- Duane Neal – Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
- Aaron Richards – Foreign Policy Initiative Intern, Missouri State University’s Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Student
- Harrison Menke – Rumsfeld Foundation Fellow, a Heritage Foundation George C. Marshall Fellow, and a member of the Center for International Maritime Security’s Washington Chapter, Missouri State University’s Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies
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