What are you responsible for as the Army client relationship executive at LMI?
I introduce LMI’s capabilities and subject matter experts to various organizations in the Army to help solve that organization’s toughest problems.
How long did you serve in the United States Army and what was your role/MOS?
I began my career as an armor officer and transitioned to the Army Acquisition Corps, where I led two of the Army’s oldest programs: the Abrams Tank System and the Training Devices program, both of which were established in the 1970s. Earlier this year, I was asked to return to the Army and serve as a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army, a special government employee serving as the secretary’s representative in southern Virginia.
What made you decide to work at LMI after serving our country for so many years?
I found a very similar mission focus and culture at LMI to what I had several years earlier with the Army. This is truly a great place to work and still serve our soldiers.
What synergies do you see between LMI and the way the Army operates?
Similar to the Army’s cross-functional team approach, LMI teams regularly assemble experts from specialties across our four lines of effort to solve tough problems.
Of your many accomplishments of serving as a leader in the United States Army, what makes you the most proud?
I am most proud of my tenure leading the soldiers, civilians, and contractors supporting the Abrams tank fleet during the height of mounted combat in Iraq (2004–06). That incredible team restarted tank production and simultaneously supported the over 6,000 tank fleet, reset tanks returning from combat, and developed next generation capabilities. All organizations and individuals subordinated themselves to supporting the tanker to accomplish the mission.
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Michael Flanagan, Client Relationship Executive, Army