Joe Wallis is the Director of Military Engagement, Microsoft Military Affairs. Joe is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Upon commissioning as a Second Lieutenant, Joe served over five years on active duty as a Communications Officer and Recruit Training Commander. He continued serving in the Marine Corps Reserve with 28 years of combined active and reserve service with tours at the U.S. European Command, Southern Command and Headquarters Marine Corps. Joe’s corporate experience has been in talent acquisition, consulting, and engagement. He has held staffing, consulting and leadership positions with Bradley-Morris, Accenture, A.T. Kearney Executive Search and Washington Mutual Bank. Joe has a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in Political Science and a M.A. from the University of Miami in International Relations. He has also studied at the Naval War College, Joint Forces Staff College, and the National Defense University.