Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment
Ms. Sullivan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment). She is responsible for DoD’s policies and programs related to compliance with environmental laws; management of natural and cultural resources; cleanup of contaminated sites; fire and emergency services; green/sustainable buildings; installation emergency management; international environmental compliance and cleanup efforts; strategic sustainability planning; and planning to address emerging contaminants. Ms. Sullivan is also responsible for the DoD Native American program. She oversees the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). Ms. Sullivan is the Department of Defense Federal Preservation Officer and represents the Secretary of Defense on the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Ms. Sullivan is a member of the General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee. She also represents the Department of Defense on the National Invasive Species Council and the Wildland Fire Leadership Council. Ms. Sullivan serves as the DoD Chief Environmental Review and Permitting Officer.
For the past 28 years, Ms. Sullivan has served in various leadership positions as a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense environmental staff, and possesses wide ranging experience in numerous DoD environmental programs to include Pollution Prevention, Environmental Compliance, Historic Preservation, and the Clean Air Act.
From 2013 thru 2014, Ms. Sullivan served as the DoD member of the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Sullivan served as the Department of Defense member of the White House Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force. She served as the DoD representative to the Office of Management and Budget Interagency Panel which negotiated the final Ozone and Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards in 1997. She also served as the DoD Liaison to the President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
Ms. Sullivan was a member of the team that authored Executive Order 13148, “Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management,” which President Clinton signed on April 22, 2000. She also helped draft Executive Order 12856, "Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements." After President Clinton signed Executive Order 12856, she was detailed to the Office of the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, to guide initial implementation.
Her total DoD career spans 39 years. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she held positions with the Defense Logistics Agency in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio and Germany where she worked in hazardous waste management, international environmental activities and pollution prevention. Ms. Sullivan has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2008.
Ms. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Facilities Management
Mr. Michael McAndrew is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Facilities Management within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment). He provides executive leadership on all matters pertaining to DoD’s physical infrastructure, to include development and execution of policies, guidance, and procedures for construction, operations, maintenance and repair of DoD’s worldwide facilities to enhance and preserve warfighting capabilities, and provide safe working and living conditions for our military personnel and families. His responsibilities include all matters related to the unaccompanied and family housing programs; Military Housing Privatization Initiative; real property maintenance; facility operations; and host-nation programs related to facility construction and management.
Prior to assuming his current duties in 2008, Mr. McAndrew served as the Deputy Director, Base Realignment and Closure Directorate, responsible for policy development and oversight of analysis supporting the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. He also previously served within the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Deputy Director for Housing and Energy and the Assistant Director of Housing, responsible for DoD-wide policy development and issues related to the operation and ownership of government and private-sector housing for military use; and as the Assistant Director for Base Closure and Utilization, responsible for developing policy and procedures for the Department’s 1993 and 1995 BRAC rounds. Mr. McAndrew began his Department of Defense civilian employment in 1991 as a Presidential Management Intern within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. McAndrew served on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1991. After leaving active duty, he resumed his military career in 1995 when he entered the Air Force Reserves, serving as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009.
Mr. McAndrew is a 1984 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. In 1991, he attained a Master of Science degree in Contract and Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Mr. McAndrew completed the Federal Executive Institute Leadership for a Democratic Society program in 1999, and the National Security Study’s National Security Leadership Course at Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 2001. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2008.
Lisa A. Jung
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy
Ms. Lisa A. Jung, a Senior Executive Service member, serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment. She is responsible for policies and programs related the Department’s global energy portfolio, which is focused on ensuring the sustainment of warfighting readiness and lethality for programs and activities that enable resilient, efficient and cyber-secure energy for the Joint forces, weapons systems and installations.
Ms. Jung’s breadth of experience ranges from the White House across the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to the Department of the Navy. Formally trained as a mechanical engineer, she began her career with the Department of the Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where she join the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) as a mechanical engineer. At NAVSSES she worked as a ship systems engineer, troubleshooting and devising technical solutions for gas turbine engines. Completing the Office of Personnel Management’s executive development program in 1994, Ms. Jung then joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Special Assistant to the Director for the Defense Performance Review (DPR). The DPR was charged with formulating recommendations to improve DoD operations as part of an Executive Branch initiative to reinvent government. Upon completion of this tour, Ms. Jung moved to pursue program manager duties in OSD’s Installations, Requirements, and Management Directorate within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs and Installations.
