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Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden to Assume PEO EIS Charter

By PEO EIS Public Affairs

BG Patrick W. Burden
U.S. Army photo by Monica King
BG Patrick W. Burden

On Nov. 29, 2016, Ms. Terry Watson, Acting Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), will officially relinquish the PEO EIS charter to BG Patrick W. Burden, Deputy PEO Ammunition and Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal, in a Change of Charter ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The ceremony will be hosted by Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Ms. Steffanie Easter.

Ms. Watson was selected as the Acting PEO in May 2011, and served as the Acting PEO EIS through October 2011, when she resumed her position as Deputy PEO EIS. She was again selected as Acting PEO EIS in November 2015, and currently serves in this position. In this role, she has been responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of the Army’s enterprise information systems, overseeing an annual budget of nearly $2 billion.

Throughout her long and successful career with PEO EIS, Ms. Watson has held multiple roles with ever-increasing leadership responsibilities. Her guidance has been instrumental in transforming the Army enterprise through implementation of innovative acquisition and material readiness solutions that enable information dominance and the PEO EIS mission of supporting every Soldier, every day, everywhere. She will resume Deputy PEO status after the Change of Charter ceremony.

BG Burden became Deputy PEO Ammunition and Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal in October 2014, where he led the mission to develop and procure conventional and leap-ahead munitions to increase the Warfighter's combat power.

Before his arrival at Picatinny, BG Burden served as the Deputy to the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). Prior to that position, BG Burden was the Project Manager for the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), an enterprise resource planning system within the PEO EIS portfolio.

Media contact: Ms. Ellyn Kocher, PEO EIS Public Affairs Officer, 703-806-3156,

Posted October 28, 2016