Colonel Robert O. Bailey
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Colonel Robert O. Bailey was born in Fairfax, VA, in 1973 and grew up in the National Capital Region. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a commission in the United States Marine Corps in 1995.
After attending the Basic School, Colonel Bailey attended the United States Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Colonel Bailey's operational tours included duty with 10th Marine Regiment as a Forward observer, Guns Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer; and with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, MEU Reconnaissance Detachment Officer-in-Charge and Maritime Special Purpose Force Commander, and Reconnaissance Company Commander. Colonel Bailey deployed with the 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable).
Colonel Bailey attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science in Management degree with a concentration in Defense Acquisition Management. His acquisition assignments include Test Management Officer for the Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault; System Acquisition Manager for the Program Executive Officer for Special Programs and SOF Warrior Systems at the HQ USSOCOM; Branch Head and Assistant Operations Officer for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity; Director for the Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch; and Product Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment.
Colonel Bailey is a distinguished graduate of the Eisenhower School where he earned a Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds several DAWIA primary and subsidiary career field certifications, including Level III in Program Management; Level II in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering; Level II in Test and Evaluation; and Level I in Production, Quality and Manufacturing.
Colonel Bailey is married to the former Ms. Carmen Fifer from Annapolis, MD, and they have two children.