Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout is the founder and CEO of The Corvus Group, a strategic consulting and services group. She served as an Army Officer from 1984 to 2010. She attended James Madison University, commissioned in 1984 and served in Army leadership and staff positions from the 3rd Infantry Division to the White House, and from Platoon Leader to a combat Battalion Commander, ending her career as Chief of Electronic Warfare for the US Army. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from James Madison University, she holds a Masters of Military Arts and Science, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Masters of Science in Information Systems Management, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri. Her awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), and several awards of Joint and Army Commendation and Achievement Medals and well as other various service awards. She also wears permanent orders of the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Meritorious Unit Award, as well as the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Staff, White House and Army Staff Badges.