Speaker Biographies

James B. Balocki  •Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham •Timothy Bridges 

Maj. Gen.  John J. Broadmeadow •Maj. Gen. BrownDr. Todd Calhoun 

Paul Cramer •Maj. Gen. Theodore C. “Ted” Harrison, III • Steven R. Iselin 

Joseph D. Ludovici •Jennifer Miller • Brig. Gen. Daniel Mitchell  

Patrick O’Brien • Edwin H. Oshiba • Brig. Gen. Heather L. Pringle 

J. Randall Robinson • Maj. Gen. Michael R. Smith • Maj. Gen. Bradley Spacy

Jack Surash • Bryan H. Wood

Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management


LTG Gwen Bingham is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. She assumed these duties on June 30, 2016.

LTG Bingham graduated with a General Business degree and as an Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in 1981. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. She holds Masters Degrees from Central Michigan University and the National Defense University.

Her military schooling includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Army Command and General Staff College; the Army Inspector General Course; Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course.

LTG Bingham has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout her career from Platoon Leader to Two-Star Commanding General. She has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and has served in assignments both in CONUS and overseas. LTG Bingham served as the 51st Quartermaster General of the United States Army and Commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia; Commanding General, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and Commanding General, Tank-automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Michigan.

LTG Bingham is the recipient of numerous military awards including the Distinguished Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal and numerous campaign and service medals.

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Maj. Gen.  John J. Broadmeadow
Commander, Marine Corps InstallationsCommand/Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics (Facilities)


MajGen John J. Broadmeadow is commander of Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), MajGen Broadmeadow also serves as Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics and Commander, Marine Corps National Capital Region. Prior to joining MCICOM, MajGen Broadmeadow was Vice Director J4, Joint Staff. Before that assignment, he served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command from 26 July 2013 to 12 May 2015.

As a Company Grade Officer from 1983 to 1995, he served in staff and command billets with 3rd Force Service Support Group, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, Facilities Department Camp Pendleton, 1st Marine Corps District, and 1st Force Service Support Group deploying to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.

Field Grade staff billets from 1995 – 2009 include; G-4 Operations and Plans Officer, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan; Prepositioning Officer for Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations at Headquarters, U.S.Marine Corps; Assistant Chief of Staff (AC/S) G-4, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade; AC/S N-4, Task Force 58 during the amphibious assault and first conventional force operations in Afghanistan at the start of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF); AC/S G-4, 1st Marine Division for the attack to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) I and the return for stability / counter insurgency operations in Al Anbar, Iraq for OIF II; and AC/S G-4, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

His Field Grade command billets include Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 deploying to Al Anbar, Iraq for OIF 04-06; Commanding Officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 17; and Team Chief and Senior Advisor to the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division in Iraq for OIF-08.

As a General Officer he was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific in August 2009. During this tour he also served as the Combined Force Land Component Commander (CFLCC) for Exercise Rim of the Pacific ’10 and as the Deputy Commander for Joint Task Force 505 in Japan for Operation Tomodachi. He assumed Command of 1st Marine Logistics Group in June 2011 and deployed to Afghanistan in Feb 2012 for OEF 12. Upon redeploying, in Dec 2012 he assumed the concurrent duty as Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Major General Broadmeadow is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College (non-resident programs), a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in 2001. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Norwich University, a dual M.A. in Business Administration and Computer Resources Management from Webster University, and a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

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J. Randall Robinson
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment

Mr. J. Randall Robinson is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (PDASA IE&E), assuming duties as of June 1, 2012. He provides strategic guidance, supervision, and oversight of policies, plans, and programs under IE&E’s purview. This includes Resource Management, Business Transformation, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Strategic Planning of IE&E’s $16B annual program. He also serves as the Project Executive Officer (PEO) for the National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA), overseeing all aspects of the NMUSA Development and Operation Plans. On 20 January, 2017, Mr. Robinson was designated the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

