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Project Title: Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations

PIN: DEPS-BAST-13-01        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Board on Army Science & Technology


Braun, Bruce

Subject/Focus Area:  National Security and Defense

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   11/18/2013

Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. - (Chair)
University of Maryland, College Park

Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. (NAE) is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, where his focus is on water resources policy and management. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland following a 38 year career in the U.S. Army, retiring as Brigadier General, served eight additional years in the civil government service, and three years in industry.

Professor Galloway is the former Dean of the faculty and academic programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and former Dean of the academic board, United States Military Academy at West Point where he was also a professor of geography and the first head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. He served for three years as District Engineer for the USACE in Vicksburg, MS and later, for seven years as a Presidential appointee to the Mississippi River Commission. In 1993 and 1994 he was assigned to the White House to lead an interagency study of the causes of the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993 and to make recommendations concerning the nation's floodplain management program.

Dr. Galloway was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004 for distinguished leadership in the management of sustainable water. He has been a member of 11 National Academies committees studying complex engineering and policy issues including disaster resilience, U.S. ocean research science and technology priorities, river science activities of the US Geological Survey, and FEMA Flood Maps, and was chair of a National Academies committee studying logistics support for the future US Army and the national Flood Insurance Program. He has also been a member of the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board and is currently a member of its Disasters Roundtable.

He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Princeton; a Master's in Public Administration from Penn State (Capitol Campus), a Master's in Military Art and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College and a Ph.D. in Geography (Water Resources) from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

Dr. Gerald G. Brown
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Gerald G. Brown (NAE) is a Distinguished Professor of Operations Research and Executive Director of the Center for Infrastructure Defense at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he has taught and conducted research in optimization and optimization-based decision support since 1973, earning awards for both outstanding teaching and research. His military research has been applied by every uniformed service, in areas ranging from strategic nuclear targeting to capital planning. He has been awarded the Barchi, Rist, and Thomas prizes for military operations research, and been credited with guiding investments of more than a trillion dollars. He has designed and implemented decision support software used by the majority of the Fortune 50, in areas ranging from vehicle routing to supply chain optimization. His research appears in scores of open-literature publications and classified reports, some of which are seminal references. Dr. Brown is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a recipient of the US Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, an INFORMS Fellow, and a founding Director of Insight, Incorporated, the leading provider of strategic supply chain optimization tools to the private sector. He currently serves on National Research Council boards on Mathematics, Statistics and their Applications.

Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Mathematical Methods at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974.

Dr. Charles R. Cushing
C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc.

Charles R. Cushing (NAE) is president and founder of C.R. Cushing & Company, a firm of naval architects, marine engineers, and transportation consultants. His expertise includes ship design and ship building, port and terminal projects, material handling studies, marine operation and maintenance studies, automation studies, and planned maintenance and repair systems. Dr. Cushing has been responsible for the design of numerous types of intermodal shipping containers; the purchase, inspection, and testing of containers, container refrigeration equipment, container chassis, and container handling equipment. He authored the United States Coast Guard Tankerman’s Manual.

Dr. Cushing served as Chief Naval Architect at Sea-Land Service, Inc. for seven years. His accomplishments in this role include the design and conversion of 45 container ships and the development of cranes and cargo handling systems. He holds a number of patents in maritime and intermodal technology. In his current role, he has designed and/or supervised the construction of over 250 ships.

Prior to his graduation from MIT, Dr. Cushing sailed as a cadet and a licensed deck officer on a number of US-flagged general cargo and passenger vessels. He has been involved in cargo handling operations in the United States, South American, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 30 years.

Dr. Cushing earned a BS in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1956, and a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT in 1960. He earned an MS in Ocean Transportation from the State University of New York in 1972. He earned a Ph.D. in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff University in 1997. Dr. Cushing was elected to the NAE in 2004.

