GTSI's Draham joins Iraq reconstruction team

Joe Draham, a GTSI Corp. vice president, began work today in Iraq for the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority.

Draham, a retired Air Force colonel, is taking an extended leave from his job at the Chantilly, Va., company's government relations and congressional affairs office.

In Iraq, he will work as a counselor to the authority's new chief operating officer, retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph 'Keith' Kellogg. Both Draham and Kellogg report to Coalition Provisional Authority administrator L. Paul Bremer.

Draham will advise Kellogg and Bremer in all areas related to reconstruction and humanitarian efforts in Iraq.

It is unclear how long Draham plans to work for the authority.

Draham retired from the Air Force in 1991, after 22 years of service as a pilot. He is a former president of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's Washington chapter.

(Corrected Dec. 2, 2:56 p.m. Posted Dec. 1, 12:53 p.m.)

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