JOHN C. MATTHEWS
PROGRAM MANAGER, MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING
Seeking a senior defense or civilian consultant position supporting Acquisition and Program Management.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Multimillion-dollar Program Management
Organizational Development, Structuring & Management
Management of Defense Acquisition Programs
Production & Quality Assurance
Military System-of-System Integration & Interoperability
Team building, Training & Leadership
Process Redesign & Improvement
$100Million + Budget Management
More than 25 years’ experience in leadership, combat operations, strategic systems interoperability, acquisition management and development, production and implementation of mission-critical assets for combat and leadership. I am a Disabled Veteran (40%).
EOIR Technologies, Subject Matter Expert for Lead-B in the Intelligence & Combat Information Business Unit, May 23,2016 to November 30, 2016,, Classification Top Secret.
Supported ARDEC, an Army research and development agency at Picatiney, NJ for all Special Operations Command matters. Was an LNO to foster a smooth relationship and transition for all classified programs ARDEC, which is involved in all matters pertaining to munitions and software when it deals with SOCOM. Place of duty was Fort Hood, TX, supporting the Army staff at the Central Technical Support Facility. Ensured the tactical network was interoperable with emerging munitions and ARDEC software to the new Common Operating Environment. I worked with the Army staff for funding when needed to support these issues in order to provide the warfighter with the equipment they need to successfully complete their mission. I reported directly to a Division Chief in ARDEC and receive all my guidance and mission sets and planning from him. Most work I conducted was classified with SOCOM and other DOD and non-DOD agencies.
Kord Technologies, Director of Army Programs, April 2013 to November 2015, Classification Top Secret.
I directed a variety of related integrated network programs and strategies for Assistant Secretary of the Army, for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA[ALT]) programs, including the new tactical network for the Army and its path forward, with the Common Operating Environment (COE.) I directed a variety of related programs and strategies for Assistant Secretary of the Army, for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA[ALT]) programs, pertaining to the integrated Tactical Network. These programs include the Tactical Network, a classified program for Sub-Terrain network for both offensive and defensive occupation. I oversaw the development, application, marketing, and resource allocation within program client’s base using both classified and unclassified systems. I was responsible for effective management of funds and 10 contractor personnel, supporting the Network Integration Exercise (NIE) at Fort Bliss, TX. I was accountable for the quality and timely delivery of products and serves. I ensured that all required resources including manpower, production standards, and facilities were available for program implementation. I managed multiple projects including requirement identification, design, development, delivery and for Portfolio Reviews to attain funding and working toward fielding of individual systems and Systems of Systems. Maintained development and execution of business opportunities based on broad general guidance. I marketed new technology and follow-on business acquisitions. I conferred with project managers to provide operational and technical advice and to assist with problem resolution. Analyzed daily Federal announcements for potential business opportunities recruited five employees and formed a team to support the Network Integration Exercise (NIE) conducted at Fort Bliss, TX. The team provides technical and field support to systems within the PEO IEW&S portfolio. I supported the Battle Command as a Subject Matter Expertise and System Engineering support to the Project Lead for the Joint Battle Command- Platform program under the Software Engineering Directorate and RDECOM, Redstone Arsenal, AL. I worked closely with the Asymmetrical Warfare Group (AWG) on a classified mission for Subterranean in-fill and ex-fill mission.
COLONEL (COL), United States Army, Director and Program Manager of the Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF), Fort Hood, TX, July 2011- April-2013, Classification Top Secret.
Army Board Selected Program Manager position to serve as the Senior Program Manager and Director, of the CTSF. I was responsible for managing the resources across the enterprise tactical network that is necessary to fulfill the vision and execution of the Army's mission sets. Ensure people, equipment and funds were available on time to meet critical requirements. Assure effective support to the ARFORGEN model by ensuring the Directorate meets mission goals of the Army CIO/G6 and G3/5/7 relevant to Title 40 certification responsibilities for the Land War Network (LandWarNet) Mission Command software baselines. Improve on site customer support to Program Manager's representatives. Maintain oversite of all operational events and strategic initiatives of the CIO-G6; be prepared to support and defend the same. I led the campus mission in supporting the Army’s tactical network. Defend the CTSF mission at programmatic reviews; execute organizational decisions consistent with HQDA / CECOM program guidance. I worked with impunity for all programmatic and operational responsibilities of the Campus. I introduced processes verifying quality, functionality and performance of 124 Command, and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C41SR) separate systems establishing a foundation for seamless technology integration and superior system of system performance. Managed system of system development, integration and interoperability testing of leading edge systems enabling accurate decision making in mission-critical global settings. As a Program Manager I supervised 238 military, government civilian and contractor personnel. As a Program Manager, I coordinated networking issues, testing and certification across multiple PEOs, The CIO G-6 and the G-3/5/7 LandWarNet office. I supervised and directed logistics, network connectivity, phone systems, supplies and office space for an additional 750+ government civilians and contractors working at Fort Hood campus. Leveraged skills and proficiencies of 100+ subject matter experts executing Army vision of enterprise-level system of system integration and interoperability testing facility. I controlled a yearly $33M budget impacting on development, integration and deployment of programs valued at over $500M. I guided advanced technology/systems projects from concept through development, continuous process improvements of testing and fielding to assist Combatant Commander in making informed wartime decisions. I gained Knowledge of the policies, practices, regulations, and laws concerning the acquisition management process and initiatives. I exercised supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advised and provided counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. I worked in conjunction with Contracting, Security, Comptroller, Logistics, System Engineer/Integrator, and PEO as well as HQ and component staffs to approve terms and conditions set forth in contract negotiations, contracting plans, budgets, and changes to the scope of work to be done by the contractor.