In August 1996, Ms. Jung was recruited for a special assignment as the Executive Officer to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Chaired by Vice President of the United States, the Commission was chartered to conduct an intensive inquiry into civil aviation safety, security and air traffic control modernization. After completing this tour, Ms. Jung then returned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and served as the Deputy Director for Competitive Sourcing and Privatization within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations. In this capacity she was responsible for policy and oversight of the Department’s housing privatization and competitive sourcing programs. Following this assignment Ms. Jung chose to get back to her engineering roots and was again assigned to the Philadelphia area taking up the position of Deputy Director for Technology Outreach at the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. At Carderock, she was responsible for developing strategic alliances and partnerships with industry, other government agencies, and academia. Completing this Navy assignment, Ms. Jung rejoined the OSD team and served as Deputy Director for Housing and Competitive Sourcing before moving to serve as Deputy Director of Facilities Energy and Privatization in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2014 and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy before assuming her current position.
Ms. Jung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and Master degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Widener University.
Executive Director, Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse
Ronald Tickle is a member of the Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)), U.S. Department of Defense. In this role, he oversees the Mission Compatibility Evaluation Process for the Department, establishes and implements policy and prioritizes research and development tools for the Clearinghouse, while also identifying opportunities for outreach with the energy industry, and state and local governments.
Prior to OUSD (A&S), from August 2014 to January 2016, Mr. Tickle served as the Director, Operations, Readiness and Sustainment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment). His responsibilities included coordination with the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other agencies on a wide range of encroachment, readiness, and sustainability matters, including identifying and addressing potential impacts from wind farms, transmission lines, and other energy and non-energy projects.
Prior to his position on the ASN EI&E staff, Mr. Tickle served for over 20 years in numerous capacities on the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff. From 2011 to 2014, he was Branch Head for Readiness Sustainment and Compatibility. In this capacity he was responsible for ensuring the Navy’s ability to continue to train and test in the face of increasing external pressures. His responsibilities included coordination with the DoD Siting Clearinghouse, implementation of the National Ocean Council Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning process, and assessing wind turbine development and its impacts on low-level training as well as electromagnetic interference with radar and navigation aids.
Additionally while on the OPNAV staff, Mr. Tickle served for 10 years as Branch Head for the Operational Environmental Readiness and Planning Branch, which was responsible for environmental planning, marine mammal compliance, and natural resources preservation. In this position he initiated the Navy’s Tactical Theater and Planning Program (TAP) that resulted in the first comprehensive fleet training environmental planning effort, and the first-ever Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizations for Navy training and testing activities. Prior to that position, Mr. Tickle served as the Head of the Shore Compliance Branch, where he was responsible for environmental compliance worldwide at Navy facilities. Mr. Tickle began his career at the Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity, Port Hueneme, CA, where he worked in the installation restoration program.
Mr. Tickle earned a Master’s Degree of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from West Virginia University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Mr. Tickle has earned numerous Special Act Awards and recognition for his actions. Most notably, he was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) and was presented the Navy Superior Civilian Service Medal by the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics).
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Infrastructure
As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Infrastructure, Ms. Sands is responsible for U.S. and overseas basing issues, joint basing program oversight, real property accountability, Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration, Siting Clearing House activities, real estate policy, and Base Realignment and Closure activities.
Ms. Sands began her civilian career in 1997 with the U.S. Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation command. During her tenure she served as Chief of Plans and Policy for the Army Lodging program where she developed and institutionalized a performance measurement program and a hospitality management education program in partnership with The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Sands was selected in 2004 as the first Director for the Army’s lodging privatization program under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privatization and Partnerships. She later became Deputy for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Partnerships, where she was responsible for oversight of privatization and partnership programs and was the organization’s certified Lean Six Sigma practitioner.
Following her tenure with the Army, Ms. Sands transitioned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Basing Directorate where she served as an Assistant Director. Ms. Sands had primary responsibility for installation issues associated with global defense posture management and served as the organization’s primary representative on the Department’s Global Posture Executive Council. She also assumed responsibility for managing the Contingency Basing Executive Council, developing policy and management guidance for DoD’s temporary overseas posture.
Ms. Sands spent twelve years on active duty as an Air Defense officer after being commissioned in 1985 as a Distinguished Military Graduate through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She is a graduate of Airborne School, the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the Combined Arms Services Staff School. During her active duty career Ms. Sands commanded two Air Defense Artillery Batteries in addition to positions as Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant, Office Basic Course Instructor, Brigade Adjutant, and Secretary of the General Staff for the Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command.
Ms. Sands is a 1985 graduate of Santa Clara University in California with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband.