Alan Dowd

Alan Dowd

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow Alan W. Dowd heads the Center for America’s Purpose (CAP) at Sagamore Institute. CAP was launched in 2014 to promote America’s leadership role in the world through published work and policy speeches. Dowd also manages and authors Sagamore’s Project Fortress blog, which explores the intersection of faith, liberty and national security. Focusing on U.S. foreign policy, national defense and international security, Dowd’s award-winning writing appears in a number leading publications, including: American Outlook, Military Officer, American Legion Magazine, Providence, World Politics Review, Claremont Review of BooksPolicy ReviewParameters, Journal of Diplomacy and International RelationsThe American, CurrentWashington TimesBaltimore Sun, Washington Examiner, Detroit News, Sacramento Bee, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Indianapolis Star, Wall Street Journal Europe, Jerusalem Post, Financial Times Deutschland, National Post, and the online editions of American Interest, Weekly Standard and National Review. Dowd is a contributing editor with the journal Providence; serves as a contributing editor and columnist with the American Legion Magazine, where he writes the Landing Zone column; and has served as an adjunct professor at Butler University and Anderson University. Dowd also holds senior fellow posts with the Fraser Institute and the American Security Council Foundation. A founding member of Sagamore’s leadership team, Dowd shouldered a number of day-to-day management and research roles during Sagamore’s early years, before focusing his professional energies on his own writing in 2007. Dowd has been a guest on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Counterpoint.” In addition, he has been interviewed by The Washington TimesThe National Post (Canada), CBN, CFAX Radio (Vancouver), Cox News Service, WISH-TV (CBS affiliate, Indianapolis), WXIN-TV (Fox affiliate, Indianapolis), KPLS Radio (Los Angeles), WTIC Radio (Connecticut) and WIBC Radio (Indianapolis).

Mathew Konkler

Mathew Konkler

Deputy Director, National Center for Complex Operations

Based at the Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mathew Konkler serves as the executive director for the National Center for Complex Operations (NCCO) and as a national security consultant to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Prior to his service to the state, Konkler served as a program manager with Raytheon Company, a leading US defense contractor, where he was responsible for developing new international business worldwide. In 2001, Mr. Konkler received a Presidential appointment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, where he served two Secretaries of Defense, the honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld and the honorable Robert M. Gates. He has traveled to 119 countries in support of the U.S. armed services, including numerous visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as extensive travel throughout the NATO alliance. Prior to the Defense Department, Konkler was employed at the corporate headquarters of the U.S. Airways group in Arlington, Virginia and in the Office of the Mayor, Washington, DC. Konkler has served as a delegate to state party conventions and worked in local government in his home state of Indiana.

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