Engineering & Computer Simulations’ (ECS) Chief Operating Officer, Mick Golson, announced that retired Col. William P. (Bill) Canaley will serve as the firm’s Enterprise Training Services Contract (ETSC) project manager. A retired U.S. Army officer with over 32 years of active federal service, Canaley is a government-certified Program Management professional with a strong portfolio of acquisition and operational achievements. He will lead the ECS ETSC team as they deliver training services and training technology solutions to military and civilians in contingency operations throughout the world.
Golson, who also serves as the ETSC program manager, said: “Bill’s vast experience working at the national level of government and in global training services solutions make him the ideal leader of our ETSC workforce. He is knowledgeable regarding all issues, including operations, services, training and personnel, for the task orders associated with this contract. We are eager to put his progressive management, leadership and operational expertise to work for our team and global partners.”
After 32 years of military service, Canaley retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel from the Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) where he served as project lead in Field Operations. Familiar with the Team Orlando enterprise, he provided integrated training systems maintenance and sustainment and training services solutions for all branches of the United States military and multinational coalition forces at over 600 locations around the world. Additionally, his experience ranges from serving as the chief (colonel), Materiel Programs Division for the Army National Guard G8; to Functional Area (FA) 51 Proponency officer (lieutenant colonel) of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center; to assistant project manager (lieutenant colonel) for Reserve Component Training Systems for PM CATT, PEO-STRI; and chief, Resource and Acquisition Branch, in the Materiel Programs Division, Army National Guard G8.
Canaley states: “As a retired Army officer, I know the challenges our (warfighters) encounter, and fully understand the value of providing innovative training solutions. This is an important and exciting project and I am excited to be working with ECS to accomplish our objectives.”
Canaley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University and a master’s degree in management from Oakland City University. In addition, he is a Senior Service College graduate and Level 3 certified in Program Management.
A prime contractor on the ETSC contract, ECS will facilitate program management, supporting customer objectives and developing a wide range of training solutions in specific areas including aviation, medical and logistics.