G. Kim Wincup '66 Appointed Chairman of Defense Department's Reserve Forces Policy Board
November 17, 2006November 17, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The United States Department of Defense today announced the appointment of G. Kim Wincup, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, as chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, which serves as the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Defense on reserve component matters. Wincup, who currently serves as a senior vice president on the corporate development staff of the Science Applications International Corporation, has previously served in a number of roles within the defense department.
The 24-member Reserve Forces Policy Board, which acts through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, was created by Congress in 1952. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all services, including the Coast Guard.
Wincup served as the assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs from 1989 to 1992, as the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition in 1992, as staff director for the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress in 1993, and as a visiting professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994. He also served as counsel and assistant general counsel for the House Armed Services Committee from 1974 to 1989. Wincup's military service was as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate from 1970 to 1973.
An announcement from the Pentagon notes that Wincup graduated from DePauw "with a bachelor of arts degree in political science (and) earned his law degree from the University of Illinois in 1969."
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