Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Sea Services
Benefits of diversity, inclusion and equity in supporting the needs of the military and Sea Services. Why affinity groups matter to the military.
Retired Navy Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris is LMI’s senior client relations executive for the defense sector. His Navy service culminated as the vice director for operations to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During his distinguished 34-year career, RADM Harris led joint, combined, multinational, and interagency organizations across all aspects of defense, including full-spectrum operations, program management, strategic planning, and execution. He also commanded the U.S. Fourth Fleet, leading U.S. naval forces assigned to the U.S. Southern Command. Numerous journals have published his articles on surface warfare, combat logistics, irregular warfare, and leadership.
Sinclair serves as president of the National Naval Officers Association, national vice president of the Navy League of the United States, and on the boards of directors for the Naval Historical Foundation and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. He is also a member of the Blue Star Families Racial Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Sinclair earned a bachelor’s in economics from James Madison University, a master’s in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master’s in defense and strategic studies from the University of Madras, India.
Ms. Haith retired from Federal Service in February 2017 after 34 years of working in various Federal and DoD Agencies. Ms. Haith joined the Oracle Staff as Senior Director – Strategy and Business Development (Federal) in June 2018. Subsequently, Ms. Haith was appointed to the position of Strategic Client Director-Navy/Marine Corps. Prior to her position with Oracle, Ms. Haith was independently consulting in the Washington DC area.
Ms. Haith was appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service in August 2004 and retired from the position of United States Navy, Chief Information Officer (CIO) (Civilian Executive), to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare. In this position, she was responsible for all CIO matters related to the US Navy. This included Cybersecurity Governance; Enterprise Architecture; Cybersecurity; Technology Efficiencies; Commercial Enterprise/Cloud Services Hosting, and Clinger-Cohen Act Policy and Compliance.
Ms. Haith graduated from Hampton Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, the University of Maryland with a Master of Science in Technology Management, and the National Defense University for CIOs.
Ms. Haith belongs to the Sustained Mentoring Program for BEYA and mentors local High School students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and Career Opportunities in Public. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; The Links, Incorporated; The Society, Inc., Board Director for the Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies; Intel Corporation-Federal Advisory Board; Intelligence and National Security Alliance – Cyber Council, and the Advisory Council for the Armed Force Communications Electronic Association, DC Chapter
Ms. Haith resides in Ashton, Maryland with her husband Darrell Calicker.