Munira Tourner

Systems Integration
Product Manager
2024 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference
Munira began her Command as Product Manager, Joint Lightweight Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Systems Integration, in June 2022. Prior to this, Munira served four years within the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) Product Manager Office in Ground Combat Systems (GCS), developing the Army’s next digitally engineered Infantry Fighting Vehicle Fleet.  Ms. Tourner assisted in starting this effort following graduation from Senior Service College Fellowship out of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Detroit Arsenal Community Seminar in May of 2018. She served as the first ever Acting Product Manager, OMFV and transitioned to be the Program Officer – Acquisition. Ms. Tourner previously served on the Program Executive Officer’s staff for Combat Support Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) as the Lead Systems Engineer, assigned to a special acquisition assignment. She brings over 32 years of Army systems engineering and program management experience to this challenge, which includes acting as the APEO for Systems Engineering, Technology Integration and Information Technology (APEO SE&IT), Chief Systems Engineer, within the Program Executive Officer’s staff. Prior to that, Ms. Tourner led the Systems Engineering and Capabilities Management Team at the PEO CS&CSS. Ms. Tourner served as the Business Case and Cost Team Leader for the PEO’s Contingency Basing (CB) Developmental Planning Team, demonstrating the substantial benefits of treating a Base Camp as a System of Systems using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), leading to the new Product Director for CBI Office. She also worked as the first ever Lead Survivability Engineer for the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) Program of Record within PEO GCS, helping to ensure the Army’s next generation Howitzer would best serve tomorrow’s Soldiers. 

Ms. Tourner began her career at Tank- Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), and her successive positions proved essential in preparing her for a wide range of Systems Engineering and Program Management challenges—from Advanced Systems Concepts, supporting Future Combat Systems Phase 1 Program, to serving as the Program Manager for the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Survivability Army Technology Objective (TWVS ATO). The TWVS ATO became the role model for Systems Engineering within RDECOM and the ASA ALT community, and enabled maturity of innovative survivability, armor, and VICTORY Common Vehicle Architecture technologies.

Ms. Tourner obtained her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1990, a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan in 1999, and a Master’s of Science in Global Leadership & Management from Lawrence Technological Univ., Southfield, Michigan in 2018.  Ms. Tourner also completed PMT 352 - Adv. Acquisition Program (AAP) Phase II/III, Naval Post Graduate School, Sep 2009 and PMT 401 – Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Nov 2017.

Major Awards received include Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (Acting PdM OMFV), May 2022, PEO CS&CSS Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (Acting APEO SE&IT), Nov 2016, Army Superior Unit Award for PEO CS&CSS, Jul 2015, PEO CS&CSS Achievement Medal (Contingency Basing Developmental Planning), Mar 2014, and DASA Research & Technology Achievement/Collaboration Award (TWVS ATO), Dec 2010.