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Biography PhotoArnold L. Punaro

Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro (ret.) was elected to our Board of Directors in May 2010. Punaro also served on the Sourcefire Board from January 2007 to May 2009. Punaro is currently Chief Executive Officer of The Punaro Group, LLC, a Washington-based firm offering government relations, strategic planning, federal budget and market analysis, communications, crisis and emergency management, business development and sensitive operations consulting. Formerly an Executive Vice President for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 14 years, he was the senior corporate official responsible for SAIC’s government affairs, communications, support operations and general manager of Washington Operations.
Punaro serves as a Member on Secretary of Defense Gates’ Defense Business Board and as a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He serves on the Boards of the Atlantic Council, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Wolf Trap. In January 2005, he was named to chair the independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves (CNGR).
Punaro has a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Arts degree from Georgetown University, the latter in National Security Studies. General Punaro was on the Adjunct Faculty of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for 10 years and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General.