Paul J. Hoeper
On June 1, 1998, Paul J. Hoeper ("Page") was "sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army and served as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, and the Science Advisor to the Secretary, as well as "the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army." He was responsible for "appointing, managing and evaluating Program Executive Officers and Program Managers; managing the Army Acquisition Corps; and overseeing research, development, test, evaluation and acquisition programs.". He previously served as Deputy Under Secretary (International and Commercial Programs) (Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Technology) during the William Jefferson Clinton Administration.
Hoeper served on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Acquisition Reform (1993), serving on "several panels including the Oversight Cost Panel and the Large-Scale R&D Commercial Practices Panel. He was the DSB representative to the Integrated Dual Use Commercial Companies Working Group, sponsored by the Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition Reform."
"Hoeper also served on the faculty of Stanford Law School and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Law Center. In 1989, he developed a course entitled: What Lawyers Should Know About Business for the Stanford Law School and taught the course at USC from 1991-1995. He was a member of the Los Angeles High Technology Council and served as a panelist at the Berkley Roundtable on the International Economy, focusing on the defense industry transition."
"In December 1996, Secretary of Defense William J. Perry awarded Mr. Hoeper the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Hoeper received his B.S.E. in Basic Engineering from Princeton University in 1968, and his M.A.T in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1972."
Years of Defense Industry Experience: 20
- Defense-related experience:
- Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), The Army Acquisition Executive and Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, May 1998-January 2001.
- Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (International & Commercial Programs), May 1996-May 1998.
- Consultant to the Army Science Board, 2001-2002.
- Consultant to the Defense Science Board, 1993-1995.
- Proprietor, Northshore Consultants, involving consultation on technology, economic, policy and defense matters, 1984-1994.
- President, Fortune Financial, 1994-1996.
- Defense-related honors:
- Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, 2001.
- Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, 2001.
- The President's Award (the Biddle Medal) for contributions to the Association of the U.S. Army, 2000.
- Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement, 1997.
- Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, 1996.