Leadership and Oversight

The Minerva Initiative has a unique relationship between Research and Policy within DOD. As such, leadership across the department collaborate to identify and support basic social science research issues in need of attention and then integrate those research insights into the policy making context. In doing this, the leadership team closely works with the program managers within the military Service branches.

Elbridge Colby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy

Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research

Dr. Bindu Nair, Associate Director for Basic Research

Mr. Kaleb Redden, Associate Director for Strategy

Dr. David Montgomery, Deputy Director, Minerva Research Initiative

Dr. Lisa Troyer, Assistant Director, Minerva Research Initiative

Program Management

Individual Minerva university research grants are executed and receive technical oversight from program managers based at the three Military Service basic research organizations: the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research. Program managers also lead evaluation panels for new Minerva Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA).

Dr. Harold Hawkins, Office of Naval Research

Dr. Martin Kruger, Office of Naval Research

Dr. Enrique Bradshaw, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Dr. Patrick Bradshaw, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Dr. Lisa Troyer, Army Research Office

Dr. David Montgomery, Office of Basic Research & Office of Policy