Kelly Alexander

Department of Defense

2017 fellow

Kelly. Alexander serves as the ASA(ALT) Director, COE for System of Systems Engineering & Integration (SoSEI) to oversee, direct and guide the Army’s transition to COE that will enable the Army’s Mission command Network 2020. As the COE Director, she is responsible for the development, implementation, integration, assessment and resource planning of the cross cutting capabilities that are critical enablers to the COE enterprise strategy that synchronizes 11 Program Executive Officers with over 150 programs as they migrate legacy systems to the COE environment. She collaborates with multiple stakeholders to include the Acquisition community, Army Staff, Requirements community, test community and Industry partners to manage the transition and implementation of COE. Ms. Alexander also represents the Executive Director in Army Governance forums such as the LandWarNet General Officer’s Steering Committee and the Army Enterprise Network Council (AENC) General Officer’s Steering Committee.

A member of the Army Acquisition Corps for over 29 years, Ms. Alexander has Senior Level Acquisition Certifications in Program Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF – now called the Eisenhower School). She also has achieved Level 3 certification in System’s Planning, Research Development & Engineering (SPRDE), and Level 2 certification in Test & Evaluation.

Ms. Alexander has an MS, in National Resource Strategy (ICAF 2006), an MS, in Engineering Management from George Washington University (1996) and a BS, in Industrial Engineering from N.C. State University (1983). She is currently a Doctoral candidate in Systems Engineering at George Washington University.

Recent assignments include Project Director Futures, System of Systems Integration; Associate Director for Brigade Portfolio Management, PEO Integration; Associate Director Technologies, PM FCS; Deputy PM- Combat Support System. PEO CS-CSS; Deputy PM Mobile Electric Power. PEO C3T, and LFT&E Staffing Specialist. OSD DOT&E. Ms. Alexander has been recognized with Performance Awards, to include Superior Civilian Service Award (2011), Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2005) and Foreign Comparative Test program of the year (1996).

Director, Common Operating Environment (COE) U.S. Department of the Army Department of Defense.


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