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Praetorian Standard, Inc. honors all the Special Operations Forces members who have paid the ultimate price for freedom, including: Matthew E. Fineran Walter D. Fisher Jason D. Landphair
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Praetorian Standard, Inc. was created in 2010 with one single contract. It was a contract that began with a handshake in a war-torn city; it was a contract that shone a light on the need for a strong company willing to do hard things in what most would consider to be very difficult places. As government and commercial clients began to understand the mission statement and the scope of its capabilities, the company began to grow. At this time, it clarified its vision: to meet the challenges that arise for organizations — military, government or commercial — that want to do business in difficult environments worldwide. The unique leadership and broad range of expertise positioned the company well to deliver on that mission. By late 2011, PSI was receiving some domestic attention for their operational and emergency risk management operations overseas. Team members were hired as consultants to deliver risk assessments on critical infrastructure for U.S. transportation entities, such as Amtrak. Thus began the company’s broadened vision of providing strategic support in our homeland and to other commercial entities. PSI’s domestic work was further enhanced when the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security required risk management consultants, tactical and strategic support and information technology expertise. At the same time, the company’s work in the Middle East has continued to grow and PSI remains hard at work as an international logistics company, providing critical life support services worldwide. MISSION
Praetorian Standard, Inc. provides life support services to critical projects in the U.S. and abroad.
In its capacity as an international logistics company, it is focused on assisting domestic and international partners as they launch critical projects. It provides operational and emergency infrastructure risk management assessments, homeland security and emergency management services to government agencies, private entities and non-governmental organizations in difficult environments worldwide. The company’s clients are both government and commercial and share one trait: they need hard jobs done well, often in difficult places, around the globe. They call on PSI because of a wealth of experience in homeland security and emergency management, as well as the caliber of its leadership and the integrity of the teams it employs. The company’s mission is to provide logistics services, risk management solutions and life support anywhere, at any time. MOVING FORWARD
PSI is currently looking at expanding services with our current customers, as well as the commercial mining industry, cyber community and other government agencies. PSI believes in giving back to the community. As a company, we support multiple charities most specifically the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, women’s health charities, various Multiple Sclerosis charities, and Alzheimer charities. At the same time we encourage our employees to be engaged within their communities. At the end of the day, it comes down to people, and PSI employees have a “uniqueness” that is key to our success. Individually, they have decades of experience and have made sacrifices. Each and every one. These professionals understands the mission and the drive to do what others can’t, and the vision to know what needs to be done to ensure success.
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ArmorSource LLC, the leading and largest manufacturer of basic and advanced ballistic helmets in the United States sets itself apart from combat and law enforcement helmet manufacturers due to its significant First-ArticleApproved product line and its advanced and custom product line. A diverse product line that continues to challenge the domestic and international ballistic helmet market to deliver a lighter, stronger, and safer helmet. While production of the Army’s Light Weight Advance Combat Helmet (LWACH) and the Advanced Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet (ACVC-H) continue to replace the heavier legacy Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH), other DoD and US law enforcement agencies are taking notice of ArmorSource’s diverse and product-proven advanced helmet line. A product line that, for the most part, remains unchallenged. The LWACH [left] delivers improved ballistic performance and is 10% lighter than the legacy ACH; while the ACVC-H [right] provides equal ballistic protection for those in the armored vehicle arena. AS‐505 Light Weight Advanced Combat Helmet (spec. ARPD 10‐02)
Domestic and international demand for lighter and stronger was achieved in 2010 when ArmorSource ushered in the AS-501 Ultra-Lightweight ACH; that has now evolved into the AS-501 AS‐770 Advanced Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet (spec. GEN II ACH [top of page]. The AS-501 GEN II delivers a 30% weight reduction, in ARPD 12‐03) comparison to the legacy ACH, while exceeding the new DoD ballistic and non-ballistic requirements. Confirmation for the demand of “lighter and stronger” was reflected in the immediate orders placed for the GEN II helmet by US allied and NATO countries. In addition to new and next generation helmets, ArmorSource remains the sole source for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) orders [USASAC contract (2015-2020)] in support of our allies in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. These FMS orders also include customized product-specific orders such as the Chilean Army’s full-cut and high-cut ‘boltless’ helmets [below right]; purchased via FMS Direct-Commercial-Sales (DCS). ArmorSource’s 120,000 s/f facility is one the most impressive combat helmet production operations in the U.S. with non-stop operations supporting the ongoing demand from DoD, local Law Enforcement agencies (SWAT and State Police) and federal agencies alike (State Department, Marshal Service, FBI, DEA, ICE). ArmorSource is determined to lead the global market with the prime objective of ensuring Law Enforcement, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen everywhere are protected by the very best in Quality, Ballistic Protection, and Comfort (email USG@armorsource.com for more information).
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General David L. Goldfein
Robert O. Work
General Joseph L. Lengyel
General Joe Dunford, Jr.
Robert M. Speer
General Paul J. Selva
Dr. Heather Wilson
David J. Shulkin
Sean J. Stackley
Admiral Paul Zukunft
Jim Mattis became the 26th Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2017.
Robert O. Work was confirmed as the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense on April 30, 2014.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford became the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1, 2015.
Gen. Paul J. Selva serves as the 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Honorable David J. Sulking was nominated by President Trump to serve as the 9th Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 13, 2017.
Gen. David L. Golden is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC.
General Joseph L. Lengyel serves as the 28th Chief of the National Guard Bureau and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Robert M. Speer was designated as the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Army, effective January 20, 2017.
Dr. Heather Wilson is the 24th Secretary of the Air Force and is responsible for the Affairs of the Department of the Air Force.
On January 20, 2017, Mr. Sean J. Stackley became Acting Secretary of the Navy.
General Mark A. Milley
General Robert B. Neller
General Thomas D. Waldhauser
Admiral John M. Richardson
General Joseph L. Votel
General Mark A. Milley Assumed Duty as the 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army August 14, 2015.
General Robert B. Neller assumed the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps on September 24TH, 2015.
Admiral John M. Richardson began serving as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations September 18, 2015.
Robert O. Work was confirmed as the Admiral Paul Zukunft assumed the Duties of the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on May 30, 2014.
United States Marine Corps General Thomas D. Waldhauser is the 4th Commander of the United States Africa Command.
General Joseph L. Votel attended the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in 1980 as an infantry officer. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 13
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General Curtis M. Scaparrotti
Glenn A. Fine
General Lori J. Robinson
Jonathan H. Cofer
General Raymond A. Thomas III
Daniel B. Prieto
Vayl S. Oxford
Dr. John Zangardi
U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti assumed duties as Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in late spring of 2016. General Lori J. Robinson is Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).
Admiral Harris assumed Command of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) on May 27, 2015.
General Raymond A. Thomas III currently serves as the 11th Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Admiral Kurt Tidd
General Darren W. McDew
Michael L. Bruhn
Admiral Kurt Tidd was the 35th Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
General Darren W. McDew is the Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Michael L. Bruhn is the Executive Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Lt. General Andrew E. Busch
On January 10, 2016, Glenn A. Fine became the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Jonathan H. Cofer was selected as the Director for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency on November 27, 2016.
