2012 Board of Director Candidates

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RADM Daniel R. Bowler, USN (Ret.)
President, The Whitehall Group, LLC

Retired Rear Admiral Bowler is a 1970 U.S. Naval Academy graduate and served in the Navy nearly 33 years as a surface warfare officer. He commanded the USS Leftwich (DD-984), Chosin (CG-65), COMCRUDESGRU Five, and the National War College. Following retirement, from 2003 to 2009 he worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Washington Operations office as the Vice President for Naval Systems. He served on the Naval Studies Board in 2006-7. He was an Associate Member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee from 2008 to 2010. In 2009 he established The Whitehall Group, LLC, a defense consulting company. Rear Admiral Bowler served on the Naval Institute’s Editorial Board from 1996 to 1998. He is a former contributor to Proceedings and has been a member of the Institute since 1970.


VADM Nancy E. Brown, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Brown retired as Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, the Joint Staff, on 1 October 2009. She has served as an Outside Director of Systematic Software; is on the Armed Forces and Electronics Association Executive Committee; the Board of Advisors, Enlightened, Inc., New Market Veterans, LLC, The EDGE, and Kingfisher Systems, Inc.; is Chair of the Board of Directors, Homeward Deployed; and is a Director of the Naval Institute.

Highlights of her career include command of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Cutler, Maine, and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Norfolk. She served on the NSC staff at the White House and was Deputy Director, White House Military Office. In 2004 she deployed to Iraq, becoming the first Multi-National Force–Iraq C6. Returning in April 2005, she was assigned as the J6 for both North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command.


VADM Herbert A. Browne, USN (Ret.)

After two years’ enlisted service, Herb Browne was commissioned. During 36 years in uniform, he commanded two attack aircraft squadrons; two ships, including the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67); a carrier battle group; and U.S. 3rd Fleet. Ashore, he commanded Naval Space Command. In October 2000, he was Deputy, U.S. Space Command. 

In October 2001, he joined AFCEA International as President and CEO. During his tenure at the helm, VADM Browne charged AFCEA to provide great service to both government and the information technology community. 

The association membership grew, annual revenue increased 80 percent, and over $6 million in scholarships was awarded to students enrolled in technology curricula.

Since retiring from AFCEA in March 2007, Vice Admiral Browne remains active on C4I advisory boards and panels for the Navy (N-6), Air Force Research Lab (VS), MITRE Corporation, Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the National Reconnaissance Office.


CAPT Carl W. Dossel, USN (Ret.)
Senior Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology

Will Dossel retired in 2004 after serving 26 years in a variety of operational command and senior staff positions afloat and ashore. An E-2C Hawkeye NFO with 3,500 hours/551 traps, his operational experience spans four squadron tours and eight deployments, including command of VAW-122 and navigator on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Staff assignments at Service and Joint headquarters included Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy (OPNAV N51B) and Special Assistant to the CNO for Joint Matters. Since retirement, he has provided analytical support to MDA and the Navy across a range of operational, intelligence, and policy matters for integrated air and missile defense.

A graduate of The Citadel (BA, Political Science), Naval Postgraduate School, and Naval War College, he has published in and has contributed to a variety of media. He is a life member of the Naval Institute.


CAPT Karl M. Hasslinger, USN (Ret.)

Karl M. Hasslinger is Electric Boat’s Director of Washington Operations and is responsible for strategic analysis, government relations, business development, and ballistic-missile defense activities. He joined the company in September 2002 following a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy.

A former submarine officer, Hasslinger commanded the USS Hammerhead (SSN-663) before moving to a series of defense strategy billets. He served as a Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, as the Strategic Planning Assistant to the Director of Submarine Warfare on the Chief of Naval Operations staff, and as a Military Assistant in the Office of Secretary of Defense—Net Assessment.

Hasslinger is a 1975 graduate of Marquette University, where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College where he earned a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies, graduating with Highest Distinction. 


Mr. Andrew C. A. Jampoler

Retired Navy Captain Andrew C. A. Jampoler joined the Naval Institute upon commissioning in 1962. Since then, he has written often for Proceedings and Naval History. Andy’s first non-fiction book, Adak, was published by the Naval Institute Press in 2003; his fifth, about the United States, the U.S. Navy, and the Congo in the 19th century, will be published by Naval Institute Press in 2013. In 2003 and 2006 he was recognized as the Naval Institute’s author of the year.

He received his wings in 1963 and went on to serve in three patrol squadrons and command a naval air station. Other service included in Vietnam, on the second Strategic Studies Group, and staff assignments in Washington and Hawaii. For a decade after retirement he was a senior executive in the international aerospace industry.

Andy holds degrees from Columbia University, New York. He is a director of the Naval Historical Foundation.


Mr. Mark W. Johnson

Mark W. Johnson is cofounder and senior partner of Innosight, a strategic innovation consulting company with offices in Massachusetts, Singapore, and India. He has consulted to the Global 1000 in a wide range of industries, as well as governments and start-up companies.

Mark’s most recent work helps companies envision and create new growth, manage transformation, and achieve renewal through business-model innovation. This work is the subject of his award-winning book Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal, as well as his McKinsey award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “Reinventing Your Business Model.”

