Principal Deputy and Senior Director for Future Capabilities for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration
Mr. Gorenflo was first appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for the Department of Veterans Affairs in April 2008. From Sept. 2007 – April 2008, he served as Acting Principal Director for Forces Transformation & Resources in OSD. From August 2005 – August 2007, Mr. Gorenflo served as the Director of Communications for the 7th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, ADM E.P. Giambastiani, USN. His first appointment in the Civil Service was as the Director of the Commanders Advisory Group for the Supremem Allied Commander Transformation/Commander U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, VA from October 2004 to August 2005.
From 1983 to 2004, Mr. Gorenflo served as a submariner in the United States navy, retiring as a Commander. During his Navy career, he served aboard USS Norfolk (SSN714), USS Montpelier (SSN 765) as new construction Engineer, USS Georgia (SSBN 729) (Blue) as Executive Officer and commanded USS Parche (SSN683).
Mr. Gorenflo graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1983, where he served as Brigade Commander and received a bachelor’s of science as a Trident Scholar. He went on the receive a master’s of arts degree in politics and philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford in 1985.