Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program Announces 2009 Corporate Residency Matches

March 16, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) is an executive development program for commanders and senior civilian leaders of the United States Military Depots and Arsenals. Established in 2003 by the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), the program is organized and administered by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) and delivered in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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DAELP provides participants with basic management concepts as well as specific tactics and strategies for effective leadership of large industrial complexes. The comprehensive educational experience, spanning six months, is comprised of the following elements:

  • Five weeks of in-person academic instruction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education;
  • A one-week series of benchmarking site visits to high-performing depot and arsenal facilities as well as leading corporations;
  • An online Lean Six Sigma Champion certification offered in partnership with East Carolina University; and
  • A four-week residency with leading private sector corporations.

The corporate residency serves as the integrative capstone for the program, allowing substantive information exchanges with executives across functional areas. This enables participants to identify industry-leading practices that they can adapt and implement at their respective organizations to cut costs and improve efficiency. The participants of the sixth offering of the DAELP are in the midst of their four-week individualized corporate residencies, which began in late February and conclude at the end of April. Below is a list of the 2008/2009 DAELP participants along with their corporate residency hosts:

  • Mr. Michael Bogdahn, Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Logistics Center Barstow — Oshkosh Defense and AM General*
  • Mr. Larry Carroll, Deputy Director for Quality, Red River Army Depot — BAE Land & Armaments
  • COL Yolanda Dennis-Lowman, Commander, Tooele Army Depot — Agility
  • COL Scott Fletcher, Commander, Watervliet Arsenal — Alcoa Defense
  • Mr. Joe Franklin, Deputy Division Chief for Army Aviation, Defense Supply Center Richmond — Sikorsky and Bell Helicopter*
  • LTC Kimberly Gilbert-Mason, Commander, Hawthorne Army Depot — DuPont
  • Ms. Eva Knight, Supervisor Accountant, Internal Review, Red River Army Depot — Robbins-Gioia, LLC and The Boeing Company*
  • Mr. Dennis Lewis, Chief of Staff, Red River Army Depot — Mack Trucks Inc. and Simpler Consulting LP*
  • Mr. Brian Lott, Director of Ammunition Operations, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant — Raytheon and Schneider National*
  • Mr. James Mangino, Director of Production Engineering, Tobyhanna Army Depot — Lockheed Martin Corporation and ITT Corporation*
  • COL Dan Mitchell, Commander, Red River Army Depot — Caterpillar
  • Mr. Jody Oustrich, Deputy Director of Manufacturing, Tobyhanna Army Depot — Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Col Terry Reid, Assistant Chief of Staff, Aviation Logistics Division, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing — AM General and Horizon Logistics*
  • Ms. Barbara Robertson, Division Chief Land Customer Operations, Defense Supply Center Columbus — SAS Institute, Inc. and FedEx*
  • Mr. George Salitsky, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Tobyhanna Army Depot – BAE Electronics, Intelligence & Support (EI&S)
  • COL Joseph Tirone, Commander, Blue Grass Army Depot — ATK and Day & Zimmerman Group *
  • Ms. Theresa Weaver, Director for Resource Management, Red River Army Depot — IBM
  • Mr. Richard Woodworth, Director Communications Systems, Tobyhanna Army Depot — The Boeing Company

*Indicates a split residency where the participant spends two weeks with each corporation listed.

Following the completion of these corporate residencies participants will brief the leadership of AMC regarding their corporate residency learning experience, with an emphasis on best practice replication.

The Institute for Defense and Business is a non-profit research and education institute formed in 1997 by UNC-Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina. The IDB offers a series of educational programs for the military, government, non-governmental agencies, and private industry. Areas of focus include logistics, organizational management, and economic stabilization.

    Institute for Defense and Business
    Theresa Esposto, Director of Industry Relations

SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business

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