Eleventh Annual USMC IT Day

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The AFCEA Quantico-Potomac chapter will be hosting the 11th Annual USMC IT Day on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Leadership from Marine Corps Systems Command is confirmed.  This will be a virtual event this year conducted via Microsoft Teams Live Events. Speakers will be hosted at the CyberBytes Foundation, which will provide production support for the virtual event.

Slides from event:



0900-0905  Welcome: Rich Leino – President, AFCEA Quantico-Potomac  
0905-0910  Industry Intro of BGen A.J. Pasagian
0910-0950 Keynote: BGen A.J. Pasagian – Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command  
0950-0955 Industry Intro of Col Robert Bailey
0955-1055 PfM Panel – Command Element Systems  
  Moderator: Col Robert Bailey – Portfolio Manager, CES  
  Col Dave burton: PM, Intelligence Systems  
  LtCol Austin Bonner: PM, Command and Control Systems  
  LtCol Raymond Feltham: PM, Wargaming Capability  
1055-1100 Industry Message
1100-1105 Industry Intro of Gaurang Dävé
1105-1145 Task Force Aquila Brief: Gaurang Dävé – Cyber Technology Officer, MCSC  
1145-1150  Industry Intro of Kyle Beagle
1150-1220 Small Business update: Kyle Beagle – Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs  
1220-1225 Industry Message
1225-1255 Contracts update: Johany Deal – Director of Contracts, MCSC  
1255-1300 Closing remarks – Rich Leino, AFCEA  

BGen A.J. Pasaglian, USMC

Brigadier General Arthur J. Pasagian
Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

Brigadier General A.J. Pasagian of New York City, N.Y., enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1987. After graduating recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, he entered a commissioning program and was commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1990.

Brigadier General Pasagian’s assignments as a logistician in the operating forces include platoon commander, detachment commander, company executive officer, squadron logistics officer, brigade support group executive officer, and battalion executive and commanding officer. He deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during Operation Continue Hope in Somalia, and with Brigade Service Support Group-2 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Other assignments include the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Directorate at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia, in 1999-2002, and as Requirements Officer for future expeditionary warfare ship programs at the N75/85 Division of the Navy staff from 2005-2007. He then served as Program Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment from 2007-2010 and as Director of the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity from 2011-2014. Brigadier General Pasagian was assigned as Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2014-2016. Brigadier General Pasagian served as Marine Corps Systems Command Chief of Staff, in his most recent assignment from 2016-2018.

He is a graduate of the City University of New York (1990) in New York City, the Naval Postgraduate School(1999) at Monterey, California, and the Eisenhower School (2011) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Brigadier General Pasagian holds a Bachelors Degree in History and Masters Degrees in Information Technology Management, and National Resource Strategy.

In May 2018, Brigadier General Pasagian was selected as commander of Marine Corps Systems Command.

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Col Robert O. Bailey
PfM, Command Element Systems
Colonel Robert O. Bailey was born in Fairfax, VA, in 1973 and grew up in the National Capital Region. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a commission in the United States Marine Corps in 1995.
After attending the Basic School, Colonel Bailey attended the United States Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Colonel Bailey’s operational tours included duty with 10th Marine Regiment as a Forward observer, Guns Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer; and with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, MEU Reconnaissance Detachment Officer-in-Charge and Maritime Special Purpose Force Commander, and Reconnaissance Company Commander. Colonel Bailey deployed with the 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable).
Colonel Bailey attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science in Management degree with a concentration in Defense Acquisition Management. His acquisition assignments include Test Management Officer for the Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault; System Acquisition Manager for the Program Executive Officer for Special Programs and SOF Warrior Systems at the HQ USSOCOM; Branch Head and Assistant Operations Officer for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity; Director for the Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch; Product Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment; and Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity. Colonel Bailey assumed responsibility as the Marine Corps Systems Command Portfolio Manager for Command Element Systems in September 2020.

