The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Austin Bay (2011)
national security
scenario-based analysis
strategic assessment & long term planning
training & analytic simulations

Austin Bay has authored six non-fiction books and three novels. He writes a weekly national security column for Creators Syndicate. For eight years (1998-2006) he was a commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and is currently a contributing editor at In 2014 Bay and his partners founded the Venture Connection and Innovation Network (VCIN). VCIN is a business education and business media company supplying business support software to business incubators, start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Bay has had two commercial wargames published, and served four years as a consultant in strategic war gaming in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessments. He served a total of 32 years (active and reserve) in the US Army and retired at the rank of colonel (armor). His awards include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. In 1999 he served as deputy commander of a Hurricane Mitch recovery operation in Guatemala. He is now retired from the US Army Reserve, but was recalled to active duty in 2004 to serve in Iraq as a senior plans officer in the Operations Section (C-3) of Headquarters, Multi-National Corps, Iraq. Bay has a BA from Rice University and a PhD in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. He is a graduate of the US Army War College and teaches a strategy class for The University of Texas Plan II Honors program. Since 1999 he has served on the Episcopal Diocese of Texas World Missions Committee, focusing on developmental aid projects in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa. His latest book, Ataturk: Lessons in Leadership From the Greatest General of the Ottoman Empire, was published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2011. In December 2011 at a United Nations forum sponsored by Turkey’s UN Mission, Bay delivered an address discussing secular political development models for Arab Spring revolutions.

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