By U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development CommandFebruary 3, 2019
Brig. Gen. Vincent F. Malone is the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and the Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center. Malone assumed his role within CCDC when the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) became the CCDC upon transition into the Army Futures Command on Feb. 3, 2019. Prior to that, Malone had been the DCG of RDECOM since January 5, 2018.
He previously served as Acquisition Advisor to U.S. Army Forces Command. Prior to FORSCOM, BG Malone was assigned as the Military Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Program & Resources, OASA(ALT), Washington, D.C., where he served as the co-executive of the Equipping and Sustaining Program Evaluation Groups (PEGs) responsible for overseeing the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of all associated funding.
Malone is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry officer. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and Senior Service College. He holds a master of science degree in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, a master of science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, and is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Manager's Course.
Malone spent his formative years as a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the 1st Battalion (ABN), 501st Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, AK. He was assessed into the Acquisition Corps following Company Command at Fort Benning, GA, and an assignment as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at West Point. His acquisition leadership experience includes assignments as Assistant Product Manager for Light Tactical Vehicles, Commander of the Army Cold Regions Test Center and Project Manager for Training Devices. He has also served in a variety of HQDA staff positions as a systems coordinator, legislative liaison, executive officer, and portfolio director. In addition to his recent acquisition experience, he deployed as the Chief of Plans and Integration, ARCENT Support Element -- Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantryman's Badge and the Ranger Tab.
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), has the mission to lead in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make Soldiers more lethal to win our Nation's wars and come home safely. The command collaborates across the Future Force Modernization Enterprise and its own global network of domestic and international partners in academia, industry and other government agencies. CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.