Diane Morales recently resigned as President of DMG Enterprises, a management consulting company focused on strategic planning, defense logistics systems integration, and supply chain management.
On January 2, 2004 Ms. Morales resigned from her position as Deputy Undersecretary of Logistics and Material Readiness for the Department of Defense. While there, she served as one of two senior Deputy UnderSecretaries to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The directorates of supply, transportation, logistics systems, maintenance and materiel readiness, logistics programs and planning, as well as the Defense Logistics Agency, a combat support agency with more than 21,000 employees operating a then $36 billion business reported directly to her. In the course of her numerous areas of responsibility, Ms. Morales enabled improved capability of defense logistics operations to support the President’s new defense strategy and force structure. During her tenure, the Department achieved an increase in materiel readiness, a reduction in global customer wait times and cycle times, a 40% reduction in the logistics footprint, and a $61 billion reduction in global defense logistics operations costs. Ms. Morales was named one of the top 20 Logistics and Supply Chain Executives in the U.S. for 2002-2003.
Previously Ms. Morales was president of DMS, Inc., a management consulting services firm focused primarily on public and commercial logistics/supply chain operations and systems planning. From 1990 to 1993, Ms. Morales served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics where she coordinated a comprehensive post-Cold War restructuring of defense logistics to streamline and consolidate organizations and operations. She also improved performance and reduced business costs by $70 billion over a seven-year plan. Ms. Morales served in this capacity during Operation Desert Storm and played a substantial role in addressing airlift and sealift requirements.
Prior to her DoD service, Ms. Morales was president of the predecessor firm to DMS, Morales Consulting Services Company (MCSC), which performed net assessment analyses, strategic planning, and policy/program analyses for the program areas of ICBM Modernization, the then-Strategic Defense Initiative, and for the environmental cleanup and compliance issues regarding the Department of Energy Defense Nuclear Complex.
From 1986 to 1988, Ms. Morales served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Earth Technology Corporation, a geotechnical and environmental services firm supporting primarily the siting and basing of the U.S. Air Force ICBM Modernization and SDI programs, as well as the Department of Energy hazardous/radioactive waste management programs.
Between 1981 and 1986, Ms. Morales served in executive positions within the Department of the Interior and the Civil Aeronautics Board, and consulted with several organizations including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Currently she is a member of The Salvation Army National Area Command Board, Vice President of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and Vice President of the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C.
Ms. Morales was born in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin.