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FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 26, 2022)—Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) program’s class of 2022 graduated on May 24.

Nineteen graduates were honored in a virtual ceremony where Larry Muzzelo, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and DAU-SSCF alumnus gave the keynote speech. President James Woolsey, DAU, Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Ronald Richardson, and Christopher (Michael) Upton, DAU-SSCF Class of 2022 Fellow, also spoke at the event.

The graduates come from one virtual seminar and two in-person seminars in Huntsville, Alabama and Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This is the sixteenth class to graduate from the DAU-SSCF program.

The DAU-SSCF program is a 10-month educational senior leadership development opportunity sponsored by the DACM. Open to civilian acquisition professionals in the grades of GS-14 and GS-15 (or equivalent broadband), DAU-SSCF provides leadership and acquisition training to prepare senior level civilians for leadership roles in program management and contracting, as well as other key acquisition leadership positions. More information is available at

Congratulations to the graduates in class of 2022!


Huntsville Seminar

Yolanda Alexander, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), Aviation and Missile Center (AVMC)
Regina Bublitz, Program Executive Office (PEO) for Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
William English, PEO Missiles and Space
Lisa Hirschler, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)
Nakia Redmon, AMCOM
John Walden, PEO IEW&S
Paige Walker, DEVCOM AVMC

Picatinny Seminar

Frank Altamura, Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition (JPEO A&A)
Gary Barber, JPEO A&A
Stephen Bielamowicz, JPEO A&A
Benjamin Harris, JPEO A&A
Sharon Laverty, PEO Enterprise Information Systems

Virtual Seminar

Wayne Beutler, DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Matthew Horning, Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team
Willie Lindsay, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence
Robert Monto, U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
Vanessa Pittman, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
Kelly Tisch, PEO Command, Control and Communications-Tactical
Christopher (Michael) Upton, PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support

THE HONOREES: On May 24, the DAU SSCF class of 2022 graduated—congratulations to all 19 fellows! (Image provided by the DACM Office)


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