AT&L Workforce—Key Leadership Changes


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Flag Officer Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 3, 2016)
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:
• Rear Adm. (upper half) Ronald A. Boxall will be assigned as director, Surface Warfare Division, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Boxall most recently served as commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE, Bremerton, Washington.
• Rear Adm. (upper half) Peter J. Fanta will be assigned as director, Warfare Integration, N9I, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Fanta is currently serving as director, Surface Warfare Division, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Announcement

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 7, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia. Harrigian is currently serving as director, F-35 Integration Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Assignments

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 8, 2016)
The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments:
• Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia, to commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
• Brig. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, deputy commanding general (maneuver), 1st Armored Division; and commander, Combined Joint Operations Center/Army Forces-Jordan, Operation Inherent Resolve, Jordan, to director of force management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia. He was previously announced for assignment as director of materiel, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.

Moore Assumes Command of NAVSEA

NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION (JUNE 10, 2016)
WASHINGTON—Vice Adm. Thomas J. Moore relieved Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a June 10 ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Moore graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in math and operations analysis. He holds a degree in Information Systems Management from The George Washington University as well as a Master of Science and an engineer’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2011, Moore has headed Program Executive Office Carriers where he led the Ford-class aircraft carrier program, as well as the maintenance, modernization, and inactivation of carriers in fleet service. Other assignments include serving as director, Fleet Readiness and as major program manager for In-Service Aircraft Carriers. As the supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Virginia, Moore served as the overhaul project officer where he led the refueling and complex overhaul of aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and the first year of the overhaul of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

“I am honored and humbled to be taking command of such a dynamic, diverse, and innovative workforce,” said Moore. “There is no other organization in the world that does what the Naval Sea Systems Command does and I’m excited for the challenges and opportunities that are ahead of us.” Following the ceremony, Hilarides retired from the Navy after serving 39 years, including three as NAVSEA commander. “Serving and leading the men and women of the Naval Sea Systems Command has been the single most rewarding experience of my life,” said Hilarides. “Without ships we don’t have a Navy, and without the people who build them, repair them, and man them, those ships would be lifeless hunks of metal. I wish our entire country knew what you all do for them every day.”

Over Hilarides’ three-year tour, NAVSEA delivered a total of 19 ships to the fleet including the revolutionary USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the first of the redesigned Virginia-class attack submarines and dozens of ships out of maintenance availabilities. From June 2013 to June 2016, NAVSEA executed 153,495 separate contracting actions totaling more than $88 billion.

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2016). Vice Adm. Thomas Moore relieves Vice Adm. William Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a change of command ceremony today at the Washington Navy Yard. NAVSEA provides centralized surface ship life cycle maintenance engineering, class maintenance and modernization planning, and management of maintenance strategies. U.S. Navy Photo by Alan Baribeau

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2016). Vice Adm. Thomas Moore relieves Vice Adm. William Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a change of command ceremony today at the Washington Navy Yard. NAVSEA provides centralized surface ship life cycle maintenance engineering, class maintenance and modernization planning, and management of maintenance strategies.
U.S. Navy Photo by Alan Baribeau

The largest of the Navy’s five systems commands, NAVSEA’s workforce engineers design, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines, and combat systems that meet the fleet’s current and future operational requirements. NAVSEA’s workforce consists of 70,000 civilian, military, and contract support personnel at 33 field activities across 16 states. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy/, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy/.
For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS

(JUNE 10, 2016)
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:
• Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Geary, director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy, plans, policy and force development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to assistant deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Brig. Gen. Aaron M. Prupas, deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; and assistant deputy of staff of intelligence to NATO Headquarters Resolute Support, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy, plans, policy and force development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Maj. Gen. Linda R. Urrutia-Varhall, assistant deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, operations and military deputy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Virginia.

Senior Executive Service Announcement

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 16, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointment: Glenn A. Fogg has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as deputy director, Prototyping and Experimentation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, District of Columbia. Fogg previously served as a program manager, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Announcement

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 17, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Maj. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as deputy chief of staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Jamieson is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Strategic Command, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Assignment

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 17, 2016)
The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignment of the following general officer: Brig. Gen. Gerald V. Goodfellow, commander, Squadron Officer College and Squadron Officer School, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, to director, Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate, J-10, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

DLA Distribution Marks Transition of Leadership

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY NEWS (JUNE 21, 2016)
Chris Erbe

Employees and guests witnessed a time-honored military tradition June 17 at the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution change-of-command ceremony in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch hosted the ceremony as Army Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix passed command to Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi. The ceremony featured the presentation of colors by DLA Distribution Susquehanna Riggers, patriotic music performed by the 78th Army Band, and vocal performances of the national anthem and “God Bless America” by DLA Distribution employees.