Dr. Thomas M. Donnellan
Pennsylvania State University

Thomas M. Donnellan is the Associate Director for Materials and Manufacturing at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University. ARL is a DoD University Affiliated Research Center for the DoD and as such is tasked with providing technology solutions for emergent DoD problems. One role of UARCs is to serve as a Trusted Agent for the Government in the organization’s core competency areas.

Within the Materials and Manufacturing Office at ARL, Dr. Donnellan is responsible for technology development and demonstration programs including:

a) A number of improved fuel efficiency technology development & demonstration projects for the Department of the Army (DoA) and the USMC
b) Advanced Logistics architecture development and demonstration projects for DoA and USMC
c) Condition Based Maintenance development and demonstration projects for DoA and USMC
d) Advanced manufacturing technology projects, e.g., the leading DoD Lab for additive manufacturing with support from DoA, Department of the Navy (DoN), and DARPA; responsible for the Institute for Manufacturing and Sustainment Technologies, a DoN ManTech Center of Excellence
e) Technology development projects for improved Systems Acquisition, e.g., DARPA Adaptive Vehicle Make, OSD Engineered Resilient Systems
f) Maintenance technology development and implementation projects for reducing O&M costs for DoN and DoA

Dr. Donnellan has a 30-year career in Advanced Technology Development and has worked at government laboratories, in industry and in academia. Prior to joining ARL, Dr. Donnellan was the FBI’s Senior Scientist for Physical Science, with responsibility for advising Bureau management on the technology R&D portfolio for forensic and intelligence applications. From 1991 to 1999, Dr. Donnellan worked at the Northrop Grumman Corporation where he held a number of positions and eventually became the Director of Structural Sciences. Dr. Donnellan started his career at the Naval Air Development Center where he performed and directed R&D in support of Navy needs and also provided technical support to DoN for a number of Navy Acquisition Programs.

Dr. Donnellan currently serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the Composites Manufacturing Technology Center and on the Governance Board of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Dr. Donnellan is a graduate of Drexel University (B.S. in Materials Engineering). He has advanced degrees from MIT in Polymerics (S.M.) and Materials Science (Sc.D.).

Ms. Julia D. Erdley
Pennsylvania State University

Julia D. Erdley is a the Assistant to the Director for Educational Programs at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University. She was a Principal Investigator for the Counter-IED Basic Research Program where she managed Penn State’s Counter-IED research program, a 6.1 Office of Naval Research funded portfolio of S&T projects to address the IED threat; participated in Counter-IED basic research in Anomalous Behavior Detection; and participated in Counter-IED basic research in Reconfigurable Antennas for explosive detection. She was also the Principal Investigator for the Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Guidance and Control System where she provided oversight for systems engineering, hardware and software design, and signal and tactical algorithm development for Canisterized, Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (CCAT) Guidance and Control System. This effort required an understanding of entire torpedo functionality with specific knowledge of acoustic array design, receiver and transmitter analog hardware design, digital processing hardware design, signal and tactical algorithm design, and interface specification. She led a team of 30 Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in support of this effort. Ms. Erdley has been a member of the technical staff at ARL/PSU since 1990.

From September 2010 through September 2011, Ms. Erdley served as the Science Advisor of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, advising the Director, LTG Michael Barbero, on matters relating to Science and Technology. She also served from 2007 to 2010 as the Deputy to the Science Advisor. JIEDDO is a $2.8B per year organization within the Department of Defense with a focus on the rapid acquisition of Counter-IED capabilities in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was assigned to the organization from the Pennsylvania State University through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement (IPA) program. During her four years with JIEDDO, she supported S&T strategy development across a broad range of topics in the hard and soft sciences. She led three S&T programs examining sensor and information fusion for the counter-IED mission, served as a voice for JIEDDO to the external community, and led efforts to coordinate Science and Technology for counter-IED across the DoD and Inter-Agency.

