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DoD Acquisitionr

Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401, United States
May 19, 2017

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EDUCATION: MS, Management/Logistics Management, **08

Defense Acquisition University, Program Mangement Course

BA, International Studies, 1984


Dept Navy Technical Laser Safety Officer (TLSO) Certificate, 2013

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA 10 hour General

Industry Certification

DAWIA Level II Program Management (FIT)



Mr. Winkler has over 20 years of military and defense acquisition experience. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Program Risk Management process. In addition, he has a background in System Safety Engineering Support, and specialized knowledge of International Relations. He is currently serving as the Safety Lead for the PdM Radar Systems Family of Target Acquisition Systems (FTAS) and the programs under Long Range Radar contract support to the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) with a consistent record of accomplishment of increasing safety awareness and statutory, regulatory, and legal compliance that has resulted in a dramatic reduction in safety incidents. Mr. Winkler is particularly strong in integrating, optimizing, and leading system safety, ESOH, and risk management. He has a deep expertise identifying, assessing, and mitigating workplace incidents and establishing safety cultures marked by enterprise-wide engagement, proactive policy deployment, safe workplace best practices and continuous improvement. Mr. Winkler is skilled in fostering collaborations, fully engaging people across functions and disciplines, influencing safety decisions and performance. He served in various assignments of increasing responsibility as an armor officer in the U. S. Army. Mr. Winkler is the former Vice Chairman for Membership Services of the Quantico Chapter of The Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE). John Winkler civic responsibilities include serving as an Officer of Election (Chief Officer) for Spotsylvania County and also as one of the two appointed voting county delegates for Spotsylvania County to the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Commission (RJDC).


August 2016 // Present Senior ESOH Analyst // Round Table Defense, L.L.C.

Mr. Winkler currently provides systems safety and environmental expertise to the office of Program Manager ESOH Analyst for the Medium and Heavy Tactical Vehicles (MHTV). Below is a list of some of his duties:

Performs hazard analysis as required by MIL-STD, 882 and contract requirements for the Program Executive Officer Land Systems Medium and Heavy Tactical Vehicle program.

Review and provide ESOH comments relative to adequacy of various program documents such as the System Safety Program Plan, Preliminary Hazards Analysis, System Hazards Analysis, and Programmatic ESOH Evaluation (PESHE).

Establish or maintain databases as needed for hazard tracking status (Hazard Assessment Summary, also known as Hazard Log).

Support test activities, design reviews, and conduct safety assessments of hardware/software trouble reports.

Prepare and deliver MIL-STD-882 safety analyses, comprehensive technical data packages and supporting presentations for review by senior level safety review boards.

Maintain program schedules and timelines. Interact with customers, senior leadership, and Project Leads to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

October 2003 // August 2015 Systems Safety Engineer / Analyst / Logistics // SAIC

Mr. Winkler served in a series of positions within DoD Acquisition supporting Marine Corps Systems Command ranging from a Senior Functional Analyst specializing on Program Risk Management, Configuration Management, and Logistics to Systems Safety Engineering. Below is a breakdown of his main contributions:

(June 11, 2011 // August 2016 – System Safety Engineer

Lead Safety Engineer for the Ground Based Operational Surveillance System (G-BOSS) program. Later served as the Lead Safety Engineer PdM Radar Systems Family of Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command.

