Senate Appoints Four Members to QDR Panel

Published: Mar 06, 2013

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Retired Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, are among four appointments to the Quadrennial Defense Review?s independent panel the Senate Armed Services Committee announced yesterday.

Also named to the panel were retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, former commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, former Defense Intelligence Agency director.

As part of a 10ÔÇÉmember independent panel of civilian experts, they will provide outside analysis of the Defense Department?s work on the 2014 QDR that will guide U.S. strategic planning and procurement for the next two decades.