Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen today announced that Roger W. Kallock has officially assumed duties as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics (DUSD (L)). Kallock was named in May to head that office and his position became effective June 24.
As the DUSD (L), Kallock is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology) for policy and oversight of the military departments' logistics activities. He also oversees policy for the DoD in the specific functional areas of materiel management, maintenance, transportation, logistics systems development, continuous acquisition life cycle support and electronic commerce/electronic data interchange.
Kallock brings more than 30 years of private sector logistics consulting experience to his new job. Before joining the DoD, he was a managing partner at Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC). He is an international leader in the field of reengineering business logistics processes. As co-founder and chairman of Cleveland Consulting Associates (CCA), Kallock led more than 50 major account relationships assisting clients in improving supply chain related business processes that included distribution, transportation, manufacturing, and customer service.
Kallock's professional career began at Procter and Gamble, where he had line responsibility for managing two major warehouses and a shipment planning office, as well as staff responsibilities in industrial engineering. His consulting career started with A T Keaney's new Chicago-based Transportation and Distribution Practice. For the last seven years, he has been involved with the integration of CCA into CSC. Before leaving CSC he served on the corporation's opportunity review council as a mentor to members of the management team and as an advisor to senior client management.
Kallock graduated from the University of Michigan in 1961 with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's of science engineering in industrial engineering. His educational interest continues as a guest lecturer and author of articles on commercial logistics issues. Kallock has long been active in the Council of Logistics Management, serving as president in 1984 and receiving the Council's Distinguished Service Award in 1990.