Bruce Jette, Army’s Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
Bruce Jette, a 2020 Wash100 awardee and a keynote speaker at a past Potomac Officers Club event, serves as the Army's acquisition executive and assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.
He also serves as the Army's senior procurement executive, science adviser to the secretary of the Army and senior research and development official. Jette is mainly responsible for all of the service's affairs related to logistics, according to Jette's office biography.
His duties include providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapon systems and equipment from research and development through test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding and disposition.
Jette is also in charge of appointing managing and evaluating program executive officers and managing the Army Acquisition Corps and Army Acquisition workforces.
Before he was confirmed to his current role, Jette served as the president and CEO of Synovision Solutions, a government and military contractor that provides management and technical consulting, engineering services and project management.
He is a 28-year Army veteran who retired as a colonel following a career that included several armor and cavalry company commands, two overseas tours, brigade-level staff assignments and over two years of operations deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
Jette earned bachelor's degrees in nuclear engineering and chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy. He also holds a master's degree and a doctorate in electronic materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His awards and commendations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Fighter Ribbon, Operation Enduring Freedom Ribbon and Army Service Ribbon.
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