Colonel Kevin Vanyo

Military Deputy to the Director, TARDEC
U.S. Army
Colonel Kevin Vanyo is currently serving as the Military Deputy to the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Director. 

COL Kevin Vanyo has served as the Increment II Product Manager (PdM) for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System- Army (IPPS-A, INC II) since November 2012. He is responsible for the development, integration, testing, fielding and sustainment of IPPS-A, INC II, which will provide the majority of IPPS-A functionality and is essential to integrating Human Resource (HR) and Military Pay into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

COL Vanyo was commissioned Armor upon graduation from the State University of New York at Geneseo in May 1990. He completed the Armor Officer Basic Course followed by service in a variety of Armor Branch command and staff positions. In Korea, he served as a Tank Platoon Leader in A Company, 1st Battalion / 72nd Armor Regiment (M1IP Abrams Tanks). In Baumholder, Germany he served as a Tank Platoon Leader (M1A1 Abrams), Tank Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant with the 2nd Battalion / 68th Armor Regiment. He returned to Fort Knox, Ky., to attend the Armor Officer Advanced Course and was subsequently assigned to the 1st Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment where he served as the Squadron Maintenance Officer and then Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. Upon completion of command, COL Vanyo was assessed into the Army Acquisition Corps.

COL Vanyo’s acquisition assignments include: Combat Development Action Officer and Subject Matter Expert for the (US/UK) International Cooperative Development Program, Future Scout and Cavalry System (FSCS/TRACER) Fort Knox, Ky.; Assistant Product Manager for the Stryker Commander’s Vehicle, Assistant Product Manager for the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle, and Army Technology Objective Manager for the Kinetic Energy Active Protection System program, Warren, Mich.; Uniformed Army Science Advisor, United States Army Europe