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Chief Operating Officer, Michael Dallas

Michael D. Dallas
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Dallas has served as the chief operating officer for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility since June 2006. In this position he directs, oversees and integrates the operations of a Department of Energy National Laboratory with a $150 million annual operating budget.

Prior to his current position, he served for four years as the general manager of Center Operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, a $250 million, five-year program. And for five years as senior vice president and chief operating officer for DynCorp Tri-Cities Services, Inc. in Richland, Wash. This was a five-year $500 million maintenance and operations project in support of DOE's Hanford Environment Management Site.

In 1996, Dallas completed a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Army. During his military career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Republic of Vietnam, Korea and Europe. In addition to command at the brigade and battalion level, he also commanded the United States Quick Reactions Force in Mogadishu, Somalia, served as deputy commander, Multinational Forces in Haiti, and as assistant division commander, 10th Mountain Division. Dallas served in key staff assignments at the highest levels of the government, including senior executive assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

Dallas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Pacific Lutheran University. He completed a fellowship program in Strategic Planning at the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Certified Project Manager.

Dallas is a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as a member of the National Management Association and the Army Aviation Association of America.