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Maria Gervais

MG Maria Gervais

Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team, Army Futures Command of Army Futures Command

Major General Maria R. Gervais received her Regular Army commission in 1987 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Lander College Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Greenwood, South Carolina, and was assigned to the Chemical Branch. Her professional military education includes: Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College where she received a Master of Military Strategic Studies. She earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lander College. MG Gervais has served in a variety of command and staff assignments at every level including: Brigade Chemical Officer and Headquarters Executive Officer, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Augsburg, Germany; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 11th Chemical Company, Nelligen, Germany; Battalion Chemical Officer, 1st Battalion, 227 Aviation Regiment (ATTACK), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Division NBC Element Director, Division Headquarters and Headquarters’ Company Commander, and Brigade Chemical Officer, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Joint Chiefs of Staff J5 intern, Pentagon, Policy and Strategy Directorate, Weapons Technology Control Division and Systems Integrator for Smoke and Decon Systems, Headquarters Department of the Army, G3, DAMO-FDB; Executive Officer to the III Corps G3, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations Officer, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command; Logistical Planner and Chief of Operations, 21st Theater Support Command (TSC), Kaiserslautern, Germany; Battalion Commander, 82nd Chemical Battalion and Chief of Staff, United States Army Chemical School and Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander, United States Army Environmental Command, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland; Chief of Staff, Iraq Train and Advise Mission (ITAM) Director, Baghdad, Iraq; Division Chief for Full Dimension Protection, HQDA G-8, Pentagon; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the 28th Chief of Chemical and the Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School. Her awards and decorations include: four Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, seven Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation medals, six Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Southwest Asia Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

Greg Wenzel

Greg Wenzel

EVP of Booz Allen Hamilton

Greg Wenzel leads Booz Allen’s Army business. His primary focus is to help the Army transform and modernize by bringing the best digital, analytic, cyber, and engineering services and solutions available to our warfighters. Previously, he led our Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) Digital Solutions initiative focused on transforming Booz Allen Systems Delivery into a modern Digital Solutions provider. He and his teams delivered modular agile solutions that integrate deep understanding of mission and systems development with the latest technologies in social, mobile, and cloud computing. Greg focuses on the consumer/interactive aspects creating new solutions to our clients most difficult problems. He has a proven track record applying emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and service-oriented architecture, to design, develop, and deliver large-scale, enterprise systems to address transformational business and mission needs. Greg has a deep understanding in the Department of Defense (DoD) C4ISR mission area and enterprise integration leveraging API design and management. Greg is a specialist in distributed computing solutions and has deep experience in intelligence community, tactical warfighting, and commercial web-based systems as well as advanced distributed simulation. Throughout his career at Booz Allen, Greg has helped defense clients achieve enterprise efficiency through re-use and integration focusing on the continued net-centric transformation of IT systems. He has worked with Army, Navy, Air Force, and defense clients to architect and implement net-centric solutions across the DoD enterprise. Previously, Greg served as chief architect for several commercial B2B exchanges while at the commercial spin-off, Aestix.com. Prior to Aestix, he was chief engineer for several distributed applications supporting multiple clients across DoD, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; the Defense Intelligence Agency; the Defense Communications Agency-Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Defense Information Systems Agency; Air Force; and Army. In addition, Greg served 8 years in the U.S. Army National Guard/Reserves as a combat engineer (sapper) and achieved the rank of captain. Greg holds a B.S. in computer science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.