Frank C. DiGiovanni serves as the Director, Force Training, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness. His responsibilities include policy and oversight of Service and joint training, training capability modernization, and enabling access to the land, air, and sea live training domains. He leads the Department's $540M Combatant Commanders Exercise Engagement and Training Transformation program; the development of Live, Virtual and Constructive Training Standards and Architectures; Cyber workforce development and training; and ensuring training is properly incorporated into major acquisition programs. He serves as the National Co-Chair of the NATO Training Group for DoD training policies impacting NATO and PfP training, and leads the DoD Credentialing and Licensing Initiative, including assisting transitioning Service members to attain civilian employment.
In addition, Mr. DiGiovanni collaborates with the interagency and other partners to develop training strategy, policy, and programs to ensure civilians and Service members are better prepared to conduct stability operations. He oversees efforts associated with sustaining DoD’s training ranges and for developing policy, strategic communication, and the research agenda associated with energy infrastructure and its impact on the Department’s readiness training activities. He co-chairs the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability with the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Mr. DiGiovanni received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Old Dominion University. He recently earned his Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. DiGiovanni retired from the Air Force achieving the rank of Colonel with Senior Pilot and Navigator aeronautical ratings. Aircraft flown include the F-15, A-37 and B-52.
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.