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Lou Bernstein

Lou Bernstein

United States
Lou Bernstein serves in the Strategic, Plans, Policy and Logistics Directorate (J5/J4), Capabilities Office of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). He orchestrates the command's interaction with the Science and Technology (S&T) community (government, industry & academia) focused on leveraging future technologies to transform global projection and distribution capabilities. Efforts directed include execution of the command's $30 Million per year funding line for its Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping (EC&P) programs. His organization solicits and coordinates with the S&T communities of the Department of Defense (DOD), government agencies, national laboratories, industry, and academia for technology initiatives to address identified Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) capability gaps. A graduate of York College with Master's degrees in Management from Salve Regina University and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Mr. Bernstein retired from the Navy in 2000 after an active duty career spanning nearly twenty-six years. His afloat military assignments included duties aboard destroyers, frigates, amphibious, and auxiliary vessels. Ashore, he was a Surface Warfare Officer instructor and Atlantic Fleet ship scheduler before obtaining his joint qualification as a member of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). As USTRANSCOM's RDT&E Program Director, Mr. Bernstein provides leadership, management oversight and coordination of USTRANSCOM's Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) activities as well as identifying and addressing solutions to capability gaps impacting the JDDE. As the RDT&E Program Director, Mr. Bernstein monitors emerging technologies and coordinates with the science and technology community to encourage the collaborative development and timely transition of transformational joint technologies to improve the precision, reliability, visibility, and efficiency of the DOD supply chain and assure superior mobility support to the warfighter.