AUSA, Army Well Represented on Wash100 List

AUSA, Army Well Represented on Wash100 List

The “Wash100” list of influential executives in Washington, D.C., includes two members of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Board of Directors, three Army generals and the secretaries of the Army and defense.

Wash100 is a list compiled by Executive Mosaic, an international leadership and media company based in Virginia, and then voted on to see who ranks at the top. This is the seventh year for the awards.

AUSA Chairman of the Board Phebe Novakovic makes the Wash100 list for the sixth time. She is General Dynamics’ chairman and CEO.

AUSA board member Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, is on the Wash100 list for the fourth time.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper makes his third consecutive appearance on the Wash100 list, cited this year for leading national defense strategy and cost-saving reform initiatives. He was Army secretary when named to the list in 2018 and 2019.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who succeeded Esper as service secretary, is named to the Wash100 list for the first time. McCarthy was chosen for the list “for leading the U.S. Army’s overall strategy and modernization efforts to implement emerging technologies for the service branch,” according to his induction notice.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Mark Milley makes the Wash100 list for the fourth time. He made the list for the first time in 2016 after being appointed as Army chief of staff.

Gen. Mike Murray, Army Futures Command commanding general, makes the Wash100 list for the second time. His 2020 award is based on his leading efforts to modernize the Army and improve relations with small businesses.

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, U.S. Cyber Command commander and National Security Agency director, appears on the Wash100 list for the fourth consecutive year. He’s described as one of the most influential voices in government contracting circles on cyberspace and intellectual property matters.

Bruce Jette, Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, also makes the 2020 Wash100 list, his first appearance. Jette is a former Army science adviser and acquisition expert who has been heavily involved in rapid equipping programs.