Got Your 6 Advisory Board
Got Your 6’s advisory board is made of members who will serve as a committed champions and leaders for the organization and today’s veterans. They will provide expertise and resources to empower veterans to lead in their communities after returning home from military service. They will also work with Got Your 6 to shift the perceptions of veterans in the media and entertainment industry.
Allison Hickey is a Retired Brig. Gen., who served 27-years in the United States Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserves and is a graduate of the first U.S. Air Force Academy class to include women. She most recently served as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Under Secretary for Benefits. Hickey, a pilot and aircraft commander, also has 17 years of leadership in Department of Defense (DoD) strategic and transformation planning, program and resource implementation, public and congressional affairs, and quality and organizational management.
She served as head of the Air Force’s Future Total Force office, and as Assistant Deputy Director of Air Force Strategic Planning, leading one of the largest mission and culture change efforts the Air Force has gone through since its inception. Additionally, Hickey held the position of Air Force Future Concepts and Transformation Division Chief, focused on the integration of technologies, organizations, and operations that became the model for the Air Force of 2025.
She also brings private industry experience, leading human capital management as an executive for Accenture in their work for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and supported operational business processes for other intelligence community organizations in the areas of customer relationship management, call center practices, and other 21st century information technology systems. Hickey is also the spouse of Col. Rob Hickey (Ret.), a 30-year active duty Veteran, Guard and Reservist and a current federal government civilian employee. Hickey and her husband have three children.
David McCormick is President and a member of the Management Committee for Bridgewater Associates, a global macro investment firm with over $150 billion in assets under management, and the world’s largest hedge fund. Before joining Bridgewater, he was U.S. Treasury Under-Secretary for International Affairs in the Bush Administration and prior to that Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Policy and Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. From 1999-2005 David was an entrepreneur, serving as CEO of Freemarkets and President of Ariba, two publicly traded software companies, and earlier in his career he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. David is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and has a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a former Army officer and a veteran of the first Gulf War.
Craig Cummings is the Co-Founder and Chairman of RideScout, the “Kayak” of Ground Transportation. After leaving the military in 2009 to scratch the proverbial entrepreneurial itch, Craig co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of BTS to put cellular networks on the battlefield (exited 2011), co-founded APX Labs to build “Terminator Vision” (apx-labs.com), and co-founded BTS Software Solutions to bring disruptive commercial technologies to solve challenging government problems (bts-s2.com).
Prior to transitioning to the private sector in 2009, Craig spent 17 years in the Army, most of that time as an active duty Military Intelligence Officer serving in multiple National Security Agency (NSA) assignments and locations. His last duty assignment with the Army was at the NSA (Ft. Meade, MD) where he was the Operations Officer for the largest Military Intelligence Brigade in the Army with over 1600 Soldiers serving in 27 locations across the United States and 5 countries, to include Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2006-2007, Craig deployed to Afghanistan with the Joint Special Operations Command where he earned the Bronze Star. During his military career, Craig also served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, NY, where he also served as the Executive Officer for Colonel (Ret) Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient and NBC News Military Analyst.
Craig graduated in the top 2% of his West Point class and later earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was the first-ever Truman Scholarship winner from a Service Academy, a U.S.-Italy Young Leader, a former Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Board member for several of companies. Craig is married to Lawton Cummings, a former Law Professor and television legal analyst. They have two children, Addison (11) and Cooper (9), and reside in Arlington, VA.
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President of Be The Change, Inc.
Robert L. Gordon III is the President of Be The Change, Inc. and oversees Got Your 6’s daily operations. Mr. Gordon has extensive senior management and cross sector experience, including service in the military, government, high tech, and nonprofit sectors. Throughout his career he has been involved in leadership, strategy and policymaking for entrepreneurial, public and private sector enterprises and is recognized for his innovative and empowerment approach to drive organizational change and results.
Founder and CEO of Be The Change, Inc.
Alan Khazei is the Founder and CEO of Be The Change, Inc. and has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference. In 1987, as a young graduate from Harvard Law School, he co-founded a nonprofit organization called City Year with his friend, Michael Brown. City Year unites young adults ages 17-24 from all backgrounds for an intensive year of full-time community service mentoring, tutoring, and educating children. It served as the model and inspiration for President Clinton’s AmeriCorps program and now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London. Alan has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts and is also the author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America.