Terry Halvorsen assumed the duties as the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer effective March 8, 2015.
Joseph Jeu is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Commissary Agency.
Daniel B. Prieto serves as the Director of Cybersecurity and Technology, and as the Director of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (DIB CS/IA) Program in the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO).
Vayl S. Oxford is the Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Dr. John Zangardi became the Principal Deputy Department of Defense Chief Information Officer on October 2, 2016, and is currently serving as the Acting DoD CIO.
Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch is the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA.) Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 15
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JIM MATTIS BECAME THE 26TH SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ON JANUARY 20, 2017.
native of Richland, Washington, Secretary Mattis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 18. After graduating from Central Washington University in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his more than four decades in uniform, Secretary Mattis commanded Marines at all levels, from an infantry rifle platoon to a Marine Expeditionary Force. He led an infantry battalion in Iraq in 1991, an expeditionary brigade in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, a Marine Division in the initial attack and subsequent stability operations in Iraq in 2003, and led all U.S. Marine Forces in the Middle East as Commander, I Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Forces Central Command. During his non-combat assignments, Secretary Mattis served as Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; as Director, Marine Corps Manpower Plans &
Policy; as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and as Executive Secretary to the Secretary of Defense. As a joint force commander, Secretary Mattis commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATOâ€™s Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, and U.S. Central Command. At U.S. Central Command, he directed military operations of more than 200,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and allied forces across the Middle East. Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2013, Secretary Mattis served as the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, specializing in the study of leadership, national security, strategy, innovation, and the effective use of military force. In 2016, he co-edited the book, Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 19
ROBERT O. WORK WAS CONFIRMED AS THE 32ND DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ON APRIL 30, 2014.
r. Work most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Work served as the Undersecretary of the Navy. In this capacity, he was the Deputy and Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and acted with full authority of the Secretary in the day-today management of the Department of the Navy. In 2008, Mr. Work served on President-elect Barack Obamaâ€™s Department of Defense Transition Team as leader of the Department of the Navy issues team. He also worked on the defense policy, acquisition, and budget teams. In 2002, Mr. Work joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), first as the Senior Fellow for Maritime Affairs, and later as the Vice President for Strategic Studies. In these positions, he focused on defense strategy and programs, revolutions in war, Department of Defense transformation, and maritime affairs. Mr. Work was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he taught defense analysis and roles and missions of the armed forces. Mr. Work was a distinguished graduate of the Naval
Reserve Officers Training Course at the University of Illinois, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1974. During his 27- year military career, he held a wide range of command, leadership, and management positions. He commanded an artillery battery and a battalion, and was the base commander at Camp Fuji, Japan. His last assignment was as Military Assistant and Senior Aide to the Honorable Richard Danzig, 7lst secretary of the Navy. Mr. Work earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois; a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California; a Master of Science in Space System Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a Master in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). His military and civilian awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 21
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MARINE CORPS GEN. JOE DUNFORD BECAME THE 19TH CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF OCT. 1, 2015.
JOSEPH DUNFORD, JR.
eneral Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highestranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman on October 1, 2015, General Dunford served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He previously served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2010 to 2012 and was Commander, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, General Dunford graduated from Saint Michael’s College and was commissioned in 1977. He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, to include command of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, and command of the 5th Marine Regiment during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
General Dunford also served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Director of Operations, and Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. He commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force and served as the Commander, Marine Forces U.S. Central Command. His Joint assignments include duty as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of the Global and Multilateral Affairs Division (J-5), and Vice Director for Operations on the Joint Staff (J-3). A graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, and the U.S. Army War College, General Dunford also earned master’s degrees in Government from Georgetown University and in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 23
GEN. PAUL J. SELVA SERVES AS THE 10TH VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF.
en. Paul J. Selva serves as the 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nationâ€™s second highest-ranking military officer. General Selva graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980, and completed undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas. He has held numerous staff positions and has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and headquarter levels. Prior to his current assignment General Selva was the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. General Selva is a command pilot with more than 3,100 hours in the C-5, C-17A, C-141B, C-37, KC-10, KC-135A and T-37. 24 DEFENSE STANDARD Defense Executive Brief 2017
EDUCATION 1980 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1983 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1984 Master of Science in Management and Human Relations, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas 1992 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., distinguished graduate 1992 Master of Science in Political Science, Auburn University, Montgomery, Ala. 1996 National Defense Fellow, Secretary of Defense Strategic Studies Group, Rosslyn, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1980 - July 1981, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas 2. July 1981 - December 1984, co-pilot and aircraft commander, 917th Air Refueling Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas 3. January 1984 - December 1988, co-pilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot, and flight commander, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La. 4. January 1989 - July 1991, company grade adviser to Commander, Strategic Air Command, later, manager of offensive aircraft systems and executive officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Resources, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. 5. August 1991 - July 1992, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 6. July 1992 - June 1994, instructor pilot and flight commander, 9th Air Refueling Squadron, later, Commander, 722nd Operations Support Squadron, March AFB, Calif. 7. June 1994 - June 1995, Commander, 9th Air Refueling Squadron, later, Deputy Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif. 8. July 1995 - June 1996, National Defense Fellow, Secretary of Defense Strategic Studies Group, Rosslyn, Va. 9. July 1996 - August 1998, assistant to the Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 10. August 1998 - July 2000, Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif. 11. July 2000 - June 2002, Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash. 12. June 2002 - June 2003, Vice Commander, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill. 13. June 2003 - November 2004, Commander, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill. 14. December 2004 - August 2006, Director of Operations, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 15. August 2006 - June 2007, Director, Air Force Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 16. June 2007 - October 2008, Director, Air Force Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and Director, Air Force QDR, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C. 17. October 2008 - October 2011, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. 18. October 2011 - November 2012, Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 19. November 2012 – May 2014, Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 20. May 2014 – July 2015, Commander U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 21. July 2015 – Present, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
1. September 1996 - August 1998, Assistant to the Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel 2. November 2004 - July 2006, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., as a brigadier general 3. October 2008 - October 2011, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant general 4. May 2014 – July 2015, Commander U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 5. July 2015 – Present, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Command pilot Hours flown: More than 3,100 Aircraft flown: C-5, C-17A, C-141B, C-37, KC-10, KC-135A and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Defense Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant May 28, 1980 First Lieutenant May 28, 1982 Captain May 28, 1984 Major Jan. 1, 1990 Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1994 Colonel Sept. 1, 1998 Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2004 Major General June 2, 2007 Lieutenant General Oct. 8, 2008 General Nov. 29, 2012 Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 25
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THE HONORABLE DAVID J. SHULKIN WAS NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SERVE AS THE NINTH SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) AND WAS CONFIRMED BY THE UNITED STATES SENATE ON FEBRUARY 13, 2017.
rior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans. Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the
first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in healthcare. A board-certified internist, Dr. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. He has also previously been named among the “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare.” He has been married to his wife, Dr. Merle Bari, for 29 years. They are the parents of two grown children. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 29
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GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY ASSUMED DUTY AS THE 39TH CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.S. ARMY AUGUST 14, 2015
native of Winchester, Massachusetts, General Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years. He has served in command and leadership positions from the platoon and operational detachment alpha level through Corps and Army Command including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California; the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York; the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; the Joint Readiness Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq. He commanded the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; served as the Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Airborne (Air Assault); and served as the Commanding General for 10th Mountain Division. While serving as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Additionally, he served on the operations staff of The Joint Staff as the J33/DDRO, and as a Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. His operational deployments include the Multi-National Force and Observers, or MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama; Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti; Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and three tours during
Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. He also deployed to Somalia and Colombia. General Milley’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Master’s Degrees from Columbia University (International Relations) and from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). He is also a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program. General Milley and his wife have been married for more than 30 years and have two children. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze service stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5; NATO Medal with bronze service star; and the Multinational Force and Observers Medal. He is authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge with star; Expert Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Scuba Diver Badge; Ranger Tab; Special Forces Tab; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and Meritorious Unit Commendation and the French Military Parachutist Badge. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 31
GENERAL ROBERT B. NELLER ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS ON SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2015.
