JOINT PROJECT MANAGER (JPM) LEADERSHIP BIOGRAPHIES
Ms. Deborah Olson, JPM CBRN Protection
JPM CBRN Protection

Ms. Deborah Olson

JPM CBRN Protection

Ms. Deborah Olson was chartered as the Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection in August 2021. She is a native of the United Kingdom, holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Social Administration from Loughborough University of Technology. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Program Manager’s Course. Personal awards include the USMC 2020 Donald Roebling Award for Acquisition Innovation and Excellence, a Department of the Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Medal (2016), Department of the Navy IM/IT Excellence Award (2011) and Commanders Excellence in Information Technology Award (2007).  In her role as the Joint Project Manager she has the life cycle responsibility for all programs of record and over 70 programs in sustainment. 

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COL Ryan Eckmeier, JPM CBRN Medical
JPM CBRN Medical

COL Ryan Eckmeier

JPM CBRN Medical

Colonel Ryan Eckmeier is the Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical. In this role, he is responsible for Medical Countermeasure development against CBRN threats as well as diagnostic efforts in support of the nation’s chemical and biological defense. Commissioned from Western Illinois University ROTC in 1997 after service as an enlisted Soldier and NCO, he is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Program Manager’s Course, and the U.S. Army War College. COL Eckmeier holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University, a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and a masters in Security Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management and Contracting.

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COL Robert Carter
JPM CBRN Sensors

COL Robert Carter

JPM CBRN Sensors

Colonel Robert Carter is the Joint Project Manager CBRN Sensors. Prior to joining the JPEO-CBRND, COL Carter served as the served as the Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) Liaison Officer and Acquisition Advisor to Army Futures Command Headquarters in Austin, Texas. He serves as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Biochemistry and Physiology. COL Carter received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center as well as a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College (Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies).

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Mr. Michael Poe, JPM CBRN Special Operations Forces (SOF)
JPM CBRN SOF

Mr. Michael Poe

JPM CBRN Special Operations Forces (SOF)

Mr. Poe was selected as the Joint Project Lead JPL for CBRN SOF in September 2020 and was made Joint Project Manager (JPM) for CBRN SOF in November 2021. In this position, he serves and the senior civilian leading and directing daily business operations to rapidly acquire and equip the Special Operations and Special Purpose Forces with critical, capability-gap-filling, CBRN defense equipment necessary for mission success. Prior to reporting to the JPEO, Mr. Poe served as the Team Lead for the Mobility Counter Mobility (MCM) Team, Program Manager (PM) Engineering Systems, Portfolio Manager Logistical Combat Element Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command. Mr. Poe served in the United States Marine Corps for over 20 years. Mr. Poe holds an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Park University and a Master’s Degree in Management & Leadership from Liberty University. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in Program Management and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

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JOINT PROJECT LEADS (JPL) LEADERSHIP BIOGRAPHIES
Mr. Bruce Goodwin, Acting JPL CBRND Enabling Biotechnologies (EB)
JPL CBRND Enabling Biotechnologies (EB)

Mr. Bruce Goodwin

Acting JPL CBRND Enabling Biotechnologies (EB)

Mr. Goodwin is the Acting JPL for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRND) Enabling Biotechnologies (EB). He started in his current position in April 2020 and he reports directly to the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRND. As the JPL CBRND EB, Mr. Goodwin is responsible for leading EB’s mission, to provide new and improved medical countermeasures to enable a single treatment for many threats, rapid medical countermeasure responses, genomic sequencing and the capability to diagnose CBRN threats before the onset of symptoms. As well as to modernize the DOD’s approach across the medical countermeasure (MCM) spectrum by building, maturing, and integrating capabilities and infrastructure to support accelerated MCM development, manufacturing, testing, and deployment. Mr. Goodwin earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University. Mr. Goodwin is Level III certified in Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University.

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Mr. Paul Gietka, JPL CBRN Integration
JPL CBRN Integration

Mr. Paul Gietka

JPL CBRN Integration

Mr. Gietka is the Joint Project Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Integration delivering integrated, layered CBRN defense across combined, and Joint All-Domain Operations for the Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense (JPEO-CBRND). In this role, Mr. Gietka performs as the total lifecycle systems manager for his assigned program and leads the cross-portfolio Integration efforts of the JPEO-CBRND.

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