Ms. Erdley received her B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Ronald P. Fuchs
Independent Consultant

Ronald P. Fuchs is an independent consultant. He recently retired as the director for modeling and simulation at the Boeing Company. Dr. Fuchs led a group that is responsible for developing, maintaining, and coordinating Boeing government and defense modeling and simulation efforts for ~2500 people. His additional responsibilities for Boeing included identifying, prioritizing, and allocating funding to M&S technology needs; developing and operating the collaboration environment for Boeing’s M&S community; developing Boeing’s Simulation Based Acquisition program; and managing Boeing’s M&S technology development group.

Prior to this position, Dr. Fuchs was the director for system of systems architecture development at Boeing where he led a Phantom Works group that was responsible for defining and analyzing SOS architectures with emphasis on C2 systems.

Dr. Fuchs received a B.S. in aerospace engineering and an M.S. in control systems engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a Ph.D. in nonparametric statistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Dr. Charles F. Gay
Applied Materials, Inc.

Charles F. Gay (NAE) is the Founder and Managing Director of the Greenstar Foundation. He has over 38 years of professional management, manufacturing and advanced technology experience in renewable energy and solar photovoltaic production and deployment. Specific areas of expertise include industrial manufacturing & technical marketing; PV research and production process development; product planning, supply chain logistics and solar technology roadmapping.

As creator of the Greenstar Foundation, Dr. Gay has worked continuously to apply solar technology to improve people's lives by delivering internet access and solar power to villages in developing countries. The Greenstar development model has received recognition from international awards programs as diverse as the World Bank, the Stockholm Challenge, the Davos Conference and The Tech Awards.

Dr. Gay earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1978.

Prof. Thom J. Hodgson
North Carolina State University

Thom J. Hodgson (NAE) is Distinguished University Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He is also the Co-Director of the Operations Research Program and has served as the Director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute at NCSU. He possesses logistics and systems analysis expertise across the commercial and military regimes. Dr. Hodgson’s research has focused on scheduling and logistics. The problem areas run the gamut from classic job shop scheduling, to specific industrial scheduling problems, to supply chain issues, to military logistics and operational problems. Many real problems are simply not amenable to classic approaches. His major concern is finding modeling and/or optimization approaches that are effective in real-world scenarios. Dr. Hodgson is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Dr. Hodgson earned his BSE in Science Engineering in 1961, his MBA in Quantitative Methods in 1965, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 1970, all from the University of Michigan

Brig. Gen. Leon A. Johnson
Independent Consultant

Leon A. Johnson is currently working as an independent consultant. In 2009 he retired from UPS where he managed flight operations, coordinating logistics for over 1800 daily flights worldwide. His commercial airline experience includes 11 years at TWA. Brig Gen Johnson also had a 33-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Brigadier General. During his Air Force career he held a number of command positions, from a fighter squadron to a numbered Air Force. He also served as mobilization assistant to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Brig Gen Johnson is a member of the NRC Naval Studies Board and the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors, is a Trustee of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation, and is National President of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. He earned his BS in Political Science in 1971, and was presented with an honorary Ph.D. in Humane letters from Tuskegee University in 2011.

Dr. Greg H. Parlier
Defense Logistics Consultant

Greg H. Parlier is a defense analyst and management consultant at G.H. Parlier Consulting and a retired Army Colonel. He began his 30-year career as a section leader in an airborne infantry battalion and retired as the senior, most experienced ORSA (Operations Research/Systems Analyst) on active duty in the Army. A graduate of West Point and career Air Defense Artillery officer, he was stationed overseas in the Far East, Europe, and Southwest Asia where units he led and served with performed missions and conducted training in more than 20 foreign countries. He has extensive experience in operations research, management science, and strategic planning. Earlier in his career he served on the faculty at West Point as an Engineering Management instructor, then Assistant Professor of Operations Research, and was later selected among the first Associate Professors in the newly created Department of Systems Engineering. A graduate of the Army War College and Marine Corps Command and Staff College, his civilian education includes graduate degrees in Operations Research (MS, Naval Postgraduate School), Systems Engineering (Ph.D., Wesleyan), and National Security Studies (MA, Walsh School of Foreign Service). He was a National Defense Fellow at MIT. Since retiring from the Army he has been a university research scientist, systems analyst for a major aerospace defense firm, vice president for a new company specializing in engineering and analysis, and independent consultant to the public and private sectors. He has continuously served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he has been an advisor to several foreign governments, and senior OR analyst supporting US Forces in Iraq. Dr. Parlier authored Transforming U.S. Army Supply Chains: Strategies for Management Innovation in 2011 which received the Koopman Prize as the best military OR publication in 2012.

Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
The University of Texas at Dallas

Kaushik Rajashekara (NAE) is Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has received numerous awards and honors including for his work in electric power conversion systems in transportation, the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their applications to industry, and for contributions to the advancement of power conversion and propulsion systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, and for a solid oxide fuel cell based hybrid power generation system. Dr. Rajashekara has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences in the areas of renewable energy, energy conversion, electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, distributed power generation systems, etc. He has 30 patents and several more are pending. He has written six monographs and co-authored one IEEE Press book, and contributed individual chapters to five published books.

Dr. Rajashekara’s research interests include:
• Power electronics systems and electric drives for propulsion, energy management, and efficiency improvements in transportation, particularly for electric, hybrid (including plug-in hybrid) and fuel cell vehicle systems.
• Power conversion and intelligent energy management for renewable electric energy delivery for an efficient electric power grid (micro grid/local) integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative power sources such as solar, wind, fuel cell, etc.
• Hybrid power generation systems for transportation and stationary power generation: fuel cell, solar and wind; solar and fuel cell; solid oxide fuel cell and turbine generator. Hybrid fuel systems for on board-power generation in airplanes and ships will increase the efficiency of power generation and reduce the emissions.
• Vector control of electric motors and variable frequency drives, power conversion topologies, and power device applications.
• Advancing the technology of electrification of transportation with high power density and high temperature power conversion systems, control, and electric machines for more electric aircraft, ships, and automobiles.

His interest is to put many of these innovative technologies to greater use in practical systems, and commercialize these technologies for practically reducing the emissions, improving the energy efficiency, and for the development of sustainable energy resources.

Dr. Rajashekara earned a BS in Science & Maths from the Bangalore University, India in 1971; a BS (1974), MS (1977), and Ph.D. (1984) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India; and an MBA from the Indiana Wesleyan University in 1992.

Gen. Leon E. Salomon
Independent Consultant

Leon E. Salomon is currently working as an independent consultant. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Procurement and General Manager, Rubbermaid Procurement Services, Rubbermaid Incorporated where he oversaw the establishment and operation of the Rubbermaid Procurement Services division – a shared services activity that centrally sources, negotiates and procures over $1.4 million in material and services for the Rubbermaid Corporation. General Salomon also worked as Vice President, Procurement and Logistics at Rubbermaid where he oversaw the Corporate-wide procurement and logistics policies and programs for a $2.5 billion consumer products company. He chaired several corporation-wide councils for purchasing key commodities, freight and facility management and operating policies, and identified inherent inefficiencies and suboptimization of organizational structure that shattered underperforming purchasing paradigm and led to the phased creation of the Rubbermaid Procurement Services organization.

Prior to civilian life, General Salomon was the Commanding General of the United States Army Materiel Command and was the senior logistician in the Army. He oversaw daily operations for an organization of more than 70,000 people at 255 world-wide facilities, reengineered and streamlined the Army’s acquisitions programs through process improvement and process change, reduced acquisition lead-times 41% and inventories by more than $4 billion, oversaw the operational supply, maintenance and distribution programs for the Army, and developed and implemented plans to reduce more than 20,000 spaces in response to changing missions and financial realities.

General Salomon received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Florida, and an M.S. in logistics management from the School of Systems and Logistics at the U.S. Air Force Institute. He has served on the Army Science Board and was a member of the BAST Committee on Army After Next Logistics.

