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MR. JULIUS L. EVANS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NAVAL MEDICAL LOGISTICS COMMAND

Julius L. Evans is the Public Affairs Officer for the Naval Medical Logistics Command. He is the expert adviser on public affairs issues for the Commanding Officer and those subordinate organizations. The PAO has the specific purpose of managing the image of NMLC and its subordinate commands through control of strategic and marketing communications, and internal and external relations. These programs adhere to specific Department of Defense (DoD), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), BUMED, Chief of Naval Information (CHINFO) and NMSC and NMLC instructions, directives and policy. Before becoming the NMLC PAO, he was the Director of Strategic Communication (G9) for Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems. Reporting directly to the civilian two star equivalent, he was the single representative forward deployed in Washington, DC, directing, integrating and managing top level, high visibility efforts related to the Army's modernization initiatives supporting the Program Executive Officer's acquisition requirements. His primary objectives focused on building relationships within the Pentagon, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, with the Headquarters, Department of the Army staff; managing Congressional engagements, and promoting the Program Executive Officer's vision and mission within the public and military media communities, academia and to industry. Before joining the Ground Combat Systems team, Evans was the Public Affairs Officer for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, the Joint Services single focal point for research, development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical and biological defense equipment and medical countermeasures. Reporting for duty shortly after the JPEO was established, he created the JPEO PAO Standard Operating Procedures and provided oversight and guidance to the eight Joint Project Managers and the headquarters staff on all public affairs matters. He wrote all senior leadership speeches, approved all internal and external briefs, and handled media crisis situations, particularly those gained attention from outlets such as the Washington Post and the Seattle Times. He was on the Congressional testimony writing team, the Strategic Planning Working Group and the organization's award nomination package writing team. Amongst numerous other events, he managed the BRAC groundbreaking ceremony highlighting the transition of the organization from the National Capital Region to the Baltimore/Edgewood area and coordinated all aspects of the highly anticipated and publicized event. Evans enlisted in the United States Navy in 1980 as a jet engine mechanic. In 1985, he laterally converted to become a Navy Journalist after completing the Basic Journalism Course at the Defense Information School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN. From there, he served in several senior public affairs positions, including establishing a public affairs office at the Annapolis Naval Station, working in direct support of the United States Naval Academy. He went on to become the associate editor for the Navy's oldest aviation publication, Naval Aviation News magazine. From there, he became a 'Plank owner' of Pre-commissioning Unit Abraham Lincoln and then commissioned USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). His team built the public affairs office and shipboard television and radio studios. That year, Lincoln won more Navy Chief of Information (CHINFO) Awards than any other aircraft carrier. In 1992, Evans became the Public Affairs Officer for Navy Recruiting District, Atlanta. From 1992-1996, Atlanta led the nation in recruiting partly based on the effective and aggressive media relations campaigns he constructed. In addition to being the most highly publicized recruiting office, Georgia and South Carolina recruiters participated in events such as the 1994 Super bowl XXVIII halftime show in the Georgia Dome before a crowd of more than 72,000; and the nationally televised 1995 South East Region Battle of the Bands in the Georgia Dome, where Evans sang the National Anthem in front of a crowd of 60,000. Evans was also responsible for the U.S. Navy purchase of billboard space during the 1996 Olympics, held in Atlanta, where previously only Public Service Announcements were authorized. In addition, in his off duty time, Evans was a locally syndicated columnist for eight newspapers in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, contributing on current events and political topics. In 2000, he retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of loyal, dedicated service. Evans' advanced training includes the Joint Senior Public Affairs Course, Defense Information School; Public Affairs Qualification Course; Joint Services United Nations Public Affairs Training Course; Department of the Army Senior Leader Executive Media Training; Contract Law for Non-Lawyers, University of Florida; Defense Acquisition University, Acquisition 101; Anthrax Spokesperson Training; and he is a graduate of the Defense Information School of


MR. JULIUS L. EVANS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NAVAL MEDICAL LOGISTICS COMMAND

Journalism and the Editor's Course. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from City University of Bellevue, WA, and a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University of South Orange, NJ. He is one course shy of completing his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and currently is completing the Naval War College's Fleet Seminar Program in National Security Decision Making. Evans' awards include Editor of the Year, Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine, Proceedings Magazine Distinguished Writer Pen, Commander, Navy Recruiting Area Three's Winner of the Public Affairs Office of the Year and the National Runner Up, Chief of Information (CHINFO) Merit Award (in lieu of four awards) for television broadcast, electronic publishing, cruise book publishing and newspaper editing; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (in lieu of six awards), the Department of the Army Special Act Award, the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and numerous letters of appreciation and commendation from both military and civilian entities.


Julius L. Evans