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 Illinois.
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 Tab.
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