Senior Director of Programs
Michael Gray is senior director of programs for the TACOM/TARDEC account under the Army Operations within the Defense Systems Group of SAIC, a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets.
Gray has over 25 years of defense related experience with a wide range of programs. Since joining SAIC, Gray has worked on several cornerstone programs for the company in the TACOM community, Future Combat Systems (FCS), MRAP Joint Logistics Integrator (JLI), TACOM Strategic Service Solutions (TS3) Family of contracts, and the TARDEC Next Generation Combat Vehicle – Prototype contract under the DATC OTA.
As a senior director within Army Operations, he oversees performance of programs, as well as driving strategy, planning and execution; technology development; program cost, schedule and performance; technical assurance; and resource management for the TACOM / TARDEC customers. The portfolio is focused on Systems Engineering, Integrated Platform–Level solutions, and Logistics, Readiness and Sustainment.
Upon retirement from the US Army in 2006, Gray served as the US Army’s Assistant Program Manager (APM), Systems of Systems Engineering Integration (SSEI) PM FCS (BCT). Prior to arriving on the FCS Program, Gray served as the Integrated Logistics Support Lead, and the APM Fielding and Logistics, PM Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at Ft. Lewis, WA. He was responsible for the fielding, training, deployment, and maintenance of over 400 Stryker vehicles to two combat Stryker brigades.
Early in his career, Gray served in various Army Aviation assignments of increasing responsibility from Warrant Officer to Platoon Leader (via Officer Candidate School) to Company Commander and Battalion Staff Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. and a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, with a specialization in Information Management.