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JPEO JTRS welcomes a new Joint Program Executive Officer — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
March 17, 2011

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JPEO JTRS welcomes a new Joint Program Executive Officer

SAN DIEGO – The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) welcomed its incoming Joint Program Executive Officer (JPEO), Colonel (Promotable) Michael E. Williamson, U.S. Army, and paid tribute to the departing Acting JPEO, Mr. Howard Pace, Jr., during an Assumption of Charter ceremony at the Admiral Kidd Club in San Diego, Calif., on 16 March.

As the JPEO, Williamson will provide direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, product improvement and fielding of the JTRS capabilities.

“The Joint Tactical Radio System ranks high within the Department of Defense in its importance, in its criticality, and in the fact that it’s needed for our nation to fight and win its wars. It is essential that we deliver this capability to the warfighter and it is a great honor to be given the responsibility to lead the charge,” said Williamson.

Prior to assuming his roles as the JPEO, Williamson served as the Deputy Program Manager, Program Executive Office, Integration. His previous experience includes serving as the Director of Systems Integration, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and as Project Manager, Future Combat System (Brigade Combat Team) Network Systems Integration within Program Manager, Future Combat System (Brigade Combat Team).

Williamson is looking forward to leading the JPEO JTRS program. “JTRS is not just about the radios or the waveforms; it is about the networking capability. It is about giving the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines a tool that allows them to successfully complete their mission and come home safely.”

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