ANSER to host Lieutenant General Thomas W. Spoehr at its March 10 Distinguished Speaker Series

Falls Church, VA (February 19, 2016)

ANSER looks forward to welcoming Lieutenant General Thomas W. Spoehr, Director of the Army Office of Business Transformation, to its next Distinguished Speaker Series where he will discuss Lessons Learned from Driving Business Transformation in the US Army; Shifting the Culture and Practices in a Successful Global Organization.

Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
ANSER’s Boyd Auditorium,
5275 Leesburg Pike,
Suite N-500,
Falls Church, VA 22041

The Army and the Department of Defense are two of the institutions in which the American public consistently expresses the greatest confidence. However, the Army’s business operations—the running of the Army—are often hampered by outdated processes, IT systems and management techniques. Organizational and cultural changes commonly present some of the greatest challenges and LTG Spoehr will discuss Army aspirations for becoming “best in class” in business IT systems and management practices. He will also share insights learned from the Army response to the discovery that live anthrax spores had been inadvertently shipped from one of its biological laboratories, and he will discuss the way forward.

Lieutenant General Spoehr assumed duty as the Director, Army Office of Business Transformation, Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, on 17 July 2013. In this capacity, he assists the Under Secretary of the Army in his role as the Army’s Chief Management Officer to improve the business processes and information technology that drive the Institutional Army. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation, Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-8, from February 2012 to July 2013.  Prior assignments include Deputy Commanding General (Support), U.S. Forces–Iraq;  Director of Force Development, Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-8, from 2009-2011; 24th Chief of Chemical and the Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, Fort Leonard Wood.