Jer Donald "Don" Get, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, of US Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC). Mr. Get is the senior civilian advisor to the JECC Commander for employment, management and development of deployable capability elements for a joint task force headquarters. The JECC consists of the Joint Communications Support Element, the Joint Public Affairs Support Element and the Joint Planning Support Element which includes communications, public affairs, operations, plans, knowledge management intelligence support and logistics and appropriate support staff totaling more than 1,300 military, civilian and contractor personnel.
Mr. Get served in the U.S. Army from 1973 until he retired in 2000. While on active duty, he served as a cavalry platoon leader, a military intelligence field office commander, a combat electronic warfare and intelligence company commander, a signals intelligence operations battalion commander, and a multi-discipline intelligence brigade commander. His military assignments included tours in Germany, Korea, Japan, and the Pentagon where he held an alternate specialty as a China foreign area officer and served as the politico-military affairs officer for China on the Department of the Army staff.
As a civilian executive, Mr. Get has also served as Director for Army Customer Requirements, Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Florida.; Executive Director of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.; Special Adviser for Operations, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.; Director, Air Force Language, Region and Culture Program Office, and Air Force Senior Language Authority, Directorate of Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; Director, Iraqi Training and Advising Mission, Ministry of Defense, Deputy Commanding General, Advising and Training, U.S. Forces Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; and the Associate Director of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Get was Deputy Director, Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office where he was responsible for determining policies, goals, and courses of action, and committing resources, initiating projects, and coordinating programs concerning SAPR matters for the Air Force.
1973 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1975 Army Counterintelligence Officer Course, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
1979 Postgraduate Intelligence Program, National Defense Intelligence College (then Defense Intelligence School), Washington, D.C.
1980 German Basic Course, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
1981 Master's degree in business, Boston University
1984 Army Foreign Area Officer Course (China), Fort Bragg, N.C.
1987 Master's degree in national security affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
1987 Mandarin Basic Course, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
1988 Advanced Mandarin, British Ministry of Defense Chinese Language School, Hong Kong
1995 Senior Cryptologic Executive Course, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
1996 Army War College Fellow, Institute for Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2003 Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Fellows Program, Queenstown, Md.
2004 Architecture Based Systems Engineering for Senior Leaders, Washington, D.C.
2005 EXCEL: Intelligence Community Executive Leader Program, Kellogg School, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2007 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Systems Acquisition Management for General/Flag Officers, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2008 Joint Leader Development, Director of National Intelligence, McLean, Va.
2009 Real Time Decision Making, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2009 Black Sea Studies Seminar, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Federal Executive Institute U.S.-China Executive Program, Beijing, China
2010 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
1. April 1974 - September 1975, I troop platoon leader, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas
2. September 1975 - June 1977, intelligence officer and counterintelligence officer, 66th Military Intelligence Detachment, Fort Bliss, Texas
3. July 1977 - June 1978, Squadron S2, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas
4. June 1980 - May 1982, field office commander, later, Battalion S-4, 511th Military Intelligence Battalion, Nuremberg, West Germany
5. May 1982 - April 1983, Regimental S-2, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fulda, West Germany
6. April 1983 - June 1984, Commander, 511th Military Intelligence Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fulda, West Germany
7. January 1985 - May 1985, force development officer, 4th Psychological Operations Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
8. June 1985 - December 1988, China foreign area officer training, U.S. Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. January 1989 - July 1990, battalion executive officer, 751st Military Intelligence Battalion, Pyongtaek, South Korea
10. August 1990 - January 1992, politico-military staff officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters Department of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
11. January 1992 - August 1992, executive assistant, Director of Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. August 1992 - July 1994, Commander, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Kunia, Hawaii
13. July 1994 - March 1995, Director of Operations, Kunia Regional Security Operations Center, Kunia, Hawaii
14. May 1995 - July 1995, Deputy Commander, 703rd Military Intelligence Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
15. August 1995 - May 1996, U.S. Army War College Fellow, Institute for Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
16. June 1996 - June 1998, Commander, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, Camp Zama, Japan
17. July 1998 - May 1999, strategic planner, Intel XX Task Force, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.
18. May 1999 - August 1999, Deputy Chief, Regional Military Assessments, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
19. August 1999 - August 2000, Assistant Director of Intelligence, Joint Chief of Staff and Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20. September 2000 - March 2003, Director for Army Customer Requirements, Airborne Ground Surveillance and Battle Management systems, Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Fla.
21. March 2003 - June 2006, Executive Director, Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
22. July 2006 - January 2007, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
23. January 2007 - June 2007, Executive Director, Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
24. June 2007 - June 2009, Executive Director, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
25. June 2009 - April 2010, Special Adviser for Operations, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
26. April 2010 - December 2010, Director, Air Force Culture, Region and Language Program Office, Directorate of Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
27. December 2010 - September 2011, Director, Iraqi Training and Advising Mission, Ministry of Defense, Deputy Commanding General, Advising and Training, U.S. Forces Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
28. September 2011 - July 2013, Associate Director of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
29. August 2013 – September 2014, Deputy Director, Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
30. September 2014 – present, Executive Director, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, US Transportation Command, Norfolk, Va.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award (2)
Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
Army Civilian Superior Service Award
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Joint Staff Badge
Army General Staff Badge
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Senior Executive Association
Freedom Through Vigilance Association
Foreign Area Officer Association
Association of the United States Army
Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
Army War College Alumni Association
Association of Graduates, U.S. Military Academy
"Lessons Learned In Vietnam by the PLA," Military Review, July 1987
"What's With The Relationship Between America's Army and China's PLA?" Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, September 1996
(Current as of October 2014)