Bob comes to Kellogg having served with distinction in the United States Army, most recently as the Chief of Force Management and Integration at the Department of the Army, Washington D.C. In that role, Colonel Hughes oversaw the planning and cross-functional integration of complex organizational change with the human capital strategy for the entire Army, a responsibility impacting more than 1 million personnel, 6,000 organizations and an annual budget of nearly $120B. Additionally, during his time in service, Colonel Hughes served as an advisor to the Army's most senior leaders on strategic issues requiring inter-organizational collaboration between the military services and other organizations within the Department of Defense. In 2009-2011, Colonel Hughes led Third Army's strategic effort to integrate and synchronize the transition of Army capabilities throughout the Middle East in support of national objectives. Among his many honors, Colonel Hughes was recognized with the Legion of Merit (Third Award), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal (Sixth Award).
In 2012-2013 Bob served as the inaugural Senior Army Fellow posted at Kellogg, where he spent a year forming the strategic partnership between Kellogg and the U.S. Army. While at Kellogg, Bob earned a Kellogg Scholars Certificate in Executive Education. Bob holds a BA in Political Science from Marist College, an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.
At Kellogg, Bob will bring his expertise in leadership, change management and organizational development to help us build stronger programs particularly in the area of custom education and areas focused on Government Programs, Defense and Related industries, and Leadership.
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