International Affairs (cum laude). From 1996 to 1999, Trevor served in both the First Cavalry and 2nd Infantry Divisions at Fort Hood, Kuwait, and Korea in a variety of Armor officer positions to include Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Cavalry Troop Executive Officer.
In 1999, Trevor transitioned from the Armor branch to Military Intelligence (MI) branch and he has served in a variety of special operations and intelligence positions throughout his career.
Trevor attended the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA from 2008 to 2009 and graduated with a Master of Science degree. Trevor and his thesis teammates received the NPS Distinctive Thesis Award for their work on a thesis titled, “What Makes Intelligence Fusion Centers Effective.”
While at Norwich Trevor was involved with WNUB, Harvard Model United Nations, Rugby, and the NU Tank Platoon. Trevor is originally from Lake Placid, NY and he and his wife, Erin, reside in Virginia.
- First term expires: 2015
Clem currently serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service Safety, Health & Environmental Programs Division where he oversees all activities for the agency’s drug deterrence, occupational medical health, safety, energy and environmental conservation activities.
Clem began his career in 1989 as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service with field investigator assignments in Philadelphia, PA. and Buffalo, N.Y. where he participated in several investigative task forces and staffed numerous protective assignments. Clem was transferred to Washington D.C. in 1996 where he spent three years as a special agent assigned to the Intelligence Division with assignments as a watch desk officer, a regional desk officer with both the domestic and foreign area responsibilities. He also served as the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) coordinator as well as the Weapons and Explosives Desk officer. Served as shift leader the Secretary of Treasury’s security detail until reassigned to the agency’s training academy where he served as the Program Director for all terrorism and intelligence related training. Upon promotion he assumed responsibility for Firearms training and operations at the center. Clem was reassigned as liaison to a number of government security and intelligence agencies until he was selected as the Section Chief for the International Counter Terrorism Section, the Critical Protective Analysis and the Threat Mitigation Groups; providing current intelligence and analysis on emerging terrorist trends and tactics.
He was a U.S. Army Infantry Officer from 1984 to 1988, and currently is in the Inactive Ready Reserves (IRR). Clem is a graduate of Norwich University, 1984, with a B.A. in History and Military History with a concentration in International Studies. Clem resides in the Washington, DC, area.
Anthony “Tony” Johnson
- First term expires: 2015
Tony Johnson is an experienced national security policy professional and veteran leader with over 18 years of experience in the private and public sectors. His professional expertise includes national security policy and strategy, US military concept and doctrine development, and innovation and adaptation of special operations, including U.S. Special Operations Forces.
In government, Tony served as the Assistant for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare policy at the Pentagon in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict for two years. In this capacity he was a policy advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism for two years. In the private sector, Tony has worked as a strategy and management consultant on mission critical projects for the US Department of Defense, US Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Defense Science Board, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Education, and the US Internal Revenue Service. He is currently a researcher with the Institute for Defense Analyses.
In addition to his private and public sector experience, Tony is a Distinguished Naval Graduate of Norwich University (NU’94, MCV), a former U.S. Navy Cryptology Officer, a graduate of the NATO Special Operations Forces Training and Education Programme in Brugelette-Chièvres, Belgium, an Ideas Scholar of The Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado, and a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project since 2012.
Tony is a native of California and he grew up in Las Vegas, NV. He now lives with his husband Juan (and their dog, Tiger) in Washington, D.C.
Duane was a Sales Professional in the Communications Business for 37 years. He started his sales career before paging and cellular phones were on the market beginning his sales career with Motorola who developed the First portable radio used to win the war in WW2 and the First Radio on the moon. Duane started off by selling Basic Two-Way Radio Systems with Motorola Communication and Electronics Group and eventually sold all Motorola’s Communications Products to the US Government and the Private Sector.
Duane was also involved with IBM’s Nationwide (Digital Communications System) the DCS Brick in the 1980’s while working for Motorola and served as the lead liaison person between IBM and Motorola in the 1980.
He left Motorola after 23 years and became a National Accounts Manager and a Branch Manager for Map Mobile Communications-the largest Professional Answering Service in America. He later became a General Manager of Cellular One Of Orange County New York, and finally finished his professional career with Nextel before being acquired by Spring selling the Iden Motorola Communication Systems to Corporations and Government in the Hudson Valley.
Duane is a 1967 graduate from Norwich University and resides in Somers, NY. He leads the coordination of the COLA Board of Fellows Mentoring Program.
- First term expires: 2014
Mark Meservey currently serves as Vice President of Government Operations for Oshkosh Corporation. In this capacity, he interacts with the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government on defense issues.
Meservey, a former U.S. Army Captain and U.S. Coast Guard Captain with over 25 years of distinguished service, attended Norwich University as an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholar, graduating magna cum laude and with a commission as a Second Lieutenant of Army Aviation on 17 May 1985. He entered Active Duty at Fort Rucker, Alabama for the Aviation Officer Basic Course and Initial Entry Rotary Wing training. In 1986, he completed flight training and was assigned to the 12th Aviation Brigade, Wiesbaden Army Airfield, serving as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot through the last days of the Cold War in Cyprus and Germany. While in Europe, he deployed to Ethiopia to participate in an internationally sensitive search and rescue operation for the late Congressman Mickey Leland. Upon his return to the United States, he graduated from the Aviation Officer Advanced Course as an Honor Graduate. In 1990, Meservey accepted a direct commission in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Lieutenant Junior Grade and initially served at Air Station Clearwater, FL as an HH-3F and HH-60J search and rescue pilot. He was subsequently assigned to Air Station Cape Cod in 1994 as a Flight Instructor and Pilot Examiner.
