PM IEN’s Global Enterprise Network Modernization – OCONUS welcomes new Product Manager


Fort Belvoir, Va. (May 21, 2024) – Mr. Michael Van Buskirk assumed the charter from Mr. Thomas Dunaway, Product Manager for Global Enterprise Network Modernization – OCONUS (GENM-O) during a ceremony at Heroes Auditorium.

Van Buskirk comes to GENM-O having previously served as the deputy and acting Product Manager (PdM) for Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A). There, Van Buskirk oversaw the largest worldwide PeopleSoft implementation release, reorganized the workforce to begin development of Military Pay functionality, and transformed the office to support an agile software development methodology.  

Van Buskirk, also, previously, served as the Deputy Product Manager (DPdM) for Global Enterprise Network Modernization – Americas (GENM-A).

“Mike comes with great experience across multiple acquisition organizations and will fit right back into team IEN,” said Col. Justin Shell, Program Manager for Integrated Enterprise Network (PM IEN). “I know he’ll grab the baton and continue sprinting with the rest of these great PMs in IEN.”

Dunaway led GENM-O through a name change, the geographical disbursement of 100 civilians, military, and contractors across four continents, delivered on 46 major projects, and supported real-world operations in Europe building out the infrastructure for the army’s newest bases that are supporting an ongoing conflict.

“Tom will say these were team accomplishments, but none of it is possible without his leadership,” said Shell. “Tom righted, renamed, and propelled GENM-O to deliver on its potential.”

As the new PdM, Van Buskirk will guide GENM-O through a huge initiative; the implementation of the Army’s Global Unified Network (AGUN). The AGUN will collapse the last of the Army’s disparate organizational networks into one greater Army network.

“Network Modernization is a priority for the Army,” said Van Buskirk. “GSN and AGUN are key aspects of establishing a Unified Network, and I am excited to be a part of this mission.”

Justin Creech, GENM-O Public Affairs Officer