Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks joins SoldierStrong advisory board
Not-for-profit SoldierStrong announced today that Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies has joined its Advisory Board.
The SoldierStrong Advisory Board provides counsel on ways to better serve and assist members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to Dr. Hicks, the Advisory Board is comprised of Former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman, Philanthropist John Linnartz, Former CEO Linda McMahon, Colonel Bill Smullen, Special Advisor to former Joint Chief of Staffs and Secretary of State General Colin Powell, and Retired Vice Admiral Bob Murrett.
“I am honored to be a part of such an important organization that is working hard to provide support and aid to our nation’s heroes abroad and at home,” said Dr. Hicks. “I applaud SoldierStrong for recognizing the needs of our service men and women and helping them take their next steps forward.”
“We are delighted to have Dr. Hicks lend her guidance and expertise to our organization,” said SoldierStrong Founder, Chris Meek. “Her outstanding achievements and recognition will make her an invaluable part of our Advisory Board and help SoldierStrong achieve our mission and further our success in assisting members of our Armed Forces.”
During her prestigious career, Dr. Hicks served as a senior official in the Department of Defense. She has received numerous recognitions for her service in the Department of Defense (DOD), including distinguished awards from Secretaries of Defense Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Robert Gates and from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and the 2011 DOD Senior Professional Women’s Association Excellence in Leadership Award. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs, and an A.B. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Mount Holyoke College. She previously served as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Institute of Peace and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Truman National Security Project. Dr. Hicks is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct with the RAND Corporation