14th united states undersecretary of the army
Joe's distinguished career as an attorney, whose clients include countries, international corporations and law firms, was highlighted with four years as the 14th United States Undersecretary of the Army where he served essentially as the Army's COO with specific responsibilities for long range planning, material requirements, readiness, acquisition reform, infrastructure reduction and financial management.
Joe also led the army's international affairs initiatives, with emphasis on NATO, Panama, and Latin America. He served three years as chairman of the Panama Canal Commission's board of directors where he oversaw a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program. Joe also oversaw military support to local, state, and federal agencies related to civilian law enforcement, civil disturbance, disaster relief, and emergency planning as Army Undersecretary. Joe also served on the five member DOD Base Realignment Closure (BRAC) Council.
Joe has been a frequent commentator on Fox News and CNN on issues related to law and national security, and regularly lectures on legal ethics, procurement law, national security and Panama Canal issues.