Founding Co-director, Strategic Innovation Lab
Case Western Reserve University
Mark “Puck” Mykleby is a founder and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He served in the Marine Corps between 1987 and 2011. Between 1991 and 2006, he served in five fleet fighter squadrons. In 2007, Col. Mykleby was assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). From 2009 until mid-2011, he served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he co-authored with Navy Captain Wayne Porter “A National Strategic Narrative,” a concept and vision for a 21st century grand strategy for the nation. Col. Mykleby retired from the Marine Corps in 2011. From 2011 until 2014, he served as a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, working alongside Patrick Doherty to develop the framework for a new U.S. grand strategy.