Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Lt. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello is the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. As the Director, she leads a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 11,900 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 20,000 contractors and more than $223 billion in unliquidated obligations.
In her previous assignment as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C., she was responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational, and contingency support for the Air Force.
General Masiello was commissioned in 1980 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Texas Tech University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. In 1984 she received a Master of Science degree in logistics management (contracting and manufacturing management) from the Air Force Institute of Technology on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and in 1999 she was a distinguished graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. where she received a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy.
She has held a variety of systems acquisition roles including principal contracting officer for surveillance and reconnaissance systems, weapon systems and test ranges. She was an assistant professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Executive Director for the National Reconnaissance Office Inspector General. She has also served several staff tours including Deputy Director of Plans and Programs, and Director of Contracting at two systems acquisition centers.
General Masiello commanded an air base wing, and from July 2005 through January 2006, she deployed to Iraq as Principal Assistant for Contracting Forces in Iraq/Afghanistan. Her responsibilities included contracting and acquisition support to forces in both countries, security transition support in Afghanistan, and humanitarian relief following the Pakistani earthquake.
Her awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster; Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.