Archive for category: Thought Leadership

UPCOMING EVENT: The Center for a New American Security Presents “Maintaining a Strong Defense-Industrial Workforce”

September 19, 2013

Thought Leadership

The Center for a New American Security invites you to attend a discussion on:

Maintaining a Strong Defense-Industrial Workforce

with

Linda Hudson

President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE  Systems, Inc.

Please join CNAS for an event featuring Linda Hudson, President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., who will discuss the challenges to the nation of maintaining a healthy defense industrial workforce in an era when sequestration requires deep cuts in defense budgets.  Following her remarks, Ms. Hudson will join a panel discussion that will include:

Major General Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret.) – Chief Executive Officer, The Punaro Group
and
The Honorable Christine Fox – Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Date & Time
Monday, September 30, 2013
4:45 p.m.: Guest Registration
5:00-6:30 p.m.: Remarks, Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
6:30-7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

Location
The Willard InterContinental Hotel’s Crystal Room
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

RSVP for the event

 

Punaro Remarks on the “Washington Battlefield” Delivered at Potomac Officers Club Sequestration Summit

May 14, 2013

Thought Leadership

Remarks by Arnold Punaro

Delivered at the Potomac Officers Club Sequestration Summit

Download the Remarks (PDF)

 

 

Punaro Warns of Defense Budget Time Bombs in Presentation to HASC Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

March 20, 2013

Thought Leadership

Presentation by Arnold L. Punaro

Delivered to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee

 

 

Defense Or Disarmament: The Ticking Time Bombs Of U.S. National Security

February 26, 2013

Thought Leadership

Presentation by Arnold L. Punaro

Delivered to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Washington, D.C.

– Updated as of  February, 2013

 

 

Arnold Punaro Statement On Nomination Of Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary Of Defense

February 12, 2013

Thought Leadership

Once Senator Hagel is confirmed and appointed, he knows as do the members of the committee that the next vote is always the most important vote.  That the person who may be your strongest opponent on this vote could be your strongest ally on the next vote.  He understands as a squad leader in combat that you need the support of those on your left flank and those on your right flank to accomplish the mission.  He knows firsthand the Congress’ key role and, as Secretary Hagel, I am confident he will work cooperatively with the leadership and members of the defense committees on both sides of the aisle whether they supported him or not.  He will receive lots of calls from the Congress on issues big and small and will make lots of calls to members of congress on issues big and small.  He will need and solicit the wisdom and experience of individuals like Chairman McKeon and Senator McCain and others just as he will Chairman Levin and Congressman Smith.  And even his staunchest opponents will need his help on issues in their districts and states.  One of the reasons that he has such strong bipartisan support from everyone that is anybody in the national security establishment from former secretaries of state, defense, national security advisors, SASC committee chairmen, retired military leaders, ambassadors, and the veteran leaders, is he is a true statesman. Statesmen know the only time you have an enemies list is when you are on the battlefield and you need to sort out the friendlies from the enemies. Whether they supported him or not, all of Congress is in the “friendly” camp.

 

Defense Reserve Policy Board, Final Report to the Secretary of Defense

January 7, 2013

Thought Leadership

Arnold L. Punaro, chairman

Eliminating Major Gaps in DoD Data on the Fully-Burdened and Life-Cycle Cost of Military Personnel: Cost Elements Should be Mandated by Policy

Download the PDF

 

The Guard and Reserve: A Battle-hardened Bargain for the Warfighters and Taxpayers

September 11, 2012

Thought Leadership

Keynote Speech by Arnold L. Punaro

Former Chairman, Commission on the Guard and Reserve

Delivered to the National Guard Association of the U.S. 134th Annual Convention

Reno, Nevada

Download the Speech  (PDF)

 

Defense Business Board, Report to the Secretary of Defense

April 19, 2012

Thought Leadership

Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman

Linking and Streamlining the Defense Requirements, Acquisition, and Budget Processes

Read the report:

Defense Business Board Report April 2012

UPDATE:  April 2013

Department of Defense Responds to Report and Recommendations, Takes Action as Outlined in Memo from James A. Winnefeld, Frank Kendall and Christine H. Fox to Defense Business Board

Read the memo:

DoD MEMO to DBB April 26 2013