Mr. Robinson has held a variety of leadership and management positions throughout his career to include: Director, Installation Management Command, Central Region; Region Director, IMCOM, West Region, Fort Sam Houston, Region Director, IMCOM, Northwest Region; Chief of Staff, Southeast Region, Installation Management Agency; Chief, Installation Management Support Division, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Fort Hood Deputy Garrison Commander, Fort Hood, Texas; XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Garrison Plans and Operations Officer, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Command Program Analyst/Executive Officer, Army Materiel Command-Saudi Arabia; Administrative Officer and Command Program Analyst/Executive Officer for the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program; and Budget Analyst, Belvoir Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Mr. Robinson’s awards include the 2007 Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, Department of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Secretary of the Army’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity, Meritorious Civilian Service Award (3), Superior Civilian Service Award (2), Desert Shield/Desert Storm Civilian Achievement Medal, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Service Medal.

A native of Virginia, Mr. Robinson earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Economics and Business Management from Carson-Newman College and a Master’s of Public Administration from Shippensburg University. He is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College and the Army War College.

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Major General Theodore “Ted” C. Harrison, III
Commanding General


Major General Theodore “Ted” Harrison III became the Director of Operations for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management on October 9, 2015.

As the Director of Operations, General Harrison is responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of program requirements, strategy, and policies pertaining to facilities, military construction, energy, real property asset management and BRAC properties that support Army objectives and improves the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians, and Families.

General Harrison was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Air Defense Artillery after graduating as a distinguished military graduate from Virginia Tech in 1980. He has served at various levels of command and staff positions throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Contracting Command from October 2, 2013 to August 19, 2015.

He is a graduate of the Senior Service College Fellowship Program at the University of Texas, Austin. He holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University, MD., and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Basic Course, Aviation Officer Advance Course (with honors), Defense Program Managers Course, and Command and General Staff College. General Harrison is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in both contracting and program management.

Early in his career General Harrison served as a Hawk Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea and as a Vulcan and Stinger Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. After completing Rotary Wing Flight Training he served as an Aero Scout Platoon Leader, Flight Operations Officer, and Air Cavalry Troop Commander in 4th Squadron, 12th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

General Harrison’s acquisition career began at Letterkenny Army Depot, PA, where he served as a contracting officer and Executive Officer to the depot commander. He also served as Director of Contracting, Osan Air Base, Korea; Weapons System Manager for Aviation Ground Support Equipment, U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command; and as Army Section Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, Rome, Italy. His acquisition command assignments include Commander of Lima Army Tank Plant and Defense Contract Management Agency, General Dynamics Land Systems; Commander, 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commanding General, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal; Commanding General, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal. Other key assignments include Chief of Staff, Joint Contracting Command (Iraq/Afghanistan); Director, Procurement Operations for Iraq and Afghanistan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement); and Director of Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

General Harrison’s military decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Services Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Aviator Wings, the Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.

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Joseph D. Ludovici
Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command


Mr. Ludovici is currently serving as Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command. He serves as the senior civilian responsible for policy, strategy, governance, and business management oversight for Navy shore support at 70 installations and 11 regions worldwide. He leads efforts to develop Navy-wide shore investment strategy, long term planning, resource programming, and business management for the most efficient and effective delivery of shore support services to sustain and improve current and future fleet readiness and mission execution.

Prior to this position, Mr. Ludovici was the DASN (Infrastructure Strategy and Analysis), where he was responsible for leading the Department of the Navy basing, realignment and infrastructure support analysis programs. He came to DASN (IS&A) after serving one year as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment), where he guided Navy and Marine Corps installation and environmental policies related to construction management; facilities sustainment; real property acquisition and disposal; and environmental protection and conservation.

Mr. Ludovici entered into the Senior Executive Service in January 2007 when he was selected as the Assistant Director of the Joint Guam Program Office. In this position, he was responsible for directing the planning, programming, communications, environmental assessment and program execution for an $8.6B Program to relocate approximately 4,700 US Marines and dependents from Okinawa to Guam.

