Front and Center USA is where a decorated Green Beret and a Harvard- educated Lieutenant introduce listeners to experts engaged with America’s role in 21st Century conflicts.

With Donald Trump as the new Commander and Chief, Front and Center USA will provide insights from those most familiar with national security matters from a military perspective. The shows are recorded at Arizona State University (ASU) near the Center on the Future of War, collaboration between New America Foundation and ASU.

Recorded in a studio at Arizona State University, near the Center on the Future of War
Recorded in a studio at Arizona State University, near the Center on the Future of War
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David Lucier

A former Special Forces operator who served in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, is a member of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a security contractor.  An alumnus of the John F Kennedy School of Special Warfare at Ft Bragg, NC, and Lucier also graduated with honors in political science from Arizona State University.  He currently serves as president of Arizona Veteran & Military Leadership Alliance, secretary of the Special Operations Association and is an active board member of several other veteran organizations.

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Joe Brett

Show creator and former Army First Lieutenant Joe served in Vietnam as artillery, aerial observer/ FAC and Assistant S-2 officer. He is an ROTC alumnus (BS Economics) of St Bonaventure University. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on International Development from Harvard University’s  John F Kennedy School of Government.  After the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Brett was Project Manager for Public Administration Programs in Central & Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Show creator and former Army First Lieutenant Joe Brett served in Vietnam as artillery, aerial observer/ FAC and Assistant S-2 officer. He is an ROTC alumnus (BS Economics) of St Bonaventure University. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on International Development from Harvard University’s  John F Kennedy School of Government.  After the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Brett was Project Manager for Public Administration Programs in Central & Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Co-hosts Lucier and Brett have leveraged their extensive network of professional and personal relationships to bring together esteemed educators, historians and journalists, as well as military leaders throughout the force, to the intellectual forum that is Front and Center USA.

“We feel we are a forward listening post for truth, which is often the first casualty of warfare,” claim the hosts. “We promise a deeper look at the national security issues of today.”

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