Craig A. Spisak
Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center
Mr. Craig A. Spisak has served as the Director of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) since June 2005. USAASC is a Direct Reporting Unit responsible for providing oversight of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Army Acquisition Workforce. Under his leadership, USAASC provides support to the program executive offices in the areas of human resources, resource management (manpower and budget), program structure, and acquisition information management.
The USAASC reports directly to the assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) and Army acquisition executive, as well as the military deputy to the ASA(ALT), providing these senior acquisition leaders and their staff with analysis, guidance, policy, support and services regarding acquisition issues and initiatives.
Mr. Spisak joined the organization as the USAASC Deputy Director in June 2002 after completing Senior Service College at the National Defense University (NDU). He has held various positions serving the U.S. Army for over 30 years. Prior to studies at NDU, he was the deputy director of the Army’s Acquisition Career Management Office, where he served in various positions in proponency, future planning and force structures.
Mr. Spisak joined the Department of the Army staff at the Pentagon in 1997 to serve in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA) for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (formerly OASA Research, Development and Acquisition). Mr. Spisak’ s other notable Army assignments include various engineering positions and associated responsibilities in the DoD Project Management Office for Mobile Electric Power and at the Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Mr. Spisak graduated with honors from The George Washington University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds M.S. degrees in information science and systems management from the University of Southern California and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), now designated the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University. He is a Competitive Development Group program graduate and has completed the Advanced Program Manager’s Course at Defense Acquisition University, the Senior Acquisition Course from ICAF, and the Leadership in a Democratic Society course at the Federal Executive Institute.
He is a member of the AAC and is Level III certified in program management and engineering. He is also Level II certified in test and evaluation, and production, quality and manufacturing. Mr. Spisak is a member of Tau Beta Pi (the National Engineering Honor Society), Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.