Department of Defense Operations in the Twenty–first Century
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 at 8:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial UnionJack Bell, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the principal logistics official within the senior management of the Department of Defense. He served as the first chief of staff of the State Department's Afghanistan Reconstruction Group in Kabul, Afghanistan, advising the President's Special Envoy and Ambassador to Afghanistan on efforts to accelerate political stability, reconstruction, and economic development in that country. His work in the private sector included senior management positions at US Airways, American Airlines, and Burlington Northern Railroad. A captain in the Marine Corps, Bell served tours in Vietnam, Okinawa, and the Caribbean. He earned a B.A. in business administration from Northwestern University and an M.A. in international relations from the University of South Carolina. Part of the World Affairs Series.
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