Terry C. Pierce is a Captain, USN, retired. He commanded USS Whidbey Island LSD-41 and was Chief of Staff Amphibious Forces 7th Fleet. He was the speechwriter for Admiral Mike Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations. He retired as the Director of the Center of Innovation at the United States Air Force Academy. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees from Harvard. He is the author of Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation, (Frank Cass, 2004).