PEO C3T welcomes back familiar face, new project manager for mission command

By Justin EimersMarch 8, 2021

Brig. Gen. Rob Collins, PEO C3T, passes the charter for Project Manager Mission Command to Col. Mike Williams during a Change of Charter ceremony on March 2.
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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland (March 2, 2021) -- A familiar face has rejoined the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) family, returning to assume the role of Project Manager for Mission Command.

Col. Mike Williams was passed the PM Mission Command charter from the outgoing project manager, Col. Troy Crosby, during a ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Rob Collins, PEO C3T, March 2 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

"It's my honor, although a little bittersweet, to host today's change of charter ceremony as we say a heartfelt goodbye to Col. Troy Crosby," said Collins. "His truly spectacular service and leadership has moved the proverbial sticks forward for the Army in terms of situational awareness, situational understanding and our common operational picture.

"We're also extremely excited to welcome Col. Mike Williams -- who is no stranger to PEO C3T -- as the incoming Project Manager."

Col. Williams most recently served within PEO C3T as the Product Manager for Mission Network, after which he was the director of ASA(ALT) Forward Operations for CENTCOM. As the PM for Mission Command, he will lead a workforce of more than 300 personnel supporting five product management offices and key programs including: the Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), which is approaching an Operational Assessment (OA) in June; Mounted Mission Command (MMC), for which the software is currently undergoing a National Training Center rotation with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin, California; Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), which is supporting an effort to provide command and control for the Army's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon; and Cyber Situational Understanding (Cyber SU), which integrated into CPCE and is enabling commanders and cyber defenders to remain effective and agile in Multi-Domain Operations, or MDO.

"[Col.] Troy [Crosby] has built an amazing team," said Williams. "Over the last couple of weeks, I've witnessed professionalism, competence, drive and passion, and it honestly has humbled me. I'm excited to be a part of the Mission Command team."

Col. Crosby leaves PM Mission Command after having led the organization since July 2016. During his nearly five-year tenure atop the organization, PM Mission Command realized significant progress in furthering modernization across the Army, perhaps most notably by collapsing and converging various warfighting functions to lay the groundwork for supporting Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, and MDO.

"I didn't want any other project management office in the United States Army and I probably could have chosen any one of them given the individual I worked for [prior to joining PM Mission Command]," said Crosby. "But I wanted to come here.

"You guys are the best team I've ever had the privilege to lead."


The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical develops, acquires, fields and supports the Army's mission command network to ensure force readiness. This critical Army modernization priority delivers tactical communications so commanders and Soldiers can stay connected and informed at all times, even in the most austere and hostile environments. PEO C3T is delivering the network to regions around the globe, enabling high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and video communications to a user base that includes the Army's joint, coalition and other mission partners.