Faculty Bios - International Defense Acquisition Resource Management Program
Brooke Love Adame
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Phone: 831 656 2415
IDARM Regional Program Lead- SOUTHCOM/NORTHCOM
Ms. Brooke Love Adame is an Associate for the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and had over twelve years' experience supporting global graduate level in-resident and mobile educational programs for international partners in support of security cooperation and assistance. Ms. Adame joined the IDARM faculty in 2012 and currently teaches, manages program budgeting and execution and is the regional program lead for IDARM programs within Latin America and the Carribbean. In 2016, she designed a regionally tailored defense acquisition contract management course which has increased Latin American participation in IDARM courses by an average of fifteen percent. Ms. Adame received her BA in Social Sciences, with concentrations in International Relations and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Latin American Studies from California State University Chico. She also earned Spanish and Conservation Biology credits at La Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica. She is completing her Master of Science (M.S.) in Program Management within the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at NPS. Her thesis work focuses on defense program manager sensemaking and decision-making within the defense acquisition managment system. Her other research and teaching interests include defense budgeting, project management, international negotiations, human capital management, and transparency and accountability.
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Phone: 707 225 4783
IDARM Adjunct Faculty
LTC (USA, Ret.) William (Bill) Chadwick is a Lecturer with the Institute for Security Governance - International Defense Acquisition Resource Management Program (IDARM), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and consults with international ministries of defense and presents graduate level seminars to military personnel around the world. He has held various executive, leadership and consulting positions in the U.S. Military (Special Forces) and in private corporations. He is a decorated combat veteran. Bill is a longtime volunteer at the California Veterans Home in Yountville, California and mentors veterans and young men. He volunteers as a recruiter for applicants to The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, serves as a member of the Napa County Housing Commission, and is a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Napa, California. Bill received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
IDARM Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Patrick Gambrel is a Senior Lecturer for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program within the Institute of Security Governance, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. He joined the IDARM Program in April 2018, but has routinely taught for the program since 2008. Pat has 35 years of defense industry experience at Pratt & Whitney Military Engines that includes 17 years of international defense acquisition experience in support of U.S. security assistance and cooperation initiatives. His most recent position at Pratt & Whitney was Deputy Director of International Programs where he was responsible for leading the International Programs team in the development and management of fighter engine programs for international air forces worldwide. Prior to this position, Pat served in both program manager and business development roles and has extensive international experience with customers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Pat also served as an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University and at the University of New Haven, teaching international business courses in their respective graduate business school programs. Pat holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Business from Nova Southeastern University, and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. DoD Defense Acquisition University Advanced Program Management Course.
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Phone: 831 656 3960
Professor of Practice, Graduate School ofDefense Management, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
COL (USA Ret) Ray Jones retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2012 and is a Professor of Practice within the Graduate School of Defense Management at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He also serves as a Guest Lecturer for the IDARM Program within the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). His last assignment in the Army was as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). Additionally, he served as the Military Deputy for the Director of Acquisition Resources and Analysis in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)), managed three Major Defense programs for the DoD in addition to his many operational and research and development assignments. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1995 and is 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master's in Business Administration from Regis University, a Master's Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is currently a PhD candidate with the Graduate School of Information Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California.
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Phone: 831 656 2494
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Magdi N. Kamel is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Information Sciences Department of the Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Dr. Kamel also serves as a Guest Lecturer for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program within the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Decision Sciences with emphasis on Management Information Systems from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kamel main research interest is in the analysis, design and implementation of computer-based information systems. Specifically, he is interested in data modeling; b2b and b2c e-commerce, decision support and knowledge-based systems, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and acquisition systems. He also has a secondary interest in project management and systems engineering. Dr. Kamel has lectured and consulted in these areas for numerous Department of Defense and government organizations, and is the author of numerous published journal and conference research papers on these topics. He is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant for teaching and research.
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IDARM Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Keebom Kang retired in October 2018 from the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy of the Naval Postgraduate School after teaching more than 30 years as a logistics professor. He also served as the Chair of the Operations and Logistics Management program for 8 years. He teaches in the areas of logistics engineering, supply chain management, operations management, and modeling & simulation. He is a frequent guest speaker for the IDARM courses on defense logistics, defense-focused supply chain management, reliability/readiness and life cycle management. He has taught IDARM international courses in more than 20 countries over 16 years (2002-2018). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. His research interests are in the areas of logistics, and modeling & simulation. Dr. Kang has published many theoretical and applied papers in Operations Research, Naval Logistics Quarterly, IEEE Transactions in Communications, IIE Transactions, Telecommunication Management, and many other technical journals and conference proceedings.
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Phone: 831 402 0903
IDARM Program Manager
Ms. Kathleen Peggar is the Program Manager for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program within the Institute for Security Governance, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. She joined the IDARM Program in January 2004 and has a strong international security cooperation background, having implemented numerous courses, conferences and seminars for IDARM’s global customers in various locations throughout the world. In addition to her work with IDARM, she has been part of the Defense Institution Building Management Team, supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. European Command in planning, developing and executing defense institution building activities in Europe. She also spent two years at EUCOM Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to beginning her employment with NPS, Ms. Peggar lived in Alaska, where she oversaw five statewide community and economic development programs based in rural Alaskan villages. Ms. Peggar speaks Spanish and Italian. She holds an honors degree in Economics from Harvard University with an additional certificate in Latin American Studies from Harvard's David Rockefeller Center, studied economics and development at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, and earned her M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Phone: 831 656 2049
IDARM Regional Program Lead- EUCOM/AFRICOM/PACOM/CENTCOM
Ms. Samantha Schwellenbach serves as faculty associate for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program at the Institute for Security Governance. She joined the IDARM program in 2009 and has since helped execute numerous defense acquisition courses in the United States and overseas. She teaches and conducts research in the area of procurement and contracting. Her research areas of interest include foreign military sales, contracting for services, and defense project management. She supports development of strategic methods for managing the department’s contracting process, provides technical support in the development of contract requirements and during contract performance. She served as a contracting officer’s representative on several multi-million dollar contracts. In addition to teaching, she serves as the project lead for IDARM global resident courses and program engagements in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), U.S. European Command (EUCOM), and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) areas of responsibility. She completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a certificate in International Studies from Arizona State University and earned her Master of Business Administration with a specialization in acquisition and contract management from the Naval Postgraduate School. She is an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
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Phone: 719 487 9122
IDARM Adjunct Faculty
Lt Col (USAF Ret) Gary Serfoss, Ph.D., serves as a Senior Lecturer for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team within the Institute for Security Governance. He is also a systems engineer in the aviation division of Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s five largest defense contractors. Gary served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 20 years and spent most of those 20 years involved in some aspect of defense acquisition work. Gary worked research & development as well as training at the Air Force Research Laboratory. He served as the lead test and evaluation analyst for the $5 Billion Air Force/Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program, which included the Raytheon T-6 aircraft and supporting systems. Gary also worked as a project manager and systems engineer to develop and deploy the Defense Biometric Identification System, the world’s largest identity management and access control system, around the world in support of the U.S. military. Finally, he served as an instructor at the Air Force Academy, teaching courses related to systems engineering, human factors engineering, the acquisition life-cycle and other topics. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Gary worked as a research program manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, before going to work for Northrop Grumman. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. work at Arizona State University in Industrial Engineering-Human Systems.