Mr. Chris P. Manning
Director, Science & Technology Integration
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Mr. Chris Manning is the Director for Science and Technology (S&T) Integration at U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM). In this role, he leads a world-class, science and technology planning program engaged in the research, development and engineering of experimental and state-of-the-art capabilities. His efforts shape Army technology gap investments through programs focused on mid and far-term warfighter capability needs. He serves as authoritative technical expert on joint service and international panels to shape strategic investments in technologies and capabilities required to support Army and DOD objectives.
Manning was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2018 and previously served as the Director of Command, Power, and Integration for the CCDC C5ISR Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He was responsible for planning and executing the Army’s Science and Technology investments in Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Mission Command, and Tactical Power and Energy.
During his career, Manning has served in a variety of leadership and technical roles within the acquisition and research and development communities, including assignments with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center; Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications – Tactical; Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology); and Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors.
Manning is a U.S. Army Veteran, with his military career culminating in assignments as the Assistant Product Manager (Military), Product Manager Firefinder Radar, Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors from June 2003 to June 2004, and Company Commander (Military), 578th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps from May 2011 to June 2003.
He holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. His civilian awards include: Superior Civilian Service Award (second award); Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Global War on Terrorism Medal; NATO Medal; U.S. Army Field Artillery Association – Order of St. Barbara. Manning’s military awards include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Superior Unit Award; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Signal Corps Regimental Association – Bronze Order of Mercury.