Deputy Project Lead, Mobile Protected Firepower
2022 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference
Mr. Chad Stocker is the Deputy Project Lead (DPL) in the office of Project Lead Mobile Protected Firepower (PL MPF) under the leadership of Program Executive Office, Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS).
Most recently, Mr. Stocker served as the Product Director for Army Watercraft Systems (PD AWS) in the office of Project Transportation Systems (PM TS) under the leadership of the Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS, 2017-2021).
His previous assignments include serving as a fellow in the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) program (2016-2017), Weapon Systems Review (WSR) / Program Objective Memorandum (POM) Staff Officer in the office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Plans, Programs and Resources office (DASA PPR, 2016), the Program Officer in the Army’s ACAT 1C Combat Recovery Systems (CRS) program (2014-2016), the Program Officer in the Army’s ACAT 1D Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program office (2012-2014), an Energy Liaison on the Contingency Basing Initiative (2011), ASA(ALT) Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) for Project Manager GCV (2010-2011), Procurement Analyst for Product Manager Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (PdM JLTV, 2010), and Assistant Product Manager for Product Manager Bradley (PdM Bradley, 2007-2010).
Prior to entering civil service in 2007, Mr. Stocker held several positions with Chrysler Group L.L.C., (formerly DaimlerChrysler) to include serving as a Powertrain Engine Components Buyer (2003 and 2005-2007), Electrical / Electronic Supplier Quality Leader (2004-2005), Vehicle Launch Quality Engineer (2004), Chassis Component Design Engineer (2003), Vehicle Durability Engineer (2003), Assembly Plant Supplier Quality Specialist (2000 and 2002), and Chassis Commodity Supplier Quality Specialist (2001-2002).
He holds a Master’s of Global Leadership and Management degree from Lawrence Technological University (2017), a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Lawrence Technological University (2010), a Master’s of Systems Engineering degree from Oakland University (2004), a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering degree from Oakland University (2002), and an Associate’s of Science degree from St. Clair County Community College (1999).
Mr. Stocker has been an Army Acquisition Corps Member since 2009. He holds Level III certifications in both Program Management (2011) and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (2009). He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF, 2017), United States Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Competitive Development Group (CDG, 2013), the Chrysler Institute of Engineering (2002), and is also certified as a Reactive Blackbelt Journeymen (Shainin L.L.C., 2006). His awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (2021), Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2017), Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2014 and 2016), and a Special Act Award recipient (PdM JLTV 2010).