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Mr. Gary W. Blohm

Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center

U.S. Army Geospatial Center
Published June 1, 2018
Updated: Oct. 21, 2019

Mr. Gary W. Blohm entered the Senior Executive Service in 2003. Mr. Blohm has served as the Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, Virginia, since August 2018. The Army Geospatial Center (AGC) is the Army’s knowledge center for geospatial expertise and provides geospatial information reach-back capability to field units. AGC focuses on the development, exploitation, production, and distribution of topographic, geodetic, and geospatial information, tools and services for the Army and other Department of Defense and National programs. As Director, Mr. Blohm is responsible for supporting the operations, intelligence, acquisition, research & development and modeling & simulation communities with geospatial information. He also serves as the Army’s Geospatial Information Officer, with responsibility for collecting and validating geospatial requirements, formulating geospatial policy, setting priorities and securing resources supporting the Army Geospatial Enterprise, and synchronizing geospatial solutions at both HQDA and Secretariat levels of Army governance.


Mr. Blohm served as the Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate from April 2016 to August 2018. As Director, he was responsible for providing Signals Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, Measurement and Signature Intelligence, Information Operations, Intelligence Dissemination/Fusion and Quick Reaction Capabilities through the research and development of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems in Acquisition Support to the U.S. Army. He also led his organization in providing expert technical support to various Program Executive Offices and Project Managers across the Army and Joint Service acquisition communities.

Mr. Blohm served as the Director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Command, Power & Integration Directorate from July 2015 to April 2016. As the Director, he was responsible for planning and executing the Army’s Science and Technology investments in Mission Command, Power Generation and Quick Reaction and Prototyping technology. Mr. Blohm was also responsible for providing engineering support and products to Army Program Executive Offices, Joint Offices and other Services and maintaining critical partnerships with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Army Research Lab, Industry and Academia.

Mr. Blohm served as the Director, Army Architecture Integration Center, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Office/G6 from October 2010 to July 2015. He was responsible for ensuring the interoperability and supportability of the Army’s Information Technology Architectures and leading the planning, developing and implementation of the Army’s Enterprise Architecture, used in decision support regarding governance, policies, compliance, standards, investment strategies, engineering, and identification of capability sets, force development, fielding and blueprints for operations.

Mr. Blohm served as Director of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as the Deputy Program Manager for Networks and Complimentary Programs for Future Combat Systems from 2007 to 2008. He ran a special network study with OSD on Tactical networks for CIO/G6 in 2006 and was the Director for the Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate in the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center from 2003 to 2006.

CAREERCHRONOLOGY:
◾2003-2003: Acting Associate Director for Technology, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
◾1997-2003: Program Manager for multiple Research and Development Programs, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
◾1995-1997: Project Lead for Digital Broadcast Satellite Program and United States Department of Defense representative for Tactical Satellite Communications.
◾1991-1995: Satellite Communications Systems Engineer, U.S. Army Satellite Communications Agency
◾1985-1992: Fielding Technical Team Chief and Project Engineer, Project Leader for the AN/TSC-85B/93B tactical satellite communications terminals, U.S. Army Satellite Communications Agency

COLLEGE:
◾Master of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J., 1991
◾Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J., 1985

SIGNIFICANTTRAINING:
◾OPM Leadership 360 - 2016
◾Executive Leadership Course, Army Acquisition Corps, 2013
◾Army Strategic Leadership Development Program – Advanced Course, 2013
◾Army Executive Education Program - Intermediate Course, 2012
◾Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, 2004
◾Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Civilian Leadership Development Program, 1999
◾Leadership, Education & Development, 1998
◾Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, 1994, Army Logistics Management College
◾Technical Management Course, 1987, Defense Systems Management College

CERTIFICATIONS:
◾Level III Certified Acquisition Corp, Systems Planner, Research and Development
◾Level III Certified Acquisition Corp, Information Technology

AWARDS AND HONORS:
◾Department of the Army, Meritorious Civilians Service Award, 2015
◾Army Superior Unit Award, 2009
◾Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious), 2008
◾Department of the Army, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 1998

PROFESSIONALMEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
◾Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
◾Association of the United States Army