Kevin Coggins

UNIT: Program Executive Office-Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors
POSITION: Product Director Positioning, Navigation & Timing
AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2011
TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 5
AWARDS: Commander’s Award
EDUCATION: B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Florida


 

What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter?
I serve as the product director for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), responsible for the development, procurement, fielding and life-cycle support of the Army’s PNT capabilities. These capabilities provide the warfighter with the ability to access accurate and trusted time and position information—critical enablers for all Army warfighting functions and almost every Army system.

What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved?
One of the most meaningful milestones is the initiation of the Army PNT System of Systems Architecture. A key part of this is a shift in thinking across the Army, and recently across DOD, towards more robust, resilient and affordable PNT solutions. This new thinking has heavily influenced our two newest programs, the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) Distributed Device (D3) and Assured PNT, each of which increases our capabilities while saving taxpayer dollars.

What is your greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps?
I find my greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps is working with and witnessing the growth of other acquisition professionals. As a leader with a passion to grow others, I find great joy in helping others be successful on their leadership journey.

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