Craig A. Spisak
Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center and Director, Acquisition Career Management
Mr. Craig A. Spisak, Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), also serves as the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM). Mr. Spisak has served as the Director of 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 and provides support to the program executive offices in the areas of human resources, resource management, program structure, and acquisition information management. Under his leadership, his staff develops policies and programs to provide career development support to the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW).
The USAASC reports directly to the assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) and Army acquisition executive. This is done under the management guidance of the military deputy to the ASA(ALT) who serves as the Director, Army Acquisition Corps. USAASC provides 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.
Colonel Ralph Borja
Deputy Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center
Colonel Ralph Borja has served as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) since July 2019. USAASC is a Direct Reporting Unit responsible for providing oversight of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Army Acquisition Workforce, providing 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). Prior to arriving at the USAASC, he was the Commander of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
Colonel Borja was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 1994 after graduating from the University of Guam. He has held a variety of operational and acquisition assignments throughout his career. He has served in platoon, battery and battalion positions in the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA and the 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. As a Battery Commander with the 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, COL Borja deployed with his unit to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Spring.
COL Borja’s acquisition experience includes a tour as a Requirements Manager, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), Fort Sill, OK; Contract Specialist, Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Assistant Product Manager, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, AL; Program Integrator, DCMA Boeing Philadelphia and DCMA Northern Afghanistan; Contract Plans Officer and Brigade Executive Officer, 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy; Commander, DCMA Cleveland, OH; Director for Contingency Contracting, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (renamed as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Pricing and Contracting), Pentagon, VA.
COL Borja’s military and civilian education includes Airborne and Air Assault School, Field Artillery Officer Basic and Captains Career Course, Army Acquisition Basic Course, and the US Army Intermediate Level Education program. He is Defense Acquisition Level III certified in Contracting and Program Management, as well as a certified member of the Army Acquisition Corps. He has a MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, PA.
COL Borja’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC); National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War On Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Services Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal.
COL Borja is married to his wife Lisa and they have three children: Veronica (23), Zachary (19) and Alexander (16).