International Council

One of ABMF’s most strategically important initiatives is the ABMF International Council. International Council members include private sector and public figures – former and current government officials, global business leaders, philanthropists, and other influential people.

International Council Members:

Are visible and vocal advocates for ABMF, engaging leaders from their personal and professional networks.

Host virtual or in-person small gatherings of prospects or donors to champion ABMF’s mission, value and goals.

Play a role in community engagements in the U.S., Europe and Asia to promote ABMF to potential coalition and corporate partners.

Make a multi-year financial commitment to ABMF.

International Council members receive special invitations and recognitions at ABMF and ABMC events, on the ABMF website and on marketing collateral, and assistance with visits to ABMC American military cemeteries and memorials overseas.

General Steve Townsend,

U.S. Army (Ret)

Chairman, ABMF International Council

  • Independent consultant, executive advisor, and public speaker
  • Recently retired 4-star Army general and infantry officer with more than 40 years of service around the world with the U.S. Armed Forces in peace and war
  • Former Commander, United States Africa Command
  • Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command
  • Former Commanding General, US Army XVIII Airborne Corps, and 70-nation Combined/Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
  • Former Commanding General, U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley General (Ret.)
United States Air Force

  • Member, ABMF Board of Directors
  • 18th Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Commander, 9th U.S. Air Force
  • Commander, U.S. Central Command Air Forces
  • Director of Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Deputy Director for Political/Military Affairs (Asia/Pacific and the Middle East), The Joint Staff
  • Commander, 57th Weapons Wing, 33rd Operations Group & 433rd Weapons Squadron

General Alexandre d’Andoque


  • Bien commun Foundation, director of culture & heritage 
  • Recently retired 3-star Lieutenant general and cavalery officer with 38 years of service with the French Armed Forces 
  • Former Commanding General, French regional command Nort-East
  • Former Director of the French Army Museum in Paris
  • Commanded French Armoured School, French 3rd Light Armoured Brigade, 1st Spahis Regiment

Vice Admiral Ronald A. Boxall,
U.S. Navy (Ret)

  • Retired Navy 3-Star, with 38 years of service in the Navy at-sea and ashore, deploying worldwide in peacetime and combat.
  • Founded North Star Strategies LLC, a private consulting firm in Northern Virginia.
  • Former Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessments (J8) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff—senior officer overseeing ~$800B annual defense budget for the Chairman. Served in 3 Joint Staff tours in the Pentagon.
  • Former Director of Surface Warfare, Navy Headquarters Pentagon-responsible for all surface warfare requirements: ships, weapons, maintenance, sensors, personnel, and new capabilities.
  • Commanded CARRIER STRIKE GROUP THREE (Bremerton WA), embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74) and deployed in charge of 8000+ Sailors to the Western Pacific.
  • Commanded USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70, Pearl Harbor HI) and USS CARNEY (DDG 64, Mayport FL) and 5 other ships, deploying worldwide.
  • Graduated from Penn State University (BS, Science), Naval Postgraduate School (M.I.S, Information Systems) and the Naval War College (MA, National Security and Strategic Studies).

Lt. Gen. David J. Furness,
USMC Headquarters (Ret)

  • Currently serving as, Executive Vice President for Defense Programs at JA Green and Company
  • Former Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps.
  • Commanded 2d Marine Division, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the 1st Marine Regiment.
  • Director, Marine Corps Legislative Liaison Office, United States House of Representatives
  • Legislative Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Director of Expeditionary Warfare School
  • Awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3), Bronze Star Medal (2), Combat Action Ribbon (3), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
  • Graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, with Masters Degrees from both the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the National War College.

Lt. Gen. Michael L. Howard,
U.S. Army (Ret)

  • Retired (Oct 2022) from the Army with 36 years. Founded MLHoward Consulting, in Atlanta
  • Advises / teaches about Europe, Ukraine-Russia, China, National Security and Leadership
  • Culminated career in Europe as Deputy Commanding General for US European Command
  • Served principally in infantry assignments, also served with Joint Special Operations Command and the Ranger Regiment
  • Experience includes joint, interagency, multinational (NATO) assignments, primarily in US Central and US European Commands.
  • Awards include Combat Stripes (11), Bronze Star Medal (5), Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2), Ranger Tab, and Master Parachutist Wings
  • Holds BS from Mercer University, Macon, GA, MS from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington, DC

Maj. Gen. Douglas C. Crissman,
U.S. Army (Ret)

  • 33+ years of service with duty throughout the United States, Egypt, Germany, Turkey, and the United Kingdom including combat leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Former Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Central
  • Former Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
  • Former Deputy Commanding General, 3rd (United Kingdom) Division
  • Former Deputy Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Board Member, Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA)