Mr. Fahey was selected for the Senior Executive Service in February 2000. Effective 1 June 2014, Mr. Fahey was appointed Director System of Systems Engineering and Integration in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). Mr. Fahey is a direct report to the Army Acquisition Executive and will continue to implement the Agile process while serving as the Army’s focal point for System of Systems Engineering and Integration across the Army’s materiel development community. In this position he is responsible for providing coordinated system of systems analysis, engineering, architectural and integration products to facilitate how the Army efficiently shapes, manages, validates and synchronizes the fielding of integrated materiel capabilities. Mr. Fahey serves as the principal advisor to the Army Acquisition Executive, on all system of systems engineering and integration matters. Mr. Fahey previously served as Program Executive Officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and was responsible for all activities necessary to develop, produce, field and sustain tactical vehicle systems and force projection equipment that supported and safeguarded our Armed Forces fighting across the globe. CAREER CHRONOLOGY: • June 2014 to present: Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration • October 2008 to April 2014: Program Executive Officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support • July 2004 to October 2008: Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems • January 2002 to July 2004: Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ammunition • February 2000 to January 2002: Senior Technical Executive, Close Combat Armament Systems, US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center • July 1997 to February 2000: Deputy Project Manager, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems • August 1994 to July 1997: Chief of Systems Engineering and International Division, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems • June 1992 to August 1994: Future Armored Resupply Vehicle Program Development Project Officer and Chief of Systems Engineering, Picatinny Arsenal • December 1987 to June 1992: 105mm, M119 and 155mm Joint Light Weight Project Development Officer, Picatinny Arsenal • June 1982 to December 1987: Quality and Reliability Engineer, Watervliet Arsenal COLLEGE: • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. Graduation: 1981 SIGNIFICANT TRAINING: • Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College • DARCOM Intern July 1981 to June 1982, Red River Army Depot CERTIFICATIONS: • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt • Level III Certified Program Management • Level III Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Systems Engineering
• Level II Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Program Systems Engineering AWARDS AND HONORS: • Senior Executive Service Appointment (2000) • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2010) • Department of the Army, Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Award (2014 & 2008) • Department of the Army, Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2008) • Department of the Army, Superior Civilian Service Award (1999) • Senior Regional Acquisition Official for Military Personnel (2008 to Present) • Senior Acquisition Career Management Advocate, Picatinny Arsenal & Detroit Arsenal ( 2000 to Present) • Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Award (1996) • Bronze Order of the Fleury Medal (2014) • Honorable Order of Samuel Sharpe (2014) • Distinguished Order of Saint Martin (2014) • Ancient Order of Saint Christopher (2014) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS: • Association of the United States Army • National Defense Industrial Association
Mr. Patrick S. Fitzgerald
Mr. Erick Fry
Mr. Steve Harnig
Mr. Les Hubbard
Dr. Suzanne Huerth
The Honorable Stacia Hylton, Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Marv Langston, Principal, Langston Associates
Ms. Sabrina Lemire
Mr. Donovan Lusk
Mr. Andrew Mansfield
Col. Donald “Brock” McDaniel
Mr. Christopher Miller
Mr. Mark Pomerleau
Ms. Ann Rideout
Ms. Lisa Sanders
Captain Wesley S. Sanders
Mr. David Smoak
Mr. William S. Williford, SES
Mr. Williford was named Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command, in December 2016. In this position, he serves as the senior civilian official responsible for leading and directing daily business operations for the Command.
Prior to reporting to Marine Corps Systems Command, Mr. Williford served as the Director, Integrated Warfare Systems Engineering responsible for oversight of $10 billion annually of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, and Intelligence systems (C5I) research, development, delivery, certification for deployment, and life cycle support for the United States Navy ships. In that capacity, he was the Deputy Warranted Technical and Certification Authority for Navy Integrated Warfare Capability.
Mr. Williford provided leadership in command-wide efforts to identify and manage engineering workforce related challenges including strategic planning advanced concepts, integrated warfare systems engineering, human systems integration, integration and interoperability (I&I), warfare systems certification and readiness, interior communications and cybersecurity.
Mr. Williford's previous Senior Executive assignment was the Director, Integrated Combat Systems, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems responsible for systems engineering to develop world class integrated Combat Systems for the United States Navy. In this assignment, he was responsible for Surface Ship and Submarine Combat Systems including Aegis for Destroyers/Cruisers, and Ship Self Defense System for Carriers and Amphibious Ships. In addition, he was responsible for combat systems that included Total Ship Computing Environment for DDG 1000, the Littoral Combat Ship, and a multitude of sensors, electronic warfare systems, missiles, guns, ammunition, launch systems, and countermeasures encompassing 150+ programs with annual budget authority of $6.4 billion.
Mr. Williford was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in March 2012. He has 30 years of service with the Department of Defense on active duty, with industry and as a Federal Civilian.
Previous assignments include Executive Director, Joint Program Executive Office, Integrated Air and Missile Defense; Director, Enterprise Management, Joint Program Executive Office, Integrated Air and Missile Defense; and Director, Acquisition Management, Joint Program Executive Office, Single Integrated Air Picture with the responsibility of developing a Joint Integrated Fire Control solution with the Services and Missile Defense Agency and the stand-up of the first Multi-Service Systems Engineering Team in the Department of Defense. Mr. Williford's most recent recognition is the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.