Orlando J. Illi, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Illi was commissioned as an Armor Officer on 22 February 1978 upon completion of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) Branch Immaterial Officer Candidate Course (BIOCC) Class 1-78. He attended Armor Officer Basic at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was assigned as an Armored Cavalry Troop Executive Officer upon graduation. | He was subsequently assessed into the Army Acquisition Corps in 1991 following his 1980 Branch Transfer to the Ordnance Corps. While serving as Assistant Product Manager for Night Vision Devices, he was awarded the 1987 Night Vison Laboratory Employee of the year for his work on the AN/PVS-7 Night Vision Goggle. As Brigade S4, Technical Director of the Army Ordnance School Knowledge Engineering Group, he was awarded the 1993 American Defense Preparedness Association Award for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence Applications for his development of the Turbine Engine Diagnostic Program for the M1 Abrams Turbine Engineappointment. He served on the Staff and Faculty of the Defense Systems Management College prior to retiring from active duty at the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 1 April 1997. | In November 1999, Mr. Illi entered Federal Civilian Service as a GS-15 and was appointed as the Deputy Product Manager for the newly Chartered U.S. Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Program Management Office. MC4 is a multi-functional Automated Information Technology System with a Life Cycle Cost of 1.5 Billion Dollars (FY08 Dollars) that provides a streamlined lifelong electronic health record (EHR) from the front-lines and includes a secure, bidirectional real time automated link between DOD and the Veterans Administration. MC4 also provides a more streamlined medical logistics system and enhances situational awareness for Army tactical forces. During his 15 year Tenure as Program Deputy PM, MC4 received an unprecedented 3 DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards for Excellence (2006, 2008 and 2011). In 2008 the MC4 Program was awarded the U.S. Army Superior Unit Award; the first Army Product Management and the fifth Army Acquisition Organization ever to achieve this recognition. Also, in 2008, MC4 concurrently was awarded the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps Finalist Team Award. In 2009 MC4 was awarded the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award and was also awarded the U.S. Army Acquisition Excellence Information Enabled Team Award. Furthermore, in 2014 MC4 was the first recipient of the Government Excellence in Health IT award. | His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Achievement Medal. His individual Army Civilian Service Awards include Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award (MCSA), Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal for Hurricane Katrina Support and the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) and received the distinction of being a Finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America National Security and International Affairs Medal. In 2012 he was awarded the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. | His Army Civilian Service Team Awards include: 2006 U.S. Army Acquisition Excellence Award (MC4), 2006 DOD CIO’s Team Award (MC4 -1st Award), 2008 U.S. Army Superior Unit Award (MC4), 2008 DOD CIO’s Team Award (MC4 2nd Award), 2008 U.S. Army Acquisition Excellence Finalist Team Award (MC4), 2009 U.S. Army Acquisition Excellence Information Enabled Team Award (MC4), 2009 Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award (MC4), 2011 DOD CIO’s Team Award (MC4 - 3rd Award), 2011 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Top Team IT award (MC4), 2011 Fed 100 Team Award (MC4), 2014 Excellence in Health IT award (MC4 first recipient).