Executive Fellows enrich our educational programs by bringing the perspective of retired U.S. Department of Defense and military senior leaders into the learning environment. Typically, one Fellow will attend each program for one or more days. Their role is to provide thought leadership on relevant topics addressed in the program curriculum as well as mentor, coach, and advise participants during the program, and often long beyond.

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Class of 2016-2017

General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret)

McNabb retired in 2011 as the commander of the United States Transportation Command. He is currently a co-founding and managing partner of Ares Mobility Solutions.

Lieutenant General William M. Faulkner, USMC (Ret)

Faulkner retired in 2015 after serving 33 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His last assignment was Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics.  He is currently a Senior Mentor for the Marine Corps and  President and CEO of the Marine Corps Association and Foundation.

Vice Admiral Mark D. Harnitchek, USN (Ret)

Harnitchek retired in 2015 after 37 years of service in the the U.S. Navy. His last assignment was as director of the Defense Logistics Agency. He is currently director of Sales & Marketing for Boeing Aircraft Modernization & Sustainment (AM&S), a division of Global Services & Support.

Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich, USCG (Ret)

Gromlich retired in 2016 after 33 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.  In his final tour of duty, he served as Commander, Coast Guard 13th District in Seattle, WA where he was responsible for all Coast Guard operations throughout the Pacific.

Mr. Don Tison, SES, USA (Ret)

Tison served as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 before retiring in May, 2016.  He was responsible for Army Programs, Force Development, Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), Army Studies Management, and the Center for Army Analysis (CAA).

Class of 2015-2016

General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret)

McNabb retired in 2011 as the commander of the United States Transportation Command. He is currently a co-founding and managing partner of Ares Mobility Solutions.

Lieutenant General Raymond V. Mason (Ret)

Mason retired in 2014 after serving 35 years in the United States Army, his last assignment was as the HQ USA G4. He is currently the COO of VT Systems.

Rear Admiral Kathleen M. Dussault, USN (Ret)

Dussault retired from the United States Navy in October 2012 after 33 years of service. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Military Officers Association of America.

 

Rear Admiral Ronald J Rábago, USCG (Ret)

Rábago retired in July 2014 from the U.S. Coast Guard as Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4).

Mr. Robert E. Love, OSD, SES (Ret)

Love retired in 2010 as Executive Director, Expeditionary Business in the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations.

Class of 2014-2015

General Benjamin S. Griffin, USA (Ret.)

Griffin retired in 2008 after a 38 year Army career.  He currently serves as Chairman of the board for the Military Child Education Coalition.

Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Admiral Harvey retired from the U.S. Navy in November 2012 after serving as the Commander, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command.

Vice Admiral John P. Currier, USCG (Ret.)

Currier retired from active duty in May 2014 after serving for two years as the 28th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

Lieutenant General Walter E. Gaskin, USMC (Ret.)

Gaskin retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in November 2013 after 39 years of service.  He is currently the Managing Director of EuroOrient Financial Group.

Major General Kathleen D. Close, USAF (Ret.)

Close retired from the Air Force in 2012 after a 33 year career.  She is currently an independent consultant.

Class of 2013-2014

Vice Admiral Jody A. Breckenridge, USCG (Ret.)

Breckenridge is a veteran of 34 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.  She formerly served as Commander of the Pacific Area.  She is currently the Vice Chair of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association.

Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, USA (Ret.)

Gainey retired from the U.S. Army in 2013 with more than 35 years of military service. She is currently Senior VP of Logistics at Cypress International, Inc.

Lieutenant General Loren Reno, USAF (Ret.)

Reno retired from the United States Air Force in 2012 after 38 years of military service.  He served as the USAF’s senior logistician at the Pentagon before retiring.

Vice Admiral Walter M. “Mark” Skinner, USN (Ret.)

Skinner recently completed a career in the United States Navy.  Prior to retirement, he served as Principle Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.

Lieutenant General Willie J. Williams, USMC (Ret.)

Williams retired in 2013 from the United States Marine Corps with 39 years of military service.  He formerly served as the Chief of the Marine Corps Staff.

Class of 2012-2013

Admiral Eric. T. Olson, USN (Ret.)

Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 after more than 38 years of military service.  His last assignment was as Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

General Roger A. Brady, USAF (Ret.)

Brady was formerly the Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe and was previously the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HQ USAF.  He retired with more than 41 years of military service.

Lieutenant General Bruce A. Knutson, Jr., USMC (Ret.)

Knutson retired as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia after more than 32 years of military service.

Lieutenant General Mitchell H. Stevenson, USA (Ret.)

Stevenson retired as the as Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Headquarters, Department of the Army after 37 1/2 years of active service. He was the principal logistics advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the responsible official for sustainment of the Army to the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

Rear Admiral Ronald F. Silva, USCG (Ret.)

Silva retired as the Ninth USCG District Commander after over 33 years of service. He was also the Assistant Commandant for Systems and Chief Engineer and Logistician for the Coast Guard.

Class of 2011-2012

General Paul J. Kern, USA (Ret.)

Kern is a Senior Counselor with The Cohen Group. Since retiring from the Army in 2005, he has held the Class of 1950 Chair for Advanced Technology at West Point, was a President for Battelle, and a Director on the Anteon and EDO boards.

General Richard I. Neal, USMC (Ret.)

Neal rose to the position of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.  Since retirement, General Neal has served on several corporate boards and has been associated with intellectual property rights in the private sector and defense-related companies.

