Catalyst for cooperation





  • Anthony Aldwell currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Defense Technology Security Administration. He assumed these duties in October 2008. In this capacity, he manages a staff of 220 policy analysts, engineers, and licensing officers responsible for developing and implementing DoD technology security policies for international transfers of defense-related goods, services, and technologies. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of DTSA, Mr. Aldwell served as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He previously served as the Director for NATO Policy and the Director for Southern European Policy. Mr. Aldwell graduated from Saint Olaf College in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech. In 1985, he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs (Middle East/Arabic Studies) from the Naval Postgraduate School

  • Sandi Branker is Manager of Foreign Military Sales Procurement at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.  Ms. Branker has been involved with the Foreign Military Sales Program since January 2002.  She is one of the longest standing members of the Foreign Procurement Group, which has members from 33 countries.  She is involved in all the major Canadian military procurements with FMS elements.  These include Chinooks, C-17s, C130Js, MRAPs, M777s.  In her current role, she manages over $4 billion in Canadian FMS requirements and is an active member of the Metrics Working Group as well as the Foreign Procurement Group. . She received a Certificate in Business Administration from Algonquin College and attended Carleton University studying Public Administration.

  • John Burke is the EADS-NA Vice President for the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Program, and EADS-NA Huntsville lead executive.  DoD program expertise includes ACAT-1 programs as a PM for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Light Utility Helicopters (EADS-NA), Apache Longbow Fire Control Radar, Apache Simulation Systems, Command and Control, and Software Systems.  Retiring as an Army Colonel, Pentagon assignments as the Director for Unmanned Systems (Air & Ground) in the Army G-3; Director Aviation & IEW Systems; and Army Data Manager.  Education includes BS (Florida State University), MS in Strategic Studies from the Air War College, and MS College of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology; post graduate studies (Systems Engineering); and a graduate of the Air War College.  Highest awards are the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) and the Silver Award of the Order of St. Michael (Army Aviation).

  • Lieutenant Colonel Sean L. Clark was commissioned in the Army in March 1985 as a Second Lieutenant.  He received his commission in 1985 as a Distinguished Military Graduate in Army Aviation from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.  He graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science degree in Aviation Management. Lieutenant Colonel Clark joined the 2145th GSU in November of 2007 and then deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where he served as the Camp Victory Mayor in support of OIF in 2008.  Lieutenant Colonel Clark has contributed here in Huntsville at Redstone Arsenal as the Assistant Project Manager for Desert Modifications under the Project Manager for.Utility.Helicopters and has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of OIF, OND and OEF.

  • Darryl Colvin rejoined the PEO Missiles and Space team in July 2008 and is the Army Centrally Selected Project Manager for the Lower Tier Project Office.  He is responsible for leading the PATRIOT, PAC-3, Missile Segment Enhancement, JTAGs, and the US Medium Extended Air Defense System programs. Prior to his reassignment, Darryl served as the Operations and Integration Officer for the PEO Command Control and Communications – Tactical team in Madison, AL. Darryl has over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of Program Management, Contracting, Financial Management, and Foreign Military Sales for Army ACAT IC/ID programs as well as teaching experience at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.  Mr. Colvin earned a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. 

  • MG William T. (Tim) Crosby assumed duties as the Program Executive Officer, Aviation on 12 December 2008. He was promoted to the rank of major general in February 2011. MG Crosby entered flight school at Fort Rucker, AL where he was awarded his aviator wings in May of 1982. Upon completion of flight school, MG Crosby attended the CH-47 Transi­tion and was assigned to the 205th Aviation Compa­ny in Mainz Finthen, West Germany. MG Crosby  returned to Fort Rucker to attend the Aviation Officer Advanced Course.  In February of 1990, MG Crosby returned to Europe to command the VIIth Corps CH-47 unit and deployed his unit to Southwest Asia to participate in Operations Desert Shield and Storm. . Following staff college, MG Crosby was assigned to PMO Comanche in 1993.  MG Crosby left Comanche in June of 1996 to serve as a Weapons System Program Evaluator in the J8 Directorate of the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. MG Crosby attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base and earned a Masters Degree in International and Strategic Studies.

  • Jeanne Farmer is the Principal Director for the Programs Directorate in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).   She assumed this position in July 2005.  The Programs Directorate is responsible for the management of DOD funded Security Cooperation programs, training, end-use monitoring, excess defense articles, weapons’ disclosure, and international competitions.  It also manages the humanitarian affairs, demining and disaster relief efforts of the DOD; and is the Executive Agent for DOD’s five geographic Regional Centers. Prior to this, Ms. Farmer was Director of the Europe, Russia, Americas, and Sub-Saharan Africa Directorate. Ms. Farmer graduated from Mary Washington College with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and received a Master's Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College at Fort McNair.

