The Army on Thursday announced the appointment of 20 new members to a volunteer board that advises the service's leadership on technological advances.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth nominated the new members, and the nominations were approved by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last month.
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katharina McFarland will lead the board as chair and vice chair, according to the Army.
The other new members are: Gisele Bennett, Peter Chiarelli, Kathryn Condon, Mackenzie Eaglen, Charlotte Farmer, Kimberly Field, William Guyton, Rhett Hernandez, Terri Hogue, Andrew Krepinevich, Robert Lennox, Marcel Lettre II, Sean Macfarland, Thomas Mahnken, Terry Mitchell, Venkat Mummalaneni, Susan Myers and William Neal.
The board, which traces its origins to the Korean War, works closely with Army acquisition executive Doug Bush.
“I want to welcome the new members of the board, and to thank the current members of the board for their volunteer service to the men and women of the United States Army,” Bush said in the announcement. “We are embarking on the most ambitious Army modernization effort in more than 40 years, so their knowledge and experience could not come at a better time.”