Mr. Timothy G. Goddette | Program Executive Officer
Combat Support & Combat Service Support
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2014, Mr. Timothy G. Goddette became the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Officer, Combat Support & Combat Service Support on June 4, 2018. In this role, he provides professional and executive management for the development, systems integration, acquisition, testing, fielding, sustainment, and modernization of diverse systems across the Army’s Transportation, Quartermaster, Ordnance, and Engineer portfolios. With approximately 150 programs in active management at all ACAT levels, and approximately 110 additional programs monitored in sustainment, Mr. Goddette oversees an annual budget of approximately $3.5 billion and a total portfolio budget of approximately $16.9 billion (POM FY19-23.) The PEO CS&CSS team includes four board-selected Joint and Army Project Managers and approximately 1,500 military and civilian teammates in PEO core and collocated matrix positions, liaison offices, fielding teams, indirect support positions and support contractors in five geographic locations. Mr. Goddette is a retired Army colonel, and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps who holds the highest-level program management certifications.
Prior to becoming PEO CS&CSS, he served from 2014 to 2018 as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Soldier, where he was responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and lifecycle support for Soldier programs and Soldier as a System concept. Near the end of his tenure as DPEO Soldier, he was also tapped to be the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics.
His Acquisition Corps experience began in 1985 with a three-year assignment as a Research and Development Coordinator at the Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. During his tour at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he served in the Directorate of Combat Developments as the Senior Materiel Developer for Demolitions. Mr. Goddette gained considerable experience in program management during his first of three tours at the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Mich., serving first as a Weapons Systems Manager for a high-speed bulldozer program, which he later transitioned, and followed as the Assistant Product Manager for Commercial Construction Equipment. He was later assigned as the Assistant Product Manager for Mines and Counter Demolitions, with duty at Fort Belvoir, Va., in the Countermine Division, where he was responsible for all U.S. Army vehicle-mounted mine detection programs. He was then assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition as the Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for Heavy Tactical Vehicles and Tactical Bridging. During his second tour in Warren, Mich., he served as the Product Manager for Construction Equipment and Material Handling Equipment from July 1999 to July 2002. Mr. Goddette then was assigned as Director, Joint Precision Strike Demonstration Office in PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors from June 2003 to June 2004. He returned to Warren, Mich., as the Project Manager for Force Projection, PEO CS&CSS from June 2004 to July 2007, where he oversaw five Product Managers responsible for 122 programs.
Mr. Goddette then served as the Director, Sustainment Systems and Simulation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, where he supported PEO CS&CSS and PEO Simulations, Training and Instrumentation before joining PEO Soldier.
He graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1982 and served in the 14th Engineer Battalion (Combat Corps,) Fort Ord, Calif., and as a Platoon Leader, Assistant S-3, and Company Executive Officer. He commanded Bravo Company, 10th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from March 1989 to September 1990. Mr. Goddette holds a master’s in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree in National Security and Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.