Dix has served as DLA Distribution commander since May 2014. His next assignment will be as commander of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. In his keynote remarks, Busch said he appreciated the challenge that Dix faced, serving under two different DLA directors. After only six months in his new command, Dix had to manage a whole new set of priorities when Busch himself assumed command of DLA. “Gen. Dix pivoted immediately to the priorities that I asked him to look for,” Busch said. “The thing that I appreciate most about your time as commander is that six months into your tenure, you made that pivot. And when I said I wanted to focus on some different things, you did it with gusto. So thank you.”

After concluding his address, Busch presented Dix with the Defense Superior Service Medal for exemplary service during his time as DLA Distribution commander. Among many accomplishments, the award included DLA Distribution’s support to Operation United Assistance in 2014, which involved the setup of life-saving Ebola treatment facilities in the West African theater. In his remarks, Dix thanked his family, the community, and the DLA employees he led for the past two years. He concluded by addressing Busch.

“Sir, you have entrusted me to lead a global team of more than 10,000 civilian, military, foreign national, and contractor employees,” he said. “It was easy, because they are the best team I’ve ever been associated with. Brig. Gen. Laskodi is more than capable to assume this command. I know he’s prepared and will continue the momentum and will lead this organization into the future.”

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch passes command colors to Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi, at the DLA Distribution change of command ceremony in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, June 17. The tradition marks the moment of command and symbolizes the orderly transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one individual to another. Photo by Chris Erbe

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch passes command colors to Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi, at the DLA Distribution change of command ceremony in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, June 17. The tradition marks the moment of command and symbolizes the orderly transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one individual to another.
Photo by Chris Erbe

 

During the heart of the ceremony, outgoing commander Dix passed the DLA Distribution colors to Busch, who then passed them to Laskodi. The military tradition dates back to our nation’s earliest history and signifies the orderly transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one individual to another. Laskodi’s first duty as the newly installed commander was
to deliver his remarks. “I am truly honored and humbled by the privilege of standing before you today as the commanding general of DLA Distribution,” he said. “Gen. Busch, thank you for the opportunity to command this tremendous organization. I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me. I am committed to building upon the reputation of excellence that Gen. Dix has established across this command as we support the warfighter.”

DLA Distribution is one of six primary-level field activities and is the leading provider of global distribution support to America’s military. The organization’s activities include receiving, storing and issuing supplies through 24 distribution sites in the United States and around the world, as well as providing other tailored services to increase warfighter readiness.

General Officer Assignments

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 23, 2016)
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:
• Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Global Strike Command; and joint functional component commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
• Brig. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., who has been selected to the grade of major general, from director, Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JUNE 24, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Geary for appointment to the rank of major general. Geary is currently serving as the director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, strategy, plans, policy and force development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Assignment

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 1, 2016)
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignment:
Maj. Gen. John. P. Horner, from deputy director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to director, DoD Special Access Program Central Office, and director, Special Programs, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Flag Officer Assignments

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 1, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
• Navy Capt. Carl P. Chebi for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Chebi is currently serving as program manager for Air Warfare, PMA-298, Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.
• Navy Capt. Paul T. Druggan for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Druggan is currently serving as major program manager for AEGIS Integrated Combat Systems, Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Navy Capt. David A. Goggins for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Goggins is currently serving as major program manager, Ohio replacement, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Navy Capt. Richard D. Heinz for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Heinz is currently serving as division chief, Strategy and Readiness, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Navy Capt. Gary A. Mayes for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Mayes is currently serving as executive assistant to assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Navy Capt. John T. Palmer for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Palmer is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, California.
• Navy Capt. Charles W. Rock for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Rock is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Navy Captain Douglas W. Small for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Small is currently serving as executive assistant to assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, Washington, District of Columbia.

Senior Executive Service Announcement

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 6, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service assignment: Daryl B. Witherspoon has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as the general counsel, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Witherspoon previously served as deputy general counsel, Department of Defense Education Activity, Alexandria,
Virginia.