Mark served as a nuclear-power-trained surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy for eight years and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.  He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s in Civil Engineering from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.


Dr. J. P. "Jack" London, CAPT USNR (Ret.)

Dr. J. Phillip “Jack” London is Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International Inc, a $3.8-billion information technology corporation (NYSE: CACI) celebrating its 50th anniversary (www.caci.com). Under London’s leadership, CACI has grown from a small 50-person consulting firm to become a worldwide corporation (14,300+ employees/100+offices). London joined CACI in 1972: President/CEO 1984-2007, Chairman 1990 (board member since ’81).  Graduate U.S. Naval Academy (’59), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (’67). Doctorate “with distinction” George Washington University (’71). Twenty-four years USN (active/reserve), naval aviator, aeronautical engineering duty officer, retired captain (’83). Aide to Admiral Jackson D. Arnold, Chief Naval Material, Vietnam War (’69-’71). C.O. NAVAIRSYSCOM Units (’82). Awards include: U.S. Navy League’s (National) Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award (’07); Washington, D.C. Business “Hall of Fame” (inducted ’10); USN Postgraduate School “Hall of Fame” (inducted ’11). Boards: U.S. Naval Institute; Navy Memorial Foundation; Naval Historical Foundation; others, charities.


CAPT Dave M. McFarland, USN

Captain McFarland enlisted in the Navy in 1982. Commissioned through the NROTC program, he holds degrees in Nuclear Engineering and National Security and Strategic Studies.

At sea, he served as a Division Officer in the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Laboon (DDG-58); a department head in the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53); executive officer in the USS Bulkeley (DDG-84); and commanded the USS Laboon (DDG-58).

Ashore, he served in the Navy Programming Division (N80), on the Joint Staff in the Program Budget Analysis Division (PBAD), in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary, and as Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/CFO. He currently serves in Surface Warfare Division (N86)

Captain McFarland also serves on the Naval Institute Editorial Board and has served on the Board of Directors for The Alexandria/Arlington Coalition for the Homeless (AACH).


Mr. Edward S. Miller

Edward S. Miller is a retired corporate executive and author on strategy. After joining the Naval Institute in 1981 he became a life member, honorary Commodore, and since 2007 a director. He supports the Naval Institute Press by donations and fund-raising.

Miller earned a BS in Economics at Syracuse University, Phi Beta Kappa, and attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program. In a 30-year career with a Fortune 500 global mining corporation, he served variously as Senior VP of Planning, of Finance, and of Administration. Later, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Vice President-Finance of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation.

The Naval Institute Press published Miller’s books on strategy. War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 won five history prizes. General Colin Powell in Proceedings called it “a magnificent book.” His Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor is a timely study of a national bankruptcy.


HON B. J. Penn

Mr. Penn was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve in 1961 and designated a naval aviator in June 1962, amassing over 6,800 flight hours during his career. 

His leadership assignments included Executive/Commanding Officer of VAQ-33, Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, Commanding Officer NAS North Island, California, and Chief of Staff Navy International Programs. 

On 13 September 2001, Mr. Penn was asked to join the Department of Defense as a Political Appointee in AT&L, Industrial Policy. In April 2005, the Senate confirmed him as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment. From March to May 2009, he was the Acting Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Penn is the CEO of Genesis IV, an executive consulting firm headquartered in Northern Virginia. He is Chairman of the Board of Spectra Systems Corporation, a Trustee at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and on the Board of the Naval Aviation Museum.


VADM Norman W. Ray, USN (Ret.)

Active Duty: USNA ’64. Naval aviator, MPA. Test pilot. NAVAIR PM. Commands: VP-56 and NAS Jacksonville. OPNAV staff: Air ASW Branch Head, Navy long range planner; authored Summary Warfare Appraisal and ASW Master Strategy. DON Secretariat: EA to Under SECNAV, EA to SECNAV, Director of the Office of Program Appraisal. NATO: Naval Armaments Officer in U.S. Mission, Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee. Highest awards: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3), Air Medal (3). 

Postretirement: NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Support, President Raytheon International for Europe, Raytheon Systems Limited Board member, Indra Electronics Board member, Marshall Center Advisory Board member, The SPECTRUM Group International Division head, a U.S. Atlantic Council Board member and Strategy Advisors Group member, Allied Command Transformation Senior Concept Developer, CINCEUR/SACEUR Advisory Group member, member of USNI Board of Directors.


CAPT Gordon E. Van Hook, USN (Ret.)

Senior Director, Maersk Line. Limited

Gordan Van Hook currently advises U.S. maritime services on commercial best practices and innovation in energy efficiency, sustainment, sea basing, commercial ship conversions, maritime security, and counter-piracy. In 2009 he led the Maersk crisis action team in Mombasa, Kenya, for the Maersk Alabama incident. 

A 29-year Navy veteran, he served afloat in destroyers and frigates. He was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for actions to save USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) after being mined in the Persian Gulf. He commanded USS O’Bannon (DD-987) and Destroyer Squadron 23, serving as Sea Combat Commander for the Nimitz (CVN-68) Strike Group. In his final job in the Navy he served as the Executive Director of the CNO Executive Panel. 

He has master’s degrees in Information Systems from Naval Postgraduate School and National Security Strategy from Naval War College.

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