John Castellaw, President, Crockett Policy Institute
John Castellaw is the president of the Crockett Policy Institute (CPI) a non-partisan policy and research organization chartered in Tennessee.
Castellaw graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin (UTM) in 1972 with a commission in the Marines.
served for 36 years leading Marines around the world while flying more than two dozen different types of aircraft.
Castellaw was with the UN during the Siege of Sarajevo, commanded a U.S. joint force in the multi-national security operation in East Timor, and was the chief of staff for the U.S. Central Command at the height of the war in Iraq.
last tours on active duty were in the Pentagon where he
oversaw Marine Aviation and then the Marine Corps budget.
In 2008, he returned home to Tennessee where he is affiliated with several national security advocacy groups, is a teaching fellow at UTM, serves on several boards, works with economic development organizations, and advises a number of corporations.