Scuttlebutt Ep 84: Modern Day Marine Day 1 – Col Rob Bailey

Hey, Scuttlebutt listeners. This week we are recording from the floor of Modern Day Marine so that we can bring you the events and personnel of this outstanding convention as it’s going on. One of the guests who came by our booth was Col Robert Bailey. Col Bailey is the Program Executive Officer for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions’ Marine Corps Manpower IT Systems Modernization (MITSM) Portfolio Director. It’s a mouthful, but Col Bailey helps us see how modernization of the Marine Corps goes beyond just buying new stuff and that it’s through managing and keeping talent that the Marine Corps will truly be most prepared to defend the Nation against current and future threats. He also talks about his journey from being an artillery forward observer to becoming the portfolio manager for such a critical capability and gives us some nuggets from his talk at MDM regarding accelerated acquisitions. Col Bailey is super bright and it was great to be able to sit down with him and pick his 20-lbs brain.

If you’re at Modern Day Marine, please come see us. We’re over by OBJ 1 (the wargaming center), Aisle 2600 and we would love to thank you face-to-face for supporting our show.