Terry Pudas discussed how space-based assets are currently employed in network centric warfare and how they will be used in responsive space operations. He also emphasized their contributions to the Department of Defense?s overall goal of force transformation. The Office of Force Transformation (OFT) provides recommendations for linking the Departments transformation efforts to strategic functions, evaluates the transformation efforts of the Military Departments, and promotes synergy by recommending steps to integrate ongoing transformation activities. Mr. Pudas’ slides are found Pudas 11-8-05.
Mr. Pudas has served as Acting Director of the Office of Force Transformation since January 2005 and previously served as its Deputy Director since October 2001. He serves as the advocate, focal point, and catalyst for Department of Defense transformation. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of Washington. In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree he holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University. Terry Pudas retired from the Navy in September 2001 with over 32 years of service after serving as the Deputy and Executive Assistant to the President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.