Joe Wallis

Joe Wallis

Senior Military Engagement Manager at Microsoft Corporation

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ONE MICROSOFT WAY, Redmond, Washington, United States
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(425) 882-8080

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Senior Military Engagement Manager for Military Affairs - Microsoft Corp

Lieutenant Colonel - LtCol - Officer


Masters - Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

bachelor's degreeU.S.

master of arts - international relations , University of Miami

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Joe Wallis
Joe Wallis, senior military engagement manager for Military Affairs at Microsoft, manages Microsoft's on-base military engagement for Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, as well as Microsoft's other military programs. Joe has supported military recruiting and engagement at Microsoft for more than four years, and more than half of his nearly 20 years of recruiting experience have been focused on transitioning veterans. A second-generation service member, Joe is a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has 28 years of combined active and reserve service. Upon commissioning as a second lieutenant, Joe served more than five years on active duty as a communications officer and recruit training commander. He served on active duty for more than five years post-9/11, supporting the European Command, Southern Command and Headquarters Marine Corps. Joe earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master of arts in international relations from the University of Miami. He has also studied at the Naval War College, the Joint Forces Staff College and the National Defense University. Joe is on LinkedIn at

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Joseph J. WillisCTOjoseph@lightshare.comA seven year Microsoft veteran, Mr. Willis built and led engineering teams developing scalable software solutions, and also served as development lead where the company applied for two patents based on his work.During his tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Willis was a lead developer in Microsoft's streaming media projects, and served as Manager for the DCOM/UNIX product.More recently, he was a lead developer in the Component Applications group, leading a group of senior developers implementing features slated for NT 5.0+ as a layer on NT 4.0.Previously, he was also a developer of Microsoft Manager, driving innovative features such as team messaging and synchronization, flexible timescale data views and advanced internal object management.A strong and energetic R&D team leader, Joseph is a recognized expert in the technology behind enhanced user experience.Mr. Willis holds a Masters in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.InvestorsLightshare's seed investors comprise of senior-level executive management from Microsoft, Netscape, Google, and other leading Silicon Valley internet companies. Home | About Us | Join Us | Contact Us | Track Us |

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