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native of East Lansing, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned in May 1975. He previously served as the Commander, Marine Forces Command from June 2014 to September 2015. General Neller has served as an infantry officer at all levels. He commanded the Marine Security Force Company Panama during Operations JUST CAUSE and PROMOTE LIBERTY, 3d Light Armored Infantry Battalion during Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia, 6th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division and Marine Forces Central Command. His Joint assignments include service in the Policy Division of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
(SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, and as the Director of Operations (J3) of the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. He has also served as Executive Officer, 7th Marine Regiment, G-3, 2d Marine Division, G-3, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Assistant Division Commander for the 1st and 2d Marine Divisions, and Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07. General Neller is a graduate of the Advanced Armor Officer Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the NATO Defense College and the Armed Forces Staff College. He holds a M.A. in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 33
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ADMIRAL JOHN M. RICHARDSON BEGAN SERVING AS THE 31ST CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS SEPTEMBER 18, 2015.
dmiral John Richardson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He holds master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and National Security Strategy from the National War College. At sea, Richardson served on USS Parche (SSN 683), USS George C. Marshall (SSBN 654) and USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716). He commanded USS Honolulu (SSN 718) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Richardson also served as commodore of Submarine Development Squadron (DEVRON) 12; commander, Submarine Group 8; commander, Submarine Allied Naval Forces South; deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet; chief of staff, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces
Africa; commander, Naval Submarine Forces, and director of Naval Reactors. His staff assignments include duty in the attack submarine division on the Chief of Naval Operations staff; naval aide to the President; prospective commanding officer instructor for Commander, Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet; assistant deputy director for Regional Operations on the Joint Staff; and director of Strategy and Policy at U.S. Joint Forces Command. Richardson served on teams that have been awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy “E” Ribbon. He was awarded the Vice Admiral Stockdale Award for his time in command of USS Honolulu. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 35
GEN. DAVID L. GOLDFEIN IS CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE, WASHINGTON, D.C.
en. David L. Goldfein is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President. Prior to assuming his current position, General Goldfein was the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, where he presided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. Before serving as the Vice Chief, General Goldfein was the Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Goldfein received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1983. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and is a command pilot with 36 DEFENSE STANDARD Defense Executive Brief 2017
more than 4,200 flying hours in the T-37, T-38, F-16C/D, F-117A, MQ-9 and MC-12W. He has flown combat missions in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom.
EDUCATION 1983 Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1986 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence 1987 Masterâ€™s degree in business administration, Oklahoma City University, Okla. 1992 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev. 1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1998 Air War College, by correspondence 2001 National Defense Fellowship, State Department Senior Seminar, Arlington, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1983 - October 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1. June 1995 - May 1996, special assistant to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and 16th Air Force, Naples, Italy, as a major
2. October 1984 - February 1988, T-38 instructor pilot, 90th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. February 1988 - January 1992, F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander, 17th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C. 4. January 1992 - June 1992, student, USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. June 1992 - July 1994, squadron weapons officer and Chief, Wing Weapons and Tactics, 366th Composite Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 6. July 1994 - June 1995, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 1995 - May 1996, special assistant to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and 16th Air Force, Naples, Italy 8. May 1996 - August 1997, executive officer to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany 9. August 1997 - June 1998, operations officer, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy 10. June 1998 - July 2000, Commander, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
11. July 2000 - June 2001, student, National Defense Fellow, State Department Senior Seminar, Arlington, Va. 12. July 2001 - July 2002, Deputy Division Chief, Combat Forces, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2002 - July 2004, Commander, 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 14. July 2004 - June 2006, Commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany 15. June 2006 - January 2008, Commander, 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
16. January 2008 - August 2009, Deputy Director of Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. 17. August 2009 - August 2011, Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
18. August 2011 - July 2013, Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia 19. August 2013 - August 2015, Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20. August 2015 - July 2016, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. July 2016 - present, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
2. May 1996 - August 1997, executive officer to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as a major 3. August 2013 - August 2015, Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant general
FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Command pilot
Hours flown: More than 4,200
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-16C/D, F-117A, MQ-9, and MC-12W
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor device and oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster Joint Service Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal
PUBLICATIONS “Sharing Success, Owning Failure: Preparing to Command in the Twenty-First Century Air Force,” Air University Press, October 2001
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant - June 1, 1983 First Lieutenant - June 1, 1985 Captain - June 1, 1987 Major - Nov. 1, 1994 Lieutenant Colonel - Jan. 1, 1998 Colonel - April 1, 2001 Brigadier General - Oct. 1, 2007 Major General - July 3, 2010 Lieutenant General - Aug. 3, 2011 General - Aug. 17, 2015
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GENERAL JOSEPH L. LENGYEL SERVES AS THE 28TH CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU AND AS A MEMBER OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF.
eneral Joseph L. Lengyel serves as the 28th Chief of the National Guard Bureau and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he serves as a military Advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and is the Department of Defense’s official channel of communication to the Governors and State Adjutants General on all matter pertaining to the National Guard. He is responsible for ensuring that the more than 453,000 Army and Air National Guard personnel are accessible, capable and ready to protect the homeland and to provide combat ready resources to the Army and Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, General Lengyel served as the Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau. General Lengyel was commissioned in 1981 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at University of North Texas. He served in various operational and staff assignments, primarily as an F-16 Instructor Pilot and Weapons Officer. His experience in the F-16 includes tours in Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe and the Texas Air National Guard. He has commanded a fighter squadron, operations group, air expeditionary group and the Air National Guard Readiness Center. General Lengyel is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours primarily in the F-16. Additionally, General Lengyel served as the Senior United States Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation; and Defense Attaché, Cairo, United States Central Command, Cairo, Egypt. 38 DEFENSE STANDARD Defense Executive Brief 2017
1981 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton 1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 1988 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 1994 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar 2001 Air War College, by correspondence 2008 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y. 2009 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 2010 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 2010 Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Cambridge, Mass. 2011 University of Tennessee, Master of Business Administration, Knoxville 2015 Leadership at the Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 2016 Pinnacle, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 2016 Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, General and Flag Officers homeland Security Executive Seminar, Cambridge, Mass.
