What’s Next for the SSP Military Fellows? | 2021 | News

What’s Next for the SSP Military Fellows?
by SSP Staff
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The SSP Military Fellows program represents a unique opportunity for both scholars and practitioners of international security to produce policy-relevant research and academic programming, all under the same roof. With representation from the four largest military service branches, the Fellows serve as an essential resource for the SSP community — for example, this year’s Fellows presented a variety of perspectives from within the US Armed Forces on a range of technical, doctrinal, and strategic developments during MIT’s Independent Activities Period.

We wish them the best of luck with their next endeavors, detailed below:

John Black, Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps — Lt Col Black’s next assignment will be as the Commanding Officer of the Security and Emergency Services Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

Brian Novchich, Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force — After leaving SSP, Lt Col Novchich will be going to the Pentagon to work on the HQ Air Force Staff, at HAF/A8 as the Branch Chief for Combat Air Forces (CAF) Planning and Programming.
Trevor Prouty, Commander, US Navy — CDR Prouty will leave SSP for naval nuclear power training in Charleston, South Carolina, after which he will take an assignment as the Executive Officer on the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79).

Molly Solsbury, Colonel, US Army – Following her fellowship, COL Solsbury will be headed to Fort Bragg for one year to serve as the Technology Director for the 18th Airborne Corps, before taking command of the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade in Augusta, GA.

Scott Synowiez, Colonel, US Army — After his departure from SSP, COL Synowiez will be serving as the  Division Chief for Mission Command, CEMA, and Intelligence Division (MC21D), of Army Futures Command, bringing new capabilities to the Army.