VADM Pandolfe to Provide Strategic Insight from 37 Years of Military Service
Date: February 12, 2018
Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning, and consulting services, has named Vice Admiral Frank C. Pandolfe, Ph.D., U.S. Navy (retired), to its Board of Directors.
Vice Admiral (VADM) Pandolfe most recently served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role, he supported national policy formulation with an emphasis on international diplomacy and strategic affairs. He also served as Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he developed strategic policies and operational plans, and assessed global risk for the U.S. military. Previously, VADM Pandolfe commanded the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy, and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO in Lisbon, Portugal, where he was responsible for planning and executing U.S. and allied naval operations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
During 37 years of commissioned service, VADM Pandolfe served multiple tours of duty at sea, including command of a destroyer, destroyer squadron and aircraft carrier strike group. Ashore, he served in the White House as Military Aide and Advisor to the Vice President of the United States and in the Pentagon as Director for Surface Warfare, where he defined the requirements for the Navy’s future combatant ships, including their command and control systems, sensors and weapons.
VADM Pandolfe is an accomplished author who played a leading role in writing the 2015 National Military Strategy and the Navy’s Sea Power 21 vision document. He holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and was awarded an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
“We are honored to have Vice Admiral Pandolfe join our Board of Directors,” said Thomas J. Campbell, Chairman of Michael Baker International. “He is a high-impact leader with extensive experience managing complex organizations. His expertise in organizational innovation, strategic planning, and risk assessment brings an invaluable perspective to the Michael Baker International Board of Directors.”
VADM Pandolfe joins the Board of a company renowned for its emphasis on teamwork and collaboration as well as fostering a culture of innovation focused on solving complex problems for clients worldwide. In addition to its award-winning work, Michael Baker International is a premier destination for the industry’s top talent to grow their careers, emboldened by the company’s “We Make a Difference” approach to serving its clients, team members and communities.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com
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