Matthew Sipe

APEO for Engineering and Architecture and Chief Engineer
US Army Aviation

Mr. Matt Sipe is currently serving as the APEO for Engineering and Architecture. As such, he is also the Chief Engineer for Army Aviation. Matt is responsible for ensuring technical rigor across the PEO, implementing MOSA, and providing for a highly effective and efficient acquisition engineering workforce.

Previously, Matt served as the Director of MOSA Transformation all for PEO Aviation. As such, he is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) across the PEO Aviation enterprise in efforts to improve lifecycle, affordability, and position PEO Aviation for the future.

Previously, Matt served as the Chief of the Technical Management Division for the Aviation Turbine Engines Project Office in the Army’s PEO Aviation. As such, he was responsible for providing overall direction, coordination, leadership, and management of all engineering functions for the Improved Turbine Engine (ITE), T700, and T55 engine Products and Aviation Electrical Power Systems.

Mr. Sipe served as the Systems Engineering Branch Chief for the ITE and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Office.  He temporarily served as the ITE Tech Chief, the FVL Tech Chief, and as the Mission Systems Architecture (MSA) Lead for FVL responsible for progressing Open Systems Architecture concepts.

For the Apache Project Office, Mr. Sipe served as the Lead Systems Engineer for the AH-64E Version 6 effort and performed APM duties as the lead for the Ground Fire Acquisition and Development effort.

In the Aviation Engineering Directorate, Mr. Sipe also served as the MH-60 platform team lead for airworthiness, the Executive Officer of AED, and a platform engineer on UH-60M and related FMS aircraft.

While in the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Office, Mr. Sipe provided Flight Test and Program Management support as a support contractor.

Lastly, in the USAF, Mr. Sipe served as an active duty officer providing program management and engineering expertise to the Special Operations C-130 Program Office where he also became a lead trainer and evaluator in Aircraft Battle Damage Repair.

Mr. Sipe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Life Christian University, and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He has achieved Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. He has been presented with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.

Matt is married with 3 kids. He spends the majority of his non-work time enjoying his family. Outside of his family, he serves a couple of non-profit organizations and is involved in a local church in which he serves in the men’s ministry and teaches leadership courses. For hobbies, he enjoys hunting and exercising.