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Mike Cappelano
Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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Mike Cappelano

Summary Qualifications

Over 30 years experience managing highly complex military system development and production efforts. Proven record of successful program management and execution, logistics management and execution, and transition programs through development to production ahead of schedule and below cost. Accomplished leader, manager and consultant with excellent communication, organization, teambuilding and people skills.

Key Specialties

  • Risk Management

  • Logistics Supply Chain

  • Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) Construction and Execution

  • Proposal Management

  • Manufacturing

Key Positions

  • Program Director, Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM)

  • Program Director, USSOCOM Infrared Countermeasure Systems

  • Program Manager, Joint Modeling and Simulation System

  • System Support Manager, F-22 Program Office

  • System Support Manager, Peace Shield Program Office


  • BA, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross

  • MS, Business Management, Troy State University

  • Air War College

  • Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)