Lessons to be Learned

Mandy Smithberger
Director, CDI Straus Military Reform Project, Project on Government Oversight
Capt. Dan Grazier, USMC
Jack Shanahan Fellow, Project on Government Oversight

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The Author is Mandy Smithberger

Mandy Smithberger is the Director of the CDI Straus Military Reform Project at the Project on Government Oversight. She is a former national security policy adviser to U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and worked on passing key provisions of the Military Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act into law. She also worked on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Coauthor is Capt. Dan Grazier, USMC

Dan Grazier is the Jack Shanahan fellow at the Project on Government Oversight. A former Marine Corps officer, he served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror. His various assignments in uniform included tours with 2nd Tank Battalion in Camp Lejeune, NC, and 1st Tank Battalion in Twentynine Palms, CA. Prior to his time in the Marine Corps he worked as a television journalist in Maryland and Missouri.

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