COL, Deputy Director Network Systems Integration, ASA (ALT), Pentagon, VA. Classification Top Secret.
I served as a staff member of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, under the Army’s Military Deputy for Acquisition. Lead director of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) for all Army Acquisition and Integration, at Fort Bliss, TX. I served as the initial Trail Boss for all NIE exercises, at the direction of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. I ensured network integration across the Army, Program Executive Offices and network program managers. I served as a key focal for building the US Army Brigade Combat Team (BCT) tactical network funding and implementation strategies. I worked closely with the Army G-8 and Land War Net G3/5/7 for the BCT Integration and streamlined acquisition policies and programs. Coordinated and integrated all key BCT network components across the Army Staff, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Program Executive Offices (PEOs), and in the field. I served as the Acquisition and Integration lead in direct coordination with the office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Executive for system synchronization, integration and for policy matters. I served as Assistant Deputy to PEO for Network Integration. I introduced processes verifying qualifying, functionality and performance of Battle Command equipment as well as all current Command, and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C41SR) separate systems establishing a foundation for seamless technology integration and superior system of system performance. I supervised over 300 government employees, civilian contractors and military personnel during the NIE exercise. I utilized my Knowledge of the policies, practices, regulations, and laws concerning the acquisition management process and initiatives. I exercised my knowledge of the missions, roles, functions, organizational structures, and operation of the DOD, USSOCOM, MILDEPs, Combatant Commands, and organizations that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process. In dealing with multiple Army and DOD departments, I used my ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy. I planned, organized, and directed the activities of the NIE organization with responsibility for the development of major aspects of key DoD programs of national and theater significance and/or essential operating programs.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), Project Manager, Joint Interoperability, Information Assurance and Multinational, Future Combat Systems, Huntington Beach, CA, June 2007 – July 2010
Army Board Selected Project Manager for the Future Combat Systems (FCS). As the Senior Product Manager, I led and directed an Army modernization team responsible for building an integrated, interoperable, and secure network. Supervised 6 Field Grade Officers and led 250 government and industry engineers and managers in a $2 Billion effort to design, build, test, and field advanced network capabilities to all Army maneuver Brigades, via technology Spin Outs, and all FCS BCTs. Managed and led network systems engineering designs, integration, information assurance, and interoperability activities necessary to deliver Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Net-Centric capability to the Soldier. Oversaw the development programs and associated plans to develop, produce, field, and sustain full complement of safe, reliable, suitable, and effective weapon systems envisioned by Operational Requirements Document valued at $120 billion for fielding of initial fifteen Army using units. I served as the initial Trail Boss for the Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercises (BCTIE), at the direction of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and the ASA(ALT) MILDEP. I ensured network integration across all Army, Program Executive Offices and network program managers. I then established a Standard Operating Procedure that led to the creation of the first initial Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) for all Army Acquisition and Integration, at Fort Bliss, TX. I then served as the initial Trail Boss for the first exercises, at the direction of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and the Military Deputy for ASA(ALT). I ensured network integration across the Army’s Battle Command Network and across multiple, Program Executive Offices and network program managers. I was the focal point for all experimentation programs, Joint and Multination and Interoperability for the FCS Program, as well as leading the way for the Army to integrate with our Joint and Multination coalition forces. I utilized my skills to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff in critical aspects of development and production, support of systems, subsystems, or equipment and to coordinate various aspects of systems acquisition such as engineering, contracting, financial management, configuration, test, manufacturing, and integrated logistics support. I exercised my ability to supervise, mentor, motivate, appraise, and work with non-supervisory employees. I also exercised supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.
Current Top Secret Clearance.
B.S History Central Missouri State University August 1988
M.S. National Security & Strategic Studies and Executive Decision Making, Naval War College, Newport, RI June 2003
Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA United States
PMT 401, 2007, Fort Belvoir VA, April 2006
Program Management Course, Level III Certified in Program Management (PMP and PgM)
Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Management 401 Fort Belvoir, VA, June 2007