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A member of the Senior Executive Service, J.D. Sicilia was appointed as director of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Program Office on September 30, 2007. The DoD LSS program office is tasked to oversee and direct the largest, most complex Lean Six Sigma deployment ever attempted: driving DoD-wide LSS activities, ensuring best business practices, rigorously tracking results, providing training, and assisting in establishing and growing DoD programs. As director, Sicilia also serves as the senior executive to CCU alum Jordan Olivero.
Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff, Sicilia was the LSS deployment leader for the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he served as a master black belt for LSS and exercised central management and oversight of all training, education, certification, and related activities. Sicilia also served for 21 years in the United States Army, retiring from active duty as a lieutenant colonel. During his military career, he conducted operations in military intelligence, infantry, armor, special forces, and special mission units.