Michael C. Monteleone III appointed Director of AFC's Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team

By Madeline Winkler, Army Futures CommandMay 16, 2022

Michael Monteleone, Director of the AFC APNT/Space Cross-Functional Team
Michael Monteleone, Director of the Army Futures Command Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Army appoints Mr. Michael C. Monteleone III as the Director for the Assured Position, Navigation and Timing/Space (APNT/Space) Cross-Functional Team (CFT), effective May 22, 2022.

Mr. Monteleone is one of eight CFT directors supporting the Army Futures Command (AFC). In this capacity, he is responsible for synchronizing PNT efforts across the Army to build a resilient capability, enabling the Army to compete and operate globally in PNT-contested environments.

Stationed at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the APNT/Space CFT is actively developing PNT, Tactical Space and Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) requirements for the Army. To do this, the APNT CFT connects the Soldier to new technologies and capabilities sooner through technological demonstrations, prototyping, and science and technology reviews, to inform the requirements development process. These efforts allow the APNT/Space CFT to learn fast, mitigate risks early, and achieve a higher level of technical readiness at an accelerated rate.

“I look forward to supporting the effort to synchronize and fortify the Army’s PNT capabilities alongside my new team members,” said Mr. Monteleone. “AFC’s mission to modernize the PNT landscape for our warfighters is certainly a worthy one. Our team will work diligently to ensure this mission is achieved.”

Mr. Monteleone was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2018. Prior to his role as APNT/Space CFT Director, he was the Director of the Engineering and Systems Integration Directorate under the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC); Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland from October 2021 to May 2022. He served as the Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) Director under CCDC’s C5ISR Center from August 2018 to October 2021.

A formal Change of Responsibility, hosted by AFC Acting Commanding General James M. Richardson took place 5 May, transferring the leadership role from Mr. William Nelson to Mr. Monteleone.