Paul J. "Page" Hoeper , Trustee
Mr. Hoeper is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for OnPoint and one of three Alpha Class trustees. Alpha Trustees are not affiliated with MILCOM, the fund’s manager. They are, effectively, the independent members of the Board.
Mr. Hoeper also serves as chairman of the board of Versar, Inc., a publicly traded company that provides a full range of solutions to toxic and hazardous materials problems; he is the corporation’s designated audit committee financial expert. In addition, Mr. Hoeper serves on the boards of Rockwell Scientific Company and VT Systems, Inc. He is a founder and the chairman of RAE, LLC, a defense contractor specializing in remote unattended sensor systems.
From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Hoeper served as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). In this position, Mr. Hoeper served as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary, and the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army. In his capacity as Army Acquisition Executive, Mr. Hoeper appointed, managed and evaluated program executive officers and program managers; managed the 23,000 members of Army Acquisition Corps; and oversaw $17.3 billion in research, development, test, and evaluation and acquisition programs.
From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Hoeper was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (International and Commercial Programs). He was responsible for all cooperative DoD research, development and acquisition programs around the world. He implemented and managed DOD’s dual use technology program and the $15 billion Defense Export Loan Guarantee Program.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Hoeper was for several years the president of Fortune Financial, a private merchant bank. Before this, he was the proprietor of Northshore Consultants, a firm that focused on problems at the intersection of finance, technology and law. His association with the Department of Defense and the defense industry dates to the mid-1970's, when he served as consultant to the U.S. Navy on major missile and anti-submarine system procurements. Mr. Hoeper has also consulted to private companies in the high technology and aerospace industries on numerous programs, strategic issues and corporate restructurings. In 1993, he was selected to serve on the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Acquisition Reform.
Mr. Hoeper received numerous honors while serving at the Pentagon. His awards include the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the President’s Award (the Biddle Medal) for his dedication and support to the Association of the United States Army. Mr. Hoeper is also the recipient of the Vice President of the United States “Hammer” award for reinventing government. In December 1996, Secretary of Defense William J. Perry awarded Mr. Hoeper the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Mr. Hoeper received his B.S.E. in Basic Engineering from Princeton University and his M.A.T. in Mathematics from Harvard University. He served on the faculty of Stanford Law School (1989-90) and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Law Center (1991-95).
Mr. Hoeper is married and has two children. In his leisure time, he enjoys competitive tennis, flyfishing, and playing the piano.