Commander Daniel Orchard-Hays is the Managing Director of the Military Fellows Program. The Military Fellows Program pairs PIPS research fellows with active duty military officers associated with the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum. These highly experienced officers mentor and lend strategic expertise to the PIPS students during their academic year of research.
During the fall semester, military fellows—through campus visits and the online PIPS Jefferson Forum—help students to identify emerging international challenges, comment on white paper proposals, and introduce students to area experts in the national security community. In the spring, the fellows provide analytical feedback on students' policy recommendations and edits to white papers.