USA (Ret.)former Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), responsible for the overall direction and program performance for intelligence, electronic and cyber warfare, and sensor targeting capabilities. While performing these responsibilities he oversaw seven direct reporting Project Managers and managed 93 separate programs.General Cole successfully completed over 30 years of active Army service with 22 years in defense acquisition. He possesses a broad range of experience and depth of knowledge in how to execute the defense acquisition process. He is the former Deputy Program Manager, Networks for Future Combat System from 2005-2007, Deputy to the USSOCOM Acquisition Executive from 2004-2005 and Project Manager Warfighter Information-Tactical from 2001-2004.BG Cole currently serves as CEO and founder of Thomas Cole and Associates. His consulting firm, founded in 2011, provides independent, senior level business strategy development and programmatic advice to defense focused corporations.