Mr. Paul Tice
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Mr. Tice was selected as the Technical Director of MCTSSA in September, 2015. In this position, he serves as the senior civilian in the command and provides technical oversight for the test and engineering efforts at MCTSSA. He is developing cyber vulnerability and engineering processes to apply to the access assured Marine Corps Enterprise Network.
Previously, Mr. Tice was the Assistant Deputy to the Commander for Engineering at Marine Corps Systems Command. He provided direction and supervision to all engineering staff functions to include: System Engineering, System of System Engineering, Information Assurance, Anti-Tamper, DoDAF Architecture, Modeling and Simulation, Naval C4I integration, JITC Certification, Science & Technology, Transportability, and Human Systems Integration.
From 2010-2012, Mr. Tice was the Director for System Engineering and Integration at Marine Corps Systems Command. In this position, he defined and revised system engineering processes for Marine Corps ground and IT systems. He led or participated in many MCSC and Headquarters, Marine Corps level studies and red teams to include the “Lighten the MAGTF” initiative, Marine Corps Long Range Radar study, and MCSC Professional Staff study.
Mr. Tice served as the Chief Engineer for the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar in PEO Land Systems from 2006 to 2010. After completing source selection, he defined and led the program’s multi-service, multi-disciplinary system engineering technical reviews culminating in a successful Critical Design Review in 2009. While is this role, he was the team lead for the 2008 & 2009 MCSC Commander’s Award for Engineering Team Excellence.
Prior to reporting to MCSC, Mr. Tice served over 20 years at Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren Division, supporting programs such as: Tomahawk Cruise Missile, Vertical Launching System, Aegis Combat System, Ballistic Missile Defense, Littoral Combat Ship, and DDG-1000. He directed several studies in support of PEO Integrated Warfare Systems to include CG-47 Class Conversion & Modernization, Combat Systems Way Ahead and Naval Open Architecture.
Mr. Tice is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in Advanced Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Penn State University. He holds graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and Indiana University.
He has over 32 years of civilian service and has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.