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Thomas C. Irwin

United States of America

Mr. Thomas C. Irwin


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Executive Director, Joint Training Joint Force Development
Joint Staff J7



Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Irwin provides executive-level oversight of joint training and exercise policy including
program metrics, practices, and execution of joint training on a global basis, as well as technical
oversight of information technology and information management systems, the Global Joint
Training Infrastructure for Combatant Command and Service joint training events, development
of joint modeling and simulations systems, and the Joint Training Enterprise Network. He also
oversees the Joint Information Operations Range providing a secure environment for
cyberspace, electronic warfare, and information operations capability development, training,
exercises, and mission rehearsals.
Additionally, Mr. Irwin had a previous appointment as the Joint Staff Deputy Chief Information
Officer for Joint Force Development, overseeing the Joint Force Development IT Enterprise and
cyber security for Joint Staff J7.
 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
o Enterprise Director; U.S. Joint Forces Command J9, Joint Concept Development and
Experimentation, Suffolk, VA
o Product Group Director; Marine Air-Ground Task Force Command and Control; Marine
Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA
o Extensive career in the NAVSEA Warfare Centers, holding various technical and
management positions for Battle Force Interoperability, Aegis Combat Systems, Gunfire
Control Systems, and Self Defense Missile Systems.
 
COLLEGE:
 Ph.D, Candidate, Systems Engineering; Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, CA; expected
2018
 Master of Science, Systems Engineering Management; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey,
CA; 2009
 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
1983
 
SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course
 Senior Joint Information Operations Course
 VANGUARD
 Department of the Navy Executive Leadership Program
 Department of the Navy Executive Development Program for Strategic Thinking
 APEX
 Gartner CIO Academy
 Lean Six Sigma Champion
 Contracting Officers Technical Representative
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
 Project Management Institute Project Management Professional
 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Project Manager Level III
 Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering Level III
 System Design and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Military Systems Engineering Integration, Naval Postgraduate School
 Systems Engineering Product Development, Naval Postgraduate School
 Principals of Acquisition and Program Management I & II, Naval Postgraduate School
 Management of Advanced Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
 Marine Corps Meritorious Civilian Service Award; 2009
 Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award; 2004
 Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award; 1999

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