Roderick Matthews

Roderick Matthews

UNIT: Army Contracting Command, CCAM-CH CH-47 Cargo POSITION: Director, Cargo Contracts AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 30 AWARDS: Contract Professional of the Year; Secretary of the Army Team Award (Partnering Division); Secretary of Army Team Award (CH-47 MY II); Army Acquisition Excellence Award EDUCATION: M.S. in contracts and acquisition management, Florida Institute of Technology; B.S. in business management, Jackson State University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As director of cargo contracts, I direct the Army Contracting Command (ACC) cargo personnel who provide direct contract support to PM Cargo. Three platforms are supported: fleet management inside and outside the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bryon J. Young

Bryon J. Young

UNIT: Army Contracting Command POSITION: Executive director, Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) AAC MEMBER SINCE: 1993 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 38 AWARDS: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2); Meritorious Service Medal (2); Army Commendation Medal (2); Army Achievement Medal EDUCATION: M.S. in business administration, Boston University; B.A. in anthropology (magna cum laude), University of Delaware   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As a supervisory contracting official and principal assistant responsible for contracting (PARC), I ensure that the warfighter receives the equipment and services necessary to be dominant on the battlefield. A warfighter is […]

Continuous process improvement coming to your nearest ACC field office

Continuous process improvement coming to your nearest ACC field office

By Ms. Dawn M. Scott   The Army Contracting Command (ACC) has established a continuous process improvement (CPI) team in its Operations Group that will assist with the implementation of initiatives throughout the command. “The goal of the CPI program is to document, analyze and improve all of our processes, measure our success along the way and to take the organization to increasingly higher levels of performance. High-performing organizations improve employee morale and customer satisfaction,” said J.R. Richardson, ACC Operations Group director. “I have established very effective Lean Six Sigma programs at other organizations, and I can attest to the great things that CPI programs can do for organizations.” Lean […]

‘FOCUSING ON SOLUTIONS’

‘FOCUSING ON SOLUTIONS’

An interview with Mr. Charlie E. Williams Jr., outgoing director, Defense Contract Management Agency   Mr. Charlie E. Williams Jr. was director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) from May 2008 until his retirement on Dec. 3, 2013. In that capacity, he led a DOD agency of more than 10,600 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 19,800 contractors and more than $236 billion in unliquidated obligations. This Q&A was originally published in the Fall 2013 edition of ACC Today magazine (http://www.acc.army.mil/news/today/). Q. How does the Defense Contract Management Agency mission support the Soldier in the field? A. Our mission is to ensure […]

Army honors acquisition and contracting award winners

Army honors acquisition and contracting award winners

By Steve Stark   FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Twenty-five winners of the 2013 Army Acquisition Awards and the Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting were honored Nov. 13 by the Hon. Heidi Shyu, the assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology) (ASA(AL&T) and Army acquisition executive, Lt. Gen. William Phillips, principal military deputy to the ASA(AL&T), Harry Hallock, deputy assistant secretary of the Army (DASA) for procurement, and Wimpy Pybus, DASA for Acquisition Policy and Logistics at a small ceremony November 13 at the Pentagon. “These awards recognize our very best and acknowledge our superior, dynamic and dedicated professionals. Our central mission is to equip […]

Coming Soon: New application designed to assist military contracting professionals

Coming Soon: New application designed to assist military contracting professionals

By Larry McCaskill   HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — According to Army Contracting Command officials, a new “go to” site will essentially eliminate the need to consult multiple resources on the web for contracting tools and information. “The Mapping Acquisition and Procurement Process (MAP) application is web-enabled with a stand-alone capability,” said Lisle Lennon, Policy Division ACC Operations Group. “This initiative maps the entire contracting process while managing team expectations of all stakeholders. “The application will provide a structured roadmap of the contracting process enabling inexperienced practitioners to access information on their own. It will be a collaboration site for the centralized dissemination and storage of regulations, policies, tools, and templates, and […]

Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting Winners Announced

Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting Winners Announced

On behalf of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) (DASA(P)), the Acquisition Support Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting. Please join the DASA(P) in congratulating the award winners. The Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting are presented annually to recognize individuals, teams, and organizations for their outstanding performance, dedication and professionalism in executing the contracting mission worldwide. We would like to thank each nominating official for the submission of your 2013 award nominations. We also want to thank each board member for your participation in evaluating the award nominations. We appreciate all […]