John J Young Jr had a position (Weapons specialist and leader) at US Department of Defense

Title Weapons specialist and leader
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Notes During his tenure with the US Department of Defense, John led the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program Task Force at the direction of Defense Secretary Gates. Additional accomplishments include guiding the Biometrics Task Force, establishing the Reliance 21 science and technology oversight process, structuring the SSGN Submarine Conversion program, securing the Virginia Class Submarine multi-year contract, and leading the unprecedented swap of DDG-51 destroyers and LPD-17 amphibious ships between two industry ship yards. John constantly focused on increasing effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Defense procurement and research programs while controlling costs. Throughout his Pentagon tenure, he worked the details of the Pentagon budget processes to ensure acquisition programs were fully funded to enable successful execution.
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