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 Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and is a leader within the firm’s Commericial Market Team focused on providing cyber and security capabilities with international and commercial clients world-wide focusing on countering corporate espionage, and leads Booz Allen’s Mission Assurance capability.
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.
Recently, he has provided assistance for East African and Middle Eastern nations in strengthening their cyber security programs, and currently is supporting Fortune 500 companies in assessing their corporate espionage threats domestically and overseas. Prior to joining Booz Allen, 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 term member with the Council on Foreign Relations, serving on the council’s Term Member Advisory Council, is a former director on the Norwich Alumni Board and a participant in the Norwich Nucleus program. 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
Investigator Rob Appleton entered into service with the Division of State Police in the fall of 1996, and is assigned to Forensic Investigation Support Services (FISS) under direction of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Headquarters in Albany, NY. Part of his duties is to supervise and manage the Medico-Legal Investigation Unit (MIU) to review equivocal or unusual death cases, skeletal remains, and assaults, provide reports and court testimony. He also administers the annual Colonel Henry F. Williams International Homicide Seminar, now in its 25th year. Since 2002, he serves on the Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT), currently Assistant Team Leader for the Capitol Team.
Rob graduated in 1992 from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology, and in 2008, completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College. He is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Administration and Affairs. He is an adjunct professor for Marist College School of Management and Norwich University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, teaching in the MPA program, and is a New York State Police Instructor and NYS Certified Instructor. Rob resides with his family in Albany, NY.
- 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.
- 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
Anthony (Tony) Johnson is a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where his work focused on assessing non-kinetic capabilities for Counterinsurgency (COIN), developing strategies to target for Countering Violent Extremists (CVE) and tracking High-Value Targets (HVT) in Afghanistan, and designing analytic frameworks to help Coalition Forces commanders plan influence operations. Tony is currently assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and serving as the Assistant for Special Operations and Irregular Warfare Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC). He advises ASD SO/LIC on transformation initiatives for NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Irregular Warfare policy, maritime special operations programs, SOF education, implementation of DoD policy for integrating women into U.S. SOF, and the development of future policies and programs for U.S. SOF.
Before accepting his current role in government, Tony worked in the private sector as a management consultant. His extensive consulting experience includes mission critical projects for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Science Board (DSB), Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), and the National Science Board (NSB) of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Education (ED), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tony received his BA in International Studies from Norwich University in 1994 (cum laude, DNG). He is an Associate Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, an Aspen Ideas Scholar of the Aspen Institute, a member of DoD Pride, and a former U.S. Naval Officer. Tony resides in the Washington DC area.
- First term expires: 2014
Mark Meservey currently serves as director 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.