THE HISTORY OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR ACQUISITION, LOGISTICS & TECHNOLOGY

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The History of ASA (ALT)

                       
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                        On October 13, 1989, Gen. Carl Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and described his vision for the organization: “The Army Acquisition Corps will enhance and sustain the acquisition skills of a select group of officers with a solid foundation of operational experience and civilian specialists with proven technical experience.” “The Secretary of the Army reported to the Secretary of Defense on 16 October 1989 that the Army would intensively manage these acquisition specialists to create a dedicated corps of both military and civilian acquisition leaders.” In September 1990, General Vuono signed General Order 14, formally establishing the program that would come to be the AAC. Twenty-five years later, after the longest war in our nation’s history, the more than 12,000 men and women in the Army Acquisition Corps serve as an example of the professionalism and excellence of those who dedicate themselves to protect and support Soldiers across the globe.                        


                                            What is the Army Acquisition Corps?                                            
                                                                                         
                                            From advanced medical research to rocket science to small arms to contracting and logistics, Army acquisition professionals research, design, develop and deliver the capabilities that Soldiers need to dominate the battlefield today and tomorrow.                                            

                                         
                    PROFESSIONAL TO THE CORPS:                      
                    The Army Acquisition Corps is a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders within the more than 38,000-strong Army Acquisition Workforce who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation’s wars and support missions around the world.                    
                                         
                    WORLDWIDE:                      
                    More than 12,000 men and women in the Army Acquisition Corps serve as an example of the professionalism and excellence of those who dedicate themselves to protect and support Soldiers across the globe.                    
                                         
                     AN ELITE GROUP:                     
                    The Army Acquisition Corps provides Army officers and civilian specialists with the right skills and capabilities now and into the future by integrating a rigorous system of education, training, assignments and promotions that has no industry parallel. The result is an elite corps of highly skilled, technically proficient professionals delivering world-class products to our Soldiers.                    
                                         
                    THE RIGHT SKILLS:                      
                    The Army is committed to equipping the Army Acquisition Corps with the right skills and capabilities to handle our acquisition mission, providing the necessary training and career development programs to continually improve our Army’s combat capability.                    
                                         

Learn More: The past 25 years of the Army Acquisition Corps, and a look into the future...


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  AL&T Special Edition
25th Anniversary: AAC
         A Brief History
Army Acquisition
        25 Years and Counting
 AAE Message 2014
        President Obama
Anniversary Message
 
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  In Memoriam
MG Harold J. Greene
        GEN Carl Vuono
Silver Anniversary Letter
        Army Acquisition Corps
Implementation Guide
        Army Acquisition Corps
Established
 
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            John M. McHugh
Secretary of the Army 2014
           
                                   

 

 

PAST ARMY ACQUISITION EXECUTIVES

 

Stephen K. Conver
1990 - 1993
Gilbert F. Decker
1993 - 1997
Paul J. Hoeper
1998 -  2001
Kenneth J. Oscar
2001 - 2002
             
     
Claude M. Bolton Jr.
2002 - 2008
  Dean G. Popps
2008 - 2010
  Malcolm Ross O'Neill
2010 - 2011
  Heidi Shyu
2011 - 2016
             
         
    Katrina McFarland
2016 - 2016
  Steffanie Easter
2016 - 2017