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Project Manager, Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A):
COL James F. McNulty


COL James F. McNulty

COL Darby McNulty has served as the Project Manager for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A), under the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), since May 2014. He is responsible for the Army’s integration and deployment of the largest implementation of PeopleSoft ever, which will join together Human Resources and Military Pay into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a workforce of 90 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

COL McNulty is a 1990 graduate of the United States Military Academy – West Point, where he majored in Operations Research/Systems Engineering. He was commissioned in the Army’s Field Artillery Branch.  He spent over 10 years in the Field Artillery in numerous Artillery, Armor, Infantry and Cavalry units at Fort Bliss, Fort Sill, Fort Knox, Korea, Saudi Arabia/Iraq and Fort Lewis. He served as a Company, Troop, Squadron, Battalion and Brigade Fire Support Officer. Colonel McNulty also served as a Battalion and Brigade Adjutant and commanded an M109A6 Paladin Firing Battery for two years.

COL McNulty earned a Master’s Degree from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management and spent 3 years on the Staff and Faculty at West Point as the Executive Officer for the U. S. Military Academy Admissions Directorate. He transitioned into the Acquisition Corps and served as the APM/Deputy for the NLOS Cannon and Mortar, served as Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) and as a Product Manager. Next, Colonel McNulty served as the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) Deputy Director for Systems Integration and the Assistant DPEO for Networks. He led the way with the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Integration exercise and was the acquisition lead/Trail Boss for the first two Network Integration Exercises (NIE). He led the Team to develop the architecture for the 3d NIE and also helped set up the first two Industry Days as part of the Agile Process. From there, COL McNulty served as the Army Trail Boss for Capability Set (CS) 13 from start to finish and through all phases from design to fielding to OEF. COL McNulty most recently served as the Deputy Director, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition Technology & Logistics).

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