Colleen McQuillan

Colleen McQuillan

UNIT: Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network – Tactical POSITION: Chief, Business Management Division/Program Analysis Officer AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2004 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 25 AWARDS: Superior Civilian Service Award; Army Superior Unit Award; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service EDUCATION: B.A. in mathematics, University of Delaware   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As the Business Management Division chief for Project Manager Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (PM WIN-T), I am responsible for assisting the program manager in managing and directing multibillion dollar technology and acquisition programs. I manage two Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID […]

Pamela Munoz

Pamela Munoz

UNIT: Mission and Installation Contracting Command POSITION: Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2006 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 35 AWARDS: ACC Commander’s Award for Civilian Service EDUCATION: MBA, City University, Seattle; B.S. in business administration, Hawaii Pacific University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As the director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), I lead an organization of approximately 90 military and civilian personnel who are dedicated to our contracting mission. We provide our warfighters the resources they need to deploy and provide installation support services to take care of them and […]

September Army DACM Office Hot Topics

September Army DACM Office Hot Topics

Hot Topic #1: The Annual Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) In November 2004, the Army director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) spearheaded the implementation of the automated Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) for the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) at grades GS-13 and above, including broadband equivalents. The directive was suspended in January 2005, but the SRPE remained a requirement for civilian AAW members applying for Centrally Selected List positions, Senior Service College and the Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellows program. SRPE has been very successful in ensuring equitable competition for these programs, and has also provided senior leaders with a tool to assess and identify leadership potential among their workforce. […]

Lt. Col. (P) Mollie A. Pearson

Lt. Col. (P) Mollie A. Pearson

UNIT: Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems POSITION: Product Manager, Power Projection Enablers AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2003 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 21 AWARDS: Meritorious Service Medal (6); Army Commendation Medal (3); Army Achievement Medal (2); National Defense Service Medal (2); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Air Assault Badge; Parachute Badge EDUCATION: M.A. in human resources management, George Washington University; M.S. in computer resources and information management, Webster University; B.A. in psychology, Pennsylvania State University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? Currently, I serve as a product manager in Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems. I proudly […]

James Rankin

James Rankin

UNIT: U.S. Army Medical Command Health Care Acquisition Activity POSITION: Chief of Staff/Deputy Principal Assistant for Contracting AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2004 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 33 AWARDS: Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems Officer of the Year; Defense Meritorious Service Medals (2); Meritorious Service Medal (3); Army Commendation Medals (3) EDUCATION: M.S. in acquisition management, Florida Institute of Technology; B.S. in management, United States Military Academy   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I am proud to be part of the largest medical health care contracting activity in DOD. We procure approximately $1.8 billion of healthcare supplies and services for the military […]

Training Boom

Training Boom

Suite of trainers for towed artillery systems blends realism, modularity By Maj. Daniel Cowling and Mr. Joshua Zawislak   Engineers from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and the Army’s project manager for towed artillery systems (PM TAS) have been collaborating on an innovative training package that will take an avatar-based gaming approach to training for the M777A2 and M119A3 towed howitzers. The current overseas conflict has required Soldiers and Marines to deploy for extended periods in nonstandard missions, without their howitzers and performing jobs outside their normal military occupational specialties (MOSs). While this flexibility has been essential to managing a complex conflict, often it has […]

Shannon H. Shelton

Shannon H. Shelton

UNIT: Army Contracting Command – Redstone TITLE: Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contracting AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2003 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 33 AWARDS: Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting EDUCATION: Master’s in the Science of Management (MSM), University of Alabama, Huntsville; B.S., business administration, Athens State University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I manage the procurement of all unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Army. We also procure systems for U.S. Marine Corps and foreign military sales. My mission is important to the warfighter because use of UAS have significantly reduced the need for Soldiers to be placed in […]

Tsungming A. “Tony” Shih

Tsungming A. “Tony” Shih

UNIT: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense TITLE: Lead neuroscientist and principal investigator AAC MEMBER SINCE: 1995 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 36 AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Outstanding Supervisor (Grades 13 and above); Excellence in Federal Career Silver Medal, by Federal Executive Board, Baltimore, Md.(2); Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award for Technical Excellence, by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology); The Best Paper Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Session, at the 22nd Army Science Conference, Baltimore, Md.; – Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award for Technical Achievement, by Deputy Chief of Staff (Research, Development […]

Lisa J. Stangle

Lisa J. Stangle

UNIT: Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal TITLE: Deputy Director for Aviation AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2001 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 30 AWARDS: Dellamonico Award, UASA Redstone Civilian Management/Executive Award (2); Superior Civilian Service Award; Secretary of Army Award for Weapons Systems Contracting EDUCATION: M.S., management, University of Alabama, Huntsville; B.S., social work, University of Alabama   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As deputy director for aviation at the Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal, I support the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation in developing, procuring and sustaining the Army aviation platforms. As a contracting professional, I am a key member of the […]

Robert Steigerwald

Robert Steigerwald

UNIT: U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) TITLE: Decision Gate Coordinator AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2010 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 20 AWARDS: Excellence in Federal Career Award, Army Civil Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal EDUCATION: MBA, Touro University; B.A. in geo-environmental science, Shippensburg University; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Level III certification in acquisition, Defense Acquisition University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As the coordinator for the DOD acquisition program for medical drugs, vaccines, and devices, I lead and coordinate one of USAMRMC’s most challenging programs. I’ve […]