The Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) is the Army’s senior level advocate for all Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) matters within the Department of Defense. The AAW consists of approximately 32,000 Army acquisition civilian and military leaders and professionals residing in Army staff offices, Army commands, Army service component commands, program executive offices, and direct reporting units.

The DACM Office has the authority to manage the integrated execution, oversight, and resourcing of AAW education, training, and talent management in line with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

By partnering directly with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)), and the USD(A&S) Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) Office, the DACM Office enables acquisition workforce initiatives and policy ensuring a ready workforce .

The DACM Office is your one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. To support this mission, the DACM office is organized in to four divisions:

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Mr. Ronald R. Richardson, Jr.
Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center and Director, Acquisition Career Management

Mr. Ronald R. (Rob) Richardson, Jr. currently serves as the Director of the Army Acquisition Support Center. In this role, he oversees the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW), and supports the Army’s Program Executive Offices in the areas of human resources, resource management, program structure, acquisition information management, and program protection.

Mr. Richardson has over 30 years of medical, information, and weapon system acquisition experience as both a Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and a U.S. Army Officer. Before coming to ASC, he served as the Director of Acquisition and Operations for Program Executive Office Soldier. Prior to joining PEO Soldier, he was the Deputy Project Manager for the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM®) Program, a $14B Major Automated Information System (MAIS) acquisition to replace the legacy Military Health System (MHS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) with an off-the-shelf (OTS) system now known as MHS GENESIS. Before that, he was the Product Lead for Increment 3 of the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) Program in the DoD/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office (IPO). Prior to joining the DoD/VA IPO, he served as the Director of Acquisition Review and Analysis for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). Before joining ASA(ALT), Mr. Richardson served in a multitude of Military, Civilian, and Private Sector positions culminating in his selection for Senior Service College.

Mr. Richardson received his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, and his M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is the recipient of the Superior Civilian Service Medal (3), the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (2), the Civilian Service Achievement Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3). Mr. Richardson also holds multiple professional memberships and certifications, including membership in both the Army and Defense Acquisition Corps, and Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification in Program Management, Science and Technology Management, and Systems Engineering.

Mr. Richardson resides with his wife Nancy and they have 3 children: Rebecca (23), Amanda (20), and Carolyn (17).

Proactively identify acquisition workforce trends/challenges and develop policies and programs to support those challenges; Offer leaders workable solutions rooted in analytics, and provide indispensable career development support to the Army Acquisition Workforce.


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