Joseph Frazier (JJ) retired with 30 years of service to the United States Army and approximately one year of service as a Federal Civilian. Recently, JJ served as a consultant for Porter House Inc., as their Curriculum Co-Chair of LEADS Hampton Roads, Chamber of Commerce, and as a Board Member of the Future of Hampton Roads Board, Inc.. Prior to this, JJ served as the Chief of Staff, and twice as the Interim President of the Joint Forces Staff College, with the National Defense University in Norfolk, VA. During his tenure with the college, he provided superior leadership, vision, strategic guidance, and advisement to over 10,500 students and over 300 faculty and staff. He hosted over 300 senior foreign and domestic dignitaries, ambassadors, congressional leaders, senior officers and staff immensely contributing to the success of the college. JJ also successfully led the college through two curriculum reviews and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. He led the college through the largest organizational redesign in its history, created their first 10-Year Expansion plan, and graduated Lead Hampton Roads Class 2011.
Prior to these responsibilities, JJ served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer in Europe leading, a 103-person workforce supplying world-class IT support to 68,000 customers in 92 countries. JJ previously served as the Director of Information Management and the Information Technology Installation Manager liaison for all Information Technology Infrastructure projects for Fort Hood, supporting over 78,000 customers serving in the largest military installation in the free world.
Mr. Frazier graduated from the University of Georgia, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education and a commission through the Army Reserve Officers Training Corp, to serve as an Army Signal Officer. He is a graduate of the Defense Strategy Course, received a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Additionally, he is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, Armed Forces Communication-Electronic Association, and Regimental Signal Corps Association.
Previous assignments include command and staff positions in Germany, Belgium, Kuwait, and the United States. He served in the prestigious Eisenhower Series College Program at the Army War College and as an instructor and curriculum developer at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University in Norfolk, Virginia.
JJ has enjoyed a non-traditional career path working with America’s corporate sector, European neighbors, allies, and friends. During his college years, he served in the National Guard in Winder, Georgia. Later, he served in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) working daily with 38 nations. He also served as a Lead Project Manager providing the latest technology in digital radios to the Army. He served as a Training with Industry Executive at ITT Aerospace Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In addition, he served as a communications and automation officer during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and served in numerous community leadership positions supporting various community activities and events.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, several Joint Service Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, South West Asia Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Support Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Additionally he holds the Bronze Order of Mercury from the Regimental Signal Corp Association. JJ and his wife Allegra have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children and a granddaughter.
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