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Robert F Mortlock

Professor of the Practice
Acquisition Management
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-2672

Overview

Professor of the Practice in GSDM at NPS for Defense Acquisition and Program Management; Retired Army Colonel with 15+ years as an Acquisition Professional in a variety of DoD programs; Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, MBA, and Professional Engineer
Education
  • MBA - Webster University 2003
  • PhD - University of California-Berkeley 1992
  • BS - Lehigh University 1988
NPS Experience
  • 2019 - current: Professor of the Practice
  • 2015 - 2019: Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2012 - 2015 Program Manager, Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment / Colonel U.S. Army, Program Executive Office Soldier, U.S. Army
  • 2011 - 2012 Deputy Director, Investment Directorate, Army Budget Office / COL U.S. Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller
  • 2009 - 2010 Product Manager, Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) / Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Program Executive Office Integration, U.S. Army
  • 2007 - 2009 Product Manager, Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV), Medical Vehicle (MV), and Field Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle (FRMV),, Future Combat System (FCS) Office, U.S. Army
  • 2005 - 2007 Product Manager – Networks, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, U.S. Army
  • 2005 - 2005 Assistant Product Manager , Rapid Equipping Force and Joint Improvised Explosive Device – Defeat Task Force, U.S. Army
  • 2003 - 2005 Assistant Program Manager – Joint Common Missile Project Office, Program Executive Office Tactical Missiles, U.S. Army
  • 2000 - 2002 Program Director, Joint Program Office for Biological Defense, U.S. Army
  • 1997 - 2000 Assistant Professor – Department of Chemistry, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Research Interests
Acquisition Reform (rapid, streamlining)
Acquisition Program Case Studies
Business Case Analysis
Leading Change / Building Coalitions / Stakeholder Management and Engagement
Teaching Interests
Defense Systems Acquisition Management; Project Management; Test & Evaluation Management; System Planning, Research, Development and Engineering; Production and Quality Management; Manufacturing

Awards

  • 2018 - Teaching Case Study Competition, Project Managment Institute
  • 2015 - Military Awards, U.S. Army
  • 1993 - U.S. Army Training, U.S. Army

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2017 Project Managment Institute
  • 2011 International College of the Armed Forces Alumni Association
  • 2000 Army Acquisition Corps
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2019 Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Managment Institute (PMI)
  • 2018 Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Managment Institute
  • 2011 Senior Acquisition Course Graduate, International College of the Armed Forces
  • 2006 Certified Master of Business Administration, International Certification Instititue
  • 2005 Level III in Program Managment , Department of the Army Acquisition Corps / Defense Acquistion University
  • 2005 Level III in Test and Evaluation, Department of the Army Acquisition Corps / Defense Acquistion University
  • 2005 Level III in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Department of the Army Acquisition Corps / Defense Acquistion University
  • 2005 Certified Member of Army Acquistion Corps Profession , Army Acquisition Corps
  • 2004 Level II Science Technology Manager, Army Acquisition Corps
  • 2003 Uniformed Army Science and Engineer Program, Department of the Army / Army Acquisition Corps
  • 2000 Professional Engineer, The University of the State of New York

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapter
  • Naegle, B. R., Snider, K. F., & Mortlock, R. F, Test and Evaluation Managemement. Management of Defense Acquisition Projects Reston, VA US: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc..
  • Mortlock, R. F, (2019). Test and Evaluation Managment Chapter. Management of Defense Acquisition Projects, 2nd edition AIAA.
  • Mortlock, R. F, (2019). Production and Quality Management Chapter. Management of Defense Acquisition Projects, 2nd edition AIAA.
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Mortlock, R. F, (2019). Army's Search for a Better Uniform Camouflage Pattern – A Case Study. Monterey, CA Acquisition Research Program, NPS.