Flag Officer Assignments

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 8, 2016)
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments: Rear Adm. (upper half) Scott B. J. Jerabek will be assigned as deputy director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Jerabek is currently serving as director, Theater Engagement, J7, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

Kevin Williams, the director of Air Force Studies, Analyses and Assessments, presents the Lt. Gen. Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award to former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper at the Pentagon on June 11, 2016. The Kent award recognizes influential leaders who’ve had substantive analytic responsibilities during their career and whose vision and leadership have had a significant and lasting effect on the achievements of Air Force analysis. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.

Kevin Williams, the director of Air Force Studies, Analyses and Assessments,
presents the Lt. Gen. Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award to former
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper at the Pentagon on June 11,
2016. The Kent award recognizes influential leaders who’ve had substantive
analytic responsibilities during their career and whose vision and
leadership have had a significant and lasting effect on the achievements
of Air Force analysis.
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.

Former AF Chief of Staff Recognized for Analysis Legacy

SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMAND INFORMATION (JULY 13, 2016)
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts

WASHINGTON—Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper was honored for his analysis work with the Lt. Gen. Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award, presented by Kevin Williams, the director of Air Force Studies, Analyses and Assessments, during a July 11 ceremony at the Pentagon. The Kent award recognizes influential leaders who’ve had substantive analytic responsibilities during their career and whose vision and leadership have had a significant and lasting effect on the achievements of Air Force analysis. According to the award citation, Jumper revitalized the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency’s relevance with bold and visionary actions that led to the elevation of the agency to an air staff directorate—Air Force A9. Jumper’s advocacy for analyses factored prominently in decision making, and his vision for enhancing the analytical capability in the Air Force will continue to have impact for years to come.

“While the world changed forever after 9/11, you [Gen. Jumper] embarked on a course that would re-energize the Air Force analytic community to bring gold standard, decision quality analysis to senior leaders,” Williams said. “Thank you Gen. Jumper for all you have done for Air Force studies and analyses, and specifically for setting the conditions for success we enjoy to this day.” Serendipitously, Jumper received the very award he created to honor Kent’s legacy to serve as inspiration for others to follow. “I think it is imperative we have hardcore, factbased analysis to be able to present for what we believe and what we think, and it’s backed up by the sort of strategy and concept of operations that are important and relevant to the type of war we are fighting today,” Jumper said. “If we’re still arguing for platforms because we’ve lost the argument for the previous ten years, but the idea of this platform was gone five years ago, then we’re fighting the
wrong fight.”

Jumper closed his remarks and the ceremony by thanking those in attendance, many of whom were prominent members of the analytics community, before he quoted his mentor. “Going back to the days of Kent, he would’ve said, ‘Let’s go get ourselves a case, let’s analyze it, and present the facts,’ and that’s what I believe,” he said.

Flag Officer Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 15, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
• Capt. Darius Banaji, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, with additional duties as Fleet Civil Engineer, N01CE, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. Banaji is currently serving as director, Maritime Headquarters, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
• Capt. Paul T. Druggan, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Washington, District of 7 Defense AT&L: September-October 2016
Columbia. Druggan is currently serving as major program manager for AEGIS Integrated Combat Systems, Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Capt. Donald D. Gabrielson, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific; commander, Task Force 73; and commander, Navy Region, Singapore. Gabrielson is currently serving as executive assistant to commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.
• Capt. David A. Goggins, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Ohio Replacement, Washington, District of Columbia. Goggins is currently serving as major program manager, Ohio Replacement, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Capt. Richard D. Heinz, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons System Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Heinz is currently serving as division chief, Strategy and Readiness, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Capt. Gary A. Mayes, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Washington. Mayes is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Capt. John T. Palmer, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Palmer is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, California.
• Capt. Charles W. Rock, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, District of Columbia. Rock is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.
• Capt. Douglas W. Small, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as program executive officer for command, control, communications and intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California. Small is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Assignment

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 21, 2016)
The chief of staff, Army announces the following officer assignment: Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to director for contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Washington, District of Columbia.

General Officer Assignment

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS (JULY 21, 2016)
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignment: Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr., vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Secretary Carter Names Additional Members of Defense Innovation Advisory Board

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, PRESS OPERATIONS
(JULY 6, 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today announced nine additional members selected to join the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, which he established in March, 2016 to help keep the Department of Defense on the cutting edge of innovation. The new additions include Amazon CEO and Chairman Jeff Bezos, Code for America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, and astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson. Chaired by Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the board is comprised of 15 innovators, scholars, and leaders of large private and public organizations focused on new technologies and organizational behavior and culture. Secretary Carter has asked the board to identify innovative privatesector practices and technological solutions that the DoD could employ in the future.
“These new additions to the board represent some of the most innovative minds in America. I appreciate their willingness to join this effort and keep the Department of Defense on the cutting edge,” said Secretary Carter.