Prior to entering the civilian federal service, he served in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps from 1981-2006. From 2003-2006, he served as the Program Director for Navy Facilities Planning, Real Estate and Base Closure at Navy Installations Command, where he guided the development of the Navy’s 25 Year Installation Master Plan. From 2000-2003 he commanded the Public Works Center in Guam, where he led the implementation of a transformational Base Operations Support contract, planning for homeporting three submarines in Guam, recovery from several typhoons and earthquakes, and major realignment of the public works and engineering organizations. He had other Public Works Officer tours in Hawaii (1987-1989) and Bermuda (1981-1984), where he was responsible for all maintenance, utilities, transportation, environmental management, engineering, and programming and budgeting. Mr. Ludovici managed the delivery of hundreds of millions of dollars of construction, repair and facilities services as the Officer in Charge of Construction and Service Contracts in Hawaii (1989-1991), Pensacola (1995-1998) and Guam. He served with the Seabees as Operations Officer for Amphibious Construction Battalion One (1993-1995), and was the Officer in Charge of Construction Battalion Unit 405 in San Diego (1984-1986). He also served as Program Manager and Fleet Facilities Officer for Commander Atlantic Fleet (1998-2000) where he managed the Fleet’s 23 shore bases Military Construction and Real Property Maintenance and BRAC Programs. He served as Force Facilities Engineer for Commander US Training Commands, Pacific (1991-1993), where he managed the MILCON, Maintenance and Repair, Environmental and Safety, and BRAC programs.

Mr. Ludovici received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Washington and attended the University of Michigan Executive Business School. He has been a certified acquisition professional, and registered Professional Engineer in Florida.

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Edwin Oshiba
Deputy Director of Civil Engineers at United States Air Force


Edwin H. Oshiba, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for supporting the Director of Civil Engineers by providing executive leadership, direction and technical knowledge for installation support functions at a total of 182 Air Force bases worldwide with an annual budget over $11 billion. He is also responsible for organizing, training and equipping the 51,000-person engineering force along with providing policy and oversight for the planning, development, construction, maintenance, utilities and environmental quality of Air Force bases worldwide valued at more than $297 billion. This responsibility includes housing, fire emergency services, explosive ordnance disposal and emergency management services.

Mr. Oshiba was commissioned in the Air Force in 1989 upon graduation from Santa Clara University. He commanded three civil engineer squadrons and an expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (Prime BEEF) group and served in a variety of positions at garrison, major command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force levels. He retired in 2015 in the rank of colonel, last serving as the Chief, Installations Strategy and Plans Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In that position, he led the development of installation support strategy, planning and future warfighting concepts to enable Air Force core missions. Additionally, he provided oversight and guidance for installation development planning; encroachment; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; installations governance, and civil engineer business process reengineering.

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SES Bryan H. Wood
Deputy Director, Pacific Division


Mr. Bryan H. Wood is the Director, Pacific Division under the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O) at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. The Pacific Division (PD) formulates Marine Corps service policy and develops Marine Corps positions on capabilities, force posture, facilities, infrastructure and budgeting to support Marine Corps force realignments in the Pacific including the proposed relocation of Marine forces to Guam in accordance with the US-Japan International Agreement.

Mr. Wood was appointed to his current position in 2010 following 24 years as an attorney with the Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC). Initially appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2003 as the Deputy Counsel for the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Wood most recently served as the Counsel, Office of Naval Research (ONR). While serving as ONR Counsel in 2007, he was the first Navy OGC attorney to deploy to a combat zone in his civilian OGC capacity when he volunteered to serve as the special legal advisor to the Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Djibouti, Africa.

Mr. Wood began his career with Navy OGC as Assistant Counsel at Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Charleston, SC in 1986. He has since served as Assistant Counsel for the Charleston Naval Shipyard and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion & Repair, Charleston, SC; Counsel, Officer in Charge of Construction, Marianas and Navy Public Works Center, Guam; and Counsel, Navy Public Works Center, Norfolk, VA. In January 1997, Mr. Wood was selected as the first civilian attorney to serve as the Executive Assistant and Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Navy. Mr. Wood has also served as the Environmental Law Section Head and Senior Associate Counsel (Environment/ Safety), Naval Sea Systems Command and as the Deputy Assistant General Counsel of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller).

