Lt. General Jeffery Sorenson, Army CIO/G6, will discuss the first-ever Apps for the Army contest. The winning web and mobile applications will be created by Army personnel to address everyday needs, as well as experiment with the endless possibilities of open data and cloud computing using the Army’s own cloud platform—RACE.
Prior to his current position as the Department of the
Army CIO/G6, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and
Systems Management to the Assistant Secretary of the
Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).
Upon his graduation from the United States Military
Academy, Lieutenant General Sorenson was
commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery,
serving in tactical units at III Corps Artillery and in
Germany. Following his transfer into the Military
Intelligence Corps, he served as the Division Artillery
Intelligence Officer and completed several assignments at
the division staff and operational level.
He has over 20 years of acquisition experience as a
certified U.S. Army Material Acquisition Manager. His
acquisition assignments include: Director, Program
Control (Joint Tactical Fusion Program Office); Course
Director for the Executive Program Managers Course
(Defense Systems Management College); Director,
Science and Technology Integration (Office of the
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and
Development); Product Manager for Ground Based
Common Sensor-Light (GBCS-L) TEAMMATE
TRACKWOLF programs; Project Manager for Night
Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target
Acquisition; Director, Acquisition Directorate (Office of
the Director of Information Systems for Command,
Control, Communications, and Computers); Senior
Military Assistant for the Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and the
Program Executive Officer for Tactical Missiles.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from the
United States Military Academy, Lieutenant General
Sorenson earned an MBA from Northwestern University,
majoring in finance, accounting and decision
sciences. He is a graduate of the Program Manager and
Executive Program Managers Courses at the Defense
System Management College; the Armed Forces Staff
College; and the Army War College. He is also a
registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of
His awards and decorations include being named the
Army’s Project Manager of the Year in 1998, the Defense
Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with
three oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service
Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with two
oak leaf clusters, and several other awards and
decorations including the Parachutist Badge and Ranger
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