Marine Corps Base Quantico --
The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions recently named Marine Corps Systems Command’s Col. Robert Bailey to lead their Marine Corps Manpower IT Systems Modernization portfolio. The Marine Corps Manpower IT Systems Modernization, or MITSM, portfolio is PEO MLB’s newest addition, aimed to modernize and improve the efficiency of Marine Corps personnel and human resources management systems.
The goal of the MITSM program is replace the Marine Corps’ aging legacy talent management systems, databases and applications with a new, integrated system-of-systems that can better support the needs of the Corps. Navy and Marine Corps leadership realigned the systems in the MITSM portfolio under PEO MLB in February 2023. Previously, the MITSM systems were aligned to Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources’ Technology Services Organization, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Marine Corps Forces Reserve and PEO MLB.
“Col. Bailey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, and we are confident that he will be a valuable asset to PEO MLB’s new MITSM portfolio,” said Christine Rodriguez, PEO MLB program executive officer. “Rob has a strong background in information technology and project management throughout the Marine Corps and the Navy, experience that will enable him to help operationalize the Marine Corps’ talent management 2030 strategy in support of future Force Design goals.”
Bailey most recently served as the Deputy PEO and Director of the Command Strategy and Business at PEO Digital and Enterprise Services. As the Portfolio Director for the MITSM portfolio, Bailey will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of new IT systems and processes related to manpower management within the Marine Corps. MITSM will enable the Marine Corps to leverage a modernized talent management portfolio of IT capabilities to recruit, support and identify Marines for positions based on an individual’s unique skillset and abilities. The effort includes working closely with stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement and collaborating with external contractors and vendors to deliver high-quality solutions.
The MITSM portfolio includes a number of different projects and initiatives designed to improve various aspects of the Marine Corps’ personnel management processes, including recruiting, training, and career development. The program is expected to deliver significant benefits to the Corps, including increased efficiency and productivity, improved data accuracy and integrity, and better support for strategic decision-making.
PEO MLB oversees a portfolio of enterprise-wide information technology programs designed to enable common business processes to Sailors at sea, Marines in the field and their support systems. PEO MLB ensures these programs maximize value to the warfighter by balancing cost with the capability delivered to the end user. MARCORSYSCOM is the acquisition command of the Marine Corps and exercises contracting and technical authority for all Marine Corps ground weapon and information technology programs. It aims to equip and sustain Marine forces with the most capable and cost-effective systems for current and future expeditionary and crisis-response operations. MARCORSYSCOM provides staffing support to several Navy PEOs, including PEO MLB.