Josh Chapman grew up in Southwest Michigan and joined the U.S. Marine Corps right out of high school. That one decision has made a profound impact on the trajectory of his life. For nine years serving in the Marine Corps, Chapman gained experience in supply chain management, logistics, and personnel management. After leaving active duty, Chapman remains in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Following active duty, Chapman ran a small business that required a lot of travel, so he jumped at an opportunity to take the role of project manager with Cisco Systems. While there, he supported projects within the networking and infrastructure areas.
“My years in the Marine Corps prepared me well to be a project manager where I supported planning an operation as a platoon commander; everything was a project,” says Chapman.
Hired as of June, Chapman is a project manager with NCMS now learning about the CTMA Program from the successful pre-formation of initiatives to supporting our government and industry partners. Chapman feels that the same characteristics that make him a good Marine, such as attention to detail and a strong work ethic, also make him an asset to his CTMA initiative partners.
“Working at NCMS will definitely maximize all my project management skills,” says Chapman. “I look forward to working with all my government and industry partners and learning more about DOD maintenance and sustainment needs and how the CTMA Program can fill those technology gaps.”