Russell C. Deyo, Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Visits Joint Base Cape Cod

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  • By Staff Sgt. Veuril McDavid
  • 102nd Intelligence Wing Public Affairs
Russell C. Deyo, Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visited Joint Base Cape Cod, September 3. Deyo, in the Department's number three post, oversees a budget of over $60 billion. 

Deyo met with the leadership team of Joint Base Cape Cod to discuss budget issues and the best use of facilities on JBCC. Col. James M. LeFavor, 102 IW Commander, was in attendance representing Otis Air National Guard Base.

Deyo exercises leadership authority over all aspects of the Department of Homeland Security's management programs, processes, and workforce of more than 230,000 employees. He also serves as the Chief Acquisition Officer, administering control over the Department's approximately $16.5 billion in procurements annually, and 72 major acquisition programs that are in development or sustainment with a life cycle cost estimate of more than $300 million.

JBCC is a full scale, joint-use base home to five military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control. Commands include: Air Force, 6th Space Warning Squadron; 102nd Intelligence Wing, Air National Guard; U.S. Coast Guard Base, Cape Cod; U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Cape Cod; and Camp Edwards, Army National Guard.

As a military installation, the JBCC has been used since National Guard training began on the Cape in 1911. During the 1940s, the base was activated by the U.S. Army and used to train and deploy troops being sent to fight in World War II. After the war, the reservation was transferred to the Department of the Air Force and is still often referred to as Otis Air Force Base.

In the 1970s, the Army National Guard assumed operational control of Camp Edwards from the U.S. Army, while around the same time; Otis became Otis Air National Guard Base. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was established on JBCC in 1970 and in 2008 assumed full responsibility for all airfield operations on the base.