Archive for category: Thought Leadership Former Marine – Honor America’s Veterans By Destigmatizing Mental Health Care

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Washington Stalwart Arnold Punaro Takes Helm of NDIA Board

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Government Matters: The Defense Business Board and the DoD CMO

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FCW: Senate Confirms Esper as New Defense Secretary

July 23, 2019

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RealClearDefense: Pentagon Chief Management Officer Essential to New Defense Strategy

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Punaro White Paper: National Security in Divided Government

Read Arnold Punaro’s November 2018 White Paper discussing the return of divided government following the 2018 midterm elections and what it means for how government could work for the next two years. In particular, is there anything to be learned from past experience that would help Federal agencies and their leaders navigate successfully, especially in the national security field?

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NatSec in Divided Government


The Augusta Chronicle: Sen. Perdue Fighting for our Fighters

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Punaro Statement on the Passing of Powell A. Moore

Statement from Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro (USMC, Ret.), former Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee (1983-1997), former Chairman, National Defense Industrial Association (2013-2015) on the passing of Powell A. Moore:

August 14, 2018

McLean, VA

“The Honorable Powell Moore was the gold standard for selfless and exceptional public service. As an Army infantry officer in West Germany in the early days of the Cold War, he laid the foundations for a long and comprehensive career in Washington. All through his time in the Senate, in the White House, in the Departments of Defense, Justice, and State, and even in industry, supporting the men and women in uniform was his hallmark.

A source of sage advice to a new Senate staffer like myself in the early 1970s, Powell Moore was ever-cognizant of political realities and the needs of the nation. I was privileged to have him as a mentor, colleague, friend, and fellow Georgia Bulldogs fan for over 45 years. He helped Army privates and United States Presidents alike.

A role model for all.”



Punaro Letter to Sen. Mark Warner Regarding Gina Haspel Nomination

May 14, 2018

Arnold Punaro Letter to Sen. Mark Warner Regarding Nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

Punaro Ltr to The Hon Mark R Warner



Punaro Receives Forrestal Industry Leadership Award from NDIA

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Punaro receiving NDIA’s 2018 James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award. From left: Sid Ashworth, NDIA’s board chair; Arnold Punaro; Hawk Carlisle, NDIA’s president and CEO. PHOTO CREDIT: NDIA

Punaro:  Future Defense Spending Needs “Smarter, Not Richer” Thinking


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Punaro Acceptance Speech NDIA Forrestal Award