1992 – present
Consultant, AMH Consulting, Potomac, Maryland
The principal in a small consulting firm focusing on proposals, program planning, and performing independent assessments for the Federal government primarily on defense related matters. Recent work has included participating in a diverse set of projects, studies, management reviews, market and budget analyses, and business development for a wide variety of private clients.
Specific technical and programmatic specialties include:
- Chemical and biological defense and the U.S. chemical demilitarization program
- Homeland security and defense against terrorism including CBRNE terrorism
- Cooperative Threat Reduction-sponsored nuclear, chemical and biological weapons demilitarization
- Military threat analysis, preparedness and force protection
- Training and communications projects for Iraq and Afghanistan
- Nuclear weapons complex cleanup.
Specific consulting projects have included assisting in planning for demilitarizing the chemical agent stockpiles in Libya and Syria, preparing for potential WMD disposition operations in Iraq, planning the Vozrozhdeniya Island anthrax cleanup, orchestrating a multi-study analysis on the vulnerabilities of U.S. forces in CONUS to chemical and biological attacks (the “CB 2010,” “Pope-Bragg,” and “Port” studies), chairing an "Overarching Issues Assessment" of the U.S. chemical demilitarization program for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Chemical Demilitarization).
Other projects undertaken have included performing detailed management and safety reviews of chemical demilitarization facilities, providing market assessments and capture assistance to several clients for U.S. and Former Soviet Union nuclear, chemical and biological security and demilitarization projects, developing specific company-oriented DHS, DOE and DoD business plans, and managing a number of major capture and proposal efforts as well as serving on planning and review teams for business development and proposal pursuits.
1986 - 1992
Director, Strategic Planning; Advanced Systems Manager; Senior Staff; TRW Inc., Fairfax, Virginia
Performed strategic planning and handled external relations for TRW Environmental Safety Systems Inc., a TRW subsidiary whose focus was the $100 M/yr systems engineering, development and management contract for the Department of Energy’s Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (Yucca Mountain).
Specific accomplishments at TRW included:
- Planned, prioritized, and performed business development activities, including R&D resource allocation,
and proposals, successfully moving a major TRW Division into the Federal Government environmental business market.
- Managed large, complex, multi-company teams in two unique proposals, one for a $100 M system engineering contract for the U.S. Army Chemical Systems Disposal Program and one for the $1 B contract which led to the formation of TRW Environmental Safety Systems Inc.
- Developed the first Five-Year Strategic Plan for the TRW Federal Systems Group. Analyzed engineering services, information systems, command and control centers, and facility security systems markets; developed strategy for growth of sales; defined resource requirements, including selecting personnel; and orchestrated pursuits of identified opportunities.
Deputy Assistant Secretary (R&D); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (RD&A); Deputy Under Secretary; U.S. Army, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Presidential appointee responsible to the Secretary and the Under Secretary of the Army for research and development, test and evaluation, and acquisition policies, procedures and programs.
Oversaw the budgets, technical developments and complex research efforts of forty-one Army laboratories. Managed the Army’s R&D staff.
Specific accomplishments included:
- Key government advocate in obtaining Congressional support for production of binary chemical weapons and chemical defense equipment.
- Orchestrated the multi-billion-dollar Army program for the demilitarization of the U.S. stockpile of chemical munitions, including coordinating with EPA, the public, and Congress; developed and defended the Programmatic EIS.
- Led the Army restructuring of its $400 M/year ballistic missile defense research program to meet Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) technical objectives.
- Negotiated the Compact of Free Association between the Marshall Islands and the United States providing for continued use and modernization of the Kwajalein Atoll for testing.
- Negotiated a tri-agency program for development of a heavy lift helicopter and the Army-Navy agreement to transfer the V-22 between the two Services.
- Systematized and augmented the Army utilization of technical advisors. Established three new advisory organizations – the Board on Army Science and Technology at the National Academy of Sciences, a Center for Army Command and Control work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Army Arroyo Center at the Rand Corporation.
- Primary Administration spokesperson on Army materiel policies and programs for the public, the media, and Congress, including appearances on Sixty Minutes, the Today Show, the MacNeil-Lehrer Report, and Good Morning America. As a member of the select President’s Surrogate Group, represented the Administration in speaking engagements, particularly to hostile audiences, on the defense buildup, the chemical demilitarization program, and Army and SDI programs.
Deputy Division Director; Assistant to the President; System Planning Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
Developed, marketed, staffed, and led the execution of projects on arms control, Soviet strategy, theater nuclear warfare, chemical warfare, and other national security matters.
Member of the Technical Staff; General Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, California
Consultant with the Albert Wohlstetter group
Member of the Technical Staffs of The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA; Analytic Services, Inc., Arlington, VA; and Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA
AB, Political Science, Stanford University.
Graduate Studies, Mathematics and Operations Research, Stanford University, American University, UCLA.
Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, Department of the Army.
Chemical Corps Regimental Association Hall of Fame.
Pro Bono Government Activities:
- Member, National Research Council Committee on Army Science and Technology for Homeland Defense, 2002.
- Member, Defense Science Board Task Forces: Intelligence Needs for Homeland Defense, and Chemical Warfare Defense, 2001.
- Member, National Guard Bureau Terrorism Advisory Council, 1998.
- Representative of the United States, by Presidential Appointment, to the Joint Commission on the Environment of the United States and Panama, 1992-1997.
- Member, Atlantic Council Task Force on "Defining a New Relationship: The Issue of U.S. Access to Facilities in Panama," 1996.
- Member, Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on "Defense Simulation and Modeling," 1993.
- Chair, Technology Sharing & Export Control Panel, Defense Nuclear Agency International Conference on Controlling Arms, 1993.
- Member, White House Task Force on Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 1987-1990.
- Member, Defense Science Board Summer Study on Chemical Warfare, 1980.
- Member Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff Science Advisory Board, 1977-1982.
Major Professional Activities:
- Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Focus Group. Member 2005-2008.
- NBC Industry Group. Founding Member, and Member of the Board of Directors, 1996 to present; Chair 2001.
- Council on Foreign Relations. Member since 1981.
- National Security Industrial Association. Chair, Environment Committee, 1996-1997 and Chair of NSIA's “First Defense Industry and the Environmental Agenda” conference.
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Member, Missile Systems Technical Committee 1986-1990, Session Chair, Strategic Systems Conference, 1988;
member of biannual Strategic Systems Conference Committees through 1994.
- Past Board memberships: American Helicopter Society; Military Operations Research Society (President, 1980-1981); Committee on the Present Danger;
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute.
- Current Board memberships: Center for Security Policy; Women in International Security.
- Member, Board of Directors, Versar Corporation (Chair, Nominating/Governance Committee; member, Compensation Committee and Executive Committee).
- Chairman, Board of Directors, EAI Corporation (a Geo-Centers Company), 2001-2005.
- Member, Board of Directors, House of Ruth (2007-present).
- Member, Advisory Board, The Nature Generation (2007-present).
- Top Secret – most recent EBI in 2012
Author and co-author of numerous books and articles on chemical warfare, military strategy, Soviet military doctrine, U.S. defense policy options, U.S. Army programs and policies, and environmental management issues, including The Chemistry of Defeat, Conventional War and Escalation, Soviet Strategy for Nuclear War, “The Soviet View of Deterrence,” “The Neglected Threat of Chemical Warfare,” “Reality and SALT,” and “The Case Against the Case Against Counterforce.”