Arthur K. Cebrowski
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|Arthur K. Cebrowski|
Arthur K. Cebrowski as Director of the Office of Force Transformation
August 13, 1942|
Passaic, New Jersey
|Died||November 12, 2005(aged 63)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1964-2001|
|Commands held||President, Naval War College
Operation Desert Storm
Vice Admiral (ret.) Arthur K. Cebrowski (August 13, 1942 – November 12, 2005) was a United States Navy admiral. He also who served from October 2001 to January 2005 as Director of the Office of Force Transformation in the U.S. Department of Defense. In this position, he was responsible for serving as an advocate, focal point, and catalyst for the transformation of the United States military.
Cebrowski was born in Passaic, New Jersey to a Polish American family. He was a 1964 graduate of Villanova University, held a master's degree in Computer Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and attended the Naval War College.
He entered the Navy through the Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1964.
He was a Naval Aviator and commanded Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) and Carrier Air Wing 8. He commanded the assault ship USS Guam, the aircraft carrier USS Midway, and the USS America Battle Group. In December 1993, as a RADM(L), he was commanding Carrier Group 6.
Office of Force Transformation
The Secretary of Defense called for the creation of the Office of Force Transformation in support of President George W. Bush’s broad mandate to transform the Nation’s military capabilities. The transformation process was intended to challenge the status quo with new concepts for American defense to ensure an overwhelming and continuing competitive advantage for America’s military for decades to come. Cebrowski was appointed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld effective October 29, 2001, reporting directly to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
As Director of Force Transformation, Admiral Cebrowski worked to link transformation to strategic functions, evaluated the transformation efforts of the Military Departments, and promoted synergy by recommending steps to integrate ongoing transformation activities. Among his primary responsibilities, Admiral Cebrowski monitored Service and Joint experimentation programs and made policy recommendations to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Vice Admiral Cebrowski died on November 12, 2005, aged 63.
- Pula. James. "Arthur Cebrowski". Polish American Encyclopedia. p. 54.
- Department of Defense Worldwide General/Flag Officer Roster, December 1993, 39
- Biography from the Office of Force Transformation
- Portrait of Admiral Cebrowski by Margaret Holland Sargent
James R. Stark
|President of the Naval War College
July 24, 1998–August 22, 2001
Rodney P. Rempt