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Program Executive Officer

Mr. James Shields

Mr. James Shields became the Program Executive Officer Ammunition in July 2014. The PEO Ammunition mission is to execute life cycle management of munitions and serve as the Department of Defense Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition. With a FY14 operating budget exceeding $2.4 billion, the PEO manages conventional ammunition for all our armed Services and certain allied partners and equips Soldiers with mortar systems, countermine and counter improvised explosive device systems.

Previously Mr. Shields served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer Ammunition since November 2009, Joint Program Manager (JPM) and Deputy JPM for the Joint Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (JLW155); Chief, Systems Engineering Division, Crusader self-propelled artillery system; Team Leader, Wide Area Mine (WAM); and Mechanical Systems Specialist, International Programs Office, Autonomous Precision Guided Munitions (APGM).

Mr. Shields graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Program Management Course and the Executive Program Management Course of the Defense Systems Management College.

Mr. Shields is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Association of the United States Army, and the United States Army Field Artillery Association. His awards include the Department of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and Superior Civilian Service Medal; the National Defense Industrial Association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production; and the Field Artillery Association’s Ancient Order of Saint Barbara Medal.


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