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PEO Perspective February 2018

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the PEO EIS website, and my first PEO Perspective as the Acting Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems.

LTG Paul Ostrowski, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT), hosted a ceremony Jan. 8 formally recognizing the Relinquishment of Charter as BG (P) Patrick W. Burden transitions to his new role as Deputy Commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan for Operation Freedom's Sentinel. As I told BG Burden and our workforce at the luncheon in his honor, I think I will truly miss him the most. BG Burden and I worked together closely over the years in leadership roles at both the headquarters and as former GFEBS project managers. When I assumed the role of Acting Deputy PEO in October 2017, BG Burden’s knowledge and guidance were critical to my understanding of the organization and the workforce, and I am grateful for his leadership and service. I have heard from BG Burden, who has arrived in Afghanistan and is fully engaged. He asked me to send his greetings to the EIS team and community.

I am truly honored to take on the role of Acting PEO, and I share BG Burden’s commitment to our customers, partners and stakeholders to continue our legacy of success and our goal of reaching every Soldier everywhere by globally connecting the Army to support our critical missions around the world.

I’m energized and excited to lead the largest, most portfolio-diverse PEO in the Army. To that end, one of my first priorities as Acting PEO is making sure that we continue to maximize the talent throughout the PEO. I know we have a tremendously dedicated professional workforce – my commitment to them is ensuring that they are supported in their career goals and that the PEO mission is well served with the right people in the right roles.

We rely heavily on our industry partners to work with us to break the traditional molds, to think both creatively and strategically and to implement effective solutions to tough Army problems in real time. It is my also priority that we as an organization are transparent in our goals and actively focused on conversations with industry partners through engagements like the upcoming AFCEA Belvoir Industry Day, which will be held April 3-4 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor -- I hope you will attend! We will be sharing more information as the program develops, so stay tuned to the PEO EIS website for updates.

Please join me in welcoming to the EIS leadership team Mr. Stan Darbro, who assumed the role of Acting Deputy PEO in January. Mr. Darbro comes to PEO EIS as the former Assistant Deputy Acquisition Systems Management for ASAALT. He is a graduate of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of the National Defense University and a seasoned Acquisition Corps leader with a wealth of experience in planning and program execution.

Along with Mr. Darbro, we hail Chief of Staff COL Matt Russell. Many of you know COL Russell as the PM GFEBS, a role he has held for the past three years. COL Russell’s superior leadership skills, excellent performance and institutional and programmatic knowledge uniquely position him for the important task of Chief of Staff and I am proud to have him on my team. Rounding out the leadership team at PEO is Executive Officer MAJ Brandon Pye, former Assistant Product Manager for Army Contract Writing System (ACWS) and a 2017 Fed Scoop 50 Winner for Most Inspiring Up and Comer. Please join me in welcoming – and congratulating – our talented leadership team!

Every February, we as a Nation pause to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments, contributions and rich history of African Americans. From the Revolutionary War to today’s troops supporting missions around the world, African Americans have answered the call to support and defend our Nation. America's Army remains highly capable and mission ready by leveraging the strengths of a diverse, all-volunteer force; during Black History Month we honor the brave and distinguished contributions and sacrifice of African Americans.

Serving Soldiers is the motivating factor behind everything that we do. PEO EIS is proud to be part of the Army team, providing critical services and support to Soldiers. We look forward to seeing you at future events and I thank you for welcoming me aboard. I’m looking forward to all of the good work we will do together.

Army Strong!
Chérie Smith,
Acting PEO EIS