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Mr. Arnold L. Punaro

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Chairman

Phone: (703) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Virginia , United States
National Defense Industrial Association
2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 400
Arlington , Virginia 22201
United States

Company Description: NDIA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a legal and ethical forum for the interchange of ideas between the government and industry and to...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Masters of Arts degree
    Georgetown University
  • Masters of Arts degree
    University of Georgia
  • M.A. , national security studies
    Georgetown University.
  • B.S.
    Spring Hill College
  • M.A. , journalism
    University of Georgia
  • M.A. , national security studies
    Georgetown University
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Leadership
www.ndia.org, 17 April 2014 [cached]
Arnold L. Punaro, The Punaro Group, Chairman
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Arnold L. Punaro, The Punaro Group
Arnold L. Punaro Maj. ...
www.sec.gov, 5 April 2011 [cached]
Arnold L. Punaro Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro (ret.), age 64, originally joined our Board of Directors in January 2007 and his term expired in May 2009. He rejoined our Board in May 2010. General Punaro is chief executive officer of the Punaro Group, LLC, a Washington-based firm offering government relations, strategic planning, federal budget and market analysis, communications, crisis and emergency management, business development and sensitive operations consulting. Previously, General Punaro served as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications and Support Operations and General Manager of Washington Operations for Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC. He is also a Senior Fellow on Secretary of Defense Gates’ Defense Business Board and previously chaired the Statutory Commission on the National Guard and Reserves. Prior to joining SAIC in 1997, General Punaro worked for Senator Sam Nunn on national security matters from 1973 to 1997.
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During that time, General Punaro served as Senator Nunn’s director of national security affairs and as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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General Punaro served as the director of the Marine Corps Reserve from May 2001 until his retirement in October 2003. General Punaro also served as deputy commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (Mobilization) from August 2000 until May 2001, and as the commanding general of the 4th Marine Division headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1997 to 2000. General Punaro served on active duty as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart. As a reserve officer, he has served in Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia in December 1990, Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward) in the former Yugoslavia in December 1993, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2003 and has served as both the Headquarters Marine Corps Director of Reserve Affairs and as the Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command. Since November 2009, General Punaro has also served on the Board of Directors of DesignLine Corporation, a manufacturer of hybrid, electric, alternative fuel and diesel mass transit buses, as well as electric trolleys, which was publicly traded until January 2010. General Punaro holds a B.S. from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University.
General Punaro brings leadership and management experience to our Board of Directors gained during both his military career and as an executive of a publicly-traded company. In addition, General Punaro has extensive knowledge regarding our federal sector business. INFORMATION REGARDING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Independence of the Board of Directors Under the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) listing standards, a majority of the members of a listed company’s Board of Directors must qualify as “independent,” as affirmatively determined by the Board of Directors. The Board consults with the Company’s counsel to ensure that the Board’s determinations are consistent with relevant securities and other laws and regulations regarding the definition of “independent,” including those set forth in pertinent listing standards of the NASDAQ, as in effect time to time. Consistent with these considerations, after review of all relevant identified transactions or relationships between each director, or any of his or her family members, and the Company, its senior management and its independent auditors, the Board has affirmatively determined that the following five directors are independent directors within the meaning of the applicable NASDAQ listing standards: John C. Becker, Michael Cristinziano, Tim A. Guleri, Steven R. Polk and Arnold L. Punaro.
About Us | IronArch Technology
ironarchtechnology.com, 22 Sept 2015 [cached]
Arnold Punaro, chief executive, brings an extraordinary breadth of leadership experience to IronArch Technology. He is a retired Marine Corps Major General who has also served as the executive vice president of an $11 billion technology and professional services firm. He was also the staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, among other positions. He is recognized constantly by Defense News as one to the 100 most influential individuals in U.S. Defense.
Corporate Leadership Formerly an executive vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), he was the senior corporate official responsible for SAIC's government affairs, worldwide communications and support operations, to include crisis and risk management, as well as general manager of their Washington operations and supervisor of SAIC's corporate Small and Disadvantaged Business office. In previous SAIC positions, he served as a sector manager, deputy president of the Federal Business Segment, and ran SAIC's Corporate Business Development organization. At SAIC, he was recognized for his leadership and accomplishments with the Founder's Award and two special CEO awards.
U.S. Senate Leadership From 1973 to 1997, Mr. Punaro worked for Senator Sam Nunn, D-GA, in National Security matters.
