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Senior Advisory Board

The purpose of the National Security Studies Board of Advisors is to support the efforts of the Maxwell School to design and conduct programs in support of NSS.  It is the work of the Board to guide NSS in maintaining a standard of excellence and currency in each of the courses NSS offers to military and civilian leaders from around the world.

Joe Hoar

Chairman General Joseph P. Hoar

President, J.P. Hoar & Associates, Inc.

Former Commander, U.S. Central Command

Board of Directors, Middle East Policy Council

General Hoar retired from the U.S. Marine Corps on September 1, 1994 with over 37 years of distinguished service. During his last three years of active service he was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command – the unified command that has the planning and operational responsibilities for 19 countries in the Middle East, South Asia and the Horn of Africa. 

Operational highlights of his tenure include enforcing the naval embargo in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, enforcing the no-fly zone in Southern Iraq, the humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in Kenya and Somalia, support for operations in Rwanda and the evacuation of U.S. civilians from Yemen during the 1994 civil war.

General Hoar was the Deputy for Operations for the Marine Corps during the Persian Gulf War. Prior to that, he was General Schwarzkopf’s Chief of Staff at Central Command.  General Hoar has held a broad range of command staff assignments. As an infantry officer he commanded at all levels from platoon to regiment. He also commanded three Marine Corps Air- Ground Task Forces.

Since retirement, General Hoar has formed a consulting firm, J.P. Hoar & Associates. The company is engaged in business development in the Middle East and Africa. He is a Director of Harvard Industries Inc., of Tampa Florida, and of The Retired Officers Association in Alexandria, Virginia. He is also Chairman of the Middle East Forum of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the World Economics Forum. He is a Trustee of Suffolk University in Boston and the Center for Naval Analysis.

General Hoar holds a B.A. from Tufts University, a M.A. from George Washington University, and is also a graduate of the National War College and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and gold star, and the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star.

General Hoar and his wife, Dr. Charlie Hoar, a licensed psychologist, make their home in Del Mar, California. They have five adult children.

David Berteau

Mr. David J. Berteau

Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Program on Industry and Resources

Center for Strategic and International Studies

David J. Berteau is senior vice president and director of the CSIS International Security Program, which encompasses the entire range of national security programs, including defense policy and resources, homeland security, nuclear arms issues, the development-security interface, security economics, and defense and military strategy. 

He is also director of the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, covering defense management, programs, contracting and acquisition, and the defense industry. Mr. Berteau serves on Defense Science Board task forces on the defense industrial structure and on integrating commercial systems into defense. He also serves on the secretary of the army’s Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations. Recent projects include the CSIS study on “U.S. Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific Region,” and presentations on the impact of sequestration on national security.

In addition to his CSIS position, Mr. Berteau is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a member of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, a director of the Procurement Round Table, and a fellow of both the National Academy of Public Administration and the Robert S. Strauss Center at the University of Texas. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Federal Outreach Advisory Committee of the Association of Defense Communities. 

Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Berteau was then the director of Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program.  He then became director of national defense and homeland security for Clark & Weinstock, with state governments, academic institutions, associations, and private firms as clients. Additionally, Mr. Berteau was a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for seven years, and he served in the Defense Department under four defense secretaries, including four years as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for production and logistics. 

Mr. Berteau was Executive Secretary of the Packard Commission (the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management), covering defense acquisition, systems development, budgeting, and management. He served as Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense Council on Integrity and Management Improvement and the Defense Resources Board, and as Special Assistant to the Department of Defense Comptroller. Mr. Berteau entered the Department of Defense in 1981 as a Presidential Management Intern.

Mr. Berteau graduated with a B.A. from Tulane University in 1971 and received his master’s degree in 1981 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

James Blandin

Dr. James Blandin

Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Advanced Public Management

James Blandin received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. 

Prior to graduate work, he was employed by the Raytheon Co. and Litton Industries. From 1969- 1971 he served in the U.S. Navy. He has been a consultant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Center for Naval Analysis, the Defense Security Assistance Agency, and the Joint Staff (J-5). During his career at the Naval Postgraduate School, he has held a number of management positions including Executive Director, DRMI (1983-92), Founding Director, Center for Civil-Military Relations (1992-96), and Dean of Management and Security Studies (1995-97).

He is currently a Fellow at Syracuse University's Maxwell Center for Advanced Public Management where he additionally serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Security Studies Program. 

His research has appeared in a variety of books and journals including, The Journal of Business Research, Academy of Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, The Defense Management Journal, Armed Forces and Society, Defense Economics, Armed Forces Comptroller and International Public Management Review.


Natalie Crawford

Mrs. Natalie Crawford

Senior Fellow; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Santa Monica Office

Natalie Crawford was vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE from 1997 to 2006. Crawford received the Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service twice, in 1995 and 2003. Also in 2003, she received the Air Force Analytic Community's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award from the Military Operations Research Society. In 2006, she received the OSD Medal for Exceptional Public Service and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Defense Industrial Association's Combat Survivability Division. 

Most recently, in 2011, Crawford received the Air Force Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the advancement of aerospace science and technology. She is a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Ralph Eberhart

General Ed Eberhart

General Eberhart entered the Air Force in 1968 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. His staff experience includes serving as Executive Officer to the Air Force Chief of Staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Deputy Chief of Staff for Inspection, Safety and Security, Headquarters Tactical Air Command; Director for Programs and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Director of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, the Joint Staff; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. The general has also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Commander, Air Combat Command, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and as Commander in Chief, U.S. Space Command.

General Eberhart has commanded a flight, squadron, wing, numbered air force and two major commands, as well as one sub-unified command, two unified commands and one bi-national command. While Commander of the 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing during Operation Desert Shield, the unit established the theater's initial air-to-ground combat capability from a forward operating location. General Eberhart's international awards include the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, presented while serving as the Commander of U.S. Forces, Japan, by the Emperor of Japan, as well as the French Legion of Honor. A command pilot, General Eberhart has logged more than 5,000 hours, primarily in fighter and trainer aircraft, including 300 combat missions as a forward air controller in Vietnam.

General Eberhart has been a member of AFBA since 1987 and has served on the Board of Directors since 1997. He served as the Chairman from October 2002 – November 2004. On December 1, 2004, General Eberhart was appointed by the AFBA Board as the President of AFBA. In 2009, he was appointed the Chairman & President of AFBA. General Eberhart also serves as Trustee and Chairman of 5Star Bank and 5Star Life Insurance Company.


Larry Ellis

General Larry Ellis

Board Member, AFBA

General Larry R. Ellis served as Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, before retiring from active duty in 2004. He served over 35 years in the United States Army. General Ellis also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, USA, Washington, D.C. 

His staff assignments included Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Assistant Chief of Staff, C3/J3/G3, United Nations Command/ Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea/Eighth United States Army, Korea; Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy, Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii; Deputy Director, Military Personnel Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Force Structure Analyst and Chief, Manpower and Force Structure Division, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Staff Officer, Headquarter, U. S. Army Europe, Germany; Staff and Faculty, U. S. Military Academy, West Point; Battalion Staff Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; and Battalion Operations Officer, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

General Ellis’ awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with three stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three stars, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry/Palm, the Korean Cheonsu Medal, the German Armed Forces Honor Cross (Gold), the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Office of Secretary of Defense Staff Identification Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge.

He attended Morgan State University earning a Bachelor of Science in 1969 and a Master of Science from Indiana University in 1974. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. General Ellis has been a member of AFBA since 1981 and currently serves as an AFBA Board member and is a member of the Compensation & Personnel Committee.


Rich Friedman

Mr. Richard E. Friedman

Senior Fellow, Urban and National Security Affairs

Richard E. Friedman currently serves as President and Chair of the National Strategy Forum and Counselor, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs National Security Studies Program.

Richard E. Friedman is senior fellow for urban and national security affairs for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He most recently served as president and chair of the National Strategy Forum, a Chicago-based think tank organization dedicated to educating the public on national security-related trends and issues. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security, where he continues to serve as counselor. 

Mr. Friedman received his education at the Harvard School for Boys; Grinnell College, where he received an AB in 1951; and at Northwestern School of Law, where he received a JD in 1956. He served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1953 (Lt.) and practiced law in Chicago, Illinois. From 1964 to 1969 he served as first assistant attorney general, State of Illinois. He was executive director of the Better Government Association from 1969 to 1971 and was candidate for the office of mayor of the City of Chicago (1971). Mr. Friedman was cocontributor to the book The Future of Foundations (1975). 

From 1971 to 1976, Mr. Friedman served as the regional director (Midwest) for the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He received a Presidential Citation for his work on the IndoChinese Refugee Resettlement Program (1976). Mr. Friedman has also served on special assignment for the US Department of State in Romania, as a consultant to the government of Republic of Georgia for legislation regarding national security and economic matters, and has participated in strategic planning conferences for Central Asian Republics.

In recent years, he has written extensively about how to reconcile the need for enhanced security and the protection of civil liberties. He also serves as Counselor with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Giambastiani

Admiral Edmund Giambastiani

President, Giambastiani Group LLC

Admiral Giambastiani served as the seventh Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from August, 2005 through July, 2007. In this capacity, he was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Nation's second highest ranking military officer. As Vice Chairman, Admiral Giambastiani chaired the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, co-chaired the Defense Acquisition Board, and served as a member of the National Security Council Deputies Committee and the Nuclear Weapons Council. In addition, he worked with Deputy Secretary of Defense as Co-Chair of the Deputies Advisory Working Group, which oversaw implementation of the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review and other high level Departmental business issues.

Admiral Giambastiani's operational assignments included the USS PUFFER (SSN 652), FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN 657) (BLUE), and the USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN 687), where the crew was awarded three consecutive Battle Efficiency "E"s, three Navy Unit Commendations, and two Fleet Commander Silver Anchors for excellence in enlisted retention. He led Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, an operational submarine squadron that also serves as the Navy's Warfare Center of Excellence for submarine doctrine and tactics. He served as the first director of strategy and concepts at the Naval Doctrine Command, as Commander, Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force; Commander, Submarines Allied Command Atlantic; and Commander, Anti-Submarine and Reconnaissance Forces Atlantic. Other assignments included duties as an enlisted program manager at the Navy Recruiting Command Headquarters, Washington, DC, in the early days of the all volunteer force; Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency; and, a fellowship with the Chief of Naval Operations' Strategic Studies Group. As a flag officer, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Director of Submarine Warfare for the Chief of Naval Operations; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Requirements, and Assessments; and as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. His previous assignment was as NATO's first Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and as Commander, United States Joint Forces Command, where he led the transformation of NATO and U.S. military forces, capabilities and doctrines and the introduction of new technologies.

Following his retirement, Admiral Giambastiani was a member of the guiding coalition of the Project on National Security Reform, which made recommendations for transforming the U.S. national security system. He has also been the Chairman of Alenia North America and a trustee of several organizations, including Boeing, Mercury Defense Systems, Monster Worldwide, Rochester Municipals, and several Oppenheimer mutual funds. He has been a trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and MITRE Corporation, as well as an advisory board member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University.

A native of Canastota, New York, Admiral Giambastiani graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with leadership distinction in 1970. He has been awarded numerous decorations but is most proud of his 19 unit awards and commendations because they recognize the participation and accomplishments of the entire team.


Kevin Gottlieb

Dr. Kevin Gottlieb

President, Kevin Gottlieb and Associates, Inc.

Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Dr. Kevin Gottlieb is a Professor of Public Administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and President of Kevin Gottlieb & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm offering federal and state-level services in all areas of public policy management

During his continuing academic career, now covering 35 years, Dr. Gottlieb has taught political science, social science, public policy and public administration at Syracuse University, Michigan State University and Georgetown University. Since 1978, he has been Faculty Director for Legislative Policy at The Washington Campus, a consortium of 16 universities nationwide, formed to teach public policy process to graduate business school students and private sector executives. Dr. Gottlieb’s international academic work includes teaching and research assignments in England, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Canada and Mexico.

As Director of Congressional Programs at The Brookings Institution from 1996 to1998, Dr. Gottlieb designed and directed a variety of seminars for government executives at federal, state and local levels. These seminars assist Senior Executive Service (SES) and GS-14 and 15 level public servants in their efforts to understand the procedures and policies of Congress. Guest lecturers in these seminars include senior officials from Congress, the executive branch, corporations and the media.

Dr. Gottlieb formed Kevin Gottlieb and Associates, Inc. in 1981. The firm’s work focuses on public policy analysis, executive education and grassroots constituency groups. Clients and programs are domestic and international in scope.

For ten years, Dr. Gottlieb worked in the U.S. Senate as a senior aide to four senators and as Chief of Staff of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He served as Energy Advisor to a Member of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the formation of America’s first national energy policy (NEPA I) from 1977 to 1978. He directed the staff effort leading to passage of the 1989 savings and loan industry reform legislation known as “The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act,” signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on August 9, 1989. In addition to his legislative work in the Senate, Dr. Gottlieb managed three state-wide U.S. Senate election campaigns and one Presidential Exploratory Committee for a major party nominee. He earned his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School in 1970. His publications focus on the topics of legislative process, energy, grassroots and voting behavior.


Sean O'Keefe

The Honorable Sean O’Keefe

CEO, EADS North America 

Former Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Former Secretary of the Navy

Sean O’Keefe assumed the responsibilities as European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), North America’s Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2009.  Prior to joining EADS North America, O’Keefe served as a corporate officer of the General Electric Company (GE) in the Technology Infrastructure sector, leading the Washington operations of the GE Aviation Business.  From 2005 to 2008, he served as Chancellor of the Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

On four separate occasions, O’Keefe served as a presidential appointee.  Prior to leading LSU, he served as the 10th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  O’Keefe joined President George W. Bush’s Administration on inauguration day as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget until December 2001 when he was appointed NASA Administrator.  From 1996 to 2001 O’Keefe was an endowed chair professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  Concurrently, he served as the Director of National Security Studies, at Syracuse University for the delivery of executive education programs.  From 1993 to 1996 he was Professor of Business Administration and Assistant to the Senior Vice president for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the Pennsylvania State University.

O’Keefe’s public service began in 1978 upon his selection as a Presidential Management Intern, now known as the Presidential Management Fellows program.  He served on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations staff for eight years and was Staff Director of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.  O’Keefe held the positions of Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense from 1989 to 1992, before serving as acting U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President George H. W. Bush from 1992 to 1993. 

O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology and a Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics. During his academic postings, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a member of the Naval Postgraduate School’s civil-military relations seminar team and conducted seminars for the Strategic Studies Group at Oxford University.  He served on the national security panel to devise the 1988 Republican platform and was a member of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government’s program for national security executives at Harvard University.

In 1993, President Bush and Secretary Cheney presented him with the Distinguished Public Service Award.  He was also the 1999 faculty recipient of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, recipient of the Department of the Navy’s Public Service Award in December 2000, and has been awarded five honorary doctorate degrees from several prestigious educational institutions.  In March 2003 and 2004, he was recognized and honored by the Irish American Magazine as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans.  He is the author of several journal articles, contributing author of Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future, released in October 2000, and co-author of The Defense Industry in the Post-Cold War Era: Corporate Strategies and Public Policy Perspectives, released in 1998.

O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1977 and his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 1978.  He and his wife Laura reside in northern Virginia.  They have three children: Lindsey, Jonathan and Kevin.


