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).
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).