DoD Activates New JPM for Medical Countermeasure Systems

Joint Project Manager - Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS)The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) have consolidated three medical Joint Project Management offices into the newly activated Joint Project Management Office of Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS).

The new JPM-MCS brings together the former Joint Project Managers Chemical Biological Medical Systems (CBMS), Transformational Medical Technologies (TMT), and Medical Countermeasures Advanced Development and Manufacturing (MCM ADM) into a streamlined organization providing advanced development of medical countermeasures to counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) threats and improved life cycle management for products and services.

Col. Russell E. Coleman assumed leadership on Friday during an activation ceremony where he was presented the Joint Project Manager Charter, co-signed by the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and Army Acquisition Executive, and Mr. Carmen Spencer, the Joint Program Executive Officer for JPEO-CBD.

“The leaders who worked so hard to make this consolidation happen are to be commended,” Spencer said. “We will provide the same robust medical portfolio—yet the delivery to the Services will be much more efficient.” 

Coleman started his Army career at the department of entomology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research before deploying to Saudi Arabia with the 714th Medical Detachment for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Most recently, he served at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity where he was commander since 2010. 

“It is an honor to take command and provide stability during this transition,” Coleman said. “Under this new structure, we will maintain our current facilities while implementing new ways to improve medical portfolio coordination and create efficiencies not possible under the former structure.” 

Product management teams within the new organization will remain at their locations at Fort Belvoir, Va.; Fort Detrick, Md.; and Frederick, Md.

Source: U.S. Army

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