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GCSS-Army Change of Charter Ceremony

By Lee Eustace, PMO GCSS-Army

LTC Timothy Domke, COL T. Patrick Flanders and LTC Christopher Romero at the Change of Charter ceremony.
LTC Timothy Domke, COL T. Patrick Flanders and LTC Christopher Romero at the Change of Charter ceremony.

The Project Manager Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (PM AESIP) hosted a change of charter ceremony for the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) July 3 at Fort Lee, Va. The ceremony welcomed incoming Product Manager (PdM) LTC Christopher Romero, and honored LTC Timothy Domke, the outgoing GCSS-Army PdM. Approximately 80 people attended.

Following the National Anthem and Invocation, COL T. Patrick Flanders, Project Manager for AESIP, the parent organization of GCSS-Army, presented LTC Domke with the Meritorious Service Medal on behalf of the Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Mr. Douglas Wiltsie.

COL Flanders lauded LTC Domke for guiding the GCSS-Army team through the Milestone C Decision, an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, and a Full Deployment Decision, as well as initiating the complex fielding effort. LTC Domke attributed the success of GCSS-Army to the entire team, highlighting these milestones as a testament to their commitment and abilities.

Incoming PdM LTC Romero, a native of Long Island, N.Y., graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1989, and received his Master of Science in Project Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2005. LTC Romero completed the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga., the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Intermediate Level Education at Fort Belvoir, Va. LTC Romero is a Certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Program Management and Level I in Test & Evaluation. His last assignment was the Missile Defense Agency, where he served as a Program Element Manager.

LTC Romero’s remarks following the transfer of charter recognized that LTC Domke left “big shoes” to fill. His wife, close friends, and mentors were in attendance, and LTC Romero thanked them for their support and encouragement. After the ceremony, LTC Romero hosted a reception for the attendees.

Posted August 23, 2013