DAVID K. HANSEN
GLOBAL COMBAT SUPPORT SYSTEM - MARINE CORPS
Dave Hansen is assigned as the Program Manager, Global Combat Support System – Marine Corps (GCSS-MC). GCSS-MC is an ACAT I Major Automated Information System (MAIS) program that is intended to provide the technology enabler and backbone for all logistics information required by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
Mr. Hansen enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1980 and was awarded a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship to attend the University of Southern California from 1981 through 1985. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 1985, he served in various positions in the operating forces of the Marine Corps, and at Marine Corps Systems Command. He was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 1997, and returned to the Marine Corps as a Civilian employee later that same year.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Joint Program Manager, Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program, Deputy Program Manager for the Joint MRAP Vehicle Program, he also served as the acting Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)) for all matters related to the Joint MRAP Vehicle Program and led the Source Selection for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Program Manager for the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, Program Manager and Business Manager for Infantry Weapons, and Deputy Program Manager for Non-Lethal Weapons. His previous experience includes positions of increased responsibility having worked with or assisted with the acquisition, fielding, logistics support and/or sustainment of almost every small arm, optic and non-lethal capability in the Marine Corps inventory.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern California (1985), and a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University (1992). He has obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and graduated from the Industrial College of Armed Forces (ICAF) in June 2007 with a Masters Degree in Strategic Defense Resource Management. He is Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified in Program Management and Logistics and a graduate of the Senior Acquisition Course and the Acquisition Category (ACAT) I Program Managers Course. He has won various awards, including the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and the David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence for both the MRAP program and for leading the M-ATV Source Selection.
Mr. Hansen is a native of the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Streamwood.