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As the President and Co-founder of Horizon Strategies, Bill is responsible for the development of business strategy, marketing, and operations. He manages the extensive network of experts Horizon Strategies provides for advisory, consulting and planning services.


  • U.S. Army War College - Master of Science, Strategic Studies
  • U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) - Master of Military Art and Science
  • U.S. Military Academy - Bachelor of Science, Political Science
  • Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies - Fellow, National Security
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Fellow, International Politics

Bill retired from the U.S. Army in 2015, and formed Horizon Strategies with Al in the fall of 2016. He spent the last 16 years of his career in the Army as a Strategist, specializing in policy and strategy formulation, and operational planning.  Bill has managed large teams of functional experts in developing the most complex contingency plans in the U.S. military, and is equally comfortable with advising senior leaders in the U.S. government on policy.

A collaborative leader, Bill’s key skills include complex problem solving, leading teams of multi-functional experts in strategy formulation, executive decision making, communications, and program development.  He has extensive experience in working with foreign militaries and governments in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

A skilled strategic planner and policy expert, he served the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights as an Advisor on African Affairs and liaison to the U.S. Africa Command.  Bill was the Chief of Plans for the U.S. Africa Command, and before that the Deputy Director for Global Force Planning for the Secretary of Defense. Following retirement, Bill advised the U.S. State Department on policy in South Sudan, and then served for six months as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy for the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, the international organization charged with overseeing the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan.

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