FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Feb. 20, 2019)—Please join the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) in congratulating the 63 Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals selected for the Inspiring and Developing Excellence in Acquisition Leaders (IDEAL) program for FY19.
IDEAL is a leadership development program for AAW civilians at GS-11/12/13 or broadband equivalent with leadership and supervisory potential. The program prepares participants for future positions where they will lead people, teams and other work groups.
IDEAL is sponsored by the Army DACM Office, with the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence providing classroom instruction and facilitation. For FY19, the program will be offered at two locations: Warren, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. Selectees at both sites will begin the program in March.
Program participants will take part in three one-week resident sessions held over six months. Between sessions, they will return to their workplaces to exercise new skills and put into practice the concepts and competencies they learned and examined during the resident sessions. The curriculum will include classroom instruction, site visits, guest speakers and special projects.
The selection process for the program was especially competitive this year, with more than 150 applications submitted. Applications were reviewed and the selectees recommended by a selection board consisting of senior AAW professionals throughout the Army. Observations regarding successful applications included:
- Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE): High or Exceptional Potential rating; senior rater comments highly recommend for leadership training; recognition of employee’s exceptional potential; some degree of employee excellence in the SRPE; rationale that reflected the IDEAL program.
- Resume: Shows depth of experience; well-written; concisely highlights accomplishments and skills; shortened bullet format is the best.
- Acquisition Career Record Brief: Up to date.
The selectees for FY19 are:
|Brian Arthur||Life cycle logistics||U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)|
|Erika Bachmann-Zawaideh||Program management||Program Executive Office (PEO) for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS)|
|Eddie Baker||Program management||PEO for Aviation|
|Michael Baker||Engineering||U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)|
|Kheng Be||Program management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Travis Bloss||Engineering||U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM)|
|Rachel Capaldi||Contracting||U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)|
|Dawn Carie||Contracting||PEO CS&CSS|
|Jennifer Carroll||Program management||RDECOM|
|Jonathan Catalano||Contracting||U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) – 414th Support Brigade|
|Indu Chauhan||Business – financial management||PEO for Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)|
|Jacnita Combs||Contracting||U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC)|
|Tanasha Dalton||Business – financial management||Chief of Staff of the Army – G8|
|Stephanie Davis||Contracting||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)|
|Remo Dela Cruz||Contracting||ACC|
|Jody Denney||Life cycle logistics||AMCOM|
|Tom Douglas Jr.||Engineering||PEO CS&CSS|
|Marigrace Gaglio||Business – financial management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Nicholas Garon||Program management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Michelle Gregory||Program management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Heather Gruenewald||Program management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Lacey Harrison||Business – cost estimating||PEO for Missiles and Space (M&S)|
|Jennifer Hayden||Contracting||U.S. Army Medical Command|
|Joscelyn Hopkins||Business – financial management||PEO CS&CSS|
|Robert Ignozzi||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|
|Yolanda Johnson||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|
|John Kelly||Program management||HQ U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center|
|Travis Kennamore||Test and evaluation||U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command|
|Matthew Kleinberg||Program management||PEO for Ground Combat Systems|
|Kevin Lennan||Program management||PEO EIS|
|Solina Mao||Information technology||PEO EIS|
|Brittany McCray||Information technology||AMCOM|
|Robin Miller||Life cycle logistics||AMCOM|
|Perla Moncayo||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|
|Adam Murphey||Information technology||CECOM|
|Carl Polcyn||Life cycle logistics||PEO CS&CSS|
|Natale Pulizzi||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|
|Ryan Ridderikhoff||Contracting||PEO CS&CSS|
|Timothy Roseberry||Life cycle logistics||PEO for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors|
|Angela Sarinelli||Contracting||Joint PEO Armaments and Ammunition|
|Victoria Sarkisian||Contracting||PEO CS&CSS|
|Terrence Shepherd||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|
|Michael Son||Contracting||AMC – 414th Support Brigade|
|Keith Stilwell||Program management||PEO Aviation|
|Ernest Vivian Jr.||Life cycle logistics||PEO CS&CSS|
|Andrew Vlaeminck||Business – financial management||PEO CS&CSS|
|John Weir||Contracting||PEO M&S|
|Leslie Wilson-Smith||Life cycle logistics||TACOM|