|Army Selects Four Acquisition Project Directors for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 Posted: 16 Nov 2018 03:38 AM PST
by Norm Hilton and Sarah Aubouin
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Nov. 16, 2018) You may ask yourself…what is the project director (PD) centralized selection board?
This civilian-centric board is a high priority talent management initiative championed by the Director, Army Acquisition Corps (DAAC). The board identifies high performing civilians possessing leadership potential to fill civilian PD positions commensurate with their military counterparts, ensuring the Army meets the future needs of our Soldiers. The standard tenure for acquisition PDs is three years. The Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office, in coordination with the program executive offices, centrally manages the positions.
Entering its fifth year of execution, this year’s centralized selection board piloted a combined PD FY19 and FY20 selection at the GS-15 level in an effort to better align the PD selection cycle with the centralized selection list (CSL) product/project manager board’s selection process. Currently, the PD cycle is offset by a year from the CSL process mainly due to selection and slating timelines.
The FY19 and FY20 acquisition PD centralized selection board was held August 6–10, 2018 at Fort Knox, Ky. Four GS-15 candidates from the Army Acquisition Corps were selected as principal PDs and 12 candidates were selected as alternates.
Congratulations to the following FY19 and FY20 PD selectees:
Edward Gozdur, Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation
Craig Besaw, PEO Aviation