IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

Allan Childers

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Colonel Allan Childers (USAF, Ret) is a 26-year, decorated military veteran with assignments in Air Force and Joint operations and planning. He is a former member of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff and the Bureau of Political Military Affairs. Colonel Childers served as a contractor consultant as Senior Policy Analyst to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and (DOS) Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. He is a graduate of the National War College and holds masters degrees in Business Management and National Security Policy. Among his awards are the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Department of State Superior Honor Award. He has authored several articles concerning a U.S. government comprehensive approach to stability and reconstitution.
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