You have reached a collection of archived material.

The content available is no longer being updated and may no longer be applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration. If you wish to see the latest content, please visit the current version of the site.

For persons with disabilities experiencing difficulties accessing content on archive.defense.gov, please use the DoD Section 508 Form. In this form, please indicate the nature of your accessibility issue/problem and your contact information so we can address your issue or question.

United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 077-10
January 29, 2010

Independent Panel To Assess DOD Quadrennial Defense Review Announced

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today his appointments to a congressionally-mandated independent panel selected to review the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). 

 

The bipartisan panel is required by law to submit by July 2010 a report to Congress assessing the QDR, its recommendations, stated and implied assumptions, and any vulnerabilities of the strategy and force structure underlying the report.  

 

The panel’s assessment will include analyses of trends, asymmetries, and concepts of operations that characterize the military balance with potential adversaries, focusing on the strategic approaches of possible opposing forces.

 

The panel consists of 20 members, eight of whom are selected by Congress. The 12 members announced by the secretary of defense are:

 

-          William J. Perry, co-chair

-          Stephen J. Hadley, co-chair

-          Richard L. Armitage

-          Jack Dyer Crouch II

-          Rudy F. deLeon

-          Joan A. Dempsey

-          Sherri W. Goodman

-          Retired Navy Adm. David E. Jeremiah

-          Retired Army Gen. George A. Joulwan

-          Alice C. Maroni

-          Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper

-          Retired Air Force Gen. Larry D. Welch

 

                Members appointed by Congress are:

 

-          Charles Curtis

-          Eric S. Edelman

-          Retired Army Gen. John (Jack) Keane

-          Richard H. Kohn

-          John F. Lehman Jr.

-          Retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl

-          Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert H. Scales Jr.

-          James M. Talent

 

The report of the Quadrennial Defense Review, due to be released Feb. 1 alongside the fiscal 2011 budget request, is a legislatively-mandated review of DoD strategy and priorities.  The 2010 QDR report will assess challenges the nation faces and rebalance DoD’s strategies, capabilities, and forces to address today’s conflicts and tomorrow’s threats.  

Additional Links

Stay Connected