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Juliette, Georgia, 31046, United States
July 29, 2016

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Michael J. Benoit


Program Manager / Capture Manager / Consultant with over 28 years of practical applied experience. Key knowledge areas include business development and capture; program planning and execution; team leadership; budgetary and milestone tracking; and acquisition strategy. Significant small and large business experience including strategic planning, proposal development, contract management, and successful project execution. Motivated professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, able to proactively develop opportunities and guide high performance teams to achieve desired outcomes. Possess an active DoD security clearance (Secret).


Jul 2012 –


L-3 Communications TCS Warner Robins, GA

Senior Program & Capture Manager

Direct Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibility over multiple AC-130 gunship modification programs (in particular for EO/IR sensor systems integration efforts), HH-60G, and HC-130J modification efforts. Capture Lead for specialized mission aircraft modification efforts, including focused product development. Responsible for segment customer relations (USAF / AFSOC / SOCOM) and business development support including teaming and partnership definition (other USG entities, OEM/Primes, etc.), comprehensive technical solution and pricing proposal development.

Oct 2011 –

Jun 2012

Logistics Management Institute (LMI) Juliette, GA

Independent Contractor / Consultant

LMI is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides management consulting, research, and analysis to government and other nonprofit organizations. Principal responsibilities included consultant support for:

Acquisition strategy development;

Definition of functional and technical requirements;

Support for alternatives evaluation including business case assessments;

Performance of deliverable quality assurance reviews. Jan 2003 –

Oct 2011

HMR Associates, Inc. Juliette, GA

Program Support Consultant

Support to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency. Principal responsibilities included providing consulting and program management support for the Logistics Research and Development (R&D) Program Element Office (PEO) with technical and financial planning, execution monitoring and controlling, reporting, and liaison between the Government and contractors. Representative support included:

Strategic planning sessions with clients, including definition and annual updates to program strategic objectives and technical thrust areas;


Michael J. Benoit

Briefing development, scheduling, and coordination of review meetings with representatives of DLA headquarters, its primary field level activities, and external customers including SES/GO level;

Requirements definition, managing stakeholder support, developing statements of work

(SOW), reviewing and assisting with project plan development, and organizing, scheduling, and assisting in the conduct of program reviews;

Operating budget definition and planning, including annual updates and management of plans for obligation and disbursement of funds;

Acquisition planning and evaluation support for multiple proposals, including support to negotiations and required contract changes. These efforts led not only to multiple short term project awards, but also to dedicated contract vehicles managed for the Logistics R&D PEO. Nov 1988 –

Jan 2003

Mercer Engineering Research Center Warner Robins, GA Project Engineer, Program Manager, Section/Branch/Division Chief The Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC), a non-profit operating unit of Mercer University, is a key supplier of engineering services and high technology applications to US Air Force (USAF) Air Logistics Centers (ALC), the Air Force Research Laboratory, the US Army and Navy, state and local governments, and industry. Sample responsibilities included:

Continuous responsibility for business development and customer outreach with the weapon system (in particular aircraft) program offices located at the Warner Robins ALC (WRALC);

Full system design, integration, and implementation of two state-of-the-art robotic work cells for F-15 repair and manufacturing support at WRALC;

Lead representative for a multi-university partnership addressing application of state-of-the-art information systems technology for the demonstration of agile aerospace manufacturing concepts to sustain aging aircraft;

Support team leader to US Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Team introduced and demonstrated “Lean” tools and methodologies to improve the Maintenance Center core processes;

MERC business development lead for efforts in the commercial industry sector. Aug 1987 –

Nov 1988

Air Force Astronautics Laboratory Edwards AFB, CA


The Air Force Astronautics Laboratory (AFAL) is charged with planning and executing USAF research, exploratory and advanced development programs for interdisciplinary space technology, and rocket propulsion.

Program management trainee, including participation on the team responsible for requirements definition and source selection for a $43M acquisition of the liquid rocket engine Advanced Launch System.

Significant Achievements

Led the L-3 TCS team that developed a fully functional product prototype of pallet-mounted, roll on / roll off twin mission operator console in less than six months.

Successfully led the L-3 TCS team on a $25M quick-turn aircraft modification effort in response to an Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Combat Mission Needs Statement (CMNS) to put the latest EO/IR turret technology on the AC-130U Gunship, including having six (6) aircraft ready for operational deployment less than nine months after contract award.


Michael J. Benoit

Led HMR proposal planning and development effort to win a multi-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from DLA. Designated as HMR program manager for the BPA.

Promoted to positions of increasing responsibility within MERC, all having a continuous business development focus. Positions included Project Engineer, Program Manager, and Section, Branch, and Division Chief.

Specifically assigned by MERC to "rescue" an onsite technology demonstration effort that was over budget and behind schedule. In less than a week, organized and directed a multi-company team to a successful demonstration for the Navy depot customer, resulting in expressed satisfaction and full funding of the budget shortfall.

As MERC business development lead in the commercial industry sector, secured multiple awards from the BMW Manufacturing, Co. in Spartanburg, SC. Key achievements included leading an onsite technology demonstration of assembly process and tooling monitoring on an active production line.


1987 Auburn University Auburn, AL

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering

Certifications, Notable Skills

2012 Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

1987 Air Force Training Certificate

Cost Performance Reporting Analysis

1987 American Graduate University

Program Management

Exceptional customer outreach and presentation skills, highly proficient with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. References

References are available on request.

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