A Massachusetts native, Mr. Wood is a 1983 graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration. In December of 1985, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Bridgeport School of Law during which time he served with the Organized Crime Bureau and the Economic Crime Unit of the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. Mr. Wood is a member of the bars of the State of Connecticut, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive award, four Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards, two Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and the Joint Service Civilian Commendation medal.

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Paul D. Cramer
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing & Partnerships)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)


Mr. Paul D. Cramer was promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Installations, Housing, and Partnerships) June 30, 2013.

Mr. Cramer brings a wealth of experience to the Senior Executive Service, having served in numerous positions of increasing responsibility within the Army. For the last three years, he has been responsible for Construction, Housing and Base Operation issues at the Army Secretariat level and served as Acting DASA (IH&P) for nearly two years.

His previous positions include: Director of Public Works, Ft. Irwin, CA; Director of Public Works, Ft. Polk, LA; Chief of Public Works, Installation Management Command, Korea-Region; and Deputy Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison, Yongsan, Korea.

Mr. Cramer is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He obtained his Masters Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Mr. Cramer’s was recognized for his achievements with the Superior Civilian Service Medal and the Commanders Award for Civilian Service.

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Timothy K. Bridges
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


Timothy K. Bridges, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bridges is responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, force protection, logistics readiness, supply, transportation, and aircraft and missile maintenance. He is also responsible for setting policy and preparing budget estimates that reflect enhancements to productivity, combat readiness and quality of life for Air Force people.

Mr. Bridges commissioned in 1979 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the Virginia Military Institute, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He has served in various roles at the base level, to include design, planning, contract management, operations and RED HORSE. Mr. Bridges’ most recent assignment was as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations. He has also served twice as a base civil engineer squadron commander, and served as an installation commander. He also served as an Air Force ROTC assistant professor and held various staff positions at the major command and Air Force levels in the readiness, environmental and resources arenas. Mr. Bridges retired from active duty in the rank of colonel in July 2006 and entered the Senior Executive Service.

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Maj. Gen. Mark Brown
Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command


Maj. Gen. Mark Brown is the Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC recruits, trains and educates Air Force personnel. It includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University, and operates 1,396 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 12 bases, and five geographically separated groups. The command trains more than 293,000 Airmen per year with approximately 62,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel.

Gen. Brown was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, and entered active duty in 1986. He has served in comptroller, command and staff positions at all levels of the Department of Defense, including two staff assignments working directly with the legislative branch of government. His global experience includes serving in the Philippines, Spain, England, Turkey and Iraq. He has commanded four times consisting of two squadrons, a mission support group, and a numbered Air Force, deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort, served as the Assistant Executive Officer for the 17th Air Force Chief of Staff, and was the Financial Management and Comptroller Director for Air Force Materiel Command, responsible for 38 percent of the Air Force budget. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander of Second Air Force, responsible for all Basic Military Training and 83 percent of the Air Force’s initial skills and advanced technical training.

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Brigadier General Daniel G. Mitchell
Deputy Commanding Officer of United States Army Sustainment Command (ASC)


BG Mitchell leads and directs the Command’s global Logistics mission, encompassing a workforce of approximately 65,000 military, civilian, and contractor employees. The command is made up of a headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, seven Army Field Support Brigades supporting Combatant Commanders, and the Army’s Distribution Management Center. He provides oversight for logistics operations at CONUS and OCONUS Army Installations through 73 Logistics Readiness Centers. The ASC links strategic and operational sustainment capabilities to tactical units, integrates and synchronizes materiel distribution, and enables unit readiness.

