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--> E Committee Biographies Norman E. Betaque (Chair) is senior vice president at the Logistics Management Institute, where he is responsible for the National Security Division. His research interests span a broad range of logistics topics, which include materiel management, weapons systems acquisition, deployment and sustainment of military forces, and readiness of military units. In addition, he is actively involved with other technology-based advances in logistics currently being used in the private sector. Mr. Betaque is a former member of the Defense Science Board and during his term contributed to the board's studies of tactical air warfare and manufacturing technology. He is a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council. Norval L. Broome is director of San Diego operations at the Mitre Corporation. Prior to his becoming director, Dr. Broome was department head for projects specializing in tactical and strategic submarine communications technology. His areas of expertise include telecommunications systems engineering, naval communications systems, C3I, and sonar target acquisition. Dr. Broome's research interests include Navy very low frequency/low frequency systems engineering, tactical digital data links, communication management, and advanced submarine communications. He is a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council and also chairs the Committee on Space Electronics for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Roy R. Buehler is deputy director of the Surveillance and Command Aircraft Directorate at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, where he is responsible
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--> for meeting company objectives for antisubmarine warfare, antisurface warfare, and airborne early warning programs. Mr. Buehler has over 30 years of experience in industry and government as an experimental test pilot, business planner, and program manager in the start up of new aircraft programs such as the F-111, F-14, F-18, A-6, and F-22/Naval Advanced Tactical Fighter. He served in the Navy as a carrier fighter pilot and test pilot, as well as at the Naval Air Systems Command. Mr. Buehler has master's degrees in aeronautical engineering and management and is a graduate of the Navy's Test Pilot School. He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis is department head of ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Chryssostomidis's expertise is in shipbuilding and marine issues. His publications display his wide range of interests, which include design methodology for ships, vortex-induced response of flexible cylinders, and abyssal-ocean option for waste management. Dr. Chryssostomidis established the MIT Sea Grant Underwater Vehicles Laboratory, and most recently, a multidisciplinary research team to address key issues underlying the design and fabrication of high-speed, high-performance surface ships. He has served on several National Research Council committees focusing on ship-building and marine issues. William Fedorochko, Jr., a retired Brigadier General U.S. Army, is Senior Fellow at the Logistics Management Institute. Before retiring from the Department of Defense, General Fedorochko served in leadership and management positions in the Army, Joint Staff, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. General Fedorochko's research interests include operational and defense logistics management. He is currently authoring a white paper on future challenges and directions in defense logistics. In support of this effort, General Fedorochko has led seminars in theater logistics operations, Joint Vision 2010, and multinational logistics operations. His previous research included an assessment of the defense management process, which was included in the Report of the Commission on Roles and Missions. Lynn G. Gref is program manager of the Flight Systems Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Dr. Gref has been involved with several efforts at JPL, including space flight systems analysis and software-intensive systems development. His interests include information systems and space hardware research. Dr. Gref has been active in the submarine ballistics missile program, ballistics systems for strategic and tactical applications, security of high-value assets, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency strategic and information systems research programs. Dr. Gref has served as a management consultant to several start-up technology-based companies. He currently serves as a
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--> board member and management consultant to a manufacturer of automated environmental controls for greenhouses. Willis M. Hawkins is retired senior vice president of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he still consults. Throughout Mr. Hawkins's professional career, he has been involved with the design and development of aircraft, missile, and space systems. His broad range of expertise includes aerospace electronic systems, man-machine interfaces, operations research, composite materials, and naval architecture. Mr. Hawkins has served on numerous advisory council positions, including chairman of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel and member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council. In addition, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Lee D. Hieb, M.D., is a private-practice orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hieb's areas of expertise include military medicine. She has served in the U.S. Navy as a general medical officer and an orthopedic surgeon, primarily specializing in general practice and spinal disorders. Through her naval training, she is familiar with U.S. Marine Corps operational medical needs and base medical issues. Most recently, Dr. Hieb was recalled for active duty during Operation Desert Storm. In addition, Dr. Hieb is a former member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee. Michael R. Hilliard is the program manager for defense transportation and logistics in the Center for Transportation Analysis at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also currently the deputy project manager for the Airlift Deployment Analysis System Project, a major effort that has provided the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command with state-of-the-art planning and scheduling tools. In this position, he is involved in algorithm development, user interface design, and database design. Dr. Hilliard has a broad background in the development of models for complex systems, design of optimization and artificial-intelligence-based algorithms, and the implementation of decision support systems for public agencies. His background includes combinatorial optimization, linear programming, game theory, and adaptive learning algorithms. Dr. Hilliard has published numerous articles in academic journals, trade publications, and conference proceedings. Erwin F. Hirsch, M.D., is director of the Trauma Center at Boston University Medical Center. In addition, he is professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, clinical professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, instructor in surgery at the Harvard Medical School, and lecturer in surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr.
