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Committee and Staff Biographies

Miriam E. John, Co-chair, is vice president emeritus of Sandia National Laboratories. Her areas of expertise include nuclear weapons development; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense; homeland defense and security; Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition and management; and asymmetric warfare capabilities. Dr. John serves on numerous scientific boards and advisory committees, including the DOD’s Defense Science Board and Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, the External Research Advisory Board for the University of California, Davis, and the California Council on Science and Technology. She is a past member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the NRC’s Board on Army Science and Technology. She is the acting chair of the External Advisory Board of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of Tulane University and vice chair of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board.

Richard L. Wade, Co-chair, is a principal at Exponent; he was formerly president of Risk Management Sciences, a private consulting firm specializing in risk mitigation and threat assessment. He is also adjunct associate professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and maintains an active international private practice in environmental health. Dr. Wade’s expertise is in risk mitigation and threat assessment, and his career has included work as a regulator, professor, and consultant. He has served as the head of public health agencies in Seattle, Washington, and for the states of Minnesota and California and has taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of California. He has expertise in local, state, federal, and international environmental and health issues. In 1990, he received the American Public Health Association’s lifetime achievement award. Dr. Wade is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board.



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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror B Committee and Staff Biographies Miriam E. John, Co-chair, is vice president emeritus of Sandia National Laboratories. Her areas of expertise include nuclear weapons development; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense; homeland defense and security; Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition and management; and asymmetric warfare capabilities. Dr. John serves on numerous scientific boards and advisory committees, including the DOD’s Defense Science Board and Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, the External Research Advisory Board for the University of California, Davis, and the California Council on Science and Technology. She is a past member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the NRC’s Board on Army Science and Technology. She is the acting chair of the External Advisory Board of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of Tulane University and vice chair of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Richard L. Wade, Co-chair, is a principal at Exponent; he was formerly president of Risk Management Sciences, a private consulting firm specializing in risk mitigation and threat assessment. He is also adjunct associate professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and maintains an active international private practice in environmental health. Dr. Wade’s expertise is in risk mitigation and threat assessment, and his career has included work as a regulator, professor, and consultant. He has served as the head of public health agencies in Seattle, Washington, and for the states of Minnesota and California and has taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of California. He has expertise in local, state, federal, and international environmental and health issues. In 1990, he received the American Public Health Association’s lifetime achievement award. Dr. Wade is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board.

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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror H. Norman Abramson is retired executive vice president of Southwest Research Institute. He is an expert in a wide variety of complex systems ranging from submarines to surface ships, ground transport vehicles to highways, and airplanes to spacecraft, and such massive entities as nuclear power plants and offshore drilling/production facilities. He has served on many NRC committees, of which three dealt with terrorism. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Noel K. Cunningham recently retired as director of operations for the Port of Los Angeles, where he managed the port police, port pilot, and emergency management divisions. He has also been chief of police for the Port, which has the only U.S. police organization dedicated to port activities. Mr. Cunningham’s background is in homeland defense and risk assessment and in federal, state, and local laws that apply to cargo protection, pollution investigations, vessel traffic control, and drug interdiction. Kevin P. Green retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 with the rank of vice admiral after 33 years of service. He is employed by IBM Global Business Services as director, Department of Defense Strategic Accounts. During his Navy career, Admiral Green served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations [now Information, Plans, and Strategy]); Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command; and Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three. His expertise includes joint operations, political–military affairs, naval operations, and Department of Navy planning, programming, budgeting, and execution. Rodney Gregory is a project manager for the Supply Chain Management Strategy practice at IBM Global Business Services and is a member of its Defense Logistics services team. Mr. Gregory has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry as a professional mariner, consultant, and corporate officer with an ocean carrier. Since joining IBM in 1998 he has worked with DOD clients to help transform the business processes and systems that support their transportation and logistics activities. He was a member of the NRC’s former Marine Board, which advised the government on maritime issues. He was previously appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC), serving from 1994 until 2000. He is also a member of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) as well as other industry groups. Lee Hammarstrom is special assistant for space and information technology to the director of the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University (ARL/PSU). His areas of expertise include systems for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and military and intelligence space systems. Before joining the ARL/PSU, he was the first chief scientist at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and was chief scientist at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence. Mr. Hammarstrom has also held positions at the Naval Research Laboratory in remote sensing, reconnaissance, and intelligence