BG Mitchell was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at the United States Military Academy as an Ordnance officer in 1985. He has served in various Command and Staff assignments prior to assuming his current position at ASC. He came to ASC from Army Materiel Command where he performed duties as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General and the Deputy Chief of Staff. Before working at Headquarters, AMC he was the Commander of Red River Army Depot. Prior to depot command, he was the Director for Force Development at the Combined Arms Support Command in Fort Lee, VA. He commanded the 201st Forward Support Battalion (FSB), First Infantry Division in Germany, Kosovo, and Iraq; before Battalion Command, he served as the Executive officer for the Director of Force Management and as Ordnance Integrator in the Army G3 in the Pentagon. Other previous positions include Chief, Division Material Management Center, 1st Calvary Division; Support Operations Officer, 115th Forward Support Battalion at Fort Hood and Bosnia; Executive officer, 115th Forward Support Battalion; Maintenance Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps; Company Commander, 14th Maintenance Company, 3d COSCOM; Maintenance Officer, V Corps Artillery; and Operations Officer, Shop Officer, and Platoon Leader in the 99th Forward Support Battalion, 9th infantry Division.

BG Mitchell is a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, U.S. Army War College, Army Force Management School, Command and General Staff College, CAS3, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, and Ordnance Officer Basic Course. BG Mitchell holds a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Science Degree in Logistics Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.

BG Mitchell’s awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit (w/2 OLCs), The Bronze Star Medal (w/1 OLC); The Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 OLCs); the Army Commendation Medal (w/2 OLCs); the Army Achievement Medal (w/1 OLC), the Joint, Meritorious, and Army Superior Unit Awards; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Kosovo and Iraq Campaign medals; the Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service medals; the Humanitarian Service medal, the NATO medal, the Combat Action
Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge. BG Mitchell also wears the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Airborne Parachutist Badge.

BG Mitchell is a native of Illinois and married with four children.

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Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle
Commander, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base

Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, which unifies 11 geographically distinct locations including JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-Camp Bullis. The 8,000-person 502 ABW executes 49 installation support functions to enable the largest Joint Base in DoD consisting of 266 Mission Partners, 80,000 full-time personnel and a local community of more than 250,000 retirees. The 502 ABW also manages and provides oversight for major projects, facilities and infrastructure worth $37 billion.

Prior to assuming her current position, General Pringle served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, directly supporting him in all official duties and engagements with Congress, Allies, the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands and other government agencies. She assessed competing demands across a full spectrum of Air Force and joint service issues and integrated strategic priorities to support his leadership of the 660,000 personnel serving in the United States Air Force.

General Pringle received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. She is experienced in science and technology development, acquisition program management and program and budget analysis. In addition, she promoted international relationships, interoperable capabilities and sustained engagement with partners in the Middle East and Asia during her tenure as commander of the 555th International Materiel Squadron and while serving in Afghanistan as the Political Advisor’s Staff Director for the International Security Assistance Forces. As Vice Commander of 377th Air Base Wing, she assisted in commanding 2,500 personnel serving the Air Force nuclear enterprise and providing mission support to 23,000 military and civilian employees at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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Patrick O’Brien
Director, Office of Economic Adjustment


As Director of the Office of Economic Adjustment, Mr. O’Brien leads a talented team of project managers in assisting local economic adjustment efforts on behalf of the Department of Defense. Additionally, he manages the Defense Economic Adjustment Program to assist communities to respond to Defense base closures, realignments, contractor reductions, and base expansions.

Prior to joining OEA, Mr. O’Brien negotiated public-private development packages of various sizes under the Urban Development Action Grant Program, reviewed labor policies, sized federal loan participations, assisted distressed communities in evaluating proposed housing and economic projects, and crafted Executive legislative initiatives for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he started his Federal career as a Presidential Management Intern. Over this span, he also spent time on the Hill, working on community and economic development-related issues. Preceding his tenure with the Federal government, Mr. O’Brien was an Assistant Business Developer for the City of Duluth, MN, where he assisted with the reuse of a closed air base; prepared marketing, finance, and business survey packages to assist local development efforts; supported the conversion of a former steel plant; and co-drafted the State’s first enterprise zone bill. He also served as a citizen representative to the Duluth Joint Airport Zoning Board.

Mr. O’Brien has authored technical publications, including the OEA Community Guide to Base Reuse and other resources for communities, and led different BRAC implementation policy reviews. He has demonstrated experience with all aspects of the economic adjustment process and has worked a range of issues, including: public-private initiatives; fiscal impact analyses, federal real property disposal; local organization and business plan development; redevelopment planning and finance; and, economic cost-benefit analyses.

He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Urban Affairs and Political Science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he graduated “cum laude” and as a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He also received a Masters of Science degree in Public Management and Policy Analysis from the School of Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he graduated “with distinction,” student-taught organizational management, and was elected to Pi Alpha Alpha. Mr. O’Brien is certified as an “Economic Development Finance Professional” by the National Development Council and graduated from the Federal Executive Institute’s “Leadership for a Democratic Society” as well as Harvard Law School’s “Program on Negotiation.”

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Dr. Todd Calhoun
Executive Director, Marine Corps Installations Command

Dr. Todd Calhoun

Dr. Todd Calhoun assumed the duties as Executive Director of Marine Corps Installations Command on July 10, 2016. He previously served as the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation, Programs and Resources Department, Headquarters Marine Corps, where he was responsible for providing the Commandant, Assistant Commandant, and Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources with independent assessments of Marine Corps programs.

Prior to his service with HQMC, Dr. Calhoun served as a Senior Operations Research Analyst with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation directorate, from 2008-2012. While with CAPE, Dr. Calhoun led the Special Operations/Counterterrorism portfolio through four Program Budget Reviews and the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. He also oversaw the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations portfolios while assigned to the Irregular Warfare Division. In his final assignment with CAPE, Dr. Calhoun led the Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance portfolio through the Fiscal Year 13-17 Program Budget Review.

Prior to joining OSD, Dr. Calhoun was the Chief Analyst of Marine Corps Systems Command from 2004-2008. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of analyses used in the defense acquisition system. He also led the command-wide Operations Research/Systems Analysis Community of Practice and the Economic & Business Analysis Branch with a mission to provide independent analysis to enable sound investment decision-making. Dr. Calhoun was initially assigned to Marine Corps Systems Command as a Defense Systems Analyst in 1999 while on active duty. He later transitioned to the civil service and was re-assigned as an
Operations Research Analyst responsible for the development of ground weapons programs.

Dr. Calhoun began his Marine Corps career as an infantry officer with 2d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1993, the Naval Postgraduate School in 1998, and received his doctorate from George Mason University in 2006.

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Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy
Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy

Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy serves as Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He leads an intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion. One of six centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, the unit’s cross-functional team integrates security forces, civil engineering, base communications, logistics readiness, installation ministry programs, services, operational acquisition and financial management across 10 detachments and six primary subordinate units. Those units are the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Financial Services Center, Air Force Financial Management Center of Expertise, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Air Force Security Forces Center and Air Force Services Activity.

General Spacy is a 1987 ROTC distinguished graduate from Fresno State University in Fresno, Calif. General Spacy has commanded a security forces squadron and The United States Air Force Honor Guard. As the Director of Force Protection for U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward during Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom, General Spacy created, planned and participated in Operation DESERT SAFESIDE/Task Force 1041, an offensive ground combat operation to kill or capture insurgent forces in Iraq. General Spacy is a graduated Mission Support Group and two-time Wing Commander. He commanded the 375th Mission Support Group, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss. General Spacy served as the Chief, Senate Liaison Office, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for congressional legislative affairs in the U.S. Senate, articulating Air Force priorities and programs to senators and staff members. General Spacy also served as the Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Prior to his current assignment, General Spacy served as the AFIMSC Director of Expeditionary Support. In that role, he and his team were responsible for delivering worldwide expeditionary installation and mission support capabilities to customers at the headquarters, major command and installation levels.

