Colonel Short spent over 30 years in military assignments focused on internal security operations in Asia and Africa. He participated in ground combat in Vietnam as an advisor and psychological operations officer, participant in the Saigon/Phnom Penh and refugee evacuations, and the Mayaguez affair. Served in the White House for seven years in Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was US Military Mission Chief in Mogadishu Somalia as that nation slipped into anarchy, and served as the US Military Attaché to Brunei and Singapore.

He holds a Master’s Degree (Political Science) and instructed in the Department of Strategy, Army Command & General Staff College and the Defense Intelligence Collage. Col. Short was the Chief Negotiator (political appointee) at the State Department for the renegotiation of a treaty with a group of Pacific Island nations. He is currently Managing Partner, Global Resources Network, llc which is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area and facilitates global operations, marketing and networking.