Col Dave W. Burton
PM, Intelligence Systems
Colonel Dave W. Burton graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s of science degree in Physics and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Marines in 1989.  He served in the MAG-13, S-2 section in Yuma, AZ from 1991-1994.  During this period he deployed to Somalia, as part of the CENTCOM Intelligence Support Element (CISE), supporting U.S. Forces Somalia and UN operations in Somalia from May – October 1993.  Promoted to Captain in 1994 and transferred to Naval Space Command, Dahlgren, VA, he served as a member of a Space Support Team, teaching space systems and applications to deploying forces and providing hardware and software to access space based solutions.  Captain Burton then attended the Command and Control Systems Course in Quantico, VA, graduating in 1998.

LtCol Austin C. Bonner
PM, Command and Control Systems
LtCol Bonner was raised in Pierce, Idaho, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1995 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, he attended the School of Infantry and attained the MOS of 0331. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe Bay, HI.  LtCol Bonner attended the Infantry Squad Leader Course in Okinawa, Japan, as part in the Uniform Deployment Program and was meritoriously promoted to Corporal. LtCol Bonner was a distinguished graduate of the Sergeant’s Course; and soon after was accepted into the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Program and attended the University of Idaho. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and was commissioned in 2003. After completing the Basic School in the top 5%, LtCol Bonner attended and was an Honor Graduate at the Air Support Control Officer’s Course.

LtCol Raymond P. Feltham
PM, Wargaming Capability
LtCol Feltham is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and first entered the United States Marine Corps in 1989 when he began his career at Parris Island, South Carolina as an enlisted Marine and was subsequently assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point as a Crash Fire Rescueman.  After completion of this assignment and nearly twenty two months as a civilian, he reentered the USMC in 1995 as an Air Traffic Controller and was assigned to Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Virginia earning an Approach Control Qualification.  After completion of this assignment, he and his family received orders to Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) 4, Okinawa, Japan.  While stationed at MACS-4, then Staff Sergeant Feltham would earn a Federal Aviation Administration Qualification as a Certified Tower Operator and an arrival qualification, deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Fox and selected to the Meritorious Commissioning Program; Officer Candidate Class 175 and commissioned a Second Lieutenant December 15, 2000.

Gaurang R. Dävé
Cyber Technology Officer

Mr. Gaurang R. Dävé serves as Cyber Technology Officer for the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). In this role, he serves as the principal cyber advisor and technical expert to the Commander, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, MCSC; and Program Executive Office Land Systems (PEO- LS) and subordinate activities, for Cyberspace, Cybersecurity, and information technology (IT).  Mr. Dävé previously served as Cyber Advisor at MCSC. In this role, Mr. Dävé provided technical cyber Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for cyber policy, budgeting, evaluating new technologies, representing command senior leadership at DoD, DoN, and within USMC for cyber related matters

Kyle Beagle
Director Office of Small Business Programs
Mr. Kyle Beagle is the Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for Marine Corps Systems Command, serving as chief advisor to the Marine Corps on all small business related matters. He is responsible for small business acquisition policy, strategic initiatives, small business outreach, and small business subcontracting programs.  Mr. Beagle joined MCSC June 2018 and has 12+ years of federal service. Prior to receiving this appointment he served as a small business professional at many DoD commands. He is a member of the DoD Acquisition Professional Community and is Level III certified in Contracting and Level II in program management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in finance and economics from Old Dominion University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University.

Johany M. Deal
Director of Contracts
Ms. Johany M. Deal currently serves as the Director of Contracts for the Marine Corps Systems Command. As the senior civilian for contracting, she is responsible for all phases of contracting for an array of programs; including ground weapons and information technology systems. She leads a contracting organization comprised of more than 200 contracting professionals that provides quality, timely and cost-effective, and value-added Marine Air Ground Task Force procurement solutions to Marine Corps Systems Command Portfolio Managers, Program Managers and affiliated Program Executive Officers (PEOs). She earned her Master’s Degree (MBA) from the University of Mary Washington (UMW), majoring in Contracts and Procurement Management (2005). She also received her Bachelor’s Degree from UMW, majoring in Business Administration (2003). Ms. Deal is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.