Samuel Culper is director of Forward Observer’s Open Source Intelligence service.  He’s a former military and contract intelligence analyst, and splits time between the American Redoubt and the Deep South.

Alex Carpenter is FO’s Geopolitical Analyst and has extensive knowledge of NATO, Russia, China and strategic intelligence.   He has over a decade in the U.S. Intelligence Community, and nearly two decades studying international affairs and national security.  He spends his time in the Mountain West.

Andy Boomer is FO‘s Appalachian Redoubt Analyst.  He’s a former Navy Signals Intelligence specialist and spends his free time researching and backpacking at his home in the mountains of Appalachia.

John Mosby is a former U.S. Army Special Operations soldier.  He’s a regular blogger at FO, and lives somewhere in the mountains with his family.