Institute for Defense and Business
Our Team


We are here to serve our nation. The IDB Staff stands ready to answer the call to educate the nation’s workforce by developing and preparing civilian and military leaders with the knowledge, tools, and skills required for success.


Board of Directors

The IDB Board of Directors is a committed body of men and women representing business and military who passionately support our mission.

January 10, 2024 – Washington, DC, USA: Institute for Defense and Business Fellows Induction Ceremony, at the Army Navy Club. Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS

Executive Fellows

IDB Executive Fellows enrich our educational programs by bringing the perspectives of retired U.S. Department of Defense and military senior leaders, as well as private industry senior executives, into the learning environment. Typically, one Fellow will attend each program for one or more days.


February 7, 2024 Tuttle Award presented to Roy Longley and Bryan Spaunhorst of USTRANSCOM.

Pictured l-r: RADM Derek Trinque, LTC Michelle Updike, Bryan Spaunhorst, Roy Longley, Mike Bogdahn, LtGen (Ret) Mark Faulkner, USMC (Ret).

IDB Alumni

The IDB has a wide network of alumni who have gone on to hold leadership position in the military, government, and private sector. Some of the IDB’s most well-known alumni include senior military officers, government officials, and business leaders who have used their education and training to make significant contributions to the defense and security industry.