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Chris Lowman and Jeffrey Stanley Appointed as Corrosion Executives for the Army and Air Force

The U.S. Army and Air Force have appointed officials from the Senior Executive Service to serve as Department of Defense (DoD) Corrosion Control and Prevention Executives (CCPEs). Officials hold this position for a minimum of two years.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that Chris Lowman would become the next Army CCPE on May 17, 2015, in addition to assuming his new post of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics. A member of the senior executive service, Lowman comes from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff and has an extensive background in Acquisition-level logistics and a familiarity with the Army corrosion program. Lowman also has personal experience in fighting corrosion on Army aviation assets.

Before assuming his current position of Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Lowman served as the Deputy Director for Operations and Logistics Readiness in the G4. From 2003 to 2006 he was the Chief in the Sustainment Operations Division at Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe. There he supervised and managed a multi- disciplined staff that supported all Army maintenance and supply operations and activities within 94 countries of the European Command footprint.

William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, appointed Jeffrey H. Stanley as the next Air Force CCPE on May 21, 2015, effective immediately. Stanley, who is also a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering. As the Air Force Corrosion Executive, Stanley will coordinate department-level corrosion control and prevention program activities with the Director of the Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight, Program Executive Officers, and relevant major subordinate commands.

Stanley currently provides technical advice and counsel to the Air Force Acquisition Executive on a range of engineering and technical management areas. He also provides engineering and technical management direction on systems engineering, corrosion control, capability developmental planning, and the functional management of more than 14,000 military and civilian scientists and engineers. In addition, he prepares policy, guidance, and advocacy for the Air Force's annual $2 billion science and technology program.

Jeffrey K. Nusser will support Stanley by serving in the role of Deputy CCPE, which entails managing the day-to-day duties of the Air Force Corrosion Executive.

Matt Koch and Jimmy Cox are currently serving the second year of their respective two-year terms as Navy CCPE and Deputy Navy CCPE.

Date: 9/21/2016 12:07:53 AM