Mr. Vernau is a retired U.S. Army officer with more than 25 years of active duty and civilian experience with government civilian and military clients providing program management, operational planning and strategic analysis. Mr. Vernau is a proven contributor to enterprise-wide success through expertise in policy and strategy development, operations excellence and continuous improvement. Mr. Vernau is focused on emerging technologies including automation, robotics, and beneficial re-use programs.
Mr. Vernau supported Headquarters Air Force, Operational Training, to develop policy based on detailed analytic processes for the implementation of Operational Training Infrastructure asset scheduling and utilization reporting. In addition, Mr. Vernau led and executed Air Force and Army Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships (P3/P4) programs focused on mission readiness, sustainability, and community engagement. Mr. Vernau has extensive experience engaging senior domestic and foreign government officials, representing the United States government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations, and developing and implementing international security agreements. Mr. Vernau excels at policy and strategy development, defense planning, operations, logistics, infrastructure development, strategic analysis, and project management., and has led discussions involving the National Security Council, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, Department of State, the intelligence community, and other agencies.
Mr. Vernau has an MA in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.