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Mrs. Eileen Hipe

Deputy to the Commander

Mrs. Eileen Hipe has been a senior leader in Army Contracting since May 2009.  She currently serves as the Deputy to the Commander, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Sembach, Germany.  The 409th CSB provides contracting support to General Officer Commands, Calvary, Infantry and/or Sustainment Commands (Expeditionary), multiple subordinate commands and tenants operating within the US European Command and US Army Europe and Seventh Army footprint.  409th mission is executed via its contracting center and five contracting offices; 928nd Contracting Battalion (CBN)/Regional Contracting Office Bavaria, Regional Contracting Office Benelux, Regional Contracting Office Stuttgart, Regional Contracting Office Wiesbaden, the Theater Contracting Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany and the Regional Contracting Office at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

• Nov 2017 – Jan 2018: Served as Senior Leader supporting both Headquarters Army Contracting
  Command and Headquarters Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
• May 2017 - Nov 2017: Deputy to the Commander, Rear-Detachment Commander and PARC, 418th Contracting
  Support Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. The 418th CSB subordinate to the Mission and Installation
  Contracting Command, provides operational contract support (OCS) and mission and installation
  contracting support via its two contracting centers and seven contracting offices geographically
  dispersed across the Western U.S.
• Jan 2017 - May 2017: Deputy Director, Contracting Operations, U.S. Army Contracting Command
  overseeing 318,312 contract actions valued at more than $62 billion in fiscal year 2017.
• Jun 2016 – Jan 2017: Army Lead for Earned Value Management and Army Acquisition Category (ACAT) I
  and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs with external reporting
  requirements to Congress and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Performance and
  Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
  for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Washington, D.C.
• Aug 2012 – Jun 2016: Special Staff Director, Contracting and Acquisition Support Office, HQ Army Materiel Command,
  Redstone Arsenal, AL. Concurrent assignment as AMC Contracting Support Element Division Chief,
  Contracting Operations Directorate, HQ Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal AL
• Feb 2012 – Aug 2012: Director of Mission Operations, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Expeditionary
  Contracting Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany
• May 2009 – Feb 2012: Director, Theater Contracting Center, 409th CSB, ECC, ACC, Kaiserslautern, Germany
• Nov 2007 – May 2009: Deputy Director, Wiesbaden Contracting Center, 409th CSB, Expeditionary Contracting
  Command, Army Contracting Command, Wiesbaden, Germany
• Feb 2004 – Nov 2007: Chief, Regional Contracting Office Franconia, United States Army Contracting
  Command Europe, Army Contracting Agency, Bamberg, Germany
• Mar 2003 – Feb 2004: Business Operations Manager, Regional Contracting Office Wuerzburg, US Army
  Contracting Command Europe, United States Army in Europe, Wuerzburg, Germany
• Jan 2002 – Mar 2003: Adjunct Professor/Consultant, US Army in Europe, Germany
• Oct 1999 – Jan 2002: Professor of Acquisition and Program Management, DAU, Traveling Team, VA
• Jul 1997 – Oct 1999: Professor of Contract Management and Quantitative Analysis, DAU/Naval Center for Acquisition Training, Norfolk, VA
• Apr 1995 – Jul 1997: Chief, Pricing & Finance, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA
• Jun 1987 – Apr 1995: Contract Specialist/Negotiator, Phillips Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA and Kirtland AFB, NM; Strategic Defense Initiatives Office, Washington, D.C.

• M.S., National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington D.C.
• M.B.A., Business Administration, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
• B.S.B.A., Corporate Finance, California State University, Northridge, CA
• B.S.B.A., Real Estate, