Ian Rainey is a founder and Principal of NMV Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining NMV Consulting, Ian worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for three years, where he specialized in U.S. defense policy in Afghanistan. From 1997 to 2004, Ian was on active duty in the U.S. Navy. His service included tours as a shipboard engineer and navigator, and as a staff officer at U.S. Naval Forces Europe headquarters in London. Ian earned his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 and his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2006. He speaks French and Ukrainian.