Mr. Craig A. Spisak has served as the Director of the U.S. Army’s Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) since June 2005. USAASC is a Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) responsible for providing oversight of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Acquisition, Logistics and Technology workforce. Under his leadership, USAASC continues to provide major command-level support to the Program Executive Office and PM communities in the areas of resource management, personnel management and force structure. The USAASC reports directly to/through the Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) and the ASA(ALT)/Army Acquisition Executive and provides these senior acquisition leaders and their staff with analysis, guidance, policy, support and services regarding acquisition issues and initiatives.
Spisak joined the organization as 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 26 years. Prior to studies at NDU, he was the Deputy Director of the Army’s Acquisition Career Management Office, an organization where he previously served in various positions in the areas of Proponency, Future Planning and Force Structures.
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) on his first developmental assignment resulting from his selection to be an inaugural member of the Competitive Development Group (CDG) program. Mr. Spisak’s other 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.
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) at NDU. He is a CDG 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 an AAC member and is Level III certified in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) – Systems Engineering. He is also Level II certified in Test and Evaluation, SPRDE – Program Systems Engineer as well as Production, Quality and Manufacturing. 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.