-Hon. Ike Skelton, Ranking Minority Member, House Armed Services Committee "Collins is truly one of the rare strategic thinkers of our day."
John M. Collins is a retired U.S. Army colonel and a distinguished visiting research fellow at the National Defense University. Collins culminated his military career as the director of military strategy studies and then as chief of the Strategic Research Group at the National War College. He was subsequently the senior specialist in national defense at the Congressional Research Service for twenty-four years.