4The Wisteria Group has extensive experience advising military and civilian entities on effective civ-mil coordination. CEO Friedman’s experience extends to Europe and Asia and includes serving as White House National Security Council Director for Afghanistan, senior civilian counterpart to U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan, and diplomatic assignments involving Bosnia and Kosovo during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

Illustrative activities include:

  • Advising the Counter-Insurgency Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Research for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the nexus between development and national security
  • Speaking engagements before senior officers at Joint Base Lewis McChord and at the National Defense Industrial Association Special Ops/Low Intensity Conflict Symposium.