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Hudson Institute Launches the Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Innovation Base

Washington— Hudson Institute announced today the formation of the Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Innovation Base, a bipartisan blue-ribbon commission to examine economic sectors critical to American national security and defense innovation.

Chaired by Hudson Senior Fellows Dr. Arthur Herman and Dr. Nadia Schadlow, members of the Commission include U.S. Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord, as well as former EXIM Bank Chairman Kimberly Reed, Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul, and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley (Ret.), former Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command (see full list below).

The Commission will convene to propose policy recommendations that reduce U.S. dependence and advance American leadership in the following areas: lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, and advanced composite materials.

The Commission is named after America’s first secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who foresaw that America’s economic and national security would depend on the commitment of government policies and resources to advance U.S. leadership in key industries and technologies.

With these goals in mind, Hamilton Commission members—including elected officials of both parties, national security experts, former government and military officials, scientists, engineers, and industry leaders—will identify policy solutions to boost American competitiveness and foster innovation in key sectors, with a focus on building secure and resilient supply chains. By demonstrating how to reduce American dependency on China and other competitors, the Commission will develop solutions that reduce national security vulnerabilities and bolster U.S. economic leadership.


* Arthur Herman, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
* Nadia Schadlow, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute


* Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
* Tom Duesterberg, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 
* U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-WI)  
* Sridhar Kota, Herrick Professor of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan 
* Zara F. Larsen, President, The Larsen Group: Architects of Change 
* Secretary Ellen Lord, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment 
* Dale Lumme, National Executive Director, American Society of Naval Engineers 
* U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , Member, House of Representatives (D-FL)  
* Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM)
* Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies 
* Chairman Kimberly Reed, former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) 
* Pavneet Singh, Nonresident Fellow, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings Institution 
* Willy Shih, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration, Harvard Business School 
* Anthony Vinci, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
* Lieutenant General Eric J. Wesley (Ret.), Executive Vice President, Flyer Defense, LLC.
* Michael R. Wessel, President, The Wessel Group 

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