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Michael D. Gayle

Federal Government Systems Manager

Michael Gayle is a retired Army Officer with more than 30 years of progressive experience building and directing major programs, operations, sales, marketing and new business development spanning the government and commercial sectors. He has broad government and political experience with large materiel acquisitions using the Planning, Programing, and Budgeting System (PPBS), the Planning, Programing, Budgeting, and Execution Process (PPBE), the legislative budget process, and government business units.

Gayle’s military career began after graduation from West Point. He served multiple tours of duty in Army Aviation, the Acquisition Corps, culminating with assignments in the Pentagon as a senior staff officer with executive level program and financial management oversight in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition (now known as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), with a programmed budget responsibility of $4.0 billion.

Gayle was selected as one of three officers as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow and served as a Congressional Staffer responsible for Domestic Policy, Telecommunications Issues, Native American Affairs and Military Affairs consultation in the office of a member of Congress. Upon returning to the Army, he served in the Programs Division (Hardware), where he worked with a liaison team that developed legislative priorities, strategies, and implementation plans for senior Army executives at the highest levels (Secretary of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army) that yielded successful results with regard to Army funding for three Congressional budget cycles.

After retirement, Gayle has held a number of positions ranging from Senior Account Manager, Director of Business Development, Capture Manager and Vice President at DynCorp Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, Intelsat Corporation, General Electric Global Research Center, Boeing Ventures and Manufacturing Techniques (MTEQ).