Zachary Willey

Zack Willey

March 23, 2018 | Business/Industry Essentials

9:40 - 10:40a 

PRESENTATION: Project Planning in the Military

Organizations need good leadership that is consistent and that grows its subordinates. Unfortunately, these are terribly difficult concepts to implement. Though you won`t find all of the answers in this session, you will take away some golden eggs that make you feel like a boss!


Zachary Willey is a jack of all trades. Not only is he a College Professor at the United States Military Academy but also the CEO and Founder of the popular Army Flashcards Company. He has a decade of leadership experience at various levels both as an Army Officer as well as an instructor at one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. He is currently the Military Science Course Director for the Juniors at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.

Zachary started his career as a Platoon Leader in 2009 and an Executive Officer by 2011. As a Platoon Leader, Zack lead combat patrols in Afghanistan designed to find and deactivate roadside bombs. As an Executive Officer, he focused primarily on the logistical support of a combat engineer company while deployed in Afghanistan. He managed all of the supply and equipment requests as well as the maintenance of all equipment. He also supervised as the Officer In Charge of a base construction mission on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikstan (Shir Khan), a project worth approximately $3M.

As he continued his service in the United States Army Zack held a positions as a BN S4, Chief Operations Officer, and Company Commander.

  • Duties included the logistical management of an Engineer Battalion (700+ personnel)

  • Managed all supply and equipment requests as well as the maintenance of all equipment

  • As Operations Officer, managed the daily operations of an Engineer Battalion (700+ personnel).

  • Managed Planning Cycles for the battalion, bringing projects from Initiation through Closing

  • As a Commander, directly responsible for the training, health, welfare, and ultimately the lives of 145 Soldiers and the management of over $40 million dollars’ worth of associated combat equipment.

Zachary is a Certified PMP, earned his BA from the United States Military Academy in 2009, and earned his Masters in Geological/Geophysical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2016.