2013 CONFERENCE PRESENTER
Deputy Chief of Staff, Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
CDR Ivonne Arena is the Deputy Chief of Staff currently serving with the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) with the Chief of Staff Office. She received her Bachelor of Science with honors (Suma Cum Laude) in Biology from University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She also has her Masters with honors (Magna Cum Laude) in Health Care Administration (MHA) from University of Puerto Rico. CDR Arena has been the project lead for numerous DCoE programs/committees for the last five years providing leadership and integrity to all DCoE staff members. Prior to DCoE, she was employed with the Department of Homeland Security/Division of Immigration Health Services as a Project Management Officer.
The Myths and Realities of Military Culture Today
Presenter(s): Julia Gaspar-Bates, President, Intercultural Alliances; Dr. Mark Bates, Director, Resilience and Prevention Directorate, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE); Dr. Stephen V. Bowles, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, National Defense University; Ivonne Arena, Deputy Chief of Staff, Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE); Captain Chandler Swallow, Associate Professor, Economics Department, Afghanistan & Pakistan Fellows Program Coordinator, Eisenhower School, National Defense University