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Jennifer L. Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer L. Miller, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller is responsible for the management, policy and oversight of Air Force installation programs. These include base closures and realignments, installations strategy, the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process, strategic basing, compatible and joint land use, public/private partnerships, Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program, encroachment management, housing privatization, utilities privatization, and real property transactions.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Miller served as the Deputy General Counsel, Installation, Energy and Environment Division, Office of the Air Force General Counsel, Washington, D.C. She was responsible for providing legal advice to the Secretary of the Air Force, Assistant Secretaries, General Counsel, and offices of the Secretariat and Air Staff. Ms. Miller led the largest division in the General Counsel’s office responsible for real estate, housing privatization, enhanced use leasing, base realignment and closure, basing, land use, military construction, energy, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, cleanup, restoration, and environmental safety and occupational health.

Prior to becoming a member of the Senior Executive Service, Ms. Miller spent several years supporting the Air Force’s real property and housing privatization programs. Before that, she was a real estate attorney at a Seattle law firm. She is also an Army Reserve Judge Advocate and spent 2013 through 2014 deployed with a special operations joint task force.

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Steven R. Iselin
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) On Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Steven Iselin became Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment). In this position, Mr. Iselin develops Department-wide policies, procedures, advocacy and strategic plans. He also oversees all Department of the Navy functions and programs related to installations, safety, energy and environment. He previously served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment). Mr. Iselin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 1980 from the University of Notre Dame. Following graduation he was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. In June 1980, he reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty. While on active duty he served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions, including: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, N.H.; Accessions Officer at Navy Public Works Center, Great Lakes, Ill.; Planning Officer at Navy Public Works Center, San Diego, Calif.; General Manager of the Pentagon Athletic Club; Deputy Military Construction Officer at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Public Works Officer at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev.; Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Program Manager on the Operations Navy (N44) staff; and Infrastructure Team Leader on the Operations Navy (N81) Planning staff. While Public Works Officer at Naval Air Station Fallon, Mr. Iselin led the completion of more than $100 million in renovations and new construction to support the successful relocation of the Topgun Fighter School from Miramar, Calif. As the OPNAV N44 BRAC Program Manager, he resolved a $150 million program shortfall by applying rigorous “critical to closure” criteria to claimant requests. As the OPNAV N81 Infrastructure Team Leader, he established a framework for and analyzed future requirements for waterfront and airfield facilities worldwide, identifying excess capacity and realigning shore investments in these program areas. Mr. Iselin completed a successful 20-year Navy career in August 2000, retiring at the rank of Commander.

In 2000, Mr. Iselin joined the Plexus Scientific Corporation as the Facilities and Infrastructure Program Manager. He and his team helped improve facilities programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Smithsonian Institution by researching best practices in industry and establishing policy, training, and processes for planning, design, construction, and operation of their infrastructure assets. Mr. Iselin joined the Civil Service in November 2002 as the first NAVFAC Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Program Manager. In April 2004 was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and named the NAVFAC Assistant Commander for Base Development. Mr. Iselin was a driving force in creating the Navy Ashore Vision 2030, a strategic vision for Navy shore infrastructure that guided BRAC 2005 thinking and future shore investment strategy. In January 2007, Mr. Iselin was selected as the NAVFAC Chief Engineer, the Command’s senior technical authority for all facilities engineering matters. As the Chief Engineer, Mr. Iselin led the facilities design and construction efforts in support of Navy, Marine Corps, and other Agencies missions. Mr. Iselin received a master’s of science in management from the Naval Postgraduate School in December 1986. His military decorations include a Navy Achievement Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and Wisconsin, and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.

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James B. Balocki
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities)

Mr. Balocki was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities in October 2016. He is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) on Navy and Marine Corps policies related to military construction, facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization; acquisition, use and disposal of real property and facilities.

Mr. Balocki served previously as the Chief Executive Officer and Director Services and Installations of the US Army Reserve at Fort Bragg, NC. He was responsible for the command’s facilities and infrastructure worldwide, operation of classified and unclassified information networks, acquisition of services and supplies, and management of 12,000 DoD civilians.

