Frank is a retired Brigadier General, United States Air Force, and Retired Senior Executive Service member. He is a past President, Defense Acquisition University. He was the first Director, Human Capital Initiative for the DOD Acquisition Workforce. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, Air Command and Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and has a masters and bachelors degree (Cum Laude) in business. He previously served as Commandant of the Defense Systems Management College, and Head of Air Force Contracting (Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting). He led the strategic planning process that shaped the current DAU. He was the DOD representative and Chairman of the International Defense Educational Arrangement composed of defense acquisition educational institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Australia. He has led large contract Alternate Dispute Resolution initiatives. He has served as a major weapon system program director, product group manager, director of contracting for the Air Force' largest acquisition center (W-P AFB, Oh), Commander of the Air Force in-plant contract management office (AF Plant 85) for the B-1B Bomber Program, when the B-1B was the largest Major Weapon System Program. He has been a contracting officer with an unlimited warrant. Frank was Level III certified in both Program Management and Contracting. Frank has received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award and was awarded both the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the Defense Meritorious Service Award.