William C. Bodie, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Communications, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bodie is responsible for the research, development and execution of timely, accurate communications activities. This includes integrating Air Force communications support for recruiting and retention initiatives; maintaining open and responsive media relations; generating internal communications, support for community outreach activities; and the generation of fact sheets, issue papers and interactive materials to increase understanding and awareness of Air Force programs, people and priorities. He also serves as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and is the Secretarys senior policy adviser on all matters related to Air Force operations, space research and development, acquisition, logistics, public affairs and other key issues. Mr. Bodie assists the Secretary on external relations with Congress, other executive agencies, state and local governments, the media, and as directed, represents the Secretary at official meetings and functions.
Prior to this position, Mr. Bodie was Director of Communications for the Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman Corp., Baltimore, Md. He joined Northrop Grumman Corp. in 1993 as Director of Executive Communications, where he was responsible for the chairman's speeches, the company's annual report and other corporate communication vehicles. He also served as Director of Employee Communications at corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Bodie has served as Senior Vice President at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, a communications consulting firm in New York; as a senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.; and as a Program Officer for International Programs at the Smith Richardson Foundation in New York City.
Mr. Bodie has published numerous articles and monographs on defense and public policy issues, and has consulted with the Director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
1980 Bachelor's degree in history, Columbia University
1985 Master's degree in political science, New York University
1. 1982 - 1987, Program Coordinator, National Strategy Information Center, New York, N.Y.
2. 1987 - 1992, Program Officer for International Programs, Smith Richardson Foundation, New York, N.Y.
3. 1992 - 1993, senior fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
4. 1993 - 1995, Director of Executive Communications, Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
5. 1995 - 1998, Senior Vice President, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, New York, N.Y.
6. 1998 - 2001, Director of Communications, Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman Corp., Baltimore, Md.
7. 2001 - 2002, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. 2002 - present, Director of Communications, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
2000 - 2001 Who's Who of Professionals
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
International Institute for Strategic Studies
George F. Kennan Institute for Russian Studies
1993 - 1998 Term member, Council on Foreign Relations