Strategic and Tactical Systems (S&TS)

Biography

Photo: Mr. Jose Gonzalez

Jose M. Gonzalez

Deputy Director - Land Warfare and Munitions, Strategic and Tactical Systems

Mr. Jose Gonzalez is the Deputy Director, Land Warfare and Munitions, within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, where he provides policy and oversight. Mr. Gonzalez has been with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) since 2001 and with the Department of Defense since 1985. He has taken on a wide variety of assignments while in OSD, including special assignments in the areas of C4I, munitions and homeland defense. Mr. Gonzalez serves as the U.S. Key Delegate to the NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors, Ammunition Safety Group (AC 326).

Mr. Gonzalez started his career in the defense industry at Vitro Corporation, Silver Spring, Md., as a software engineer for the U.S. Navy's TARTAR Mk 14 Weapon Direction System. In 1989, he entered federal government service at the U.S. Naval Research and Development Laboratory, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va. While at the laboratory, he served as Technical Direction Agent and System Engineer for the U.S. Navy's Mk 41 Vertical Launching System, facility manager for the Navy's Program Assurance Facility, Head of the Advanced Launching Systems Group and Head of the Advanced Control Systems Engineering Branch. During this time he took on two developmental assignments, first as the Combat Systems Department Head for the U.S. Navy's Smart Ship Project and second as a Staff Specialist in OSD, supporting the office of Naval Warfare.

Mr. Gonzalez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1985. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2005. He is a graduate of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program from the Federal Executive Institute.