Advisory Council members
Colonel Boyle was hand selected by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to establish and lead the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR). This command was established in 2007 to support tens of thousands of wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines and Sailors with primary emphasis on those wounded during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. While stationed at Quantico, Virginia, Colonel Boyle was responsible for the Regiment’s 23 Detachments around the globe, including its battalions at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Camp Pendleton, California. Colonel Boyle developed partnerships with individuals, businesses, federal agencies, local governments, veterans service and charitable organizations in order to focus on providing support and assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families.
During his 3 ½ years as the Commanding Officer of the WWR, he established many DOD Best Practices for Wounded Warrior care and support such as the Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Outreach Call Center. He also established many other organization including the Charitable Organizations Cell, Transition Support Cell, Wounded Warrior Operations Center, Future Initiatives and Transformation Team, and the Job Transition Center. These centers and cells became the standard for wounded warrior support and were critical to meeting their needs.
Colonel Boyle served in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and other personal commendations.
Admiral Archie Clemins is a proven strategist and implementer of high technology solutions in both the U.S. Government and the private sector. He has successfully engaged foreign militaries and allied nations while leading efforts to increase their interoperability with the United States. With more than 25 years experience heading major organizations, he specializes in facilitating alliance partnerships and developing opportunities for the use of primarily commercial solutions to address government interoperability, collaboration, intelligence and tactical challenges.
In addition to his position as founder and president of Caribou Technologies, he serves on public, private and non-profit boards of primarily technology companies. He is a venture partner with Highway 12 Ventures, where he serves on advisory boards of several promising entrepreneurial companies.
He concluded his 34-year military career as the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. His early career was spent in the nuclear submarine force where he commanded the attack submarine USS Pogy (SSN647) and Submarine Group Seven. He subsequently commanded U.S. Pacific Fleet Training Command and the U.S Seventh Fleet headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan.
Archie Clemins holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was also awarded AFCEA’s David Sarnoff Award of Outstanding Leadership and is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Berton L. Glandon was named the president for College of Western Idaho in July 2009. He received his B.A. in Business and a Master of Arts in Communication from Western Washington University and then earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration at Brigham Young University.
Dr. Glandon joined Idaho’s newest community college during its unprecedented growth stage. Under his leadership the College is focused on meeting this demand for affordable education and becoming an economic resource for the area’s business and industry.
Dr. Glandon is a seasoned leader with more than 31 years of community college experience. Prior to joining CWI, Glandon held president positions at Arapahoe Community College (2002-2009) and Treasure Valley Community College (1981-2002).
Colonel (ret) Duane E. Hardesty, US Army, Retired
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Outreach Ambassador, Operation IMPACT Program
Colonel (ret) Duane E. Hardesty was commissioned from Idaho State University Army ROTC as an Armor Second Lieutenant in 1967, and began a 30 year career in the Army, which included combat duty in the Republic of Vietnam.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star with “V” device and two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters; Air Medal; Joint Services Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
In 2005, Colonel Hardesty helped his colleagues develop a special program in Northrop Grumman Corporation called Operation IMPACT: Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition. The program is specifically designed to assist our Nation’s severely Wounded/Injured/Ill Warriors from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in Afghanistan (OEF) with transition opportunities from military service to a career in Northrop Grumman. This unique program is recognized as a “Best Practice” in Corporate America and was awarded the President’s Freedom Award by the Secretary of Labor on October 24, 2007; The California Veterans Employer of the Year Award in 2008; The Utah Governor’s Freedom Award in 2008; The Veteran Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Veteran Employer of the Year Award in 2009; The American Legion Freedom Award in 2010; and The American Corporate Legal Association’s 2012 “Patriot Award”.
Colonel Hardesty was awarded the Northrop Grumman Corporation Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Jan 2010 for his outstanding achievement as Outreach Ambassador for the Operation IMPACT Program. This is the highest award presented to an employee of the Corporation.
He was elected to the Steilacoom Historical School District #1 in 1999 and 2003. He served as the Board Chair from 200-2003 and completed his service to the District in Dec 2007.
In 1998, Colonel and Mrs. Hardesty established the David Lamar Vincent Memorial Army ROTC Scholarship at Washington State University to provide financial support to the most outstanding sophomore cadet pursuing a commission in the United States Army as a student/cadet in the Army ROTC program. The scholarship is in memory of their nephew who passed away from cancer in 1993.
Colonel Hardesty is married to the former Janet Goeller of Salem, Oregon. They currently reside in Steilacoom, Washington.
VADM (ret) Conrad C. Lautenbacher, PhD., Vice President, Science Programs, CSC, ATG
Vice Admiral Lautenbacher serves with CSC as the Vice President of Science Programs for the Applied Technology Group. He is the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he sponsored numerous successful initiatives including the formation of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and development of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
He was president and CEO of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), now known as the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Before joining CORE, he formed his own management consultant business, CEREBRUM, Inc. and worked principally for defense industries. Lautenbacher is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (Class of 1964), and has won accolades for his performance in a broad range of operational, command and staff positions both ashore and afloat.
Command experience includes tours as Commanding Officer of USS HEWITT (DD-966), and as Commander Naval Station Norfolk, the Navy’s largest naval station. While in command of Cruiser-Destroyer Group Five, he deployed to Saudi Arabia with additional duties as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Riyadh, during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Functioning as the deputy Naval Component Commander, he was in charge of daily operational planning for Navy participation in the air war and was the navy representative to the Commander in Chief, Central Command. A leader in the introduction of cutting-edge information technology, he pioneered the use of information technology to mount large-scale operations using sea-based command and control while Commander US Third Fleet. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in applied mathematics.
Betty J. Mohlenbrock, M.Ed., received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and her master’s degree in reading and literacy at the University of Illinois. Her background as an educator and reading specialist led her to singlehandedly create a nonprofit organization in 1989 which has benefitted hundreds of thousands of children and family members to date.
Her extensive first-hand experience in the nonprofit sector as the Founder and Chair of United Through Reading, an organization with a current operating budget of $1.6 million, has given her a valuable perspective and background which her consulting services provide to other nonprofit organizations aspiring to make the world a better place.
She was recently honored as the 2008 Woman of the Year for the 74th District of the California Legislature and Oprah Winfrey’ s television show featured Betty’s work with military families in 2007. Among Betty’s numerous awards are the prestigious Peter Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, the Newman’s Own Award for Outstanding Contributions to Military Quality of Life, the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, a national award given to a person who has made unusual and lasting contributions to our American heritage, and the George Washington Honor Medal from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, an organization that promotes the education of youth about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Other awards include being identified as one of San Diego’s “Women Who Mean Business”, the 2008 Coronado Legend by the Soroptimist International of Coronado, California, and the University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian Award recipient for 2008. President George W. Bush recognized Betty in the White House for her dedication to our service members and their families.
Dr. Smith is the first Dean of the newly established College of Business at Pacific University.
Prior to joining Pacific University in 2012, he was the vice president of University Advancement at Boise State University, its primary friend and fund raising arm. He originally joined Boise State in June 2006 as Dean of the College of Business and Economics.
Dr. Smith also served as dean of the Anderson Schools of Management and School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico for 10 years and associate dean for four years before returning to the UNM faculty and serving as director of the Anderson Schools’ Program for Creative Enterprise.