Mr. Nicholaus Saacks currently serves as the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, since February 2022.
In this capacity, Mr. Saacks guides a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel supporting over 50 Army acquisition programs and efforts. Mr. Saacks’ responsibilities include the development, acquisition, fielding and support of the Army’s tactical network, a critical Army priority that provides information dominance to current and future Soldiers in challenging environments worldwide.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Saacks served as the PEO C3T Readiness Management Division Director. He was the PEO’s senior logistician responsible for directing, developing, and implementing logistics, property accountability, and fielding policies for the Army’s tactical network and mission command capabilities. Under his leadership, the PEO successfully fielded the Integrated Tactical Network, as well as state-of-the-art communications equipment to all six Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs). Mr. Saacks has been a leading voice in Transition to Sustainment, positively impacting Army policy while consistently transitioning systems to sustainment across the portfolio. From May 2016 to January 2018 he served in the same role in Project Lead Network Enablers, supporting Communications Security, Key Management, Common Hardware Systems, and Tactical Network Initialization tools.
Mr. Saacks began his career as a Department of Defense civilian employee in 2005 with Army Materiel Command. In 2006, he joined the Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, where he was an item manager for avionics and force protection systems. As an executive officer, he led the reorganization of the CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center in 2008 as the command moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground. He became a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 2009 and subsequently held acquisition positions including branch chief, supply study group chief, and division chief within the Army at Fort Monmouth and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Mr. Saacks holds a Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service
College Fellowship and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Leadership Development Cohort Program. He and his wife, Sara, have two children.