Chief Sustainment Engineer, PEO Ground Combat Systems
2020 Virtual SO/LIC
Ms. Graf’s current strategic leadership position is Chief Sustainment Engineer for Program Executive Offices (PEO) Ground Combat Systems (GCS). In this role, Ms. Graf and the Industrial Base and Sustainment (IBAS) team of engineers and logisticians keep the GCS fleet up and running at all times. This team also resolves emergent design, quality, obsolescence and supply chain issues.
Recently, Ms. Graf and the IBAS team have taken the lead to determine a new Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) process in conjunction with Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Their visionary SCRM efforts employ state of the art commercial Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to continually assess companies and determine where risk exists. This includes risk elements that may impact microelectronics and cyber, foreign influence through mergers and acquisitions, financial stability of companies, and many other factors. The team then recommends mitigation efforts to these discovered