A retired Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps, Mark Mykleby is currently Codirector of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He started his military career as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and eventually achieved the rank of Colonel. A graduate of the Marine Weapons and Tactics Instructor School, the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), and the Allied Air Forces Central Europe’s Tactical Leadership Program, Mykleby’s operational and combat experience includes numerous deployments to the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asian theaters. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a special strategic assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, when he coauthored A National Strategic Narrative, a 21st century grand strategy for the nation. Mykleby retired from the Marines in 2011 and served as a senior fellow at the New America Foundation from 2011 to 2014. He coauthored The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century, about a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a national strategic imperative.