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Bradley M. Berkson: Designated Acting Senior Official for DoD Logistics and Materiel Readiness.

Bradley M. Berkson was designated Acting Principal Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness (Acting PADUSD(L & MR)), in January 2004. Berkson joined Office of the Secretary of Defense in January 2003 and is serving as Director, Studies and Analysis for the Senior Executive Council. The Senior Executive Council is the Secretary of Defense's senior management team and includes the Deputy Secretary, the Secretaries of the Military Departments, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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Prior to his appointment, Berkson was president of NEW Customer Service Companies, Inc. He came to that position from IP-Mill, Inc., that he, as founder and CEO, sold to NEW in 2000. IP-Mill, Inc. was engaged in efforts to commercialize business process technology using unique identifiers across the supply chain. Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts at IP-Mill, Inc., Berkson was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a leading international management consultancy. At McKinsey, Berkson co-led the firm's Corporate Strategy and Finance, Innovation and Technology Management, and Energy Practices. His client efforts included leading global electronics, energy, and technology companies in work including product development, organizational and financial restructuring, merger, acquisitions and alliances, and operational performance improvement. Berkson also co-led McKinsey's work with the U.S. Marine Corps and Southwest Airlines on best practices in front-line performance. Prior to graduate school, Berkson worked as a Senior Engineer in Exxon's Prudhoe Bay operations on the North Slope of Alaska.

Berkson received a bachelor of science degree in Engineering cum laude from the University of Tulsa in 1985, where he was selected as one of the university's top 10 graduates. He also graduated with a master's in business administration with scholastic honors from Harvard University in 1991. Berkson is married, has two sons, and is a licensed pilot. He flies as a volunteer for several mercy medical airlift organizations, transporting cancer and other patients and their relatives for treatment.
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