As the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Branch Chief for AM, Mr. Kott has supervisory responsibility for all associates within the Materials Division working and supporting additive work. GVSC has programs and efforts aligned with modernization and sustainment. Before becoming the GVSC Branch Chief for Additive Manufacturing, Joe served as the Project Lead for Occupant Centric Protection within Ground System Survivability. He began working for the Army in the fall of 2008 in Ground Vehicle Robotics where he served as a Technical Project Lead. Prior to his time with the government, Joe worked for various automotive suppliers responsible for technology development, testing, certification & qualification, production & manufacturing, design, and acquisition/sustainment.