Al Papenfus

Mr. Al Papenfus

President, Al Papenfus Associates

Mr. Papenfus has over 40 years of executive, management, and consulting experience in the human resources management field. Since July 2000, he has been a part-time senior consultant for SERCO North America. He has also consulted with several other organizations on HR and other management matters and has served as an “executive coach” to several executives since retiring from the Department of Defense in January 1999 after nearly 34 years.  Al has been a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Security Studies Program, Maxwell School of Syracuse University since January 2000.

When he was a federal executive, he directed the numerous operational human resources activities of the Office Secretary of Defense and several Defense agencies and activities. Among the functions he led were: civilian and military personnel programs and services; personnel security operations, adjudications, and policy; and Department of Defense executive education and training programs. Al has trained military and civilian leaders and other personnel in all components of the Department of Defense and the Military Services. He has expertise as an executive and manager at both the policy and operational levels of organizations. He advises and consults in strategic planning efforts, leadership development programs, and organizational development.  

He served three years as an Army Officer. During his federal career, he received multiple high-level Defense Department and Federal-wide awards and recognition for his performance. Among his awards are the Defense Department Distinguished Civilian Service Medal and the Presidential Rank as Meritorious Executive. Mr. Papenfus holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and Education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University (now part of California State University system).


Janet Wall

Dr. Janet E. Wall

President, Sage Solutions

Janet E. Wall is the 2011 National Career Development Association Merit Award recipient. She has worked at the federal, state, and school district levels in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and career development.  Her work has spanned the public and private sectors from the Pre-K level through executive development. She is president and founder of Sage Solutions.

She is Past President of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE) and has been an officer in the Association for Counselors and Educators in Government. As the appointed representative of the American Counseling Association to the Joint Committee on Testing Practices (JCTP), she has been chair and a member of that group. She chaired or was a working member of several JCTP working groups to include those that produced the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, the ABC’s of School Testing video and leaders guide, Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations, and a book on assessment of individuals with disabilities. She represented AACE and NCDA as co-chair of the committee that developed the Career Counselor Assessment and Evaluation Competencies, now endorsed by both associations. She is an active member of the NCDA Professional Development Committee.

She co-edited a book on educational and career assessment, and is author of four McGraw-Hill test preparation books for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a book on vocational interests, and one on interactive web tools for the job seeker. She is a trainer, distance educator, conference presenter, conference keynoter, and writer of articles, reports, and monographs. She has been instrumental in the development of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program and ACT’s DISCOVER, as well as three online courses used for counselor and facilitator certification.

At the current time she is President of Sage Solutions, her consulting firm with clients having needs in career development and assessment. She serves on the advisory board for Syracuse University’s National Security Studies Program, and AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps. 


Kim Wincup

Honorable G. Kim Wincup

Kim Wincup is a senior adviser to the International Security Program at CSIS. Mr. Wincup is an attorney with broad career experience in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, in the private sector as a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company, and as chairman and member of a variety of boards and organizations in the defense policy, education, and technology fields. He is currently a member and past chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Naval Postgraduate School and is on the Board of Advisors for the National Security Studies Program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He retired in May 2011 as senior vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he had worked since 1995.

Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Wincup held several positions in the U.S. Congress. After serving on active duty for four years as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, he began working as counsel for the House Committee on Armed Services. After 10 years as counsel, then assistant general counsel, he became the committee’s staff director responsible for all legislative and management activities for the remaining six years of his service. He also served as staff director of the Joint Committee for the Reorganization of the Congress in 1993. Mr. Wincup has served as assistant secretary of the air force for acquisition and as the service acquisition executive responsible for the management and oversight of the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition program. Prior to this appointment, he served for three years as assistant secretary of the army for manpower and reserve affairs. In this capacity, he was responsible for the U.S. Army’s active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel during the post–Cold War drawdown and Desert Storm. Mr. Wincup holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois School of Law, as well as a B.A. in political science from DePauw University.