ASSIGNMENTS March 1982 - March, 1983, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas March 1983 - May 1983, Student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. May 1983 - January 1984, Student, F-16 upgrade training, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. January 1984 - April 1986, Instructor Pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 1986 - April 1987, Instructor Pilot Flight Examiner, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea April 1987 - June 1987, F-16C conversion training, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. June 1987 - September 1991, Instructor Pilot, and Chief of Weapons, 512th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany September 1991 - September 1996, Instructor Pilot Flight Examiner and Weapons Officer, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas September 1996 - June 1997, Commander, 149th Operations Support Flight, 149th Operations Group, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas June 1997 - October 1998, Operations Officer, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas October 1998 - October 1999, Commander, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas October 1999 - February 2002, Commander, 149th Operations Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas February 2002 - June 2004, Vice Commander, 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas June 2004 - September 2004, Commander, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan September 2004 - September 2006, Air National Guard Advisor to Commander, United States Air Force in Europe September 2006 - September 2008, Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. September 2008 - June, 2009, Deputy Director, Air National Guard, Arlington, Va., and Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. June 2009 - July 2010, Military Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. July 2010 - June 2011, Vice Commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. June 2011 - August 2012, Senior U.S. Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Defense Attaché, Cairo, U.S. Central Command, Cairo, Egypt August 2012 – August 2016, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. August 2016 – present, Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS June 2011 - August 2012, Senior United States Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Defense Attaché, Cairo, U.S. Central Command, Cairo Egypt, as a major general
August 2012 – August 2016, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia, as a lieutenant general August 2016 - present, Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia, as a general
FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Command pilot Hours flown: More than 3,000 Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38 and F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters Bronze Star Medal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Joint Service Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short) Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long) with oak leaf cluster Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (with seven oak leaf clusters) Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 1 Silver Hourglass) Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star Air Force Training Ribbon
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS 1983 Distinguished graduate, undergraduate pilot training 2009 Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown Command Excellence Award Multiple civilian pilot ratings, including Airline Transport Pilot
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant - Dec. 21, 1981 First Lieutenant - Dec. 21, 1983 Captain - Dec. 21, 1985 Major - Dec. 13, 1994 Lieutenant Colonel - Dec. 23, 1998 Colonel - Sept. 18, 2002 Brigadier General - Sept. 26, 2008 Major General - April 1, 2011 Lieutenant General - Aug. 18, 2012 General - Aug. 3, 2016 Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 39
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MR. ROBERT M. SPEER WAS DESIGNATED AS THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE U.S. ARMY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 20, 2017.
e was previously appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller on December 1, 2014. He was designated the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) in October 2009. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Speer served as a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Services, where he led their Defense and Army business. He has been significantly involved in Department of Defense financial management solutions and defense related professional organizations throughout his career. He served 28 years in the U. S. Army where he gained in-depth experience and progressive responsibility in command and staff positions in the Army and the Joint Force. Mr. Robert M. Speer was born in Fort Ord, California to
a military family, so he lived and travelled throughout and outside of the United States. Mr. Speer was commissioned through ROTC as a distinguished military graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Notre Dame; Master of Business Administration, Management of Information Systems, Indiana University; Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC. Professional Memberships and Associations include: Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA); American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC); Association of Government Accountants (AGA). He currently resides in Virginia with his wife. They have four adult children and one grandchild. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 41
DR. HEATHER WILSON IS THE 24TH SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AFFAIRS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE.
r. Heather Wilson is the 24th Secretary of the Air Force and is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training and equipping and providing for the welfare of 660,000 Active-Duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces their families. She oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $132 billion and directs strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise. Dr. Wilson has more than 35 years of professional experience in a range of leadership and management roles in the military, higher education, government and private industry. Before assuming her current position, Dr. Wilson was president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, an engineering and science research university. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Wilson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Before being elected to Congress, Dr. Wilson was a cabinet secretary in New Mexico’s state government
responsible for foster care, adoption, juvenile delinquency, children’s mental health and early childhood education. From 1989 to 1991 Wilson served on the National Security Council staff as director for defense policy and arms control for President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact. From 1991 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2013 Wilson was in the private sector. In 1991, she founded Keystone International, Inc., a company that did business development and program planning work for defense and scientific industry. She served as a senior advisor to several national laboratories on matters related to nuclear weapons, non-proliferation, arms control verification, intelligence and the defense industrial base. Wilson also served on the boards of two publicly traded corporations as well as numerous advisory and non-profit boards. Dr. Wilson was an Air Force officer from 1982 to 1989. She graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in the third class to include women, and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England. Wilson was a collegiate rower at Oxford and is an instrument-rated private pilot. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 43
ON JAN. 20, 2017, MR. SEAN J. STACKLEY BECAME ACTING SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.
e previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) (Research, Development & Acquisition (RD&A)) following his confirmation by the Senate in July 2008. Prior to his appointment to ASN (RDA), Mr. Stackley served as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. During his tenure with the Committee, he was responsible for overseeing Navy and Marine Corps programs, U.S. Transportation Command matters and related policy for the Seapower Subcommittee. He also advised on Navy and Marine Corps operations & maintenance, science & technology and acquisition policy. Mr. Stackley began his career as a Navy surface warfare officer, serving in engineering and combat systems assignments aboard USS John Young (DD 973). Upon completing his warfare qualifications, he was designated as an engineering duty officer and served in a series of industrial, fleet, program office and headquarters assignments in ship design and
construction, maintenance, logistics and acquisition policy. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Stackley served as the Navyâ€™s LPD 17 program manager, with responsibility for all aspects of procurement for this major ship program. Having served earlier in his career as production officer for the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and project Naval architect overseeing structural design for the Canadian Patrol Frigate, HMCS Halifax (FFH 330), he had the unique experience of having performed a principal role in the design, construction, test and delivery of three first-of-class warships. Mr. Stackley was commissioned and graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds the degrees of Ocean Engineer and Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Stackley earned certification as professional engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, in 1994. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 45
ADMIRAL PAUL ZUKUNFT ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF THE 25TH COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD ON MAY 30, 2014.
e leads the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security, composed of 88,000 personnel including active duty, reserve, civilian and volunteer Auxiliarists. Prior to this, Admiral Zukunft served as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, where he was operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions in an area encompassing more than 74 million square miles and provided mission support to the Department of Defense and Combatant Commanders. Other Flag assignments include Commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West, where he served as executive agent to United States Pacific Command for combating Transnational Criminal Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2010, Admiral Zukunft served as the Federal OnScene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Spill of National Significance where he directed more than 47,000 responders, 6,500 vessels and 120 aircraft during the largest oil spill in U.S. history. His senior staff assignments included Chief of Operations, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Chief of Operations Oversight, Coast Guard Atlantic Area where he
directly supervised all major cutter operations in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He also served as Chief of Staff, at the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu, Hawaii. Admiral Zukunft has commanded six units and served extensively in the cutter fleet where he commanded the cutters CAPE UPRIGHT, HARRIET LANE, and RUSH. A native of North Branford, Connecticut, Admiral Zukunft graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government; from Webster University in 1988 with a Master of Arts degree in Management; and from the U.S. Naval War College in 1997 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies Executive Seminar and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative course. His personal awards include both the Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals, Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit and five Meritorious Service Medals with “O” device among others. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 47
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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS GENERAL THOMAS D. WALDHAUSER IS THE FOURTH COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES AFRICA COMMAND.
n this capacity, General Waldhauser is responsible for building defense capabilities, responding to crises, deterring and defeating transnational threats in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity, all in concert with interagency and international partners. A native of South St. Paul, Minnesota, General Waldhauser graduated from Bemidji State University and was commissioned in 1976. He has served as an infantry officer at all levels in the U.S. Marine Corps, including command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. His General Officer commands include the Marine
Corps Warfighting Laboratory, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Central Command. General Waldhauserâ€™s flag officer Joint assignments include Chief of Staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff Director of Operations J3 (Acting), and Joint Staff Director for Joint Force Development J7. General Waldhauser attended U.S. Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College where he earned a Masterâ€™s Degree in National Security Strategies.