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--> Hirsch has an extensive background in trauma care and military medicine. A retired Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps, Dr. Hirsch's military medical experiences range from a tour as staff surgeon in Vietnam to research medical officer at the Naval Medical Research Institute. During the Gulf War, he was recalled for active duty during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. David B. Kassing is associate corporate research manager for Defense Planning and Analysis at RAND. Mr. Kassing's research interests include military logistics, deployment systems, planning and budgeting methodology, and naval capabilities. He has led analysis teams investigating reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of logistics support for Army mission performances. In addition, Mr. Kassing has evaluated deployment options for sealift operations conducting force reception and reviewed methodologies used by the armed services to set conventional munitions requirements and problems. Mr. Kassing is past president of the Center for Naval Analyses and has a continuing interest in the analysis of naval strategic, general-purpose, and support capabilities. John B. LaPlante, a retired Vice Admiral U.S. Navy, is senior vice president for naval programs at Burdeshaw Associates, Limited, a domestic and international professional services company with over 600 executive-level associates, most of whom are retired flag officers and civilians from around the world. Admiral LaPlante has an extensive background in amphibious warfare and military operational logistics. Before retiring from the Navy in 1996, he served as director for logistics, J-4, Joint Staff. His military experience also included assignments as vice-director for logistics (J-4, Joint Staff), Commander of Naval Logistics Command Pacific, and head of the amphibious Warfare Branch in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. During Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield, he commanded all amphibious forces in the Gulf region, a force of some 43 ships and 34,000 men and women. On October 9, 1998, Admiral LaPlante joined McDermott International, Inc., as director, Mobile Offshore Base (MOB) Program Development. Peter J. Mantle is senior analyst at Science Applications International Corporation. He was director of European Programs for Defensive Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Corporation. Mr. Mantle has a broad range of experience in the private and public sectors with engineering and management responsibilities related to aerospace and marine research and development. As a past director of technology assessment for the Chief of Naval Operations, he managed the basic research and exploratory development program for Navy weapons systems, including ships, aircraft, submarines, and assorted sensors. In addition, he served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research,
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--> Engineering, and Systems as a special assistant for Navy planning in the areas of ships, strategic systems, aircraft, and advanced marine vehicles. Henry S. Marcus is professor of marine systems and chairman of the Ocean Systems Management Program in the Ocean Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Marcus's broad range of expertise spans from the transportation and logistics of container ports to methods for improving performance in the U.S. Navy's acquisition process. Dr. Marcus served on sabbatical in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Shipbuilding and Logistics. He has written more than 50 articles, papers, and books in the field of transportation and logistics, and he is a former member of the Maritime Transportation Research Board and Committee on Productivity of Marine Terminals of the National Research Council's Marine Board. Irwin Mendelson is retired president of the Engineering Division of Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Mendelson was responsible for the management and total operation of military and commercial aircraft engine design, test, and installation. He is an expert in several commercial and military aircraft engine designs, and he has been directly responsible for jet engine fuel controls, pyrophoric ignition systems, and thrust controls for rockets. Mr. Mendelson was previously manager of engine systems at the General Electric Company, where he was responsible for the design, development, and certification of turbofan engines and their installation in commercial transport aircraft. Earlier he was senior design manager for submarine systems at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Mendelson is a former member of the Naval Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council. Philip D. Shutler, a retired Lieutenant General U.S. Marine Corps, is Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses and adjunct professor at the National Defense University. General Shutler has an extensive background in Marine Corps logistics and operational needs. He retired as director of operations, Joint Staff, J-3, after serving 33 years of active duty in the Marine Corps. His military career included combat duty with an assortment of ground and aviation forces, as well as the command of a Marine Corps aircraft group and an amphibious brigade. General Shutler is a former member of the Defense Science Board. Robert A. Wilson is an independent consultant for PDI, a Division of Bird-Johnson. Mr. Wilson has an extensive background in air-cushioned vehicles and surface-effects ships. He is the former (retired) head of the Programs Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. His primary responsibility was for the management of ship system programs in the areas of littoral and special warfare, surface combatants, SEALIFT, enabling technolo-
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--> gies, SEAWOLF, and post-nuclear-power attack submarine technologies, unmanned undersea vehicles, and intelligence ships. Mr. Wilson also headed Carderock's Innovation Center in which he was responsible for assembling multi-disciplinary teams for 6-month periods to develop high-risk/high-payoff solutions to Navy problems. Mr. Wilson is past president of the United States Hovercraft Society.
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