Miguel Fernandez is tenured Composition and Literature faculty, and Faculty Liaison for Student Veterans, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, in Arizona. He has received several teaching awards, including the 2012 Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Community College Educator of the Year, a 2013 League of Innovation’s Roueche Excellence Award, and was a recipient of the 2015 Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Recognition Award for his work with student veterans. He graduated Valley Leadership Institute, Class 38. He currently teaches Freshman composition with a focus on OSR/OSINT research techniques to detect and decipher bias and fake news. He is a 2019 ISPPF Fellow and a 20192020 Maricopa Institute of Learning Research Fellow, focusing on credibility literacy. He is also Director of Human Countermeasures for Ronin Consulting.
Alan Millington has a diverse intelligence background that began with the United States Marine Corps. After his enlistment, he attended Auburn University where he worked at the Open Source Intelligence Laboratory and was introduced to OSINT and its diverse applications to military, law enforcement, government, and private industry. After completion of his degrees, he entered the cybersecurity field where he focused on helping organizations understand their attack surface and its associated risks by applying an adversarial perspective to OSINT.
Mark Monday covered a variety of beats and was an investigative journalist at the Arizona Republic before moving to the San Diego Tribune. He spent two decades there investigating such things as the foster care system, a probe that brought legislative hearings and new laws and earned him a resolution from the state assembly. He investigated attempts by the Gambino crime family to take over local businesses and governments, coverage that resulted in a grand jury investigation. He also shared in the 1979 Pulitzer Prize staff award for best general local reporting. On the side he published two international journals on terrorism and insurgency. Leaving journalism to join a firm associated with the US Navy SEALS, Mark practiced Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and wrote and edited SEAL manuals, including the tactics manual. After the events of 9/11, he worked with the Department of Energy doing open source intelligence, tracking radiological materials usable for a “dirty bomb.” He served a stint as a researcher for the Afghanistan Human Terrain Reachback Team at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, then returned to Arizona to write doctrine at the US Army Intelligence Center at Ft. Huachuca. For six years he taught and developed OSINT classes at the Fort. He wrote five books dealing with security and military matters and has three small collections at the Hoover Institution of War Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.
Emil J. Sarpa was from Ohio and was a school teacher at several schools, the last being Shaker Heights High School after graduation from The Ohio State University (BS) and Bowling Green State University. After winning fellowships (John Hay Whitney fellowship (U. of Oregon), National Science Fellowship (Western Michigan U.), and a National Defense Education Fellowship (Stanford U.) the result was a PhD. He spent five years at Stanford as Human Resources Director and Labor Relations Negotiator and three years as a private consultant. He then joined The Intel Corporation for five years and Sun Microsystems for 23 years as Director of External Research. He was a private consultant after Sun was purchased.