DEPUTIES ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

DASA for Acquisition Policy and Logistics ASA (ALT)

Lowman

Mr. Christopher Lowman

Mr. Lowman serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics. In this role, Mr. Lowman is responsible for policy and oversight for Army and Joint systems acquisition and sustainment to ensure effective, efficient and secure acquisition, life cycle logistics operations and defense industrial base oversight. Mr. Lowman started his military career as a United States Marine in 1984 and entered the Army Civil Service as an Army Maintenance Management Intern in 1989. He has worked in numerous key assignments during more than 30 years of service.

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DASA for Defense Exports and Cooperation ASA (ALT)

Ms. Ann Cataldo

Ms. Ann Cataldo

Ms. Cataldo serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation. She is the U.S. Army principal responsible for the Army’s global security assistance and armaments cooperation programs. This includes all matters involving Security Assistance, export policies and oversight, direct commercial sales of Army defense articles and international cooperative research, development and acquisition. Ms. Cataldo also serves as the designated U.S. Army Senior National Representative on all bi- and multi-lateral armaments cooperation fora with the Army’s international partners.

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DASA for Plans, Programs and Resources ASA (ALT)

Mr. John Daniels

Mr. John Daniels

Mr. Daniels serves as Chief Financial Officer for ASA (ALT), including Program Executive Offices and Direct Reporting Units. He serves as the Co-chair of the Equipping and Sustainment Program Evaluation Groups and administers the programming, allocation, and execution of approximately $27 billion annually for more than 350 acquisition programs across the Future Years Defense Plan. He is responsible for the collaboration with key stakeholders on the Research, Development, and Acquisition (RDA) section of the Army Modernization Plan, The Army Plan, the Quadrennial Defense Review, and other key documents and reports.

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DASA for Research and Technology ASA (ALT)

Dr. Thomas Russell

Dr. Thomas Russell

Dr. Russell is responsible for policy and oversight of the Army’s Research and Technology program, which spans 16 Laboratories and Research, Development and Engineering Centers and employs nearly 12,000 scientists and engineers. In this position, Dr. Russell is charged with identifying, developing, and demonstrating technology options that inform and enable effective and affordable capabilities for the Soldier. His science and technology portfolio covers basic research to demonstrating component, subsystem, manufacturing technology, and technology system prototypes. 

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DASA for Army Procurement ASA (ALT)

Mr. Stuart Hazlett

Mr. Stuart Hazlett

Mr. Hazlett provides executive leadership and supervision of all aspects of the Department of the Army’s procurement mission, including: development and dissemination of policies and procedures, management of operations, programs and business systems, and oversight over the organization and its resources. Mr. Hazlett is responsible for over 270 Army contracting offices worldwide executing contracts in direct support of Army operational readiness. He ensures the proper execution of Federal, Defense and Army regulations for acquisition, procurement and related business practices.

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DASA for Strategy and Acquisition Reform ASA (ALT)

Dr. Alexis Ross

Dr. Alexis Ross

Dr. Ross is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) responsible for the design and implementation of acquisition reform and modernization initiatives. She previously served as a Professional Staff Member on the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives (HASC). As a member of the Chairmen’s reform team, she developed reforms adopted in the FY17 and FY18 National Defense Authorization Acts in the areas of intellectual property, weapons sustainment, services contracting, and government-wide procurement through e-commerce.

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Deputy for Acquisition & Systems Management (DASM) for ASA (ALT)

MG Robert Marion

Major General Robert Marion

MG Marion served in a variety of command and staff positions in the Aviation Branch before beginning his acquisition career as an Assignment Officer in the Acquisition Management Branch, US Army Personnel Command. He later served as the Assistant Project Manager (APM) for UH-60 Black Hawk A/L Production and Fielding, Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO), Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM). He was then assigned to establish the Product Manager's (PdM’s) Office for Black Hawk Modernization. MG Marion entered the role as the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, (ASA (ALT)) in January 2017.

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Executive Director, Office of the Chief Systems Engineer ASA (ALT)

COL Roberts

Colonel J. Ward Roberts

COL Roberts assumed duties as the Executive Director, Office of the Chief Systems Engineer (OCSE) on 1 November 2018. OCSE performs systems engineering for the ASA(ALT) and in support of the Army Materiel Enterprise to ensure delivered equipment meets the mission needs of the force against any potential adversaries. His previous duty was as the OCSE Director for Mission Engineering Analysis, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas where he oversaw ASA(ALT) responsibilities in support of Network Integration Evaluations and Joint Warfighter Assessments.

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