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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror that led to the creation of the space system engineering division. Before that he worked in industry for nine years. Mr. Hammarstrom was named NRO Pioneer in 2002 for his 40 years of contributions to national reconnaissance. Paul W. Hoff recently retired as director of Advanced Sensor and Distributed Fusion Systems for BAE Systems, where he was responsible for organizing and managing leading-edge technology teams in the development of integrated fusion and advanced unattended ground sensors and unattended air vehicles supporting military transformation. He was chief technology officer for companywide initiatives in homeland security emphasizing detection of weapons of mass destruction, and he directed advanced research programs integrating industry, government laboratories, and major universities. Dr. Hoff has experience with Army Advanced Sensors Collaborative Technology Alliances programs to develop integrated fusion and advanced unattended ground sensors and unattended air vehicles supporting military transformation. James D. Hull retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with the rank of vice admiral. His background is in Coast Guard and interagency operations, maritime security, and maritime intercept operations and capabilities. He is an independent consultant specializing in homeland security and maritime issues and as a senior mentor supporting the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Joint Warfighting Center. He has been commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic area and the U.S. Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic, where his immediate responsibilities included protecting the vital ports, waterways, and borders of the United States and supporting all military preparations required by the DOD as an integral member of the Department of Homeland Security when it was formed. Harry W. Jenkins, Jr., retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of major general. He was the director of business development and congressional liaison at ITT Industries, where he was responsible for activities in support of tactical communications systems and airborne electronic warfare systems with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and relevant committees in Congress. General Jenkins’s background is in expeditionary warfare, particularly with regard to its mission use of command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems. During Desert Storm, General Jenkins commanded the Fourth Marine Expeditionary Brigade, for which he directed operational planning, training, and employment of the ground units, aviation assets, and command-and-control systems for the 17,000-person amphibious force. General Jenkins’s last position before retirement from the Marine Corps was as director of expeditionary warfare for the Chief of Naval Operations. In that position he initiated a detailed program for improving the C4I systems for large-deck amphibious ships, managed all programs of naval mine warfare, and reorganized the Navy’s unmanned aerial vehicle operations from aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Marine Corps Association, Marine Corps Aviation Association, Expeditionary Warfare Division of the Naval Defense Industry Association, Navy

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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror League, and Adjutant Generals Association of the United States. General Jenkins is also a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Ronald R. Luman is head of the National Security Analysis Department at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Luman has a broad base of experience in applying systems engineering principles to guidance system accuracy, unmanned undersea vehicles, countermine warfare, ballistic missile defense, and intelligence systems. He has been chief analyst for the Joint Countermine Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, a principal in a watershed study to define the sea-based components of the ballistic missile defense architecture, and technical director for intelligence systems engineering and architecture. Most recently, he initiated an annual symposium on national security challenges posed by unrestricted warfare. Ann K. Miller is the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri, Rolla. Her areas of expertise include information assurance, with an emphasis on computer and network security, and computer engineering, with an emphasis on large-scale systems engineering, satellite communications, and real-time software. She was formerly deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence; electronic warfare; and space); Department of the Navy chief information officer; and director for information technologies for DOD research and engineering. John H. Moxley III recently retired as managing director at North American Health Care Division, Korn/Ferry International. His background is in internal medicine; military medical issues; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detection; training, costs, and manpower issues; and federal agency administration. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs during the Carter administration. Dr. Moxley is a member of the NRC’s Board on Army Science and Technology and was chair for the NRC report, Protecting Those Who Serve: Strategies to Protect the Health of Deployed U.S. Forces. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Gene H. Porter is an independent consultant. His areas of expertise include matters relating to national security planning and weapon systems development and to defining defense planning scenarios to guide the development of the U.S. military force structure. Mr. Porter previously served as director of acquisition policy and program integration for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. He has also served on numerous scientific and advisory committees and chaired the NRC’s Committee for Mine Warfare Assessment. He is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. John S. Quilty retired as senior vice president and director of the command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) DOD Federally Funded Research and Development Center at the MITRE Corporation. His background is in supporting the technical requirements of the Army, Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Joint Chiefs of

