STEVEN M. MISKA Steve Miska is the Executive Director of First Amendment Voice and the Principal Investigator for Strategically Protecting Soft NetworksTM, a project supported by the Pacific Council on International Policy in L.A. and numerous other partners to protect vulnerable allies who work with Americans in conflict zones. As Executive Director of First Amendment Voice (FAV), he leads a nonpartisan effort to reinvigorate civic awareness around free expression, religious liberty, press freedom and other first amendment issues. FAV’s popular coffee talk program encourages citizens at the grassroots level to lend their voices to important conversations in their communities. Steve retired as a Colonel after 25 years in the Army and founded Servant, Leader, Citizen (SLC) Consulting, Inc. His last assignment was teaching three years as the Army Chair at Marine Corps University. Previously, he served in the White House as Director for Iraq on the National Security Council. In 2007, on his second of three combat tours, Steve led a team that established an underground railroad for dozens of interpreters from Baghdad to Amman to the United States. He earned top academic honors as a Counterterrorism Fellow at the College of International Security Affairs and has taught economics at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Steve routinely speaks on first amendment issues, soft networks and has addressed DIA, RAND, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Young Presidents Organization of LA, and numerous media outlets and think tanks. He holds degrees from Cornell University, National Defense University, and West Point. He serves as an advisor to several nonprofits, including No One Left Behind, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Euphrates Institute, and the i5 Freedom Network. He and his wife of 27 years have two children.
Steve is a motivational speaker, discussion facilitator and mentor for high performing young professionals. He strives to inspire a service culture.
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