By Douglas Halleaux, CCDC GVSCMarch 22, 2019
DETROIT ARSENAL, MICHIGAN-The U.S. Army inducted one of its newest members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Friday, March 15, in a ceremony at its Warren installation.
Mr. Alfred Grein, previously an Associate Director and Deputy Executive Director at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), was also sworn-in as the center's Executive Director for Research & Technology Integration.
Grein, accompanied by his closest family and friends and attended by hundreds of colleagues in the Army civilian service, was presented with the SES office symbols and oath by Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, Commanding General, CCDC.
The U.S. Government Senior Executive Service, established in 1978, includes men and women charged with the management of major government programs and initiatives. Members of the SES provide important continuity throughout the government and represent a key link between the Nation's elected and appointed leaders and the federal civilian service workforce.
Grein is a retired U.S. Army officer, having served in various roles since his commissioning from the United States Military Academy in 1987. Prior to his retirement, his final duty station was at the Detroit Arsenal where he served as the Military Deputy for GVSC then the Program Manager for Medium Tactical Vehicles.
His duties as the Executive Director for Research & Technology Integration include oversight of the Army's most forward-leading ground vehicle programs, including autonomous and semi-autonomous driving technologies, power and mobility capability development, the breakthrough innovations in protecting the Army's ground vehicles, and upgraded electrification of these vehicles.