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Director of Army Rapid Capabilities Office Douglas K. Wiltsie

Douglas K. Wiltsie


Army Rapid Capabilities Office

Mr. Doug Wiltsie was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2008. Effective 31 August 2016, Mr. Wiltsie assumed his current duties as Director, Army Rapid Capabilities Office. In this position, he is responsible for expediting the fielding of critical combat capabilities to the warfighter and enhancing materiel responses to meet Combatant Commanders’ needs. Mr. Wiltsie leads the Army Rapid Capabilities Office mission to rapidly develop, acquire, integrate and equip selected capabilities; implement streamlined acquisition methods, processes and techniques; and act as an agent of change by challenging traditional approaches.

Mr. Wiltsie also continues to oversee the System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSE&I) Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). SoSE&I is responsible for providing coordinated system of systems analysis, engineering, architectural and integration products to facilitate how the Army efficiently shapes, manages, validates and synchronizes the fielding of integrated materiel capabilities.

Mr. Wiltsie previously served as the Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems, where his responsibilities included program management of more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs supporting communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Prior to his role at PEO EIS, Mr. Wiltsie was the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) from June 2008 to October 2011, and the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology from June 2004 to May 2008.

Mr. Wiltsie, a native of Charleston, S.C., holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and has twice been awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. He is a recipient of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering and Program Management, and he is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

Director of Operations for Army Rapid Capabilities Office Major General Wilson A. Shoffner

Major General Wilson A. Shoffner

Director, Operations

Army Rapid Capabilities Office

Major General Wilson A. Shoffner assumed duty as the Director of Operations, Army Rapid Capabilities Office in April 2017. In this role, MG Shoffner serves as a critical link to enable the Army to expedite needed technologies to the field and counter urgent and emerging threats. He is responsible for ensuring the Army Rapid Capabilities Office responds to Soldiers’ needs with timely and holistic solutions that inform the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Policy (DOTMLPF) impacts of implementing new capabilities within the operational Army.

MG Shoffner graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations in 1988 and was commissioned into the Field Artillery. He holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the School of Advanced Military Studies and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

As a Colonel, he served as the Army’s liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was responsible for broad outreach to all 435 members and their staffs.

His command experience includes: 2-319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, and the 18th Fires Brigade. In September 2005, MG Shoffner and his battalion deployed to New Orleans, LA and served as part of Joint Task Force Katrina, following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In January 2007, MG Shoffner deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as part of the "surge."

In addition to his deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 as the Chief of Plans for the 82d Airborne Division as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and again from 2015 to 2016 as Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, for the NATO Resolute Support Mission. From 1990 to 1991 MG Shoffner deployed to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

His General Officer assignments include serving as the Director of the Army Talent Management Task Force; Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, for the NATO Resolute Support Mission; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 for Headquarters, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); and Deputy Commander – Support for the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Texas.

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