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Mr. James L. Moser currently serves the Vice Chief of Naval Operations as the Director of the Problem Solving and Process Improvement Office. Prior to this assignment, his Senior Executive tours were as Director Fleet Readiness (OPNAV N83), Comptroller of Navy Systems Management Activity (NSMA), and Director of the Civilian Resources & Business Affairs Division (FMB-4).

Previous assignments in ASN(FM&C) include: Deputy Director in the Operations Division, branch head for Aviation and Weapons Procurement; branch head for Military Manpower, Reserves, and Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps; and staff positions in the Civilian Resources and Business Affairs Division analyzing various Navy Working Capital Fund and Civilian Personnel activities, budgets and operations.

He began his career with the Navy in 1996 as a Financial Management Trainee at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), in Arlington, Virginia where he completed rotations at Echelon 1, 2 and 3 activities in various financial programs and funding accounts. During this time, he moved to San Diego as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program.

Mr. Moser graduated from the Mount Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and mathematics and from the Naval Postgraduate School with an executive master’s in business administration degree. He is a recipient of the Superior Civilian Service award and the Meritorious Civilian Service award.

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Mr. Galluch currently serves as Deputy Director of the Problem Solving and Process Improvement Office. He leads the development and dissemination of Navy policy guidance, training, assistance to and liaisons with TYCOM, SYSCOM, and other Navy organizations in the development of Navy problem solving methodology and culture as well as specific performance improvement efforts.

Pete entered the federal civil service in June 2022 after serving for 32 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. His initial sea tour was aboard USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) as electrical officer and first lieutenant. Subsequent sea tours include weapons officer and combat systems officer aboard USS Valley Forge (CG 50); commissioning executive officer on USS Mustin (DDG 89); and commanding officer aboard USS Ramage (DDG 61), the Atlantic Fleet’s first Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ship. During his tour, Ramage completed an Arabian Gulf deployment with Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group and a United States European Command (EUCOM) BMD deployment.

Galluch’s shore tours include service on the staff of Commander, United States 6th Fleet as the air and missile defense officer; flag secretary for the Commander, United States Naval Surface Forces; member of the Joint Staff in J5 (Strategy and Policy Directorate) Iraq Division; Assistant to the Director of the Missile Defense Agency for United States Central Command; Chief of Staff for Task Force RESILIENT (Navy’s Suicide Prevention Task Force); member of the U.S. Navy’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review team; Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) and Integration & Interoperability Branch Head for the OPNAV Director of Warfare Integration; commanding officer of the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center; and OPNAV Training and Readiness Branch Head (OPNAV N833). Pete is a native of Lackawanna, N.Y. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 and the Naval Postgraduate School in 1996 with a master’s degree in strategic planning.

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Mr. Sofge currently serves as the P2P lead within the Problem Solving and Process Improvement Office, managing the program and providing counsel to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations regarding its operations and direction.

Eric began his federal service as an Army infantry officer during which he deployed with the 25th Infantry Division from 2006 to 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer, earning the Bronze Star. After leaving the Army at the rank of captain, he earned his juris doctor and practiced as a commercial litigator in California for five years before returning to federal service as an Army civilian in 2018.

Six months later he was recruited to work in the Category Management program at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 2021, he joined the Navy working directly for the Director of Navy Staff as an analyst and then transferred to the Problem Solving and Process Improvement Office in 2023 to manage the P2P program.

Eric is a native of Miami, Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004 and from the University of San Francisco Law School in 2013. He still holds an active license to practice law.