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MSC Biographies


Gregg R. Pelowski

Director, Total Force Management

26 April 2021
Gregg R. Pelowski, Director, Total Force Management
Gregg R. Pelowski
Gregg R. Pelowski, Director, Total Force Management
Gregg R. Pelowski
Gregg R. Pelowski, Director, Total Force Management, Military Sealift Command
Photo By: MSC Public Affairs
VIRIN: 210826-N-IS698-0001
Mr. Pelowski re-joined Military Sealift Command (MSC) Headquarters at Naval Base Norfolk, VA, in April 2021, as the Director, Total Force Management. He leads a staff of military and civilian personnel responsible for the development and administration of human capital strategies, policy, manpower and organizational management, strategic sourcing solutions, training and workforce development of MSC's global force of approximately 8,300 military and civilian personnel. Within this total force, Mr. Pelowski manages the unique, expeditionary civil service mariner component of approximately 5,700 who crew 57 government-operated ships in support of Combat Logistics, Fleet Support and Special Mission services for the Department of Defense.

In September 2015, Mr. Pelowski served Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) as the Director, Total Force Manpower and principal advisor on all matters of human capital management across 10 Regions and 70 Installations. He guided strategic direction, policy and program support for the effective and efficient talent acquisition and management of a worldwide, workforce of approximately 54,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel.

Mr. Pelowski was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2007 as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, he led all aspects of human capital management across the organization's 200,000 plus workforce that is required to achieve its critical and diverse mission. This included human capital policy, strategic planning, learning and development, recruitment, performance management, labor and employee relations, and workforce engagement programs at the agency and component level.

In August of 2010, Mr. Pelowski became the first DHS Executive Director for Human Capital Business Systems to direct the consolidation, integration and modernization of the Department's multi-year $1B Human Resource Information Technology portfolio to provide cost effective, enterprise applications for HR business functions. He led the first DHS implementation of Segment Architecture that was recognized in 2011 by the Federal Enterprise Architecture Certification Institute for Excellence in Enterprise Architecture. He was the recipient of the 2012 Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association, Government-wide Initiatives Excellence Award in human capital.Mr. Pelowski retired with 29 years of service within the Navy Reserve as a Captain, Engineering Duty, supporting the Naval Sea Systems Command. He was recalled to active duty from January 2009 to April 2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving at Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. Captain Pelowski served as the principle advisor to the Iraqi Military Inspector General and Human Rights Director within their Ministry of Defense (MOD). Later in his tour, he served as the Director of Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission, leading a team of 70 military and civilian advisors across six lines of business and various special staffs at the MOD. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star medal, and various other personal and unit awards.

Mr. Pelowski has 36 years of Federal service and 5 years in the commercial shipbuilding and repair sector. He has received three Navy Superior Civilian Service and one Meritorious Civilian Service Awards. Mr. Pelowski previously served almost 22 years in numerous positions for Headquarters, Military Sealift Command, to include the N1/Director Civilian Personnel Programs, and as the Deputy Program Manager for Ship Introduction. As a DoD Career Field Level III Program Manager, Mr. Pelowski was responsible to the Commander for the delivery/transfer and introduction of 40 ships across six shipbuilding programs for MSC operation.

Mr. Pelowski is a Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from The George Washington University. His undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering is from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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