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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror Staff, and other members of the national security community. Mr. Quilty’s recent work focused on support of DOD initiatives and activities to improve command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence support to joint operations. He is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Brad Roberts is a research staff member in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses. His areas of expertise include both macroscale systems and policy and weapons of mass destruction and counterterrorism. He is a member of the DOD’s Threat Reduction Advisory Committee and has been a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Studies; chair of the research advisory council of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute; and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations. Annette L. Sobel is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Her areas of expertise include advanced technology development and unconventional threat analysis in support of chemical and biological countermeasures and in the field of human factors (e.g., critical decision making under stress). She is a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force and the director of intelligence for the National Guard Bureau. Dr. Sobel’s military experience includes combat and chemical-biological warfare medical response unit commands. She serves on the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Advisory Board. H. Eugene Stanley is a professor of physics and director of the Center for Polymer Studies at Boston University. His areas of expertise are polymers and sensors, theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena for a wide range of systems including the XY and n-vector models, percolation theory, water structure, and application of statistical mechanics to biology, economics, and medicine. Dr. Stanley’s current research interests deal with understanding threat networks and threatened networks. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Marlin U. Thomas is dean at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology. He previously was professor of industrial engineering at the Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering. His area of special expertise is logistics systems for contingency operations. He has been president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and was a member of the Army Science Board. Currently, he is associate editor for IIE Transactions and Computers and Industrial Engineering. Dr. Thomas is a fellow of the American Society for Quality, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve, Civil Engineer Corps, with the rank of captain. David A. Whelan is vice president-general manager and deputy president of the Boeing’s Phantom Works Division. His areas of expertise include defense research and development, such as space systems, tactical military systems, unmanned vehicles, and space-based moving target indicator radar systems.

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The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror Before joining Boeing, he was director of the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Dr. Whelan is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Elihu Zimet is a distinguished research professor at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University (NDU). His background is in naval science and technology related to military operations, kinetic and nonkinetic effects, and low-observable and counter-low-observable technologies. Before joining NDU he was head of Special Programs and of the Expeditionary Warfare Science and Technology Department of the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Zimet is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Staff Charles F. Draper is director of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board. Before joining the NRC in 1997, Dr. Draper was the lead mechanical engineer at S.T. Research Corporation, where he provided technical and program management support for satellite Earth station and small-satellite design. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1995; his doctoral research was conducted at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he used an atomic-force microscope to measure the nanomechanical properties of thin-film materials. In parallel with his graduate studies, Dr. Draper was a mechanical engineer with Geo-Centers, Incorporated, working at NRL on the underwater X-ray backscattering tomography system to be used for the nondestructive evaluation of U.S. Navy sonar domes on surface ships. Arul Mozhi is senior program officer at the NRC’s Naval Studies Board; he has also served as senior program officer at the NRC’s Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and National Materials Advisory Board. Before joining the NRC in 1999 Dr. Mozhi was senior scientist and program manager at UTRON, Inc., working on applying pulsed electrical and chemical energy technologies to materials processing. From 1989 to 1996 Dr. Mozhi was a senior engineer and task leader at Roy F. Weston, Inc., a leading environmental consulting company, working on long-term nuclear materials behavior and systems engineering related to nuclear waste transport, storage, and disposal in support of the U.S. Department of Energy. He had previously been a materials scientist at Marko Materials, Inc., working on rapidly solidified materials. He received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials engineering from the Ohio State University, where he was also a postdoctoral research associate.