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Punaro is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General. He served as the Director of the Marine Corps Reserve during the post-9/11 mobilizations, Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (Mobilization), and for three years as the Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division. Other assignments were Commanding General, Marine Corps Mobilization Command, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Reserve. He served on active duty as an Infantry Platoon Commander in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor, and the Purple Heart. In December 1990, General Punaro was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield. In December 1993, he completed a tour of extended active duty as Commander of Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward) in the former Yugoslavia. He was mobilized for a third time in May 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Arnold Punaro Chief Executive Officer
The Punaro GroupThe Punaro Group: About Arnold Punaro and The Punaro Group
punarogroup.com, 19 Aug 2015 [cached]
Arnold L. Punaro is the chief executive of TPG. His 40 years of unparalleled experience provides a competitive advantage in the Washington landscape.
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Arnold Punaro is chief executive officer of The Punaro Group, LLC, a Washington-based firm he founded in 2010 specializing in federal budget and market analysis, business strategy and capture, acquisition due diligence, government relations, communications, sensitive operations, business risk analysis and compliance, and crisis management. He consults for a broad array of Fortune 100 companies and was recognized by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential individuals in U.S. Defense in 2012 and 2013. He received the Reserve Officers Association's prestigious Minuteman of the Year Award in 2014.
In November 2013, Mr. Punaro was selected to a two-year term as the Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association, the country's largest defense industry association with over 1,600 corporate and 91,000 individual members. He's also Chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, which serves as an independent advisor to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Reserve and National Guard matters.
He is a retired Marine Corps Major General who has also served as the executive vice president of an $11 billion technology and professional services firm, and as the staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, among other positions.
Corporate Leadership
As an executive vice president at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1997 to 2010, Mr. Punaro served as a sector manager, deputy president of the Federal Business Segment, and led SAIC's Corporate Business Development organization. He was the senior corporate official responsible for SAIC's government affairs, worldwide communications and support operations, to include crisis and risk management, as well as general manager of their Washington operations and supervisor of SAIC's corporate Small and Disadvantaged Business office. At SAIC, he was recognized for his leadership and accomplishments with the Founder's Award and two special CEO awards.
U.S. Senate Leadership
From 1973 to 1997, Mr. Punaro worked for Senator Sam Nunn, D-GA, in National Security matters.
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Punaro is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General. He served as the Director of the Marine Corps Reserve during the post-9/11 mobilizations, Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (Mobilization), and for three years as the Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division. Other assignments were Commanding General, Marine Corps Mobilization Command, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Reserve. He served on active duty as an Infantry Platoon Commander in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor, and the Purple Heart. In December 1990, General Punaro was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield. In December 1993, he completed a tour of extended active duty as Commander of Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward) in the former Yugoslavia. He was mobilized for a third time in May 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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On September 1, 2011, Punaro was named by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to chair the newly constituted Reserve Forces Policy Board which serves as an independent advisor to the Secretary of Defense on reserve and guard matters.
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Punaro also served as a task force member for U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security, a Commissioner on the Independent Commission on the Iraqi Security Force, Deputy Executive Director of the Hart-Rudman National Security Commission from 1998-2001, which foresaw the growing terrorist threat to the United States well before the September 11, 2001 attacks and advocated priority attention be devoted to homeland security, and chaired the Defense Reform Task Force for Secretary of Defense William Cohen in 1997.
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Punaro is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He serves on the non-profit boards of the Atlantic Council, the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs Board of Visitors, Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and as Chair of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
Personal Awards
Punaro is the recipient of numerous recognitions including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. He received the Marine Corps League's "Iron Mike" Award in 1993 for "exceptionally outstanding service" and "unwavering commitment" for over 20 years to "insuring a strong national defense. He has received the Air Force Association's "Exceptional Service Award," the National Guard "Minuteman Award," the Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service Medal", and was the recipient of SAIC's "Founders Award" and two special CEO awards. In March 2014 Punaro received the Reserve Officers Association's Minuteman of the Year award presented annually to a "citizen who has contributed most to National Security during these times. He has over 20 military awards and decorations to include the Distinguished Service Medal.
Education and Early Life
Punaro has a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Arts degree from Georgetown University, the latter in national security studies. He was on the Adjunct Faculty of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for ten years where he taught an annual graduate level course entitled "National Security Decision Making.
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Arnold Punaro Appears on Defense News TV to Discuss Carter Nomination for Defense Secretary
TPG in the News
Liberty Tree Board of Directors | Liberty Tree Foundation
libertytreefoundation.org, 5 Aug 2015 [cached]
General Arnold Punaro, chairman of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, told Congress that "we are putting our citizens at greater risk and our economy at greater risk" by relegating homeland defense to a backseat role.
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