Mr. John M. Pollock joined the Adaptive Execution Office (AEO) in August 2011. Mr. Pollock serves as program manager for the DARPA Forward Cell in Kabul Afghanistan. The DFC provides rapid technology response relevant to current operations, understanding of capability needs, and enables identification of current R&D efforts that may be rapidly deployed in theater to meet warfighter requirements.
Mr. Pollock retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010 as a colonel after 25 years of service. He was a member of the COIN (counterinsurgency) Advisory and Assistance Team in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 and a project lead at National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2011 before joining DARPA AEO. He holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, a Master of Arts in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a Bachelor of Art in History from the Virginia Military Institute.