Archive for category: Thought Leadership

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

Read the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Press Release:             

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


Read Punaro’s Acceptance Speech Remarks:

Punaro Acceptance Speech NDIA Forrestal Award




Washington Post: Who Will Watchdog Trump’s Massive Pentagon Budget While McCain is Absent?

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Punaro Remarks to Cowen and Company Aerospace/Defense and Industrial Conference

February 8, 2018

Thought Leadership

Arnold Punaro Remarks

February 8, 2018

Cowen and Company 39th Annual Aerospace/Defense & Industrial Conference

New York, NY

Read Punaro’s Remarks and View the Presentation Here:

Cowen Conference Remarks

Cowen Conference Presentation



Punaro Remarks to 2017 CAUSE Veterans Day Benefit Gala

November 10, 2017

Thought Leadership

Arnold Punaro Remarks

November 10, 2017

Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE) Veterans Day Benefit Gala

Arlington, VA

Read Punaro’s Remarks Here:

CAUSE Gala Speech




WNYC Radio: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway

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Reagan National Defense Forum: DOD Needs to Reform Instead of Rebuild

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