G-BOSS System: Managed G-BOSS Program Office ESOH efforts and drafted several ESOH documents to include the PESHE, Risk Acceptance Letters, Safety Releases, and other documentations. Provided ESOH inputs to system engineering and logistics documentations for ongoing test events and fielding events throughout all acquisition phases and milestones for the program. Successfully operated within established cost, schedule, and performance baselines. Early in the design process Mr. Winkler identified hazards to personnel, equipment and the environment and facilitated the ESOH Working group in the development of mitigation strategies along with the verification/validation of the effectiveness of those mitigations through test and evaluation of safety related requirements to ensure effective safety management throughout the product, lifecycle. Developed NEPA & Programmatic Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Evaluation (PESHE) and other program management documents. Facilitated & provided leadership to Program Office ESOH Working Group to ensured proactive integration of ESOH risk management in accordance with DoDI 5000.02, MIL-STD 882-D, MIL-STD 1472G, MCSC Order 5090, MCSC Order 5100.29B and MCSC Order 3900.10, & other regulations to ensure a complete and effective case is made for the safety of the system. In addition, Mr. Winkler lead development of the G-BOSS Hazard Assessment Summary of all hazards associated with the three variants of the G-BOSS system and leads the ESOH Working Group in the development and implementation of the mitigation strategy of each hazard with the goal of reducing the severity of all hazards to the medium level. Though not required for the G-BOSS program, Mr. Winkler has developed and implemented a Safety Assessment Report (SAR) for several smaller projects as well as a System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) when appropriated. In addition to his System Safety Engineering duties Mr. Winkler represented the G-BOSS Program Office PESOH in other IPTs including System Engineering IPT, Test & Evaluation IPT, Logistics Working Group, the Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) Failure Review Board (FRB), and the G-BOSS SharePoint Development IPT.

PdM Radar Systems: Responsible for all Environment, Safety Occupational Health (ESOH) activities relating to Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) safety case as well as other activities within PdM Radar Systems Family of Target Acquisition Systems (FTAS). Managed ESOH efforts and drafted several ESOH documents to include Risk Acceptance Letters, Safety Releases, and other documentations. Provided ESOH inputs to system engineering and logistics documentations for ongoing test events and fielding events. Identified hazards to personnel, equipment, and the environment; developed mitigation and implementation strategies; verified/validated the effectiveness of those mitigations through test and evaluation of safety related requirements to ensure effective safety management throughout the product, or process lifecycle.

Nov 2009 // June 2011 – Senior Functional Analyst and Logistics: Mr. Winkler supported the Test & Evaluation (T&E) Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) on developing the Test Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and the T&E Program Risk Management efforts. He has given presentations on the differences between Program Risk Management and Safety Risk Management to the SAIC Safety Team and has knowledge with performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on several acquisition projects.

Oct 2003 // Nov 2009 – Logistics: Mr. Winkler provided strategic advice and assistance to the US Marine Corps Armor and Fire Support Systems Strategic Business Team (AFSS SBT) Program on all aspects of operation research, functional analysis, and program support. General engineering efforts include expert analysis of program readiness for milestones, resolution of issues identified during testing, and coordination of fielding activities with stakeholders. Designed, developed, and implemented the AFSS SBT Technology Roadmap Database effort, which will act as the guiding document for future AFSS initiatives. Responsible for the development of the DoD 5000 documentation; support formal technical and milestone reviews; developing documents to ensure fielding and support methods are compliant with doctrinal requirements; and support all facets of program planning. Responsible for providing leadership in the performance of technical tasks, coordinating the use of resources to accomplish the objectives, ensuring the quality and content of technical products, and providing expert decision support. Served as Team Lead supporting the Marine Corps Systems Command, Product Group Directorate 14, PM-Armor and Fire Support Systems (AFSS), Strategic Business Team (SBT) effort on the M1A1 Main Battle Tank Firepower Enhancement Program Milestone Team Assessment. In his logistics function, he prepared and reviewed Fielding Plans, Supply Instructions, Manpower Personnel and Training Plans, Marine Corps – Single Acquisition Management Plans, Intent to Field Messages, Independent Logistics Assessment Briefs, and all other Logistical required documents. Supported the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS)/Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) Marine Corps Program Decision Memorandum (MCPDM) Milestone Assessment Team (MAT), participating in discussions regarding schedule constraints, program strategy, and risk mitigation for submission to the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for MS C decision. Provided advisory programmatic support to the MAGTF Expeditionary Family of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV) in developing and authoring the program Risk Management Plan (RMP) during the program Concept/Development Phase. Additionally, Mr. Winkler holds the subject matter expertise portfolio on DoD Program Risk Management process, where he provides institutional expertise in Program Risk Management to the SBT. He also served as an advisor for AFSS Logistician DoD Policy on Unique Identification (UID) Program. He is a SME on the principles and practices of acquisition Program Risk Management. Mr. Winkler attends and participates in the Defense Acquisition University’s Risk Management Community of Practice (CoP), and in developing a tutorial on program risk management for the SBT.