Lieutenant General Donald J. Wetekam, USAF (Ret.)

Wetekam is the Senior Vice President Government & Defense Business Development, for AAR, responsible for strengthening AAR’s presence in government and defense markets as well as managing legislative engagement activities.

Vice Admiral James M. Zortman, USN (Ret.)

Zortman is sector vice president, Life Cycle Logistics and Support, for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, missile systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security.

Rear Admiral Erroll M. Brown, USCG (Ret.)

Brown retired from the US Coast Guard on 30 June 2005 after 33 years of distinguished service.

Class of 2010-2011

Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.)

In 2005, Loy completed a 45-year career in public service, retiring as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified Cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency.

Mr. Michael A. Aimone, SES, USAF (Ret.)

Aimone retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service on July 31, 2009.  He was the former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Lieutenant General Robert T. Dail, USA (Ret.)

Dail was the Former Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Lieutenant General Richard S. Kramlich, USMC (Ret.)

Kramlich was the former Director, Marine Corps Staff, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, DC.

Vice Admiral Michael K. Loose, USN (Ret.)

Loose was the former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) from 2007-2010.

Class of 2009-2010

General George T. Babbitt, USAF (Ret.)

Babbitt retired from the Air Force on June 1, 2000 as the Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Lieutenant General Ronald S. Coleman, USMC (Ret.)

Coleman was the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and retired January 1, 2010.

Vice Admiral Walter B. Massenburg, USN (Ret.)

Massenburg retired from the Navy after a successful 38 year career on 1 April 2007.  His last assignment in the Navy was Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland where he headed a team that included more than 27,000 program managers, aircraft maintenance artisans, engineers, acquisition experts, test pilots, and logisticians that provided cost-wise readiness and dominant maritime combat power to improve the integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Navy/Marine Corps aviation team.

Lieutenant General William E. Mortensen, USA (Ret.)

Mortensen has acquired an array of on-the-ground logistics experience and knowledge throughout his career, culminating his 35-year Army career as the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Deputy Commanding General at Fort Belvoir, VA where he provided logistics, acquisition and technology support and materiel to our Army’s great soldiers from 2005 until he retired in August 2008.

Rear Admiral Dale G. Gabel, USCG (Ret.)

Gabel retired from the Coast Guard in September 2009 after more than 38 years of military service.  His final tour of duty was Commander, First Coast Guard District, in which he supervised all Coast Guard missions across eight states in the northeast and along 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S.-Canadian border to northern New Jersey.

Class of 2008-2009

Lieutenant General Claude V. “Chris” Christianson, USA (Ret.)

Christianson completed his career in the U.S. Army in June of 2008.  His final active duty assignment was the Director for Logistics, J-4, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., which he assumed in October of 2005.

Lieutenant GeneralJohn F. Sattler, USMC (Ret.)

Sattler completed his career in the U.S. Marine Corps in August of 2008.  His final active duty assignment was the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, the Joint Staff, which he assumed in September of 2006.

Vice Admiral Paul E. Sullivan, USN (Ret.)

Sullivan completed his career in the United States Navy in August of 2008.  His final active duty assignment was the 41st Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), which engineers, builds, buys and maintains ships, submarines, and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements.

Major General Elizabeth Ann Harrell, USAF (Ret.)

Harrell completed her career in the U.S. Air Force in October of 2006.  Her final active duty assignment was the Director of Maintenance and Logistics, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, V.A.

Class of 2007-2008

General William L. “Spider” Nyland, USMC (Ret.)

Nyland served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington D.C. from September 2002 until September 2005.  He retired from active duty November 1, 2005.

Vice Admiral Justin “Dan” McCarthy, USN (Ret.)

McCarthy completed a 37 year career in the U.S. Navy on April 1, 2007.  His final active duty assignment was as Director, Materiel Readiness and Logistics, the senior logistician on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Lieutenant General Carl A. Strock, USA (Ret.)

Strock completed his 35 year career in the United States Army in May of 2007.  His final position was Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Ronald L. Orr, SES, USAF (Ret.)

Prior to his retirement from Senior Executive Service on January 3, 2005, Mr. Orr was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Class of 2006-2007

General Leon E. Salomon, USA (Ret.)

Salomon’s last active duty assignment was as Commanding General (CG) of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

Lieutenant General Richard L. Kelly, USMC (Ret.)

Kelly completed his USMC career as the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps.

Major General Mary L. Saunders, USAF (Ret.)

Saunders’ career in the military culminated as Vice Director for the Defense Logistics Agency.

Mr. William R. Lucas, SES (Ret.)

Lucas retired from Federal Service in 2005 as the Deputy to the Commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) (formerly MTMC).

Class of 2005-2006

General William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., USA (Ret.)

As the Army’s senior logistician, Tuttle led 100,000 soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from 1989 until his retirement early in 1992, a period encompassing Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Lieutenant General Gary S. McKissock, USMC (Ret.)

Prior to his retirement, McKissock served as the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps.

Vice Admiral Gordon S. Holder, USN (Ret.)

Holder’s most recent active duty position was the Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, which he began on September 4, 2001 and held for nearly three years during the tumultuous period following 9-11.

Ms. Donna L. Shands, SES (Ret.)

Shands retired from the Department of Defense as a Senior Executive Service (SES) official with more than 30 years of senior logistics and supply chain management experience in the U.S. Army.  She has a history of being the first woman to serve in executive and managerial positions in the organization.