By Deborah DiCesare, Defense Acquisition UniversityAugust 13, 2018
DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- The Detroit Arsenal seminar Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) Class of 2019 commenced on July 23, 2018. The Detroit Arsenal Seminar fellows include Chris Brouwer (PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support), Kyle Bruner (PEO CS & CSS), Mike Cadieux (PEO CS&CSS), Frederica Flowers (PEO Ground Combat Systems), and John Jolokai (Army Contracting Command -- Warren).
The Fellowship prepares board-selected Army senior civilians (GS-14/15 & equivalents) to lead Army acquisition and sustainment organizations. The Fellowship's graduate-level curriculum includes leadership, national security, guest speakers, executive level mentoring, staff visits to military organizations and combatant commands, research, and courses in senior program management and acquisition leadership.
The Detroit Arsenal seminar, originated by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology), is run under the auspices of the Defense Acquisition University, with U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) partners. In 2013, the Army recognized SSCF as equivalent to the Army War College, and granted it Military Education Level 1 (MEL-1) status.
This year's class was welcomed by Army, DAU, and LTU leaders. From the Army, Executive Director Systems Integration & Engineering U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock and TACOM's Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Capital (G-1) Dr. Valerie DeVries welcomed the new fellows. DAU's welcome included congratulations from DAU Midwest Region Dean Travis Stewart and DAU Detroit Arsenal Seminar Director Deborah DiCesare. LTU's orientation and welcome included LTU's President and CEO Dr. Virinder Moudgill, LTU's Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Maria Vaz, Dean of LTU's College of Management Dr. Bahman Mirshab, LTU Professor and Director SSCF Program and Center for Leadership Dr. Tom Marx, and Director of LTU's Business Programs Mina Jena.