Jer Donald Get


Executive Director, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, US Transportation Command


getjd@aol.com


Topics:
1) The business case for diversity
2) Breaking the stereotype of Asian Americans – achieving excellence in       a variety of professions
3) Asian American’s Military Legacy
4) Career transitions


Biography: 

Jer Donald "Don" Get, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, of US Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC).  Mr. Get is the senior civilian advisor to the JECC Commander for employment, management and development of deployable capability elements for a joint task force headquarters.   Mr. Get served in the U.S. Army from 1973 until he retired in 2000.  While on active duty, he served as a cavalry platoon leader, a military intelligence field office commander, a combat electronic warfare and intelligence company commander, a signals intelligence operations battalion commander, and a multi-discipline intelligence brigade commander.  His military assignments included tours in Germany, Korea, Japan, and the Pentagon where he held an alternate specialty as a China foreign area officer and served as the politico-military affairs officer for China on the Department of the Army staff.  As a civilian executive, Mr. Get has also served as Director for Army Customer Requirements, Northrop Grumman Corp; Executive Director of the Air Force ISR Agency, Special Adviser for Operations, U.S. Army INSCOM; Director, Air Force Language, Region and Culture Program Office, and Air Force Senior Language Authority, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Director, Iraqi Training and Advising Mission, Ministry of Defense, , U.S. Forces Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; and the Associate Director of Programs,, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.  Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Get was Deputy Director, Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office where he was responsible for determining policies, goals, and courses of action, and committing resources, initiating projects, and coordinating programs concerning SAPR matters for the Air Force. 

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