ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 29, 2023) – Mr. Mark Kitz assumed the charter from Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) during a ceremony today at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, hosted by the Honorable Douglas R. Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)).
Kitz comes to PEO C3T after serving as PEO for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (IEW&S). There he provided technical and managerial oversight of the development, acquisition, and fielding of the Army’s portfolio of intelligence; electronic warfare; cyber; integrated base defense; force protection; position, navigation, and timing; biometrics; and target acquisition programs.
With his background in engineering and extensive experience in acquisition management, Kitz is well-positioned to guide PEO C3T toward future success.
“Not too many people get to lead two PEOs and we have two amazing ASA(ALT) folks here that are doing just that,” Bush said.
Potts has been at the helm of PEO C3T since June 22, 2022. Under his leadership, he has postured the Army to deliver a data-centric optimized network design for a division fighting formation that will support the Army of 2030. Throughout his tenure, PEO C3T has delivered more than 400 Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard formations with modernized network and mission command application technology, including deliveries to seven infantry brigade combat teams and one Stryker regiment squadron, and the for the first time to division headquarters and enabling formations.
“The network in all its forms is central to everything the Army does,” Bush said. “Delivering the Army of 2030 and designing the Army of 2040 is a monumental task, and Maj. Gen Potts’ accomplishments in leading network modernization efforts have provided lasting benefits to the Army.”
As the new PEO C3T, Kitz will guide a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel who acquire, field and support the communications networks, radios, satellite systems and other hardware and software Soldiers require for information dominance on the battlefield. With the Army’s PEO optimization established to support the Unified Network strategy, Kitz will lead the integration of integrated enterprise network programs into PEO C3T. He will continue to advance both the tactical and enterprise data-centric network capabilities for the Army 2030 and beyond.
“I am confident Mark will take the lessons he’s learned and successes he had with PEO IEW&S and build on those achievements,” Bush said. “His top-level knowledge in acquisition and extent of experience in the community will ensure he continues this PEO’s strong tradition of doing great things for the Army.”