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- Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, US Army (Ret.) Strategist who consults with the U.S. Army; member of the Secretary of Defense's retired military analyst group; former vice president for policy with the Family Research Council; before retiring from the Army in 1993, served as adviser to the Defense Department Military Working Group on homosexuals in the military; also served as inspector general at the Pentagon and as chief of the ethics and training branch of the U.S. Army Infantry School.
- Capt. Joan Darrah, US Navy (Ret.) Former Naval intelligence officer
- Aaron Belkin Associate professor of political science at the University of California at Santa Barbara; founder and director of the University's Michael D. Palm Center
- Rep. Susan Davis Democratic congresswoman representing California's 53rd district; chair of the House Armed Services Committee on Personnel
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