(entered 2014) Phillip Sounia is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army serving as a Fellow in the Army’s Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he earned a BS in Engineering Management. He later completed a MBA while attending the Command and General Staff College, and earned honors as the George C. Marshall Award winner. He was subsequently selected to attend the prestigious School of Advanced Military Studies where he earned an MMAS focused on the use of complexity theory and operational design to address multi-spectral national problem sets. LTC Sounia served abroad for over ten years in operational and combat deployments stretching across the globe. His last two deployments involved the design and implementation of multi-discipline interagency campaign plans in Afghanistan and Northern Iraq. His current interests lie in the use of private property rights to predict, pre-empt, and defeat potential national security threats.