As a nation, there are many facets to our legislative and
regulatory priorities. The ability to defend our country against terrorist
threats has been a dominant political theme since Sept. 11, 2001, and the
conversation continues even today when discussing the capabilities and reach of
the National Security Agency (NSA).
National security will be one of the keynote themes of the
2014 Leadership Summit, scheduled for Jan. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla. The Summit
promises to present speakers that you won’t be able to hear at any other event,
and retired Major General Doug Anson definitely fits that category.
With a background that stretches from the battlefield to the
classroom, he is one of the nation’s foremost experts in terrorism, as well as our
counter-terrorism capabilities. Anson will speak to Leadership Summit attendees
during a luncheon session on Wednesday, Jan. 22, about the evolution of
national security since the attack on the World Trade Center, and the impact
the event had on him, his family, and the nation.
Anson spent more than 33 years in the regular Army and Army
Reserves, and was Director of Operations at the U.S. Special Operations
Command, which is responsible for overseeing Special Operations components from
the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. This includes covert and clandestine
missions such as direct action, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism,
unconventional warfare, psychological warfare and counter-narcotics actions,
That’s a full career for most people. But Anson is still in
the middle of the action as Director for Department of Defense Strategic
Development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has held a number of other
roles at the facility, including program director for countering terrorist tactics.
If you add master’s degrees from Stanford University in
Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, as well as a master’s degree in
Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, you end up with an engaging
speaker who deals daily with some of the most dominant and important issues our
For more information about Anson and other keynote speakers,
or about Leadership Summit registration, go to www.ESA-summit.com.