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20 February 2018 - General Membership Meeting
The Aberdeen Chapter of AUSA holds a monthly meeting for past, current, future members and guests. Please come out and join us. We would love to get your feedback on what you would like to see in the Aberdeen area. We hope to see you soon at an AUSA Membership Meeting.
Speaker: Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S
Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke became the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD in April 2016. In this position he is responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding, and life cycle support of the Army’s portfolio of intelligence, electronic warfare, cyber, biometrics and target acquisition programs. These capabilities provide the Soldier with the ability to detect, recognize, and identify targets, as well as to collect, tag and mine intelligence which can be integrated into the tactical network to support force protection, maneuver, persistent surveillance, and provide a more detailed understanding of the battlefield.
MG Vollmecke was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 1984 through ROTC as a distinguished military graduate of the Centre College of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Management. He also graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1992 where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Management with a concentration in Acquisition and Procurement Management. He is a 1999 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in 2004. MG Vollmecke is Acquisition Level III certified in Program and Contract Management.
Prior to his current position, MG Vollmecke served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. He has also served as the Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) overseeing the security assistance program for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. His acquisition assignments include the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistic and Technology), Washington DC, in which he provided program management oversight of Army acquisition programs. Prior to that assignment, MG Vollmecke was the Commanding General of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas which provided Army commands, installations and activities contracting solutions and oversight across CONUS. Before that, he served as the Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement to ASA(ALT). He also served on the Joint Staff as the J-8 Chief, Capabilities and Acquisition Division, and before his tour on the Joint Staff in 2007; he was the Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Iraq/Afghanistan supporting OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Other acquisition assignments include Headquarters Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for the Future Combat Systems (Brigade Combat Team) program, Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army(AL&T); Commander, DCMA Boeing Philadelphia; Program Analyst for the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Programs, Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) Directorate; Assistant Product Manager M2/M3 for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems project office; Contingency Contracting Officer assigned to the U.S. Army Forces Central Command-Saudi Arabia under OPERATION DESERT FALCON; and as a Weapon System Contracting Officer assigned to the Army Materiel Command’s Communications-Electronics Command(CECOM), which included a deployment to Honduras, Joint Task Force Bravo. Prior to joining the Army’s Acquisition Corps in 1991, he served in a variety of mechanized and light infantry battalion staff and company command positions.