Michael Bailey

2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

Mr. Michael A. Bailey entered the Senior Executive Service in August 2021 and is the Director of the U.S. Army Combat
Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC). In this role, Mr. Bailey oversees many of the Nation’s key chemical and biological defense research and engineering programs, both classified and unclassified. Mr. Bailey also builds partnerships across DOD, other government agencies, industry, and academia to enhance Warfighter readiness and response to chemical and biological

Prior to serving as the DEVCOM CBC Director, Mr. Bailey served as the organization’s Director of Engineering. In this role, he oversaw a staff of roughly 500 engineers, scientists,logisticians, and other highly skilled professionals who work to design build, test, and sustain CBRN capabilities for Joint Warfighters and our partners.

Before his assignments at DEVCOM CBC, Mr. Bailey was the Deputy Joint Project Manager for CBRN Sensors at the Joint Program Executive Office for CBRN Defense. Mr. Bailey served as a strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group. He played a critical role in helping the Army’s senior leaders understand global urbanization trends and what they mean for future force structure and capability requirements.

Mr. Bailey has performed at many levels in the Army’s Research and Development enterprise, including over ten years as a laboratory scientist working on vaccines against biological warfare agents. Mr. Bailey received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University. Mr. Bailey was also selected to attend the Eisenhower School at National Defense University, where he received a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. Mr. Bailey holds certifications from the Defense Acquisition University in Program Management Level 3 and Science and Technology Management Level 3. His awards include two Superior Civilian Service Awards and a Commanders Award for Civilian Service.