Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors for the National Security Law Journal consists of legal scholars, practitioners, and policymakers with experience in the field of national security law and policy. Members of the Board assist in steering the journal and help set objectives for each published issue.

Members of the Board

Steven Cash

Steven Cash

Mr. Cash is the Co-Chair of the National Security Law Policy & Practice Committee for the Bar of D.C. He is also the Owner and CEO of Deck Prism. Mr. Cash was previously Chief Counsel and Staff Director (Minority) to the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security. He was also Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Angeline Chen

Angeline Chen

Angeline G. Chen serves currently as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), a Fincantieri company, where she also serves as the company’s Corporate Secretary and Ethics Officer. Prior to joining MMC, Ms. Chen served as the Associate General Counsel for Technology and Advanced Concepts for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Her career also includes prior service as the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Information Security with the National Security Agency; as Assistant General Counsel with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), as well as several years in private practice in the DC area. Since 2000, Ms. Chen has served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School, where she co-teaches a national security and technology course with former Secretary of the Army and Virginia congressman, John O. Marsh.

Dennis Fitzpatrick

Mr. Fitzpatrick is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the National Security and International Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. Mr. Fitzpatrick assisted teaching the course “Prosecuting Terrorism and Cases Involving National Security.”

Robert Haire

Maj. Gen. Robert M. Haire

Rob Haire is a military intelligence officer with over thirty years of experience on active duty and in the reserves.  His assignments have varied from providing intelligence support to the operational warfighter to advising top military and civilian leaders on matters of national defense policy.  He has served at the headquarters level at US Northern Command, US European Command,  Air Force Reserve Command as well as at the Joint IED Defeat Organization, Defense Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon.  After being promoted to the rank of general officer, he was selected to serve at the headquarters of the US Air Force as a senior leader in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).  In 2010-2011, he led the Headquarters Air Force ISR team that worked closely with the Chief of the Air Force and other defense leaders on deploying remotely piloted aircraft in support of combat operations in Afghanistan and Libya.   In March 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Major General. Maj. Gen. Haire received a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Master’s in Public Administration from George Mason University. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and attended the Senior Executives in National and International Security program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mick Kicklighter

Gen. Mick Kicklighter

Gen. Kicklighter is the Director and Principal Investigator for the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security. He was formerly the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (retired from the office in 2008). He devoted 35 years of his life to the Army where he commanded units at every level from platoon through an Army Division to Commander of U.S Army Pacific.

Rick King

Col. Rick T. King

Col. King is a Professor of Strategic Leadership in the Department of Distance Education at the U.S. Army War College.

Steve Shannon

Steve Shannon

Mr. Shannon is an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. Mr. Shannon assisted teaching the course “Prosecuting Terrorism and Cases Involving National Security.”  Before joining the George Mason University School of Law faculty, Mr. Shannon was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2004-2009). Mr. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He also obtained a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.