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GENERAL JOSEPH L. VOTEL ATTENDED THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AND WAS COMMISSIONED IN 1980 AS AN INFANTRY OFFICER.
is initial assignments were to the 3d Infantry Division in Germany where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant and Rifle Company Commander. Following this, he served as a Small Group Tactics Instructor at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia before being assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Plans / Liaison Officer where he participated in Operation JUST CAUSE. He was next posted to the 1st Ranger Battalion where he served as the Battalion Liaison Officer, Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Following this, he was assigned to HQs, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy and the NATO Peace Implementation Force (IFOR) in Sarajevo. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry (Light) at Fort Drum, New York and was subsequently selected to command the 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Following attendance at the Army War College,
General Votel commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment and participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq. As a general officer he served in the Pentagon as the Director of the Army and Joint IED Defeat Task Force and subsequently as the Deputy Director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization established under the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He served as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 82d Airborne Division / CJTF-82, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan and was subsequently assigned as the Deputy Commanding General then Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He most recently served as the Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. General Votel is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 51
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U.S. ARMY GEN. CURTIS M. SCAPARROTTI ASSUMED DUTIES AS COMMANDER OF EUROPEAN COMMAND AND AS SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE IN LATE SPRING OF 2016.
CURTIS SCAPARROTTI G eneral Curtis M. Scaparrotti is a native of Logan, Ohio, graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1978, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. A career infantry officer, General Scaparrotti was previously assigned as the Commander, United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea. He also served as the Director, Joint Staff. Prior to his tour with the Joint Staff, General Scaparrotti served as Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, the Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, General Scaparrotti has served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic level of the United States military to include Director of Operations,
United States Central Command and as the 69th Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy. He has commanded forces during Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan), SUPPORT HOPE (Zaire/Rwanda), JOINT ENDEAVOR (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and ASSURED RESPONSE (Liberia). His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in Administrative Education from the University of South Carolina. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 53
GENERAL LORI J. ROBINSON IS COMMANDER, NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND (NORAD) AND UNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMAND (USNORTHCOM).
ORAD conducts aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defense of North America. USNORTHCOM partners to conduct homeland defense, civil support, and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests. General Robinson entered the Air Force in 1982 through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire. She has served in a variety of positions as an air battle manager, including instructor and Commander of the Command and Control Operations Division at the Air Force Fighter Weapons School, and Chief of Tactics in the 965th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron. She has commanded an operations group, a training wing, an air control wing and deployed as Vice Commander of the 405th Air Expeditionary Wing, leading more than 2,000 Airmen flying B-1 Lancer, KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry aircraft in operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. General Robinson was an Air Force Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and served at the Pentagon as Director of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group.
She has also been Deputy Director for Force Application and Support, Directorate of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Following this General Robinson was Director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Robinson also served as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia; Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. Prior to her current assignment, she was Commander, Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Her personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Aerial Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 55
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ADMIRAL HARRIS ASSUMED COMMAND OF U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND (USPACOM) ON MAY 27, 2015.
e is the 24th Commander since USPACOM was established on Jan. 1, 1947 with headquarters at Hawaii. Harris was born in Japan and reared in Tennessee and Florida. Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and designation as a naval flight officer (NFO), he was assigned to VP-44. His subsequent operational tours include tactical action officer aboard USS Saratoga; operations officer in VP-4 at Barbers Point, Hawaii; three tours with Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1 at Kami Seya, Japan; Director of Operations for U.S. 5th Fleet at Manama, Bahrain; and Director of Operations for U.S. Southern Command. Harris commanded VP-46, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, the U.S. 6th Fleet, Striking and Support Forces NATO, and the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Harris has served in every geographic combatant command region, and participated in the following major operations: S.S. Achille Lauro terrorist hijacking incident, Attain Document III (Libya, 1986), Earnest Will (Kuwaiti reflagged tanker ops, 1987-88), Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Willing Spirit (Colombia hostage rescue, 2006-7), and Odyssey Dawn (Libya, 2011). For Odyssey Dawn, he served as the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander afloat. Harris’ graduate education focused on East Asia security. He attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and Oxford University. He was a MIT Seminar 21 fellow. Harris’ staff assignments include aide to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan; chief speechwriter for the Chairman
of the JCS; and three tours on the Navy Staff, including as an action officer in the Strategic Concepts Branch, director for the current operations and anti-terrorism/force protection division, and Deputy CNO for Communication Networks (OPNAV N6). In October 2011, he was assigned as the Assistant to the Chairman of the JCS where he served as the Chairman’s direct representative to the Secretary of State and as the U.S. roadmap monitor for the Mid-East Peace Process. In October 2013, Harris was promoted to Admiral and assumed command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he was designated as the Theater Joint Force Maritime Component Commander. Harris has logged 4,400 flight hours, including more than 400 combat hours, in maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft including the P-3 Orion -- he is the first Navy flyer from this community to achieve 4-star rank. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards), Defense Superior Service Medal (3 awards), Legion of Merit (3 awards), the Bronze Star (2 awards), the Air Medal (1 strike/flight), and the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. He is a recipient of the Navy League’s Stephen Decatur Award, the CIA’s Agency Seal Medal, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the APAICS Lifetime Achievement Award, the WWAAC Community Spirit Award, and the AAGEN Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris is the Navy’s current “Gray Owl” – the NFO who has held this designation for the longest period. He is also the current “Old Goat” – the longest-serving Naval Academy graduate still on active duty. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 57
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GENERAL RAYMOND A. THOMAS III CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE 11TH COMMANDER OF U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (USSOCOM).
eneral Raymond A. Thomas III currently serves as the 11th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. Prior to assuming command of USSOCOM, General Thomas served as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Fort Bragg, NC. General Thomasâ€™ other assignments as a general officer include: Associate Director for Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency; Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General, JSOC; Deputy Director for Special Operations, The Joint Staff in the Pentagon; Assistant Division Commander, 1st Armor Division in Iraq; and Assistant Commanding General, JSOC. Prior to being promoted to brigadier general, General Thomas also served as the JSOC Chief of Staff and Director
of Operations. His other formative and key, joint and special operations, assignments include: Commander, Joint Task Force- Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras; Commander, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Savannah, GA; and Commander, B Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, Fort Bragg, NC. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA., and the Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, RI. General Thomas is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant upon graduation in 1980. General Thomas and his wife, Barbara, have two sons-both of whom are United States Military Academy graduates, Tony (Class of 2007) and Michael (Class of 2008).
