The PEO Soldier’s mission is to rapidly deliver agile and adaptive capabilities to advance and become more lethal. The office’s mission is to be the world’s premier capability provider for the Integrated Soldier and Squad weapons platform, with three priorities: Deliver Capability, Take Care of Our People and Develop a Culture of Innovation.
In prior assignments, BG Potts assumed the roles of Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center.
He served as acting deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, PEO Missiles and Space; as director, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense and Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance, Sustainment Management Office, Redstone Arsenal and as deputy director for Acquisition and System Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), among others.
Throughout the past several years, the U.S. Army has continued to implement advanced technology priorities, from enhancing hardware, software, and infrastructure to expanding synthetic training environments, to improve the service branch’s acquisition and modernization processes. The Army has employed agile, responsive cross-functional teams to achieve its modernization goals and efforts.
During Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum, BG Potts will discuss the progress, innovations and accomplishments of the Army’s modernization renaissance over the last year, what challenges remain, and how industry can help in 2021 and beyond.
BG Potts will be joined by Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the ASA(ALT) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, who will serve as the keynote speaker. Kevin Leonard senior vice president of Contingency Operations with Vectrus will moderate the panel.