  • Ron Genemans is the Defense Cooperation Attaché at the Embassy of The Netherlands. He assumed this position in July 2009. In his previous assignments Mr. Genemans served as a senior policy advisor to the Netherlands Minister of Defence. In earlier positions he worked at the Arms Export Control Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands Military Intelligence Service and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. In 2005 he worked as an industrial analyst for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Industrial Policy at the US Department of Defense in Washington DC. Ron Genemans is the current Chairman of the Defense MOU Attachés Group (DMAG), a group of 21 countries with bilateral reciprocal defense procurement agreements with the US.

  • Rob Jackson is Acquisition Attaché, British Defence Staff, British Embassy, Washington DC. In this role he is providing procurement and export licensing support to a wide range of UK MoD acquisition and export programs. He has held a variety of appointments in personnel, central secretariat and project implementation but his main focus has been on negotiating acquisition and sales contracts. Rob has worked on the Hawk, Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon programs - his work on the latter was during two periods of secondment in 1990 and 2000 to NETMA, the NATO management agency based in Munich, Germany. Rob is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

  • Frank D. Kenlon is the Director, International Negotiations in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Office of the Director for International Cooperation. He has served in this position since 2006 as a member of the Senior Executive Service.  Mr. Kenlon is responsible for AT&L international agreements, technology transfer, and export control business process oversight and improvements.  Mr. Kenlon was the Chief Negotiator for the Joint Strike Fighter Memoranda of Understanding that establish the framework for the nine-nation cooperation on the design, development, production, and follow-on support of the JSF. He also served as a key negotiation team member for the US-UK & US-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties.  Mr. Kenlon received a Master’s degree in International Transactions from George Mason University. He received a Diploma from the Naval War College’s Command and Staff Seminar Program and his Bachelor’s degree in European History from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • General Robert Magnus, USMC (Ret.) is the former Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.  General Magnus was commissioned in June 1969, after graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. (History).  In 1993, he received a M.S. (Business Administration) from Strayer College.  General Magnus' formal military education includes Naval Aviator Training, the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College (1985), and the National War College (1989).  General Magnus reported to Headquarters Marine Corps in July 2000, when he was appointed as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations (Quadrennial Defense Review). 

  • Dr. Alan L. (Leigh) Moore, Jr. is the Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation (DASA-DEC), stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  His responsibilities include chairmanship of the NATO Army Armaments Group (NAAG), Chairman of NAAG Land Capability Group 4 (LCG-4) on Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), and participation in the American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand (ABCA) program.  Dr. Moore graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Business and an athletic award in tennis.  He subsequently served in the US Army, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Dr. Moore received a Masters Degree in Business from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and a Doctor of Science Degree from Southeastern Institute of Technology. 

  • Barry J. Pike was selected for the Senior Executive Service in January 2010.  He is currently the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space (PEO MS) at Redstone Arsenal, AL.  He is responsible for the research, development, engineering, integration, test and evaluation, product assurance, procurement, production, distribution, product improvement, sustainment, demilitarization, and international program aspects for assigned missile and space systems.  His responsibilities include leadership, management, and execution of all financial, personnel, and materiel resources including an annual budget of over $3.5 billion.  Mr. Pike has received numerous government and defense industry awards and has also been nominated three times for the Redstone/Huntsville AUSA Civilian of the Year Award.  He is Level III certified in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering career fields. Mr. Pike graduated with honors from Auburn University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering.

  • Colonel David J. Rice earned his commission through Officer Candidate School.  He held a variety of command and staff positions in tactical Field Artillery units to include Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, Commander and Battalion Operations Officer.  As an Acquisition officer, he has been assigned to the MLRS Project Office, various positions on the Army Staff in the Pentagon, and as Product Manager, Large Caliber Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  His most recent assignment was to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) where he provided resource oversight for the Army’s portfolio of Major Defense Acquisition Programs. Colonel Rice holds an MBA from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. 

