Perry Baltimore is the President and Executive Director of The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), a non-profit, international humanitarian organization founded to extend the vision of George C. Marshall to address 21st Century problems. MLI seeks to alleviate human suffering and promote stability in the developing world. MLI is focused currently on assisting mine-contaminated countries to establish affordable and sustainable indigenous demining programs. Mr. Baltimore joined the Marshall Legacy Institute in 1998, after serving in the United States Army for 27 years, where he served as the Political-Military Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command, and as Director of the Middle East/Africa Division with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. He was intimately involved in US strategic planning and policy development for emergency response operations in Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia, and the Persian Gulf. With MLI, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States to build private-public partnerships and to promote MLI’s premier program—the K9 Demining Corps Campaign. Perry Baltimore holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Kansas University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a graduate of the US Army War College and has served as an International Fellow at the US Department of State. His numerous military awards include two Defense Superior Service Medals, the Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medals, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.