Board of Advisors

Sehlke Consulting would like to announce the establishment of our Board of Advisors. These additions to our leadership team demonstrate our commitment to the industry and our clients.

Board Members:

Mr. CookDefense, Financial Chair: Mr. Charles Cook III
Mr. Charles Cook III, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, is the DoD Financial Chair for Sehlke’s Board of Advisers. As the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Charles E. Cook, III assisted in the oversight of budget formulation and execution, financial reporting and cost estimating for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Cook entered the Senior Executive Service in June, 1995. He has more than 40 years of experience supporting the DoD’s financial management community in various commands since 1978.



Defense, Programs Chair: Mr. James Thomsen
Mr. James Thomsen, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, & Acquisition (ASN(RD&A)), is the Defense Programs Chair for Sehlke’s Board of Advisors. As the Principal Deputy ASN(RD&A), Mr. Thomsen assisted in the oversight and policy for Navy and Marine Corps research, development, and acquisition programs for Shipbuilding, Aviation, Space, and Weapons Systems. Mr. Thomsen has spent more than 35 years supporting the Department of Defense community with engineering design, systems engineering, complex systems program management, enterprise and organizational leadership, and large-scale defense acquisitions.


Katrina McFarlandArmy Chair: Mrs. Katrina McFarland
Mrs. Katrina McFarland, former Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), is the Army Programs Chair on Sehlke’s Board of Advisors. As Assistant Secretary of the Army and Army Acquisition Executive, Mrs. McFarland oversaw the execution of the Army’s acquisition function, including life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems and research and development programs, and managed the Army Acquisition Corps and greater Army Acquisition Workforce. Mrs. McFarland has spent 30 years supporting the Department of Defense in roles such as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), and President of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

Who We Are


Contact: Chad Sehlke, MBA, CDFM
Phone: 703-600-9626
Fax: 877-353-7172