  • Wing Commander Debbie Richardson joined the Royal Australian Air Force in January 1986 as a Logistics Officer.   She attended the Australian Defence Force Academy where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the University of New South Wales.   She was then posted to positions including No 34 Squadron Equipment Officer and Aide de Camp to the Chief of Air Force.   She has spent the majority of her career in the Defence Materiel Organisation in positions such as the Trainer Aircraft Project Manager and Integrated Logistics Support Manager for the Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar, Heavy Airlift Project (C-17) and New Air Combat Capability (F-35).   She was also posted to the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office in Crystal City VA in 2007-09.   Wing Commander Richardson holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland.

  • Major General James E. Rogers is Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.  He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1979 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Ordnance Corps.  Major General Rogers also holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Operational Engineering from the University of Michigan.  His previous assignments include: Chief of Logistics, Operations Division (J-4) at the U.S. Central Command; Commander, 101st Division Support Command, Fort Campbell, KY; Chief of Ordnance Branch of the Officer Personnel Management Division, U.S. Army Total Personnel Command in Alexandria, Va. and Commander of the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.   Major General Rogers’ operational assignments include Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom from 2008 to present.

  • Alan R. Shaffer serves as the Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering.  In this position, Mr. Shaffer is responsible for formulating, planning, and reviewing the DoD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs, plans, strategy, priorities, and execution of the DoD RDT&E budget. Mr. Shaffer continues to serve as Director, Plans and Programs, Defense Research & Engineering while serving as the Principal Deputy. Prior to entering the federal government, Mr. Shaffer served a 24-year United States Air Force career with assignments in weather, intelligence, science and technology management, acquisition oversight, and programming.  Mr. Shaffer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont in 1976.  He earned a second Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Utah, a Master of Science in Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

  • LtCol Skinner is the Chief Engineer for the MV-22 Program at Naval Aviation Systems Command. He has been with the V-22 program for the past 12 years serving in various billets from Department of Aviation, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Test & Evaluation Squadron-Two Two (VMX-22), and Marine Tiltrotor Training Squadron-Two Zero Four (VMMT-204). Prior to his V-22 designation, LtCol Skinner was a CH-46Epilot. LtCol Skinner holds a B.S. in Aeronautics & Management from Dowling College. He is an acquisition designated personnel with Systems Engineering & Program Management certifications from Defense Acquisition University.

  • Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues.  Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues.  He has provided training on U.S. export and re-export controls to Russian Government export control officials and various agencies of the Government of Canada, including the Canadian Department of National Defence, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Space Agency.  Besides representing private companies,  Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. 

  • Brigadier General Christopher Tucker is Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command.   BG Tucker assumed command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, September 11, 2009.   Upon completion of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies, BG Tucker was assigned as the G3 operations officer to the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.  Upon graduation from the U.S. Army War College, Brigadier General Tucker served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. He then became Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colorado. Brigadier General Tucker was subsequently assigned to the J-8, Joint Staff, OJCS where he served as the Chief for the Warfighting Concepts and Architecture Integration Division, and later as the Chief of Staff to the J-8. His last assignment prior to assuming command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command was as the Program Manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, Saudi Arabia.

  • David Whiteree is Chairman of IDEEA, Inc., a Virginia company founded in 1985.  He is Chief Executive and Founder of the ComDef series of exhibitions and symposia.  IDEEA, Inc. is a full service international business development and marketing company established in Washington DC.  Mr. Whiteree is founder/publisher of “Common Defense Quarterly”. 

  • Quentin Whiteree has been President and Chief Operating Officer of IDEEA, Inc. since 1 January, 1999.  Prior to this, he was Vice President of the company, responsible for business focus, with an emphasis on emerging information and computer technologies.  He joined IDEEA, Inc. in 1987 and has held a series of appointments within the company.  Mr. Whiteree is Managing Editor of Common Defense Quarterly, an international defense cooperation publication.  He holds a joint BA honors degree in marketing from Strathclyde University, Scotland and is a past President of its Wine Appreciation Society.  Mr. Whiteree is a member of the National Press Club.

  • Jeffrey Young is Director, Security Assistance Management Directorate Army Aviation & Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  Mr. Young comes to SAMD after concluding his military career as the AMCOM Chief of Staff, where he led the day-to-day activities of a workforce of over 9,000 people and annual budget in excess of $22 billion. Jeff is a graduate of the Army ROTC Program at Auburn University and received a Reserve Commission as an Armor Officer in 1983, ultimately entering active duty with a Regular Army Commission in 1984. Mr. Young served as Commander of the Defense Distribution Depot-Europe, a forward deployed strategic depot in the Defense Logistics Agency depot system.  Mr. Young earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degrees in Logistics Management and Strategic Studies, and also successfully completed the Logistics Executive Development Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air Force Air War College.