Colonel Nickolas Kioutas

Project Lead for PM Synthetic Environment (PM SE)

He previously served as Project Manager Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PM PNT) within PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S). Prior to becoming Project Manager, COL Kioutas graduated from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Before attending the War College, he served in the Pentagon as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Process Innovation and Integration where he spearheaded the SECARMY and Chief of Staff of the Army's acquisition reform efforts.

COL Kioutas began his Army career in the Aviation branch, flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and commanding units in South Korea and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After Company Command at Fort Bragg, and the Combined Logistics Captain's Career Course, he transitioned to the Acquisition Corps, and began his first acquisition assignment as a Combat Developer at the Army Cyber Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. During this assignment, COL Kioutas began his longtime involvement with robotic and unmanned systems development which spanned the range of acquisition and command activities to include requirements development, science and technology development, program management, testing, sustainment, and operational command. Highlights include assignments as the Deputy Commander for Task Force Observe Detect Identify Neutralize (TF ODIN) in Iraq, the Product Manager Joint Robotics, the Product Manager Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and the Product Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems Modernization.

COL Kioutas is a native of Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point and Master's Degrees in Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Strategic Studies.

COL Kioutas is married to Shellie Kioutas, an Army veteran, with whom he raised four children; Alexa, Allina, Cassandra, and Nicko