Frank C. DiGiovanni
Director, Training Readiness and Strategy
Frank C. DiGiovanni serves as the Director, Training Readiness and Strategy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness). His responsibilities include policy and oversight of military training readiness and capability modernization, the Department's $4.3B Combatant Commander Exercise Engagement and Training Transformation and the sustainment of military training ranges. Mr. DiGiovanni oversees the development of Live, Virtual and Constructive Training Standards and Architectures, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiatives, the creation of a "virtual world" training capability, Service Institutional training, Service advanced digital training instrumentation, and multi-level security training architectures. He serves as the senior DoD training member on the Modeling and Simulation Steering Committee and is the U.S. National Coordinator for DoD training policies impacting NATO and PfP training. Mr. DiGiovanni co-chairs the Interagency Policy Coordination Board on Training, Exercises, Experimentation, and Education. He oversees efforts and policies associated with sustaining the DoD's access to its land, air and sea training space and for developing policy, procedures, strategic communication and the research agenda associated with energy infrastructure and its impact on the ability of the Department to conduct readiness training activities.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Combat Zone Identifier and the NATO Medal, Yugoslavia.