Understanding Future Effects of Today's Decisions

Leadership Team

Brian Willoughby, President


Mr. Willoughby, throughout his 35 year career, has developed and implemented many state of the art solutions in support of dozens of weapons and intelligence systems. Known worldwide for his program management and engineering capabilities, he has taught and spoken at a variety of institutions, including DAU/DSMC, Naval Postgraduate School, UK MOD, and Canadian DND. Mr. Willoughby developed the approach and algorithms for, and leads the team that built and maintains, the Program Manager’s WorkStation (PMWS) including the TRIMS risk management program. He is also the author of the Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence (BMPCOE) Concurrent Systems Engineering Model. He has worked at all levels of systems acquisition process from testing on the deck of aircraft carriers, to DoD 5000 series directive development, DSB support, and support to senior acquisition executives in DoD, Navy, Army, Air Force, Intelligence community, DHS, and others. His expertise in reliability by design, producability, and industrial base issues causes him to be sought after to provide senior SME support to design reviews including SRR, PDR, CDR, and PRRs for many programs. He has published numerous papers and guidance documents and his systems engineering ingenuity has earned him a number of patents in the fields of remotely-activated device control and laser sights, among others. Mr. Willoughby has visited and reviewed production lines in over seven countries and supported numerous international programs, including SM in Europe, MIDS IPO, and command and control systems such as WEDGETAIL, SSTD IPO, and Canadian DND/IC through all phases of the design and production process. Among other thing he currently supports the OSD “Reliability Assist Team”, CIRCM PMO, ASAALT, and JTRS programs


Roy Patterson, Vice President and Chief Finance Officer


Mr. Patterson has been in engineering, systems acquisition, and research and development leadership positions since 1968. Most recently, he has been a Principal in WILLCOR’s efforts supporting a broad range of US Government acquisition programs and clients. He has held prior positions: as Vice President, Aerospace Programs for Atlantic Research Corporation, a defense related corporation; as Military Director of Space Programs in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR); as Director of Program C in the National Reconnaissance Office; as Commanding Officer, Office of Naval Research Branch Office London; as Head of the Navy’s Ground Support Equipment Department in the Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC); and, as Deputy Program Manager of the Anti-radar Missile Program in the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)


Joe Flynn, Vice President


Mr. Flynn is responsible for support tasks designed to provide systems engineering, producibility analyses, risk identification and mitigation, and acquisition support to PMs, PEOs, JPEOs, DRPMs and Project Managers. Prior to his employment at WILLCOR, Mr. Flynn held positions of increasing responsibility with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). As a Systems Engineer, Program Manager, and Operations Director, Mr. Flynn provided Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) support to both the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Prior to his work in industry, Mr. Flynn served for 27 years in the United States Marine Corps. As an Infantry Officer, he held Command billets at the Company, Battalion, and Regiment levels both in garrison and in combat. He was also a Guerilla Warfare Instructor, Operations Officer, and the Director of the Marine Corps Program Analysis and Evaluation Department at Marine Corps Headquarters where he was responsible for the analysis of the Marine Corps’ Program Objective Memorandum (POM). Mr. Flynn has a B.S. degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. degree in Engineering Electronics from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the George Washington University in Executive Development, the Naval War College, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Senior Defense Management.