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Lawrence B. "Jake" Henry Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Selected for reassignment as Director, Programs and Resources, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Lawrence B. "Jake" Henry, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Programs and Resources, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He serves as the principal spokesman and advocate for the command?s critical operational capabilities, programs and financial resources required to successfully execute missions spanning the entire North American continent, Caribbean and surrounding littoral waters. On behalf of NORAD and USNORTHCOM?s Combatant Commander, Mr. Henry is the process leader of all associated Defense Department planning, programming and budgeting execution activities as well as joint experimentation, transformation, knowledge management and business process reengineering. He oversees a multibillion dollar investment portfolio across the Future Years Defense Program for both commands? headquarters, subordinate units from all three military departments, and select defense and other Executive Branch agencies. Mr. Henry conducts these responsibilities with senior staff from both commands as well as from the other combatant commands, the military departments, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Henry began his Air Force career as an airman in 1960 and flew as a combat aircrew member. He served as a noncommissioned officer, then officer, in numerous operations, logistics and acquisition assignments. His military career culminated as an Air Staff programmer and program analyst with the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C. Since his retirement from the Air Force in 1985, he has continued to serve the Department of Defense as a civil servant, and has held many senior positions at the Pentagon in the planning, programming, budgeting and program execution fields.
Mr. Henry is a recognized authority in business process re-engineering, and the department?s planning, programming, budgeting and execution process. He has been a key participant in the evolution of the joint resource allocation processes for four combatant commands since 2000: NORAD, USNORTHCOM, U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Space Command.
EDUCATION
1967 Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, State College
1972 Master of Business Administration degree in management, Inter-American University, Puerto Rico
1977 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Master of Arts degree in religious studies, Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute, Arlington, Va.
1987 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1991 Program for Senior Officials in National Strategy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1994 Management Program for Executives, Pennsylvania State University, State College
1999 National Security Studies, National Security Decision-Making Seminar, Johns Hopkins and Syracuse universities
2003 Senior Information Warfare Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 U.S. Navy Executive Business Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2004 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. August 1960 - December 1985, various Air Force positions in operations, logistics and acquisition
2. December 1985 - December 1986, Director of Program Analysis and Administration, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics, Washington, D.C.
3. December 1986 - April 1989, Defense Systems Program Analyst, Directorate of Program Integration, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
4. April 1989 - September 1991, Assistant Deputy Director of Program Evaluation and Integration, Directorate of Programs and Resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. September 1991 - October 1998, Associate Director of Programs and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. October 1998 - November 1999, Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. November 1999 - October 2000, Director of Financial and Programming Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. October 2000 - May 2001, Associate Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
9. May 2001 - September 2002, Director of Programs and Resources, Headquarters NORAD and U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
10. October 2002 - present, Director of Programs and Resources, Headquarters NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
1991 Federal Employee Point of Light
1992 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award (for outstanding contribution to financial management and comptroller)
1998 Federal Executive of the Year
2002 Joint Meritorious Unit Award, U.S. Space Command
2003 Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Air Force Association
The Highlands Forum
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
2000 Professional Development and Management, Level III

 

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