Curt Masiello currently is assigned to the Office of the Director of Administration and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Director of Integration and Program Support.
Dr. Masiello was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2016, as Director of Planning, Performance, and Assessments and DoD Deputy Performance Improvement Officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, later the Chief Management Officer. He led development of the Fiscal Years 2018-2022 National Defense Business Operations Plan. From 2019-2020, he served on the DoD Contracts Management Reform Team, and from 2020-2021, served as Assistant Director of DoD Presidential Transition Task Force.
Prior to May 2016, Dr. Masiello served as a senior program manager for Engility Corporation (formerly TASC, Inc. and Northrop Grumman) primarily providing advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). He was instrumental in numerous DTRA strategic management and planning-related activities and projects, to include facilitating agency inputs and analyses for: the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act; 2006 and 2010 Quadrennial Defense Reviews; DTRA Review Panel (aka the Ash Carter-AMB Bob Joseph Study) in 2008; and 2009 Nuclear Posture Review. He also contributed to the organizational design of DTRA’s Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate, the Chief Scientist Office, and Strategic Planning Office.
Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2002, Dr. Masiello served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army over twenty years. His assignments include the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, 3d Armored Division, 42d Field Artillery Brigade, United States Military Academy, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), U.S. European Command, and Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dr. Masiello was commissioned as a Regular Army officer upon graduation from the University of Connecticut in 1982. He received his M.A. and Ph.D., both in political science, from The Johns Hopkins University. He was an MIT Seminar XXI fellow (2000-2001).
Serving as an adjunct faculty member, Dr. Masiello designed and taught graduate-level courses on defense transformation and asymmetric warfare at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, 2002-2007.
Dr. Masiello’s military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (w/oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, (w/oak leaf cluster), and Multinational Force and Observers Medal.