Gary BrownGary Brown is a Senior Research Fellow in the Concepts and Analysis Division.  He served for 20 years as a Marine Corps infantry officer and retired as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (G-3) for the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Antiterrorism).  He served additional tours as a strategic planner with CENTCOM J5, a small-boat raid force commander, an Inspector-Instructor, and a Recruiting Station Commander.

Following his retirement, he provided concept development, strategy development, portfolio development and analysis, and technology transition and studies support to ONR, DARPA, and ASD(R&E) in the areas of combating terrorism, counterinsurgency, peace operations, distributed operations, urban operations, technology forecasting, and autonomous systems.

Gary Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology from the University of Louisiana-Shreveport, and is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting.

Dwight LyonsDwight Lyons is a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the Director of the Concepts and Analyses Division. He holds a masters degree in physics, served in the U.S. Army, and in addition has over 26 years providing analytical and technical support for Naval operations, developing systems and processes, operational and strategic planning, definition and management of Science and Technology (S&T) programs, experimentation, transition of successful S&T products, research program financial management, and participation in “real-world” military operations. He has worked on a number of programs, formulating and executing S&T programs, conducting technology assessments and applications to military operational needs, working with teams at ONR and DARPA, military laboratories, and operational commands, and including both near-term transitions and the development of strategic long range S&T plans. Mr. Lyons is recognized as a leading expert in the analytical and technical support of warfighting and S&T programs.


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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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