Serving the Defense Department requires deep knowledge of its mission, the ability to provide secure innovative solutions, and a status as a trusted, strategic partner for the nation’s top line of defense. As technology and the defense landscape evolve, so do the needs of agencies and service members to continue protecting the nation effectively, efficiently and strategically.
For WashingtonExec’s Top 25 DOD Executives to Watch in 2021, we identified the best of the best leaders providing the tools, strategies and systems in service of U.S. defense needs. We considered not only their personal accomplishments but also their impact on the defense community and their vision for the near-term future. These leaders, some having served the country themselves, bring the experience, knowledge and expertise the Pentagon needs to stay on the cutting edge.