Douglas A. Tamilio

Douglas A. Tamilio

Mr. Tamilio is the Director of the CCDC Soldier Center, where he is responsible for the planning, programming, coordination and execution of CCDC SC’s science and technology innovations to ensure America’s warfighters are optimized, protected, and lethal. CCDC SC supports all of the Army’s Modernization efforts, with the Soldier Lethality and Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Teams being the CCDC SC’s chief areas of focus. The center’s science and engineering expertise are combined with collaborations with industry, DOD, and academia to advance Soldier and squad performance. The center supports the Army as it transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation to support a Multi-Domain Operations Capable Force of 2028 and a MDO Ready Force of 2035. CCDC SC is constantly working to strengthen Soldiers’ performance to increase readiness and support for warfighters who are organized, trained, and equipped for prompt and sustainable ground combat. 

Prior to coming to CCDC Soldier Center, Mr. Tamilio served as Chief of Staff for Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). In this position, he was responsible for managing an annual budget in excess of $3 billion, and for management and synchronization of more than 200 primary staff and more than 1,600 core personnel worldwide. 

Mr. Tamilio served as a U.S. Army officer for more than 27 years, ending his military career as Project Manager, Soldier Weapons, PEO Soldier. In this role, he supported Soldiers through the development, production, fielding and sustainment of current and future weapons systems, ammunition and associated target-acquisition/fire-control products. 

He began his Army career in 1981 and served in a wide variety of command and staff positions. Prior assignments included: commander of the West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah; Deputy Director of Acquisition, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Department of Army System Coordinator for Hellfire Missiles, Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank Weapon System, and the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition Logistics and Technology, Pentagon; Assistant Program Manager, Javelin Program Office, PEO Tactical Missiles, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Test Officer, TEXCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; and various other positions 

A native of Beverly, Massachusetts, Mr. Tamilio holds a Bachelor of Science from Salem State University, a Master of Science in Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. 

His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Staff Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. 

Mr. Tamilio is married with two children.