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ADMIRAL KURT TIDD WAS THE 35TH ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, THE PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, D.C.
.S. Southern Command is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea, an area of 16 million square miles. Admiral Kurt Tidd was the 35th Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he was the Chairman’s direct representative to the Secretary of State. Prior to that, he was the Director for Operations (J3), Joint Staff. At sea, Tidd commanded U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet. Afloat, he also commanded Carrier Strike Group 8 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), during a combat deployment supporting coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom. From 2004 to 2005, Tidd commanded Persian Gulf maritime operations as Commander, Middle East Force and Commander Task Force 55. Previous sea duty assignments include: Commander, Destroyer Squadron 50; Commanding Officer, USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968); and Executive Officer aboard USS Leftwich (DD 984). Tidd was Operations Officer aboard USS Deyo (DD 989); Flag Lieutenant to Commander, CruiserDestroyer Group 8; Boilers Officer aboard USS America (CV 66); and, Communications Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Semmes (DDG 18). Ashore, Tidd served as the Joint Staff Vice Director for Operations. He spent three years on the National Security Council Staff as Director for Strategic Capabilities Policy, and
as a Director for Combating Terrorism. He was the founding Deputy for Operations on the Chief of Naval Operations’ War on Terrorism Operations Planning Group “Deep Blue” established following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Tidd was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (N3) at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet, Manama, Bahrain. At the Pentagon, he was in the Navy Staff Strategy and Policy Division (N51) and was the PoliticalMilitary Analyst in the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of Program Appraisal. Tidd was the strategic planner on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Executive Panel (N-00K), and at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, he was Aide to the U.S. representative, NATO Military Committee. A second generation surface warfare officer, Tidd is the son of retired Vice Admiral and Mrs. Emmett H. Tidd, USN, and is the brother of the Navy’s 25th Chief of Chaplains, Rear Admiral Mark L. Tidd. Tidd graduated in 1974 from Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, S.C. and was commissioned from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, with a degree in Foreign Area Studies. Selected in 1984 as an Olmsted Foundation Scholar, Tidd is a French linguist with a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bordeaux, France. He has been awarded the Legion of Honor by the government of France. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and was a Federal Executive Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 61
GEN. DARREN W. MCDEW IS THE COMMANDER, U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND, SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS.
STRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. General McDew was commissioned in 1982 following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute. He began his flying career at Loring AFB, Maine. His staff assignments include serving as a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Operations Group, Air Force aide to the President, chief of the Air Force Senate Liaison Division and the director of Air Force Public Affairs. General McDew served as vice director
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for strategic plans and policy for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as the commander of 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, and commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels as well as at an Air Force direct reporting unit. He deployed in support of ongoing operations in Central and Southwest Asia as an air expeditionary group commander and later as the director of mobility forces. Prior to his current assignment, General McDew was the commander of Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1982 – October 1983, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Arizona
1. April 1994 – June 1996, Air Force aide to the President, White House, Washington, D.C., as a major
3. July 1989 – June 1992, combat crew training school examiner and instructor pilot, assistant deputy wing inspector and wing executive officer, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, California
2. March 1984 – June 1989, standardization and evaluation copilot, Aircraft commander, instructor pilot and flight commander, 42nd Air Refueling Squadron, Loring AFB, Maine
4. July 1992 – April 1994, rated force planner, Directorate of Personnel Plans; member, Air Force Chief of Staff Operations Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 5. April 1994 – June 1996, Air Force aide to the President, White House, Washington, D.C.
6. October 1996 - June 1997, assistant operations officer, 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
7. June 1997 – June 1999, commander, 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina 8. August 1999 – July 2000, Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow, Sun Microsystems Inc., Palo Alto, California
9. July 2000 - January 2002, commander, 62nd Operations Group, McChord AFB, Washington (September 2001 – December 2001, commander, 60th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia) 10. January 2002 – July 2003, commander, 375th Airlift Wing, and Installation Commander, Scott AFB, Illinois
11. July 2003 – January 2005, chief, U.S. Air Force Senate Liaison Division, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. 12. January 2005 – July 2006, commander, 43rd Airlift Wing, and installation commander, Pope AFB, North Carolina (January 2006 - May 2006, Director of Mobility Forces, Southwest Asia) 13. July 2006 – November 2007, vice commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois
14. November 2007 – February 2009, director of public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. February 2009 – December 2010, vice director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 16. December 2010 – August 2012, commander, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews AFB, Maryland
17. August 2012 – April 2014, commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois 18. May 2014 – August 2015, commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois 19. August 2015 – Present, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
2. February 2009 – December 2010, vice director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major general
Rating: Command pilot Hours flown: More than 3,300 Aircraft flown: T-37B, T-38A, KC-135A/R, C-17A, C-141B, C-9, C-21, C-130E/H, C-37 and UH-1N
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with nine oak leaf clusters Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant - May 15, 1982 First Lieutenant - May 15, 1984 Captain - July 13, 1986 Major - March 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel - January 1, 1997 Colonel - April 1, 2000
Brigadier General - September 2, 2006 Major General - December 9, 2008
Lieutenant General - August 6, 2012 General - May 5, 2014
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MICHAEL L. BRUHN, A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY (DTRA) LOCATED ON FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA.
he DTRA mission is to safeguard the U.S. and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (WMD), specifically chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive threats, and improvised threats by providing the means to prevent and counter the proliferation of WMD and improvised threats and to reduce, eliminate, and mitigate their effects. This includes helping ensure the U.S. maintains a safe, secure, effective and credible nuclear weapons deterrent. As the DoD Combat Support Agency for the Counter WMD and improvised threats mission, DTRA develops and provides operational support for associated capabilities to warfighters worldwide. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Bruhn was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on April 25, 2010, and served under five Secretaries to include the Honorable Leon E. Panetta, Charles “Chuck” T. Hagel, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, and James N. Mattis. Before becoming the Executive Secretary, he served as the Deputy Director for both the Special Access Program Central Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Special Programs Directorate in the Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)). He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on January 8, 2006. He served as the Director of Operations for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from May 2003 to December 2005. He transitioned to that position when he retired as a Colonel from a 23 year career in the United States Army. While on active duty he served in numerous field and joint duty assignments in and
outside of the Pentagon to include Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Chief, Commander-In-Chief Assessment Program, Ballistic Missile Defense Agency; Patriot Air And Missile Defense Battalion Commander, 5th Battalion, 52nd Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; Strategy Team Chief, Center For Land Warfare, Office of the Assistant to the Vice Chief Of Staff of the Army; Staff Officer for the National Defense Panel, Program Analyst in Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate for both the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Associate Professor, Department of Physics, United States Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Bruhn received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981 and his Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. He is Level III certified in acquisition program management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. Mr. Bruhn’s civilian and military awards include the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award (Silver Palm), Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (Bronze Palm), Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1st OLC). Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 65
LT. GEN. ANDREW E. BUSCH IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA.)
e is responsible for leading the Defense Departmentâ€™s only combat support agency specializing in logistics. The agency provides the military services with a wide range of consumable items such as food, fuel, uniforms and medical supplies, as well as the majority of the spare parts used in repairing and maintaining military equipment. In addition, DLA manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides a variety of logistics information products, as well as document automation and production services. DLA has a workforce of over 24,000 located in 48 states and 28 countries. General Busch earned his commission in 1979 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a logistician with a core background in fighter aircraft maintenance. As an aircraft maintenance officer, he served in a variety of sortie production roles and commanded three maintenance squadrons and a maintenance wing. He also has experience in supply, transportation and acquisition issues at the wholesale logistics level. Prior to his current assignment, he was Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command. 66 DEFENSE STANDARD Defense Executive Brief 2017
General Busch is Level III certified in life cycle logistics and Level II certified in program management. He is a designated Joint Qualified Officer.
