PEO PERSPECTIVE DECEMBER 2016
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the PEO EIS website, and my first PEO Perspective as the new Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems. It was great to see so many of my PEO EIS teammates, family, friends and esteemed colleagues at the Change of Charter earlier this week. It was also an honor that our change of charter was the first one hosted by the AAE, Ms. Steffanie Easter.
I want to thank Deputy PEO Ms. Terry Watson who has done an outstanding job as the acting PEO over the past year. Terry has been a tireless champion for all of our systems and remained committed to supporting and caring for our strongest asset – the PEO EIS workforce. Her leadership has ensured that EIS has continued to be the foundation for Army excellence in communications, enterprise services, finance, human capital, logistics, and networks. Thank you, Terry, for your selfless service on behalf of the Soldiers, as well as the Military, Civilian and Contractor workforce who support them.
I also want to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to two new members of the PEO EIS leadership team - Chief of Staff COL Kevin Stoddard and Assistant PEO COL Mike Sloane. Both are outstanding leaders and bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to ensure that we continue to support the total Army every day, everywhere.
As we close this calendar year and ring in the next, we have a lot for which to be grateful. Our safety and freedom are protected by the brave men and women who are currently in harm’s way serving our country. Conflicts continue around the world and more may be asked of troops in the coming year. PEO EIS is committed to ensuring that the Army runs seamlessly on EIS, providing capabilities and support to the Soldier to enable information dominance in support of the mission. Simply put, the Army is powered by EIS.
I hope you will join me in reflecting on the sacrifice of those serving far from home, and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms that we enjoy today. We pray for the safe return of those currently deployed.
I wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season, and may God bless you, the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families, and our great Nation.
Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden, PEO EIS