Council

The IMCCS is a Council of senior military and security experts (Participants) from both the governmental sector and nongovernmental sector committed to an open exchange of ideas on the military and security dimensions of climate change. The IMCCS also hosts an IMCCS Expert Group of select Participants that will publish the annual World Climate and Security Report. See here for details on being a Participant in the IMCCS, and here for details about the IMCCS Expert Group.

IMCCS Participants: In April 2019, the IMCCS Leadership began reaching out to military and security experts from around the world to join the IMCCS. Below is the current list of Participants.

Colonel Gaspar Barrabino,
Uruguayan Army (Ret)

Vice Admiral Ben Bekkering, Netherlands Royal Navy
NATO and EU Military Representatives for the Netherlands

Benedetta Berti-Alberti
Head, Policy Planning
Office of the Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Colonel Makha Camara, Mauritanian Armed Forces
G5 Sahel Defense College

Hon. John Conger
Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Babacar Socrate Diallo
Head, the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Senegal

Major General Rick Devereaux, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, US Navy (Ret)
Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Navy

Alice Hill
Former Senior Director for Resilience Policy, U.S. National Security Council

Colonel Albert Jusu
Defence Attache /Military Adviser
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations

Major General Silver M Kayemba
Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations

General Ron Keys, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Commander, US Air Combat Command

Mr. Jiří KUPSA,Czech Republic
Participant in his personal capacity

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (Ret)
Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Installations, Energy and Environment

Colonel Sapenafa Motufaga, Fiji Army
Military Advisor
Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations

Ambassador Satyendra Prasad 
Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations

Dr. Nicolas Regaud
Special Representative to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, French Ministry of the Armed Forces

Lieutenant General Norm Seip, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Commander, 12th Air Force, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Louise Simonsson
Senior Analyst
Swedish Armed Forces Head Quarters
Total Defense Department

Medhi Taje
Head, Association de veille et d’analyse stratégique et prospective (AVASP), Tunisia

Joan VanDervort
Former Deputy Director for Ranges, Sea and Airspace, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness)

Brigadier General Omar Ali AL Basheer (Ret)
Former Director of the Research Directory Headquarters, Jordan Armed Forces

Dr Melha Rout Biel
Center for Strategic and Policy Studies, South Sudan

Hon. Sharon Burke
Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy

Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, US Marine Corps (Ret)
Former Commanding General, Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Colonel Ian Cumming (Ret)
Former Australian Defence Climate and Security Adviser

Captain Demetrios Efstathiou, Hellenic Navy
Counsellor, Military Adviser
Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations

Brigadier General Mohamed Znagui Sid’Ahmed Ely, Mauritanian Armed Forces
Defense & Security Expert, G5 Sahel Permanent Secretariat

Rear Admiral Len Hering, US Navy (Ret)
Former Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Andrew Holland
Chief Operating Officer
The American Security Project

Narciso Fastudo Junior
Interregional Coordination Centre, Angola

Colonel Jasmin Katica
Military Adviser/Minister-Counselor
Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations

Daniela Kristo Nesho
Senior Military Adviser/ Minister Counselor
Permanent Mission of Albania to the UN

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, CB, Royal Navy (Ret)
Former Special Representative for Climate Change, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Jane Neilson
Senior Analyst, Climate Change and Security, Policy Branch
New Zealand Ministry of Defence

Army Corps General Mamadou M. Seck
Senegal Armed Forces (Air Force)

Colonel GS Dr. Frank Richter
Chief of Branch, Directorate-General, Security & Defence Policy
Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

Commander David “Deke” Slayton, US Navy (Ret)
Visiting Fellow and Chair, Arctic Security Initiative
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Dr. Michael Thomas
Officer, Australian Army (Ret)
Senior Fellow, the Center for Climate and Security

General Charles “Chuck” Wald, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command

Joining: Joining the IMCCS is by invitation only. However, if you wish to inquire about the possibility of joining, please send an email to info at imccs dot org.