Jerry M. Harvey

UNIT: Mission and Installation Contracting Command
POSITION: Supervisor, Quality Assurance, Oversight and Compliance
AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2); Achievement Medal for Civilian Service
EDUCATION: B.S. in industrial engineering, Lamar University


What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter?
Whether with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) or now with the Army, I’ve always been involved in contractor oversight, helping to ensure that our warfighters get the supplies and services that we contracted for.

What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved?
As for February 25, 2015, I will have notched 30 years of federal service, all of it with DOD. I spent 23 years with DCMA, and I am Level III certified in SPRDE – systems engineering. I’m a member of the DOD Acquisition Corps and the Army Acquisition Corps, and I deployed to Kuwait with the Expeditionary Contracting Command 408th Contracting Support Brigade from November 2007 through November 2008.

What is your greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps?
I hope that my chain of command and my peers will support that I’ve always strived to be a valued contributor to the mission and have always sought to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of contracting operations.

Jerry Harvey’s career spans three decades, all of it in service to DOD.

Jerry Harvey’s career spans three decades, all of it in service to DOD.

In celebration of the silver anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC), Access is publishing “25 for 25” — twenty-five profiles of members of the AAC across the Army Acquisition Workforce. These profiles provide unique insight into the variety and importance of the work done by the AAC every day.