Dr. Raphael Perl currently serves as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium. A graduate of Georgetown University's Foreign Service and Law Schools, he is the author of more than 100 congressional and academic publications; speaks regularly at academic institutions and international and governmental policy fora, and has addressed the U.N. General Assembly on the role of regional organizations in implementing its global counter-terrorism strategy. As a fellow at the National Academy of Engineering, he was Project Director for an interdisciplinary team involved in assessing terrorist risk. He speaks German and has a good working knowledge of French.
Lt Col Olaf Garlich serves as the PfPC Deputy Director and the PfPC International Programs Manager. He manages day-to-day operations of the PfPC Stuff. Also, he coordinates the activity of the PfPC regional Study Groups and works closely with representatives from the South Caucasus and South East Europe. He has a good command of English.
Lt Col Garlich is a true sport and nature lover and is into bicycling, skiing and jogging.
Lt Col Zoltan Homonnay serves as the PfPC International Programs Manager. He coordinates PfPC/NATO DEEP activities as well as work of the PfPC Education Development Working Group collaborating closely with Central Asia and Balkan countries.
Lt Col Homonnay is interested in different cultures and very often makes travel tours with his big family. He has a good command of Russian and Hungarian.
LTC Torsten Stauffer is a DEU Air Force Officer with a huge experience in the Civil-Military-Interaction environment. He has served several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and has a Masters in Business Administration from the German Armed Force University in Munich. In his recent assignment he served from 2016 – 2020 for NATO as a Regional Analyst at SHAPE in the Partnership Directorate where he was responsible for the strategic implementation of Partnerships between NATO and various Partner Nations. LTC Stauffer is used to work in environments that are not typical military and enjoys discovering new paths to create solutions.
He loves skiing, hiking, paragliding and traveling and – of course – meeting and interacting with people from different cultures.
MAJ Clark is a US ARMY Infantry Officer. He has served several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a Masters in Military Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. His recent assignments include tours as the OPFOR BN Executive Officer and as an Observer Controller at Joint Multinational Training Center - Hohenfels, Germany. He came to us following his assignment as a G-3,5,7 Fellow for International Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center. He is married to Amanda Clark and four children with two on the way.
Jürgen Eise retired as a Senior Non Commissioned Officer from the German Air Force in 2015. He is a Public Affairs professional with 15 years’ expertise in all aspects of Public Affairs including Crisis Communications, Event Management and Project Planning. Used to work in multinational environments. Serving seven years and two assignments at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre as Assistant Public Affairs Officer and Assistant Protocol Officer. With a deep understanding of all Public Affairs and Protocol Issues he is Mission oriented and result focused.
Elena has been supporting PfPC for several years. In her role as a PfPC Operations Specialist, she works closely with the program managers, providing operations and administrative support to the whole Consortium team. Elena is a fluent Russian speaker. She is a true nature lover and life enjoyer.
SGM Stefan Sprenger is the PfPC Event Coordinator. He joined the German mountain infantry in September 2000, went through different assignments and is educated in planning, military security, public affairs, civil-military relations and HR. He has been working as an EC at the GCMC since 2010 and executed over 100 events worldwide for the PfPC and GCMC.