Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology [ASAALT]
Mr. Stuart Hazlett was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) (DASA(P)) on 2 October 2017.
Mr. Hazlett provides executive leadership and supervision of all aspects of the Department of the Army’s procurement mission, including: development and dissemination of policies and procedures, management of operations, programs and business systems, and oversight over the organization and its resources. Mr. Hazlett 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. Under his cognizance, the Army executes approximately 297,000 contracting actions with obligations over $74 billion annually. 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.
Mr. Hazlett is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, is certified as a Professional and Federal Contracts manger and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified. Before taking his current position, Mr. Hazlett served as the Director of Contracting and Head of Contracting Activity for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). There, he was responsible for managing the contracting activity, obligating 53,000 actions at approximately $16B annually in support of the USACE mission supporting military programs, civil works, real estate and research and development. His previous acquisition assignments include: the Deputy Director of Program Acquisition & Strategic Sourcing (PASS) for Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Pentagon, Chief of Procurement Transformation, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Chief of the Contracting Division, C-17 SPO, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, Chief of Logistics Contracting Division, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, Team Lead, HQ United States Air Force Logistics Transformation Team, US Air Force, Pentagon, and various assignments within the USAF: Special Assistant to General Officers, Procurement Analyst, Procurement Contracting Officer, Grants & Cooperative Agreements Officer, Contract Negotiator and Contract Specialist.
Mr. Hazlett’s awards include: four Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, 2015 Presidential Rank Award, Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Bronze de Fleury Medal.