2021 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Keynote Speaker Gen. Paul J. Selva
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Selva PhotoGen. Paul J. Selva serves as the 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer.

General Selva graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980 and completed undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas.

He has held numerous staff positions and has commanded at the squadron, group, wing, and headquarters levels. A command pilot, he has flown more than 3,300 hours in the C-5, C-17A, C-141B, C-37, KC-10, KC-135A, and T-37.

Prior to becoming Vice Chairman, General Selva served as the Commander of
U.S. Transportation Command. He previously served as the Commander of Air Mobility Command and was Vice Commander of Pacific Air Forces.

His joint assignments include duty as the Assistant to the Director of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment, Director of Operations and Logistics for U.S. Transportation Command, and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he represented the chairman in interagency matters and acted as the military representative to the Secretary of State