Seminar - 012315

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Energy Synchronization: Adapting the Global Fuel Supply Chain to Enhance Warfighter Capabilities

January 23, 2015 
ME Lecture Hall

Brig. Gen. Mark M. McLeod 

Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Energy 




U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark McLeod assumed his current position as the commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, a primary-level field activity of DLA at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 23, 2014. As commander, he is responsible for providing the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Prior to his arrival to DLA Energy, McLeod served as the director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance for U.S. Pacific Command Headquarters at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. He was responsible for the planning, coordination, and integration of strategic logistics, engineering and security cooperation in support of U.S. National Defense Strategy in order to build U.S. and partner capacities to accomplish the PACOM mission across the Asia-Pacific theater.

McLeod entered the Air Force in 1986 after completing Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In addition to his various wing maintenance positions, he has managed Programmed Depot Repair operations, performed C-5 Weapon System Manager duties, served as Maintenance Liaison to the Republic of Korea Air Force, oversaw U.S. Central Command strategic sea-/airlift transportation movements, commanded two Expeditionary Maintenance Groups, and performed logistics, installation and mission support planning and programming at Headquarters Air Force.

His assignments began in September 1986, where he served as a maintenance officer with the 443rd Airlift Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, until July 1991. He then served as a maintenance officer at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, until July 1994, followed by assignment as a staff officer for Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, until July 1997. After schooling at the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, he became the commander of the 373rd Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, until June 2000. McLeod served as the liaison officer for the Joint Military Assistance Group-Korea at Yong San Garrison until July 2002, after which he served as the deputy commander for maintenance for the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. After time as a student at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, McLeod served as the branch chief for the U.S. Transportation Command Director of Operations at Scott Air Force Base from August 2004 to June 2007. His next assignment was as commander of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, until June 2008, followed by serving as the associate director of Program Integration at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was then director of Logistics for the Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, until June 2012, followed by his role prior to his transition to DLA Energy.

McLeod's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in biological science from Lake Superior State College, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, as well as a master's degree in management from Webster University, Missouri. He attended Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, and earned a Master of Arts in strategic studies at the U.S. Army War College. His major awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit award, a Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.


Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum
Naval Postgraduate School 
Principal, Energy Academic Group
Monterey CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2387
Mobile: 831-324-3228

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