1979 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1981 Master of Public Administration degree, Golden Gate University 1985 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1990 Master of Science degree in logistics management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 1995 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia 2005 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1979 - December 1979, student, Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1. June 1995 - January 1998, Chief, Weapons System Readiness Teams, and executive officer, Materiel Management, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
2. December 1979 - January 1983, F-4D and F-16A/B aircraft maintenance officer, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev. 3. January 1983 - June 1986, assistant professor of aerospace studies and recruiting officer, AFROTC Detachment 400, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich. 4. June 1986 - May 1989, F-117 maintenance supervisor, 4450th Tactical Group, Tonopah Test Range, Nev. 5. May 1989 - October 1990, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 6. October 1990 - August 1993, Commander, 432nd Component Repair Squadron and 432nd Maintenance Squadron; and Chief of Maintenance, 13th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan 7. August 1993 - July 1994, Commander, 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 8. July 1994 - June 1995, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia 9. June 1995 - January 1998, Chief, Weapons System Readiness Teams, and executive officer, Materiel Management, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. 10. January 1998 - March 2000, Deputy Director for Logistics Management and Director for Workload Transfer, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah 11. March 2000 - June 2002, Chief, Propulsion Management Division, and Chief, Engine Production Division, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2. June 2007 - June 2009, Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va., as a brigadier general 3. December 2014 - Present, Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., as a lieutenant general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant May 30, 1979 First Lieutenant May 30, 1981 Captain May 30, 1983 Major June 1, 1990
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1994 Colonel Feb. 1, 2000
Brigadier General June 22, 2006 Major General Aug. 2, 2009
Lieutenant General July 20, 2012
12. June 2002 - August 2005, Deputy Director for Logistics Operations, Directorate of Logistics and Sustainment, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio 13. August 2005 - June 2007, Commander, 402nd Maintenance Wing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga. 14. June 2007 - June 2009, Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Va. 15. July 2009 - July 2012, Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah 16. July 2012 - December 2015, Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio 17. December 2014 - Present, Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 67
ON JANUARY 10, 2016, GLENN A. FINE BECAME THE ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
r. Fine was named as the Department of Defense Principal Deputy Inspector General on June 1, 2015. Prior to joining the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, he was a partner at Dechert LLP in the White Collar and Securities Litigation Practice. Mr. Fine previously served as Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) from 2000 to 2011. He also served as Special Counsel to the DOJ Inspector General and as Director of the Special Investigations and Review Unit (1995 to 2000).
Mr. Fine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude both times. He also obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. While at Harvard, Mr. Fine served as co-captain of the Harvard varsity basketball team and was later a 10th-round draft pick by the San Antonio Spurs.
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MR. JONATHAN H. COFER, A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE, WAS SELECTED AS THE DIRECTOR FOR THE PENTAGON FORCE PROTECTION AGENCY ON NOVEMBER 27, 2016.
rior to that, he served nine years as the Deputy Director. As PFPA Director, Mr. Cofer is responsible for providing a full range of services to protect people, facilities, infrastructure and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and in DoD-occupied facilities in the National Capital Region. Within this scope, Mr. Cofer exercises the authorities of the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C 2674 with respect to force protection, security, and law enforcement. He is the DoD principal liaison with State and local authorities, and communicates directly with DoD Components and other Executive Departments and Agencies in carrying out these assigned responsibilities and functions. Prior to joining PFPA, Mr. Cofer served as the Chief, Advanced Concepts and Technology Demonstration Division at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). There, he was responsible for ensuring the development and rapid fielding of information technology to the warfighter. Mr. Cofer was also detailed to serve as the Chief of Staff of the Defense Security Service where he oversaw the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information and technology as well as security professional education and development for DoD civilians and contractors.
Mr. Cofer is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, where he served as a military police officer for more than 30 years. His assignments included commanding over a 2,000-strong Army, Marine and Air Force security and police force; Provost Marshal for multiple military installations in the United States and overseas; officer-in-charge of five relocation camps for Cuban personnel in the Republic of Panama, where he was responsible for the security and safety of thousands of men, women and children; and law enforcement, security, and antiterrorism duties for senior leadership at unified and specified commands. He was an advisor to two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on DoD antiterrorism and force protection matters, as the Deputy Director for Operations and Plans for Antiterrorism and Force Protection on the Joint Staff. He was on the Joint Staff September 11, 2001, and was involved in DoDâ€™s response to the attacks. Brigadier General Cofer retired from the Army in 2002. Mr. Cofer is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a graduate of LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Management and Administration from Central Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 71
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TERRY HALVORSEN ASSUMED THE DUTIES AS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER EFFECTIVE MARCH 8, 2015.
e previously served as the Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, he was the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer. As DoD CIO, Mr. Halvorsen is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. He provides strategy, leadership, and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and to ensure the delivery of information technology-based capabilities required to support the broad set of Department missions. Before serving as the Department of the Navy CIO, Mr. Halvorsen was the deputy commander, Navy Cyber Forces. He began serving in that position in January 2010
as part of the Navy Cyber reorganization. Previous to that, Mr. Halvorsen served as the Deputy Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command. He was responsible for providing leadership for over 16,000 military and civilian personnel and supporting over 300 ships and approximately 800,000 globally dispersed computer network users. In this position he was responsible for the business performance of Navy network operations, space operations, information operations and knowledge management. Mr. Halvorsen served as an Army intelligence officer in a variety of assignments, including Operations Just Cause and Desert Storm. He holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in history from Widener University, and a masterâ€™s degree in educational technology from the University of West Florida. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and an Excellence in Government Leadership Fellow. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 73
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JOSEPH JEU, A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE, IS DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY.
