COL Daniel McCormick, USA (Ret)
Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer
2021 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition
Mr. Daniel J. McCormick is the Acting Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense located at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In this role, he leverages an extensive background and significant experience in the Chemical and Biological Defense Program. He helps ensure JPEO-CBRND programs are synchronized, prioritized and balanced to effectively integrate technologies in support of delivering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense capabilities to the Warfighter and nation.
Mr. McCormick’s work experience includes more than 28 years of service as an Army officer, more than 20 years of acquisition experience, and over five years as an Army federal civilian employee.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. McCormick served as the Acting Deputy JPEO, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Portfolio Integration and the Special Assistant for Acquisition Integration. Mr. McCormick also served within the JPEO as a joint project manager chartered to lead the office responsible for the development, manufacture, test, fielding and life-cycle management of Department of Defense nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs worth more than $2.6B. During his tenure as the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance, then-Colonel McCormick deployed to Afghanistan to lead the planning, establishment and execution of the Afghan Public Protection Force efforts. This deployment was in direct support of the Commander, International Security Assistance Force.
Mr. McCormick’s acquisition assignments included Test Director for Future Combat Systems; Director of Plans, Programs and Resources for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army; and the Joint Product Manager for Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance and Obscuration Systems. Mr. McCormick had numerous other acquisition and tactical (Field Artillery) assignments during his Army career. Mr. McCormick is a member of the Acquisition Corps and is Level 3 certified in Program Management. He holds a Master’s degree from the Naval War College and George Mason University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology.