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.
Dr. David Montgomery, Deputy Director, Minerva Research Initiative OUSD-Research and Engineering & OUSD-Policy)
Dr. Lisa Troyer, Assistant Director, Minerva Research Initiative (ARO)
Dr. Bindu Nair, Deputy Director, Basic Research Office (OUSD-R&E)
Mr. Kaleb Redden, Director, Strategy (OUSD-P)
Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (OUSD-R&E)
Mr. Jim Mitre, Principal Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development (OUSD-P)
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. Rebecca Goolsby, Office of Naval Research
Dr. Enrique Parra, 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