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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 &
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The Honorable Sean O’Keefe
CEO, EADS North America
Former Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space
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,
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.