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PEO EIS Welcomes Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden in Change of Charter Ceremony

By PEO EIS Public Affairs

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

November 29, 2016 – Ms. Terry Watson, Acting Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), officially relinquished the PEO EIS charter to BG Patrick W. Burden, former Deputy PEO Ammunition and Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal, in a Change of Charter ceremony held today on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The ceremony was hosted by Army Acquisition Executive, Ms. Steffanie Easter.

Ms. Watson was selected as Acting PEO EIS for a second time in November 2015, having previously served in this role from May to October 2011. Throughout her long and successful career with PEO EIS, Ms. Watson has held almost every position in the PEO, from fielding and budget to Deputy PEO, a position she resumes November 29. Her guidance has been instrumental in transforming the Army enterprise through innovative acquisition and material readiness solutions that enable information dominance and the PEO EIS mission of supporting every Soldier, every day, everywhere.

BG Burden held the position of Deputy PEO Ammunition and Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal from October 2014 to November 2016. In this role, 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 led two PEO EIS programs, as the Project Manager for the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), an enterprise resource planning system within the PEO EIS portfolio, and the Product Manager, Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT), now part of the Product Lead Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS).

“It is my distinct pleasure to return to PEO EIS to lead this remarkable team of Soldiers, Civilians and contractors,” said BG Burden. “PEO EIS’ accomplishments are well-respected throughout the acquisition community, as is its dedication to a diverse, complicated and vital mission – connecting the global Army.”

“Terry Watson has led this organization seamlessly and with great success through two transitions, in addition to having served as Deputy PEO for more than five years,” he continued. “She is an extraordinary leader who has been the heart of the organization. Her commitment to the well-being of the team, the mission, and the future of PEO EIS is commendable, and I join the team in thanking her for her leadership.”

Media contact: Ms. Ellyn Kocher, PEO EIS Public Affairs Officer, 703-806-3156, ellyn.m.kocher.civ@mail.mil

Posted November 29, 2016

GFEBS Dedication Ceremony at Polk Building

By Ms. Pamella Gray, GFEBS Public Communications


Ms. Jane Flowers

In a continued effort to pay homage to Veteran's Day, General Fund Enterprise Business System held a dedication ceremony naming the organization's conference rooms on November 10. All of the conference rooms were named after Soldiers that have fallen during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

"This has just been a banner week for us," remarked COL Matt Russell, GFEBS project manager. "It is so humbling, knowing what these men sacrificed, and to be able to make this small dedication to them during the week of Veteran's Day has been incredible." In addition to the dedication of the conference rooms, COL Russell and members of the GFEBS team participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier November 9.

The conference rooms were dedicated to Specialist Salvator Guinta, the first living Medal of Honor Recipient since the Vietnam War; Private First Class Ross McGinnis, the youngest Army recipient of the Medal of Honor for Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Staff Sergeant Jerad Monti, was the first Army Medal of Honor for Operation Enduring Freedom.

The final conference room honors MG Harold Green.

"Although Major General Green was not a Medal of Honor recipient, he was family," Russell noted.

Greene was killed in Afghanistan while serving as Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. Before taking command he worked within the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) community.

"Many of us in this room knew MG Greene first hand and worked with him on some level," Russell reflected. "I cannot think of a more befitting name for this conference room, and hopefully we will remember his wisdom whenever we use it."

Posted November 18, 2016

GFEBS team conducted a Wreath Laying Ceremony

By GFEBS Public Affairs

PM GFEBS COL Matt Russell and members of the GFEBS team conducted a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, Nov. 7, in honor of the veterans within the GFEBS program.

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Posted November 15, 2016

LMP's Bill Parker-Combes Selected as GWAC-SOLE Logistician of the Year

By Ms. Christine McMahon (LMP)

LMP's Bill Parker-Combes, Assistant Product Manager for Development and Deployment, accepts his award as the Logistician of the Year from GWAC-SOLE during an awards luncheon on 26 October 2016.
Josh Hackett, LMP PMO
LMP's Bill Parker-Combes, Assistant Product Manager for Development and Deployment, accepts his award as the Logistician of the Year from GWAC-SOLE during an awards luncheon on 26 October 2016.

On 26 October 2016, LMP's Bill Parker-Combes (right) was honored as the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC) of SOLE - The International Society of Logistics' Logistician of the Year!

Bill serves as the LMP Assistant Product Manager for Development and Deployment, and earned this award for his leadership and outstanding initiative to successfully design, develop, and deploy the LMP Increment 2 to the Army Materiel Command, bringing the system's user base to 30,000 worldwide. His efforts will contribute to delivering $1.4 billion in operational benefits to the Army over the program's lifecycle and avoid $43 million in costs. Bill was recognized today for demonstrated abilities, superior commitment to mission excellence, and exceptional performance in order to further strengthen the strongest Army in the world.

Congratulations Bill!

Posted November 10, 2016