Current and prospective Board members are:
• Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Alphabet Inc. (DIAB chair)*
• Jeff Bezos, president, chairman and CEO, Amazon Inc.
• Adam Grant, professor, Wharton School of Business
• Danny Hillis, computer theorist & co-founder, Applied Inventions
• Reid Hoffman, co-founder, LinkedIn, and partner, Greylock Partners*
• Walter Isaacson, president & CEO, Aspen Institute*
• Eric Lander, president and founding director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
• Marne Levine, chief operating officer, Instagram
• J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president for science and technology, United Technologies
• William McRaven, chancellor, University of Texas System*
• Milo Medin, vice president, Access Services, Google Capital
• Richard Murray, professor, California Institute of Technology
• Jennifer Pahlka, founder, Code for America
• Cass Sunstein, professor, Harvard Law School
• Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author

*Previously announced
The Secretary announced the new members during an event to formally open the new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) office in Boston. DIUx is another groundbreaking effort from Secretary Carter to strengthen the department’s connections to the American innovation economy and speed technologies into the hands of the warfighter. DIAB member Eric Lander, a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician who currently serves as President and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was on hand for today’s announcement in Boston. “It’s an honor to serve on the advisory board,” said Lander. “I look forward to providing my insights and recommendations
to Secretary Carter on how the department can innovate to solve some of its unique challenges.” The board will begin its work over the summer and is tasked to provide the secretary with initial recommendations by October. Board members must complete a DoD ‘onboarding’ process before their appointments are complete.

About the Board Members
• Eric Schmidt. As chairman of Alphabet and author of “How Google Works,” Schmidt has a unique perspective on the latest practices in harnessing and encouraging innovation, and the importance of technology in driving organizational behavior and business operations.
• Jeff Bezos. The chairman and CEO of Amazon Inc., Bezos founded Amazon in his garage in 1994 and grew it to become the largest online retailer in the United States. Known for his focus on innovation, Bezos has diversified Amazon’s offerings far beyond its early years as an online bookstore. Bezos is also the founder of aerospace company Blue Origin and owner of The Washington Post.
• Adam Grant. Wharton Business School’s top-rated professor, Grant is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Originals, which examines how innovators champion new ideas, and Give and Take, which discusses why helping others can drive success. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard University.
• Danny Hillis. An inventor, scientist, engineer, and author, Hillis is a pioneer of supercomputing technology and holds hundreds of U.S. patents, covering parallel computers, touch interfaces, disk arrays, forgery prevention methods, and various electronic and mechanical devices.
Hillis is co-founder of Applied Minds and Applied Invention, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and artists that develops technology solutions in partnership with leading companies and entrepreneurs. He previously served as vice president of research and development at Walt Disney Imagineering, and co-founder of Thinking Machines Corp.
• Reid Hoffman. An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, Hoffman is the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. He is a partner at Greylock Partners, and the co-author of two New York Times bestselling books about career and talent management in the networked age: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. Prior to founding LinkedIn, Hoffman was executive vice president of PayPal.
• Walter Isaacson. The President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute, Isaacson is the author of numerous books profiling the creative processes of historical innovators. His titles include The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, as well as biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger. Isaacson was previously the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
• Eric Lander. The president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Lander is a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician who played a pioneering role in the understanding and biomedical application of the human genome, as a principal leader of the international Human Genome Project from 1990 to 2003. Over the course of his career, he has developed and applied methods to systematically identify the genes essential for biological processes and to discover the molecular basis of cancers and other rare genetic diseases. Lander currently serves as the co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
• Marne Levine. As chief operating officer at Instagram, Levine is responsible for helping to scale the company’s business and operations globally. She was previously the vice president of public policy at Facebook, where she developed the platform’s global policies and programs. Levine has held a number of senior positions in government, including most recently as chief of staff of the National Economic Council at the White House and special assistant to the president for economic policy.
• J. Michael McQuade. As senior vice president for science and technology at United Technologies Corp., McQuade is responsible for providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace industry and buildings industries. He previously held senior technology and business management positions at 3M, Imation, and Eastman Kodak. McQuade received his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics from Carnegie Mellon University for research performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
• William H. McRaven. A retired Navy four-star admiral and recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy, McRaven was the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. Now chancellor of the University of Texas System, McRaven oversees 14 institutions that educate 221,000 students and employ 20,000 faculty and more than 75,000 health care professionals, researchers, and staff.
• Milo Medin. Part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years, Medin is vice president of access services at Google, where he leads advanced development of Fiber and other Access network services. He was the co-founder of Excite@Home, where he helped deliver the first large-scale residential broadband access service. Medin also worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center, where he managed the primary West Coast interconnect for the Internet and managed the global NASA Science Internet, and earlier at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
• Richard Murray. The Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, Murray’s research focuses on the application of feedback and control to networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
• Jen Pahlka. The founder of Code for America, Pahlka is committed to transforming how local and state governments think about technology, redesigning public services in areas that have high impact for communities. She was previously the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she helped found the U.S. Digital Service.
• Cass Sunstein. Currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, Sunstein previously served as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2012. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School and the author of numerous books on public policy and behavioral economics, including Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, and Simpler: The Future of Government.
• Neil deGrasse Tyson. An astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson is the author of dozens of professional publications and 12 books on astrophysics, including Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, and Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Tyson hosts the popular science podcast Startalk and served as the host and narrator for Cosmos, the Emmy-winning 21st century continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series.

