Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Announces New Director of the Defense Innovation Unit > U.S. Department of Defense > Release
Today, the Department of Defense announced that Mr. Doug Beck will serve as the next Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).
As Director of DIU, Mr.
Secretary Austin also announced in a memo the Department’s leadership updates to the DIU reporting and management structure. Under the reorganization, the director of the DIU will report directly to the Secretary of Defense, and the DIU will be under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense.
In the memo, Secretary Austin said, “DIU’s mission is to accelerate commercial technology adoption at speed and scale, and these changes will further enable it to effectively execute this critical mission.”
Mr. of the company’s purpose-driven businesses around the world, including in health, education and other public impact institutions. He has over fifteen years of experience living and working throughout Asia, including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia.
Mr. He has also served extensively throughout the Asia Pacific region during his nearly 26 years of service, including command of a major joint reserve unit supporting the US Indo-Pacific Command in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Mr Beck has previous experience working with the DIU, having founded and led its joint reserve component from its inception in 2015 to 2019. His personal and unit awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards) , the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Mr. Naval Postgraduate School. For more than 15 years, he has served as a formal and informal advisor to senior uniformed and civilian leadership throughout the Department. It also serves as part of Commerce Secretary Raimondo’s mentoring program for Commerce executives. Mr.