Senior Fellows
New Army Senior Fellow Christie Smith receives a welcoming handshake from Jeffrey White, director, human capital strategy. The Army inducted 12 civilians into the program July 27.

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 18, 2009) -- Twelve civilians selected by the Army secretariat board have been inducted into the Senior Fellows program where they will spend the next two to three years undergoing executive education and professional experience.

The Army Senior Fellows is a leadership program designed to identify and develop high-potential civilian leaders at the GS-15 equivalent level, who are capable of meeting the complex demands and challenges of the changing national security environment. The program reinforces leadership skills and supports advanced learning through developmental assignments, executive education and mentoring.

"The Army's civilians are stepping up to the plate, playing a larger, more crucial role in Army worldwide missions," said Bobbie Galford, acting director of the Army Senior Fellows Program. "The Army is investing in its civilian leaders to give them the experience and skill to operate with agility and flexibility with a perspective toward the entire Army enterprise."

Galford added that the Senior Fellows program was an investment in the Army's future with the goal set at having the "right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time."

The Army Senior Fellows charter class, which graduated July 31, experienced diverse assignments such as in the Joint staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of the Army Headquarters, multiple major Army command headquarters, Department of Energy and Department of Commerce. Educational experiences include the Naval War College, Army War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Tuft-Fletcher University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Kennedy School.

Beginning their tours as Army Senior Fellows are:

<b>Michael H. Chung</b> - Chung last served as director of public works at Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea. He has more than 20 years overseas assignment experience in complex, large and culturally diverse organizations in the areas of resource management, engineering, planning and services, environmental and mechanical systems operations.

<b>Rosye B. Cloud</b> - Cloud served as chief of business transformation and innovation for the Installation Management Command headquarters. Prior to that assignment, Cloud served as the chief of family support at NATO headquarters and multiple garrisons.

<b>Kathleen D. Cole</b> - Cole served as the capabilities and initiatives division chief, plans directorate, IMCOM headquarters in Arlington, Va. Prior to that assignment she was deputy chief, assistant chief of staff for the installation management transformation office.

<b>Victor Holman</b> - Holman served as the deputy director, plans (G5), U.S. Army Cadet Command where his team developed strategic and operational plans and supported transformation. Prior to this assignment, Holman served as deputy program manager and responsible for plans development and leading day-to-day operations overseas while using lean six sigma practices.

<b>Gregory L. "Jack" Kammerer</b> - Kammerer served in the deputy chief congressional activities division as the legislative assistant to the secretary of the Army. Prior to that assignment, Kammerer served as the acting military legislative assistant to Senator John Cornyn of Texas.

<b>Patrick J. Kuykendall</b> - Kuykendall served as the Chief, U.S. Army Radiation Standards Laboratory at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Prior to that assignment, Kuykendall supported all post-wide calibration requirements for the various customers located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

<b>TomAfA!s A. PagAfA!n</b> - PagAfA!n served as the deputy chief scientist of the U.S. Army Space Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Headquarters. Prior to that assignment, PagAfA!n served as interim chief scientist.

<b>Carlos A. Perez</b> - Perez served in U.S. Army, Europe as the program development division chief of the logistics directorate (G4) in Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to that assignment, Perez was the garrison/area support team manager for U.S. installations in Bosnia Herzegovina. He is currently a student at the Naval War College.

<b>Christie P. Smith</b> - Smith served as the operations division chief, operations directorate, office of the assistant chief of staff for installation management. Prior to that assignment she was plans and operations division deputy chief.

<b>Theresa M. Sherman</b> - Sherman served as plans division deputy chief, operations directorate, office of the assistant chief of staff for installation management. Prior to that assignment, she served as chief of strategic plans branch, plans and operations division.

<b>Marc Sukolsky</b> - Sukolsky served as chief of logistics plans, headquarters department of the Army. Prior to that assignment, he served on the deputy assistant secretary of the Army's staff as an international agreements specialist.

<b>Emma C. Wilson</b> -Wilson is a 2009 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. For the previous three years, she directed planning and transformation actions as the executive officer within the office of the deputy assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, policy and logistics.)

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