About the Defense Innovation Advisory Board
The Defense Innovation Advisory Board is an effort to enhance DoD’s culture, organization, and processes by tapping innovators from the private sector, in Silicon Valley and beyond. It represents Secretary Carter’s enduring commitment to building lasting partnerships between the public and private sectors. Just as the Defense Business Board provides advice to the department on best business practices from the private sector, the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will provide advice on the best and latest practices in innovation that the department can emulate. The board’s mandate is to provide department leaders independent advice on innovative and adaptive means to address future organizational and cultural challenges, including the use of technology alternatives and streamlined processes and approaches—all with the goal of identifying solutions to DoD’s most challenging problems.

DLA Energy Command Changes Hands

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ENERGY PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 25, 2016)
Jonathan Stack

Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark McLeod relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Energy to Air Force Brig. Gen. Martin Chapin during a change of command ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 22. The ceremony was officiated by Air Force
Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, DLA director. “Our top priority is support to the warfighter, and truly under [McLeod’s] leadership, DLA Energy has strengthened the voice of the warfighter,” Busch said. For example, in U.S. Central Command, the organization has been able to go operational in the defense fuel support point in Salalah, Oman, which gives NAVCENT the opportunity to resupply its ships outside the Arabian Gulf, he said.

“This is a key strategic initiative,” Busch added. McLeod began his duty as the commander of the primary-level field activity July 23, 2014. A retirement ceremony was held for him at the headquarters complex June 16, but his official retirement date is Nov. 1, which will end his 30 years of military service. McLeod took time during his speech to thank the senior leaders such as Air Force Col. Todd Cheney, Customer Operations director; Gabby Earhardt, Supplier Operations director and Darcy Hall, Manpower & Workforce Analysis director, for helping him during his tenure in making DLA Energy a success.

“Good [leaders] have a supporting cast,” McLeod said. “[Employees] gave me a different perspective of what it means to be a leader … So today, I walk out of here a much better person—the kind of person I’ve always strived to be in my life.” During the ceremony, the organizational colors changed hands signifying the transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from McLeod to Chapin. Chapin is coming to DLA Energy after serving as the U.S. Transportation Command Operations and Plans deputy director at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

“It’s an important day for the organization,” Chapin said. There was no shortage of officers qualified to do the job he’s been asked to do, so he is thankful to have been given the opportunity to lead DLA Energy, Chapin said.

“I can’t tell you what lies ahead—I’m sure there are challenges I can’t imagine yet, but what I can tell you is you will have 100 percent from day one to the day I’m back on the stage,” he added. Chapin’s prior assignments include executive officer to the commander of the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base; C-21 instructor pilot and assistant operations officer at the 458th Airlift Squadron at Scott Air Force Base and a C-5 pilot and chief executive officer of the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California. As the DLA Energy commander, Chapin will be responsible
for providing the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, DLA director, hands the organization colors to Air Force Brig. Gen. Martin Ch apin, incoming DLA Energy commander, in a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 22. Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, DLA director, hands the organization colors to Air Force Brig. Gen. Martin Ch apin, incoming DLA Energy commander, in a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 22.
Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann

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