Christopher J. Foerster
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Christopher Foerster, COO of NOMADICS, a U.S. ARMY Service-Disabled Veteran, brings 20 years of experience working with private industry and government organizations in various roles ranging from being a special operations soldier, program management & operations, engineering research & development, prototyping, manufacturing, business management, sales & marketing, procurement & contracts as well as GIS and information technology. Please find some highlighted projects below:
ARMY Futures Command (Cross-Functional Program Support), Next Generation Combat Vehicle, Long Range Precision Fires, Soldier Lethality, Soldier Survivability for Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) – The mission for this program effort was centered on the development, integration and demonstration of cannon artillery technology insertions for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) projects for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) Hypervelocity Gun Weapons System (HGWS) & SCO HVP efforts supporting Program Manager Towed Artillery Systems (PM TAS), Program Deputy Manager Self-Propelled Howitzer System (PdM SPHS) requirements. This mission was facilitated to address the global threats posed by near-peer and regional competitors that hold distinct advantages over U.S. forces both in range and rate of fire. The effort led to improved cannon artillery for the warfighter, capable of fighting in multi-domain conflicts and reaching targets at greatly extended ranges and with higher rates of fire with improved accuracy of GIS mapping and target tracking capabilities.
M153 CROWS II Remote Controlled Weapons System – Program support was based on two requirements, a full understanding of Performance Based Logistics (PBL) and Enhanced Situational Awareness and Communications (ESAC). The PBL was centered around the use of product-based specifications and sound acquisition strategy specifications through assigning, quantifying and verifying responsibility to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in support of the acquiring authority with sound assessment management working with the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify readiness and sustainment opportunities. Managed technologies included PBL and Total Package Fielding (TPF), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), business cost analysis, supportability analysis, and integrated logistics support elements, logistics management, and training maintenance engineers in early logistics practices. The later requirement for ESAC was based on C4SI research and development for rapid target detection remotely via GIS and on-ground (visual and IR). Day and Night operations were enhanced, advanced EOIR sensor technologies were developed, Hi resolution – Close in and at a distance target acquisition – (provides tactical users precise targeting and greater situational awareness at extended ranges), Independent slew of the camera and weapons platform, Blue and red GIS target tracking (Fully integrated with GIS Blue Force Tracks).