Stuart Hazlett, deputy assistant secretary for procurement at the U.S. Army, will be featured as an expert panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 4th Annual Army Forum on Oct. 31st.
Hazlett was appointed to his current position in October 2017. He provides executive leadership and supervision of all aspects of the Department of the Army’s procurement mission. Under his cognizance, the Army executes approximately 297,000 contracting actions with obligations over $74 billion annually.
He is responsible for over 270 Army contracting offices worldwide executing contracts in direct support of Army operational readiness, supporting: major weapons systems, research and development, supplies and services, information technology, installation support, construction, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and operational contracting in support of deployed forces.
He ensures the proper execution of Federal, Defense and Army regulations for acquisition, procurement and related business practices. As the Functional Career Representative for Contracting, the DASA(P) oversees the recruitment, training, certification and professional development of the 8,000 Army military and civilian contracting workforce, worldwide.
Prior to his current role, Hazlett served as the director of contracting and head of contracting activity for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He obligated 53,000 actions at $16 billion annually in support of the USACE mission supporting military programs, civil works, real estate and research and development.
In addition, Hazlett is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps. He’s certified as a Professional and Federal Contracts Manager and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified as well.
Hazlett has also been awarded four Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, the 2015 Presidential Rank Award, the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Bronze de Fleury Medal.
On October 31st, Potomac Officers Club will host the 4th Annual Army Forum at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Dr. Bruce Jette of the U.S. Army will be the keynote speaker for the event. A full expert panel of GovCon leaders will also be featured during the forum with the panelists to be announced over the coming weeks.