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Project Manager, General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS):
COL William Russell


COL William (Matt) Russell

Colonel Russell began his career as an enlisted Soldier in 1984, serving two years before his commission in 1991 as a military intelligence officer. He was branch detailed to the infantry for his first four years. In his eighth year of service he was selected to join the Army Acquisition Corps.

Colonel Russell’s infantry assignments include Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader positions with the 9th Infantry Regiment “Manchus” on Fort Ord, California, and Fort Lewis, Washington, and Platoon Leader and staff positions with the 3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” on Fort Myer, Virginia. He has held military intelligence assignments in Germany, Macedonia and Kosovo as the Task Force S2 with 1st Battalion 63rd Armor Regiment; Collection Manager, 1st Infantry Division; and Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, 101st Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.

His acquisition assignments include contracting officer in Kosovo and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, assistant product manager and the deputy product manager for the Counter Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) program, assistant product manager Prophet and executive officer to the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors on Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. While assigned with CREW, Colonel Russell served multiple tours as the fielding officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He served a tour at the Pentagon as a Department of the Army systems coordinator for CREW and Electronic Warfare Capabilities. He commanded the product manager office for Forward Looking Infrared and served as the director for Fires and Force Protection for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. His most recent assignment was project manager for the General Fund Enterprise Business System at PEO EIS. Colonel Russell is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act level three certified in program management and level two certified in contracting.

Colonel Russell holds a Master of Science in national and resource strategy from the Eisenhower School, a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Maryland. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 26 years and they have three children, Caitlin, 25, Madeleine, 22, and Will, 16.

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