Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Chip Whitaker is METIS' Chief Operating Officer and has over thirty years of program management experience overseeing DoD projects. He is a retired infantry Lieutenant Colonel with his last assignment as the Chief of Special Activities, Current Operations at United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). He has held various assignments from platoon leader to Task Force Commander as well as multiple staff positions in both the U.S. Army and Joint Commands.
His prior civilian experience includes serving as the Deputy Program Manager for CACI’s $1.5B GBPS contract (November 2012 – July 2014 where he was responsible for the successful execution of 14 TOs, preparation of new proposals, and the care and management of 140 employees and subcontractor employees. He also served as the Director of Operations for Chenega Federal Systems (September 2008-July 2010) managing a large ($280M) single award IDIQ in support of USSOCOM providing Information Operations, PSYOP and media support.
He currently manages METIS’ Training and Education Division which includes: United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) SOCOM Wide Mission Support (SWMS) IDIQ and the Counter-Narcotics and Global Threat (CNGT) IDIQ. Ongoing efforts include; Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) individual and collective training, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) ongoing and episodic education, and Global Counter Threat Finance supporting all Combatant Commands.
He is married to his wife of over 28 years, Anne (Paprocki) Whitaker. They have three children, Charlie Whitaker, Beth Bennet and Andy Whitaker. Charlie is a specialist in the South Carolina National Guard, Andy will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in May 2020.