Aug 2001 // October 2003 Operational Analyst // Sverdrup Jacob Engineering

Mr. Winkler conducted functional analyses associated with the procurement, integration, and fielding of support systems/equipment, weapons systems/equipment, and system modifications for the Marine Corps. Provided program and analytical support to program managers and project officers in the areas of acquisition planning, requirement analysis, milestone process review, and market research. Specifically, responsible for contractor support to the Joint Service Family of Decontamination Systems (JSFDS), Joint Service Sensitive Equipment Decontamination (JSSED), and all programs within the Consequence Management commodity group. Participated in technical working groups in support of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) Technical Review Board. Received recognition as a member of the team for contributions resulting in the DoD David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence for JSFDS, June 11, 2003.

Provided program risk management matrix support for five commodity groups within PG 16 NBC. This included serving as chief facilitator on all program risk management activities and the risk management agent for several programs. Drafted, developed and implemented program’s risk management plans, and managed the programs risk management process. Presented and taught the DAU Risk Management Process to members of the NBC community. Served as a member of the DAU Risk Community of Practice (Risk CoP).

2000 // 2001 Military Analyst // Emergent Technology

Mr. Winkler served as a Military Analyst in the Acquisition Management and Strategic Planning Operation. Served as an Action Officer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (SAALT) contract. Mr. Winkler worked on-site to assist the Science & Technology (S&T) staff with long-range planning for S&T programs, which included recommending S&T policy input, and communicating S&T concepts to the acquisition community, the Army leadership, and Congress. He conducted studies supporting the Army’s systems acquisition, force structure decisions, and concept of operations. These studies typically focused on functional technology assessments for ground combat systems.

September 1988 // March 1998 Captain, U.S. Army Reserves, 310th TAACOM, Civil Military Operation (G-5)

Civil Affairs Officer. Mr. Winkler served as the staff officer for matters concerning the civilian impact on military operations and the political, economic and social effects of military operations on civilian personnel. Responsible for assigned activities embracing the relationship among the military forces, the civil authorities and the people in the area of operation. Additional duties include: The German Desk Officer, Special Advisor to the CMO Section concerning recent political, economic, historic, and cultural events in Russia, The Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, and the countries of Eastern Europe. Recently gave several staff area studies and presentations to the Command Group concerning Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Bosnia; also, instructed several classes concerning Operations Other Than War (Peacekeeping/Peacemaking) and Civil Affairs activities.

Physical Security Officer. Mr. Winkler supported the Group Commander as the primary advisor to combat and detect level two threats in the conduct of the rear battle, circulation control, and the detaining and evacuation of enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees. Supported the Group Commander in counter-terrorism, physical security of critical equipment, facilities, lines of communications, and the safety of government officials. Planned, coordinated, and directed physical security activities within the command in accordance with Army Regulations, specifically AR 190-13. Formulated the Physical Security Plans, supervise physical security inspections and assistance visits to all subordinate commands, and coordinated all required support for subordinate units down to company level Independent Researcher.

May 1984 // August 1988 Captain, United States Army Active Duty

Staff Logistic Officer First U.S. Army, DCSLOG, Ft. Meade, Maryland. Coordinated personnel and logistics support for exercise Fuentes Caminos 88 (Honduras). Prepared and submitted maintenance and logistical reports and studies for the Service Maintenance Supply branch of DCSLOG FUSA HQ.

