Michael Sprang

Project Manager, Joint Program Office, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Combat Support & Combat Service Support
2022 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference

Michael D. Sprang entered civil service in 1993 as an engineering Co-op while attending GMI Engineering & Management Institute. Mr. Sprang became the Project Manager for Joint Program Office Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JPO JLTV) in June of 2019 following his role as Deputy Project Manager for JPO JLTV from November 2014 through June 2019. During the period of January through June 2018, Mr. Sprang served as the acting – Deputy Program Executive Officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support. Prior to assuming duties in JLTV, Mr. Sprang served as the Product Director for EMD-Alpha (PD EMD-A) within the JPO-JLTV. As the PD EMD-A, he had overall program management responsibility for one of the three EMD JLTV Contractors.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Sprang served in Product Manager – Light Tactical Vehicles as the Assistant Product Manager (APM) for HMMWV Production & Sustainment and APM for HMMWV Modernization. During this time he had overall responsibility for the continued production and sustainment of the High Mobility Multi-wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and the HMMWV Modernization program.

From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Sprang served as APM for Crew Protection with Project Manager – Tactical Vehicles. He served as the technical and managerial responsibility for all aspects of the Add-on Armor program for the US Army with an operating budget of approximately $1.2B. The Add-on Armor program provided significant and rapid solutions on all tactical vehicles operating in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

His previous jobs include System Acquisition Manager for the HTV Armor, Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS) and Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), after serving as the system engineer on the HETS and Heavy Trailers.

Mr. Sprang is an Acquisition Corps member since 2005 and holds Level III Certification in Program Management, Level III Certification in System Planning, Research, and Development – Systems Engineering and Level II Certification in Systems Planning, Research, and Development – Program Systems Engineer. His awards and honors include the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2006 and 2011), Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2009 and 2015), Superior Civilian Service Award (2012), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Red Ball Express (2013) and has been inducted into the Honorable Order of St. Christopher.

Mr. Sprang holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute and Master of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University.