Dr. Ouellet was selected to the Senior Executive Service in August 2019 and assumed his current position as the Vice Director for Joint Force Development and Design Integration in the Force Development Directorate (J7) on the Joint Staff. As Vice Director, Dr. Ouellet is responsible for leading the adaptation and innovation of the globally integrated, joint and partnered force. He is also the senior civilian executive for the Joint Force Development Directorate.
Dr. Ouellet has been with the Joint Staff since 2011. For 8 years, he supporting the Joint Staff Resources, Force Structure, and Assessments Directorate (J8) in a variety of roles. Dr. Ouellet has been Chief of Operations for Studies and Analysis, Senior Game Director, and Senior Irregular Warfare Analyst for the Joint Staff J8. In these roles, he was responsible leading the development of key strategic assessments, including the Joint Military Net Assessment, senior leader wargames, and force structure analysis for the forces in Afghanistan.
Dr. Ouellet worked for 2 years as an Operations Research Analyst at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center in Dahlgren, VA. In this capacity, he led research and development of social science models for operational applications. Dr. Ouellet spent two years as a Senior Legislative Auditor for the state of Colorado prior to joining the Department of Defense in 2008.
Dr. Ouellet was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 1998 he received a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2006, he received his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.