Army selects 13 acquisition product and project directors

By February 5, 2018August 13th, 2018Career Development, Talent Management
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By Norm Hilton

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Feb. 5, 2018)—Thirteen candidates from the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) were selected as the Army’s next product and project directors from the FY 2018 centralized selection boards held Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

The civilian-only, centrally selected product and project director board is a high-priority talent management initiative for Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, the principal military deputy to the Army acquisition executive and the director of the AAC.

Its purpose is to identify high-performing civilians with the leadership potential required to fill civilian product and project director positions commensurate with their military counterparts to ensure the Army acquisition community provides Soldiers the tools they need to deploy, fight and win across the entire spectrum of conflict now and in the future.

The standard tenure for these acquisition product and project directors is three years. The Army Director for Acquisition Career Management Office, in coordination with the program executive offices (PEOs), will centrally manage the positions.

Congratulations to the following FY18 PD selectees:

FY18 Product Directors


  • Kyle Bruner, PEO for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) Warren, Michigan
  • Tracy Ellis, PEO for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Fort Belvoir
  • James Hallinan, PEO for Missiles and Space (PEO MS), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
  • Amy Kozlowski, PEO for Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS), Warren
  • Samuel Lamb, PEO Aviation, Redstone Arsenal
  • James Pruitt, PEO Aviation, Redstone Arsenal
  • Karen Rosser, PEO EIS, Fort Belvoir
  • Peter Travis, PEO EIS, Fort Belvoir


  • Cheryl Bielamowicz, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
  • Anthony Budzichowski, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO CBD)
  • Steven Herrick, PEO CS&CSS
  • Robyn Litle, JPEO CBD
  • Diane McCarthy, PEO CS&CSS
  • Stephen O’Brian, PEO EIS
  • Kyle Perkins, PEO for Command, Control, Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T)
  • Arthur Scharein, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
  • Daniel Schwartz, PEO for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
  • Leo Smith, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT))
  • Munira Tourner, PEO CS&CSS
  • Oral Walker, PEO CS&CSS
  • Chad Young, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)

FY18 Project Directors


  • Dean Barten, PEO MS, Redstone Arsenal
  • David Marck, PEO GCS, Warren
  • Kim Reid, PEO C3T, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • Christopher Seacord, PEO Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
  • Michael Switzer, PEO Aviation, Redstone Arsenal


  • Anthony Budzichowski, JPEO CBD
  • John Caraway, Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)
  • Stephen Case, PEO MS
  • Anthony Desmond, ASA(ALT)/System of Systems Engineering & Integration (SoSE&I)
  • Raymond Folden, PEO CS&CSS
  • Christopher Green, PEO EIS
  • James Hallinan, PEO MS
  • Richard Kendig, PEO EIS/National Defense University
  • Andre Kirnes, JPEO CBD
  • Diane McCarthy, PEO CS&CSS
  • Stephen O’Brian, PEO EIS
  • Daniel Parker, PEO EIS
  • Michael Steves, PEO MS


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