In an era of global strategic competition, the Department of Defense (DoD) is working on new ways to ensure that expanding capabilities are more rapidly brought to bear to improve readiness across our various platforms. Understanding that incorporating new and increasing capabilities at speed is not easy, DoD is streamlining how the Military Services approach this technology transition in a more coordinated manner.
Evolving and emerging technology sectors (e.g., robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing…) are reshaping many sustainment processes across DoD. The coordination required to achieve maximum-scale are being developed to achieve the speed and extent required. These ambitious efforts will impact the workforce, processes, cyber security, technical rigor, permitting, funding, and many other facets that must be expediently addressed.
Don't miss this engaging panel discussion with the Military Service's Sustainment Technology Executives and DoD's Director of the Technology & Manufacturing Industrial Base as they focus on an integrated approach to accelerate capabilities transition, and transform our readiness approaches. The panel will discuss the creation of a common operating picture to coordinate joint implementation efforts and discuss the attributes of success. The panel will also convey the changes underway within their Services to propel the transformation of readiness operations across the DoD
Dr. Vic Ramdass, DASD(MR)
Dr. Vic S. Ramdass, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2009, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness. In this capacity he serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment in the oversight of the Department’s $90 billion maintenance program. He is also responsible for the development of policies and procedures to ensure the Department meets statutory requirements to provide core depot level maintenance support of major weapon systems, military equipment, and commodities.
Mr. Timothy Goddette, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Sustainment
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2014, Mr. Timothy G. Goddette became the U.S. Army's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Policy and Logistics on 10 May, 2021. He is responsible for the formation, implementation and execution of Army Acquisition, Life Cycle Logistics, Industrial Base policies, processes and procedures providing oversight to manage supply chain risk in our weapon systems. He also serves as the lead for the Army’s Corrosion Protection Program. Mr. Goddette is an Army Acquisition Corps member and certified at the highest level in Program Management.
Mr. Sean Burke, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Sustainment
Mr. Sean J. Burke assumed the responsibilities of the Deputy Assistant of the Navy for Sustainment in October of 2019. He serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RDA)) on all matters related to the planning, budgeting and execution of sustainment and supply chain activities of the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Burke served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs (DPEO(T)), at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. In this capacity, he was responsible for the executive leadership and oversight of all assigned programs.
Ms. Angela Tymofichuk, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Product Support
Angie L.Tymofichuk, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics and Product Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Department of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for enterprise oversight of product support, supply chain management, materiel maintenance, and support functions required throughout the life cycle of weapon systems. In addition, she is the functional advocate for product support managers and influences logistics and product support resource decisions with a focus on ensuring weapon system sustainment levels meet warfighter requirements.
Mr. Robert Gold, Director Technology & Manufacturing Industrial Base, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Panel 2 Recording:
Description Panel 2:
Previously, the U.S. enjoyed uncontested freedom of movement across multiple domains and locations around the world – this is no longer the case. We must prepare to operate on a continuously evolving global stage against enemies more capable than ever before. As we examine our vulnerabilities, it is imperative that we ask: How can we develop a Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLE) that is more resilient, and agile? Are there steps the Force can take now to ensure continued operability in a contested environment? Where does technology and innovation fit into reshaping the JLE? How will our allies, the Defense Industrial Base, private industry, and other stakeholders play a role?
Join us for thought-provoking panel where our Senior leaders discuss what Contested Logistics is, the challenges, potential opportunities, and the mind-sets logisticians will need to compete with a pacing adversary. Senior DoD leaders will address their assessment of the current state of the JLE, how to overcome some of our most critical vulnerabilities, and a framework for addressing Contested Logistics through the lens of Resilient, Integrated Log C2, Assured Power Projection, and Sustainment for Distributed Ops.
Ms. Kristina O'Brien, Principal Deputy Director for Logistics, J-4
Ms. Kristina M. O’Brien was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on November 12, 2019 as Principal Deputy Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington D.C. In this role she supports the Director for Logistics, J4 in integrating logistics planning and execution in support of global operations.
Prior to her SES appointment, Ms. O’Brien supported the U.S Department of Commerce, where she led a multi-organizational team to coordinate, integrate, test and deploy the Remote Alaska Operational Delivery supporting the 2020 Decennial Census System of System architecture.
BG Michelle Donahue: Sustainment Center of Excellence, Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment Modernization; Quartermaster General
Brigadier General Michelle K. Donahue assumed the position as the Quartermaster Commandant on 29 May 2020. A Distinguished Military Graduate, BG Donahue received her commission in the Quartermaster Corps from Duke University in 1996. She also holds advanced degrees from Georgetown University and the National Defense University.
Anthony Baity, SES, Deputy Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, USAF
Anthony R. Baity, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the Deputy Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for supporting the Director of Logistics by providing executive leadership and direction for organizing, training, and equipping more than 180,000 logisticians who maintain and support mission generation and the aerospace weapons system inventory. Mr. Baity assists with providing strategic guidance for materiel management, fuels, vehicle operations and management, deployment and distribution, personal property, traffic management and logistics plans.
Patrick Kumashiro Senior Advisor for F-35 Sustainment
Mr. Patrick T. Kumashiro currently serves as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment. In this capacity, Mr Kumashiro serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S) Senior Advisor for F-35 Sustainment responsible for Department of Defense (DoD) F-35 sustainment policy coordinating with the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO), Military Services, and Industry manufacturers. Mr. Kumashiro advises Department of Defense senior leaders on budgetary, legislative, and management oversight for the F-35 Lightning II weapon system delivering operational readiness improvements and life cycle sustainment cost affordability for the Department's largest Major Defense Acquisition Program.
Rear Admiral Dion English, Director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, N4, U.S. Paciﬁc Fleet
Rear Adm. Dion English is a native of Monroeville, Alabama and Slidell, Louisiana. English entered the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for O􀀁cer Selection and Training program in 1987. In 1993, he graduated from Louisiana State University and was subsequently commissioned through the Navy Reserve O􀀁cers’ Training Corps program at Southern University. He earned master’s degrees in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a 2007 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, and attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.