oseph Jeu, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Commissary Agency, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., a position he has held since January 2011. He is a Tier 3 Senior Executive, one of only 45 defense leaders to be so designated. In DoD’s leadership structure, a Tier 3 SES equates to the rank of a three-star flag officer. As the agency’s director, Mr. Jeu oversees the operations and business processes of an agency that employs more than 18,000 at its headquarters, in its three regions and in about 250 commissaries in 13 countries, worldwide. He manages an annual budget of $7.3 billion. Commissary annual sales totaled $5.84 billion in fiscal 2010. Mr. Jeu has more than 32 years of service at the federal government, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Department of the Army and installation levels. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the assistant commissioner for general supplies and services for the Federal Acquisition Service’s U.S. General Services Administration, where he was responsible for managing three business lines: 1) supply operations, providing $1.5 billion in products to federal agencies worldwide, 2) acquisition operations, establishing government wide contracts of more than $22 billion a year,
and 3) property management, disposing of nearly $1 billion annually in excess personal property. Mr. Jeu began his 10-year run with GSA after his appointment in 2000 to the Senior Executive Service and subsequent selection as assistant commissioner for transportation and property management for the Federal Supply Service. In 1978, Mr. Jeu began his government career as a commissary officer with the U.S. Army Troop Support Agency. Six years later, he joined Headquarters Marine Corps. There he managed the Marine Corps Commissary System that included 15 commissaries and two commissary complexes. By 1987, he was promoted to head of the Marine Corps Services Branch, where he managed the Marines’ garrison-level vehicle fleet, personal property and food service programs. He is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive, recognizing him as a leader in the top 5 percent of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. In June 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Jeu as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. He has also received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in May 1987 and the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award in July 2001. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 75
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• Tactical Combat Casualty Care: only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons; uses PHTLS military textbook; 16 hours of CECBEMS credit. For MEDICAL military personnel. • NEW! Tactical Combat Casualty Care-All Combatants: 8-hour course created by the Committee on TCCC. Specifically for NON-MEDICAL military personnel. • NEW! Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: endorsed by the American College of Surgeons; meets TECC guidelines; uses PHTLS military textbook; teaches civilian tactical EMS. 16 hours of CECBEMS credit. • Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care: for all public safety first responders; based on TCCC and PHTLS. 8 hours of CECBEMS credit. • Bleeding Control for the Injured: teaches basic lifesaving medical interventions to first responders and civilians; meets recommendations of the Hartford Consensus. 2.5 hours. Learn more at www.naemt.org/education.
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DANIEL B. PRIETO SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF CYBERSECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY, AND AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE CYBERSECURITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE (DIB CS/IA) PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (DOD CIO).
r. Prieto’s responsibilities include serving as the chief technology officer for the DoD CIO, leading the development of cybersecurity strategy and policy, directing DoD’s information sharing program with the private sector, and working to advance the rationalization of defense-wide information technology through the development and implementation of the Joint Information Environment (JIE). Mr. Prieto previously served as a vice president for IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector, in Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2013. In that role, he led a strategy consulting practice and directed thought leadership on a range of issues including information sharing, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and IT transformation. Mr. Prieto also served as IBM’s senior executive for work in Afghanistan with the DoD to identify, train, and develop Afghan technology and business entrepreneurs in Herat and Kabul. Mr. Prieto has held positions as an executive at America Online from 1998 to 2001, and as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan from 1995 to 1998. In those roles, he acted as a strategic and financial advisor on over $125 billion in transactions in the aerospace, defense and technology sectors, including the acquisitions of Netscape and MapQuest, and the mergers of McDonnell Douglas with Boeing, and America Online with Time Warner. He also helped lead a number of transactions in cybersecurity, internet services, and software.
In government, Mr. Prieto helped stand up the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives after 9/11, serving as one of its first-ever professional staff members from 2003 through 2004. In that role, he led the committee’s efforts on issues related to critical infrastructure, IT, and cybersecurity, and contributed to the development of the information sharing provisions in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. Mr. Prieto has held fellowship appointments at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2004 to 2006, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University in 2008, the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002 to 2004, and 2008 to 2009, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2010 to 2013. He served as a senior advisor to the congressionallymandated Commission on the National Guard and Reserve, on the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and as project director for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force on Civil Liberties and National Security. Mr. Prieto has been published widely on national and homeland security issues. He holds an M.A. degree in international economics and international law from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C., and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 77
VAYL S. OXFORD, A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY (DTRA) LOCATED ON FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA.
he DTRA mission is to safeguard the U.S. and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (WMD), specifically chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive threats, and improvised threats by providing the means to prevent and counter the proliferation of WMD and improvised threats and to reduce, eliminate, and mitigate their effects. This includes helping ensure the U.S. maintains a safe, secure, effective and credible nuclear weapons deterrent. As the DoD Combat Support Agency for the Counter WMD and improvised threats mission, DTRA develops and provides operational support for associated capabilities to warfighters worldwide. Mr. Oxford is no stranger to DTRA, having served in several different positions with DTRA and its legacy organizations, first as a U.S. Army officer and then as a DoD civilian. Before being named DTRA Director, he was the National Security Executive Policy Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he was responsible for guiding the strategic direction and vision for national security issues. Before joining PNNL, Mr. Oxford spent a short time in private industry after 35 years of public service that combined time in the military and as a government civilian employee, almost all of it focused on countering weapons of mass destruction. He served in multiple positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2003 to 2009, as the Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Science & Technology, as Acting Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, and as the first Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), which was created to be the single entity in the U.S. government to protect the nation against nuclear terrorism. Appointed by President George W. Bush and reporting to the DHS
Secretary, he led the development of the National Strategy to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. Prior to his appointment to DHS, Mr. Oxford served as the Director for Counterproliferation at the National Security Council, where he supported the development of the President’s National Strategy to Combat WMD, the policy and strategy for WMD interdiction, and represented the NSC in the development of the National Biodefense Strategy. He chaired the interagency working group for Operation Iraqi Freedom to develop policies for combating WMD in Iraq, to include developing the initial concept for WMD exploitation and elimination, and the plan for foreign consequence management to protect civilian populations from potential Iraqi use of WMD. From 1987 to 2002, he held several positions with DTRA and its legacy organizations (Defense Special Weapons Agency and Defense Nuclear Agency). Highlights include directing a 300 member staff and a $400M RDT&E program to defeat WMD targets. He also initiated a joint program with SOCOM to develop specialized capabilities to exploit and defeat WMD threats. As Director for Counterproliferation, he led DoD’s counterforce efforts to identify, characterize and defeat WMD facilities, including oversight of two Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations. Mr. Oxford received his Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Oxford’s has numerous military and civilian awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award and the Distinguished Public Service Award for his contributions to Homeland Security. Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 79
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DR. JOHN ZANGARDI BECAME THE PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER ON OCTOBER 2, 2016, AND IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE ACTING DOD CIO.
s the Acting DoD CIO, Dr. Zangardi assists as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications. Dr. Zangardiâ€™s background includes acquisition, policy, legislative affairs, resourcing, and operations. In his most recent assignment as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I, IO, and Space), he was responsible for providing acquisition oversight for C4I, cyber, space, business enterprise, and information technology programs. In 2014 and 2015, he additionally served as the acting Department of the Navy Chief Information Office (DON CIO).
Dr. Zangardi is a retired Naval Flight Officer and served in a variety of command and staff assignments. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Zangardi was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assigned as the Deputy Director Warfare Integration Programs (N6FB) within the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Communications Networks (N6) Directorate. With the stand-up of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Information Dominance (N2/N6), he was assigned as the Director for Program Integration and as Deputy to the Director for Concepts, Strategy, and Integration. He is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Scranton. Dr. Zangardi was awarded a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from George Mason University.
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Soldiers carry flags as they march off Sicily drop zone during an airborne review at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 25, 2017. The review is the culminating event of 100th All American Week. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. PHOTO: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom Defense Executive Brief 2017 DEFENSE STANDARD 83
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