Tag Archives: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Nonprofit Exec John Boerstler Joins VA as Chief Veteran Experience Officer

John Boerstler

John Boerstler, most recently CEO of the nonprofit Combined Arms organization, has been appointed to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs office responsible for collecting customer experience data to transform service delivery to former military personnel. VA named Boerstler as chief veterans experience officer in a series of leadership appointments announced Thursday.

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Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee Joins DISA as Individual Mobilization Augmentee

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, formerly deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Army, has been appointed individual mobilization augmentee to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. Yee managed the Army's security and modernization initiatives under his previous role and served as the director of operations and architecture and led cybersecurity and information assurance at the service branch's headquarters.

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Forge.AI and In-Q-Tel Announce Strategic Investment Agreement; LTG John Mulholland Added as Advisor

Forge.AI, an artificial intelligence company that transforms the world's unstructured information into structured machine ready data, announced on Wednesday that the company has formed a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). ForgeAI also announced that Lieutenant General John Mulholland to the company’s its board of advisors.

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Ryan Dean Newman to Be Nominated Army General Counsel

Ryan Dean Newman, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department‘s legal policy office, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as general counsel at the Department of the Army, the White House announced Monday. He previously served in the U.S. Army as a captain and received a Bronze …

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Vice Adm. Luke McCollum Takes Navy Reserve Chief Post

Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, formerly deputy commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, has transitioned into a new post as chief of Navy Reserve and commander of the Navy Reserve Force. McCollum relieved Vice Adm. Robin Braun during a change of command ceremony at Admiral Leutze Park on the Washington Navy Yard …

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Former Centcom Commander John Abizaid Named Senior Defense Adviser to Ukraine

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appointed John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as senior defense adviser to Ukraine. The Defense Department said Thursday Abizaid will give authoritative advice to Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and other senior Ukrainian officials. Abizaid will seek to support Ukraine’s efforts to align its armed forces with …

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Motherboard: NSA’s Iraq War Documents Detail Surveillance Expansion in Counterterrorism Efforts

Internal National Security Agency documents on the Iraq war have revealed that former NSA director Michael Hayden called for cooperation within the agency to support surveillance efforts as part of an “intelligence-driven” initiative against terrorism, Motherboard reported Tuesday. Jason Koebler writes a 2008 Freedom of Information Act request led to the publication of …

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