Dr. Prabhjot Singh
GE Global Research

Prabhjot Singh is the manager and leads the Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. His background is in additive manufacturing (AM) process development & the computational aspects of AM process planning. During his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, he developed a process-planning framework for the five-axis layered deposition complex 3D CAD models. Upon joining GE, he developed a novel digital micro-printing system for producing ceramics. This system is being employed to manufacture components in GE’s ultrasound probes. Currently, he leads the metal additive manufacturing activities at GE Global Research with a focus on the industrialization of laser powder-bed processes.

Mr. Bruce M. Thompson
Sandia National Laboratories

Bruce M. Thompson is Manager of the System Readiness and Sustainment Technologies department and leads Sandia’s Center for System Reliability. He is the Program Manager for a portfolio of Military Systems Analysis projects supporting the military services and the Department of Defense (DoD). He leads projects focused on the design, development and application of unique and broadly applicable modeling, simulation, analysis, and optimization capabilities and tools to help customers make high-impact decisions. In addition, Mr. Thompson serves on an investment area team that manages Sandia’s internal investments in R&D projects to create and develop new and advanced decision support capabilities for national defense applications.

Mr. Thompson has more than 30 years of experience in modeling, simulation, and optimization. He also has expertise in the design, development, and application of advanced scientific and engineering software systems. His military systems and project experience includes analyses and tool development to support lifecycle operations and sustainment decisions for DoD legacy and current acquisition programs in areas as diverse as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Army’s PEO Ground Combat Systems and PM Apache Helicopter, the Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser, and the Navy’s PEO Littoral Combat Ship. In addition to his DoD experience, Mr. Thompson has addressed operations and sustainment challenges in the commercial sector, the energy sector (wind, coal, nuclear, and high power electronics), and the Department of Energy nuclear weapons enterprise. As a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia, he led development of the System of Systems Analysis Toolset (SoSAT) for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems Program and the Support Enterprise Model (SEM), a global-scale integrated military logistics simulation toolset as a joint program with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. In 2011 he served on the Committee on Examination of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs for the NRC.

Mr. Thompson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology in England and a Master of Science degree in Structural Mechanics from the University of Wales, Swansea.

Dr. Dale G. Uhler
Battelle Memorial Institute

Dale G. Uhler is currently a Senior Program Manager at Battelle Memorial Institute. He supports OUSD(AT&L; P&R) on acquisition matters (including countering weapons of mass destruction), operational readiness, safety, and survivability. Prior to this he held executive level positions at U. S. Special Operations Command USSOCOM). These included Deputy Commander for Acquisition, Acquisition Executive, Senior Procurement Executive, and J4 Director. His responsibilities included developing, acquiring, fielding, and maintaining all the platforms, systems, munitions, and equipment used by Special Operations Forces to execute their diverse responsibilities and missions. Before being assigned to USSOCOM, Dr. Uhler was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy with responsibilities for Navy and Marine Corps space, electronic warfare, command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) programs; Deputy Commander/Vice Commander for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (naval warfare systems architecture and engineering, development and acquisition of Navy and Marine Corps C4I and space systems); and Deputy PEO(Mine Warfare). Prior to these Navy Department assignments, he served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Systems Assurance at NASA Headquarters immediately following the CHALLENGER accident. Prior to that he was an Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Supply Service within the General Services Administration and responsible for wholesale and retail operations (depots and supply centers, inventory management, distribution, pricing, and ordering); federal interagency motor vehicle fleet (management, acquisition, maintenance); federal property management (warehousing, inventory management and tracking, reutilization, and disposal). Dr. Uhler also held senior level positions in the Navy Department with responsibilities for worldwide underwater operations (salvage, diving, search and recovery, ocean engineering, oil and hazardous materials pollution abatement, ship husbandry) and associated logistics support.

Dr. Uhler received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology; his MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami; and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Note (11/18/2013): There has been a change in committee membership with the appointment of Dr. Dale G. Uhler.

Note (12/12/2013): Dr. C. Michael Walton has resigned from the committee. We do not plan to replace him.