Part-time Instructor

Major General Arnold L. Punaro is the Chief Executive Officer of the Punaro Group, LLC, a Washington-based firm supporting Fortune 100 companies with a wide range of business services. He is currently Chairman of the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Forces Policy Board and Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is consistently named by Defense News as one of the top 100 national security leaders. He also serves on the board of the Atlantic Council and the Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He has held prominent previous positions, including Marine Corps Major General, staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director of National Security to Senator Sam Nunn, and Executive Vice-President of SAIC. Major General Punaro holds a B.S. from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University. He has received multiple awards throughout his career, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the 2014 Reserve Officers Association’s Minuteman of the Year award. He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.