From 2009 through 2013 Mr. Balocki held two senior executive service positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for engineering, infrastructure, environmental, scientific, and technical support to the Services, combatant commands and embassies; federal, state and local government agencies; foreign governments; and non-governmental organizations.

Mr. Balocki deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, serving as the Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, US Forces-Afghanistan. He oversaw US and NATO construction programs to establish Afghan National Army and Police forces. He also worked closely with the State Department, US Agency for International Development, and the Government of Afghanistan.

Mr. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009 after completing a 28 year career as an active duty Engineer Officer in the Army.

Mr. Balocki’s significant training includes attending the National Defence College, Islamabad, Pakistan; CAPSTONE, National Defense University; and Senior Executive

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Jack Surash
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)


Mr. J. E. “Jack” Surash became the Acting DASA (E&S) in September 2016. In this position he is responsible for overall program direction, establishment of policies, development and refinement of strategies, and oversight for implementation of all programs and initiatives related to Energy Security and Sustainability within the Army. As the Army’s Senior Energy Executive, Mr. Surash coordinates and integrates both installation (traditional as well as expeditionary) and operational energy programs and strategies.

He comes to the Pentagon from duties as the Senior Project Management Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM). Prior to that, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management. In that position, he led efforts for EM’s $6 billion per year portfolio, served as EM’s Head of Contracting Activity, oversaw procurement planning, contract management, and provided project management support. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Rochester, New York, Jack has served the nation in key positions around the world.

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Maj. Gen. Michael R. Smith
Deputy Chief of Army Reserve
Office of the Chief, Army Reserve

Major General Michael R. Smith assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Army Reserve (DCAR) on Oct. 1, 2015. As the DCAR he supports the Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) and the Assistant Chief of Army Reserve (ACAR). He represents the CAR for Strategy, Planning, Programming, Policy, and Resourcing (SPPPR) at the OSD, Joint Staff, HQDA and Army Secretariat level, as well as two- and three-star forums in the Pentagon. The DCAR is responsible for the integration, synchronization and coordination of the OCAR staff.

Major General Smith was commissioned as a United States Army Reserve Officer in June 1978, and has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and Iraq. He served as the Commander, Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Lodi, N.J. from July 1982 through October 1983. In November 1983, he commanded Company C, 1st Battalion, 311th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, in Mount Freedom, N.J. He served as the Assistant S1, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Lodi, N.J. until May 1990. Major General Smith served as the S3, 1st Battalion, 310th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division in Lodi, NJ and the S3, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division until July 1996. He served as the Budget Officer and then Program Budget Officer for Resource Management, 78th Division in Edison, N.J., from July 1996 until May 1999 when he assumed command of the 10th Battalion (QM), 4th Brigade, 98th Division, Lodi, N.J.

In October 2001, Major General Smith served as the Commander, 4th Brigade, 98th Division, West Hartford, Conn., and then was assigned as the Chief of Staff, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y. until February 2005. He served as the Chief of Staff and then Deputy Commanding General for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in Baghdad Iraq and then as the Deputy Director, Iraqi Security Forces, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq until September 2006. From December 2006 to March 2008, Major General Smith served as Senior Advisor, Security Force Assistance at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He served as the Deputy Commanding General, 99th Regional Support Command, at Fort Dix, NJ until August 2009 and deployed as the Director, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Police, United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq until October 2011. Major General Smith commanded the 333rd Military Police Brigade, located in Farmingdale, N.Y. until his September 2012 assignment as Deputy Commanding General-Support, First Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Support Command-First Army, Rock Island, Ill.  Since August 2014 Major General Smith served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 and Director, G-34, Army Protection Program.

Major General Smith, a native of Hoboken, N.J., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College (N.J.) in 1978, and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2003. He is a graduate of the Finance Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and CAPSTONE.

Major General Smith’s individual awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Joint Staff and Army Staff Identification Badges.

Major General Smith’s civilian career is in the field of finance, accounting and auditing.  He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey.  He and his wife, Bernadine, have six children and reside in New Jersey.

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