|Director, DoD Lean Six Sigma Program Office,|
Department of Defense (Deployment Leader)
J.D. Sicilia was appointed a member of the Senior Executive Service on September 30, 2007. He reports to the Deputy Chief Management Officer, a Principal Staff Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He is responsible for developing Departmental strategic plans, performance goals and supervising the performance management activities of the Department. He works directly with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistant’s functional leaders, Military Department Deputy Chief Management Officers, Service and Defense Agency Chief Information Officers and Program Executive Officers to promote collaborative engagement for DoD enterprise level initiatives. Before this appointment he was the Director, DoD Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Program Office and was responsible for overseeing and directing the largest and most complex deployment of performance management ever attempted; driving DoD-wide performance management activities; tracking results; providing training; assisting the Department in establishing and growing its program; and, ensuring the Office captured the best business practices Enterprise-wide.
Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff, Mr. Sicilia served as the Chief of Performance Management for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He exercised central management and oversight of all performance management training, education, certification and related activities. He is certified as a Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Master Black Belt Trainer.
Prior to joining the DIA, Mr. Sicilia served as an officer in the United States Army. He retired from active duty after 21 years of service. During this time, he served at platoon, company, battalion, division, brigade, MACOM, Army Staff, Joint Staff, Combat Support Agency, and Joint Task Force levels. He conducted operations in Military Intelligence, Infantry, Armor, Special Forces, and Special Mission Unit. JD Sicilia’s military qualifications include the Air Assault Badge, Airborne Wings, Ranger Tab, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Joint Staff Identification Badge.