In 1998, he attended Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a full graduate scholar, earning a Master of Public Administration degree. Following graduate school, he completed an assignment with the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation as the lead budget analyst for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) responsible for developing and justifying FTA’s multi-billion dollar budgets to the President’s Office of Management and Budget and the United States Congress. In 2004, Meservey transferred to Air Station Washington where he served as Executive Officer flying the C-37A Gulfstream V executive jet across the globe for Department of Homeland Security Secretaries and Coast Guard Commandants. In 2006, he was assigned to Capitol Hill as the Coast Guard’s Liaison to the United States House of Representatives where he worked directly with the Coast Guard’s appropriations and authorizing committees to ensure the Service received the necessary resources and legislative authorities to effectively execute its eleven congressionally-mandated missions.
Prior to joining Oshkosh, Meservey was assigned to the Federal Aviation Administration as the Coast Guard’s liaison for all manned and unmanned aviation matters. He has accumulated over 3,800 flight hours in seven different military aircraft and holds FAA certifications/ratings and three academic degrees. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI fellow. His military decorations include Naval and Army Aviator Wings and a variety of personal, team and unit commendations. Meservey is a native of Chatham, Massachusetts and is married to the former Kathleen Kober of Franklin, Massachusetts. Mark resides in the Washington DC area.
- First term expires: 2013
Charles “Chuck” Nettleship IV
- First term expires: 2014
Chuck Nettleship joined Raytheon Company in January 2010 as Senior Manager Homeland Security Solutions for Business Development and Strategy. He supports domestic and international homeland security solution programs relating to persistent surveillance systems, maritime-domain awareness C4ISR and Sarcos robotics products. Chuck recently served as an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton managing Marine Corps continuity of operations and smart power/whole of government interagency solutions. He has vast experience with interagency operational planning, counterterrorism planning and Foreign Consequence Management at US European Command (USEUCOM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State. Chuck served as an operational planning officer for Turkey and Black Sea Region for the J35 US European Command (USEUCOM). He lead counterterrorism and document and media exploitation (DOMEX) training for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and supported the DIA with the Iraq Survey Group at Camp Slayer, Iraq.
He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves at Devens, MA supporting US European Command (USEUCOM) as Branch Chief for the ECJ9-Interagency Partnership Directorate, and has served nearly 28 years of active and reserve duty with numerous international deployments to the Middle-East and Europe. Chuck received both his MBA and BA from Norwich University. Chuck resides with his wife Andrea, a Vermont College graduate, and family in Bedford, NH.
- First term expires: 2015
Ned Quigley works at Brown University, overseeing 500+ undergraduate students a year studying overseas.
His previous work experiences include: Middlebury College (Executive Director of Communications), Boston University (Director of International Programs), Syracuse University (Director of Admissions for Overseas Programs), Harvard University (Associate to the Dean Of Admissions in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and Norwich University (Director of the Russian School, Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of Social, Cultural, and Recreational Affairs). Ned served as a Military Intelligence officer (Counterintelligence, CPT, US Army).
He holds a BA in Modern Languages from Norwich, Magna Cum Laude, and a EdM from Harvard University in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Ned resides in Marblehead, Mass.
Scott Shelton is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Fellow. He currently serves as the DHS Washington Liaison Group (WLG) member to the Department of State. He is also a Liaison to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Center (NCCIC). His responsibilities have included Assistant Senior Watch Officer for the National Operations Center (NOC) and Operations Chief of DHS Crisis Action Team which executes the day-to-day operations information sharing and assessment for the Secretary, White House and all Homeland Security Enterprise partners.
He has served as the Owner and Administrator for Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) International Community of Interest. During the Haiti Earthquake, he served as the DHS representative to the National Security Staff Interagency Planning Council and the Department of State.
Scott graduated from Norwich University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He earned a Masters of Business Administration in 2000. In 2013, through a partnership between DHS, the National Security Agency and Naval Postgraduate School, Scott was accepted into the Master of Science, Cyber Security and Operations Program which is currently ongoing. Scott, a native of Long Island, New York, is a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Open Water Scuba Instructor and has been diving on six of the seven continents.
Wilbur “Yank” Shugg
- Third term expires: 2016
Yank is semi retired as a Partner with tuBar, LLC and General Manager with Putnam Associates. He was a founding partner in 1979 of SSS Properties, a commercial real estate leasing company with properties in the northeast and southern states. As the GM of Putnam Self Storage he oversees the construction, operation, and financial obligations of all facilities. While it is Yank’s intent to remain associated with these firms, he is nevertheless mentoring his replacements.
He joined Eastern States Drivurself, Inc., as the Vice President of Hertz Systems in 1971 and become its President in 1983. While headquartered in Danbury, Conn., as a Hertz System Member, the firm purchased fleets of automobiles and trucks for renting through six outlets in Connecticut and New York. While in this service industry he served on Board of Directors for the Connecticut Car and Truck Rental and Leasing Association and Franchise Association for Cars and Trucks. Upon earning his BS in business administration and Commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Norwich in 1968, he served four years as an Armor Officer. Assigned to the 7th ID in Korea he served as Platoon Leader, Battalion Motor Officer, OIC training Republic of Korea Army, and Battalion XO. Stateside he was assigned to Forts Knox, Stewart, Bragg and Polk ending his military career as a Company Commander.
As a member of the Partridge Society he first volunteered as an Ambassador representing the Norwich throughout southwestern Connecticut at college fairs. While on the Board of Fellows for nine years, he has worked closely with the International Center in order to make the Norwich experience comfortable for students from abroad. To that end he created the Alumni Hosting Program and established the Emergency Travel Fund.
Yank and Jane’s home is in Newtown, Conn., with their son, Will, residing Natick, Mass.