Battalion Liaison Officer 2-68 Armor Regt., Baumholder, Germany. Assisted S-3 (Plans and Operations). Prepared staff papers, planned and reviewed training programs, coordinated staff actions. Drafted unit's Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). Led Battalion's Maneuver Damage Control Team. At Post HQ reviewed and developed the Post War Plans. Coordinated with West German Military Liaison Team. Involved in the high-level decision making process within the battalion.

Platoon Leader B Co. 2-68 Armor Regt., Baumholder, Germany. Commanded 16 men and four M60A3 Main Battle Tanks. Responsible for the readiness and training of an armor platoon.


August 2016 // Present Senior ESOH Analyst // Round Table Defense, Inc.

Provided Environemntal, Safety & Occupational Health (ESOH) support to PEO Land Systems Medium and Heavy Tactial Vehicle (MHTV). Specifically supported the Fuel Efficient Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (FE MTVR) Program..

October2003 // August 2016 Systems Safety Engineer / Functional Analyst / Logistics // SAIC.

Provided DoD Acquisition programmatics support to include systems safety engineering, functional analyitical work, program risk management, configuration management and logistics to a variety of Marine Corps Systems Command.

August 2001 // October 2003 Operation Analyst / Jacob Sverdrup Engineer

Matrix engineer supporting f commodity groups with Program Risk Management.

July 2000 // October 2001 Military Analyst / Emergent Technology

Served as a Military Analyst in the Acquisition Management and Strategic Planning Operation. Served as an Action Officer under the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (SAALT) contract. Mr. Winkler worked on-site to assist the Science & Technology (S&T) staff with long-range planning for S&T programs, which may include recommending S&T policy input, and communicating S&T concepts to the acquisition community, the Army leadership, and Congress. This includes providing analytical support during the entire Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Process (PPBP). This support also includes assisting the S&T staff with establishing and defining interactions with other government offices as necessary for the efficient implementation of S&T concepts in Army acquisition, and with developing and briefing Army organizations and senior leaders on S&T concepts. Performed studies in support of the Army’s systems acquisition, force structure decisions, and concept of operations. Performed special studies and analyses as directed, which typically focus on functional technology assessments for ground combat systems.

July 2000 // November 2000 Planning Analyst / Future Technology

As a program analyst working Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), supported business operations in the Resource Management depurate. Provided senior level planning, analysis, and programmatic support for the Deputy for Program Operations (PO) and Resource Management (RM) within BMDO. Supported PO in issues relating to the activities concerning the ABM Treaty, the START Treaty, and other arms control agreements as well as issues affecting US national security interests with its allies. Provided input, expertise, and editorial input on BMDO’s Annual Report to Congress, The Program Integrator’s Course and Handbook (PITCH) course. Liaison with various BMD program teams to obtain the most accurate and current information, issues, requirements, and decisions available for each program. [Such as Threat High-Attitude Area Defense (THADD), Navy Theater-Wide (NTW), Patriot, Navy Area, Medium Extended Area Defense Systems (MEADS), National Missile Defense (NMD), and various other small scale international and technical programs]. Planned, organized, directed, controlled, and performed complex technical and managerial tasks and projects related to military systems research, development, and acquisition management. Developed and provided expertise in specific projects. Coordinated, requirements, schedules, and technical efforts with other projects. Reviewed and approved completed analysis, reports, and other products. Familiar with DoD Program Planning and Budgeting Systems (PPBS); acquisition policies and practices; and advanced military technologies. Developed and provided expertise in specific projects or functional areas such as NATO infrastructure and Arms Control agreements. Collected, analyzed, evaluated, and interpreted information relating to political, economic, cultural, geographic, and military affairs in foreign countries


Spotsylvania County Officer of Election, Chief

Spotsylvania Delegate to the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Commission.

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