Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

200 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY Long committed to public service, Mr. Wawro is active as a volunteer lecturer, talent management consultant and mentor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and history from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts from Embry-Riddle University and the Naval War College. Eminently qualified in his field, he was selected as a Fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Mr. Wawro looks forward to continuing his work with the DHS and believes in its mission and the value of service to the nation. To attest to his accomplishments, he has earned numerous military decorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for Valor. He and Christiane, his loving wife, reside in Virginia. Together, they have over 60 years of service to the nation. He credits his success to serving a cause greater than oneself. Driven by his passion for service to our nation, Joseph D. Wawro began his public servant journey as a commissioned officer in the United States Army in 1988. Honored to lead soldiers in peacetime and in combat, he knew he desired to continue serving by entering federal service upon transitioning from themilitary. Since 2019, he has excelled as the executive director of the JRC in the Office of the Secretary at the DHS. Mr. Wawro has held various policy and strategic development positions, such as Chief of the Initiatives Group for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, I Corps Chief of Staff at Joint Base LewisMcChord, and the director for defense, policy and strategy within the National Security Council at The White House. He has been responsible for coordinating everything from training and battle-readiness protocols for service members to inter-agency partnerships. He has drawn recognition for his in-depth understanding of military operations and his ability to create thoughtful and wide-ranging solutions. In short, he connects dots, drives processes and achieves organizational objectives. JOSEPH D. WAWRO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joint Requirements Council (JRC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Washington, DC