Retired U.S. Army Gen. Gustave F Perna, who received his Associate Degree in Business Administration from Valley Forge Military Academy, has been named to the board of directors for Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.
Perna was also appointed to the board’s audit committee.
Perna retired from the United States Army in July 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s multi-billion-dollar coronavirus vaccine and treatment effort. He had held that position since May 2020.
Before that, Perna was Commanding General of United States Army Materiel Command, which develops and delivers materiel readiness solutions for the Army’s land force capabilities.
He served in that capacity from September 2016 to May 2020.
He was also Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 of the Army, with responsibility for oversight of the policies and procedures used by all Army logisticians globally, from 2014 to September 2016.
During his 38 years of service in the United States Army, General Perna held many other staff and command assignments, including Commander, Joint Munitions Command and Joint Munitions and Lethality Lifecycle Management Command; Commander, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia; Commander, 64th Forward Support Battalion; and Commander, 4th Sustainment Brigade.
Besides his associate degree from Valley Forge, Perna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
“Gus will bring valuable leadership, supply chain, logistics and international affairs experience to our Board from his more than forty years of service in the United States Army, including as leader of Operation Warp Speed and Commander of Army Materiel Command,” said Dave Graziosi, chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Allison.
“In addition, Gus’ deep knowledge of the defense industry will provide our Board with relevant insight into an important end market for Allison.” Graziosi said.
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.
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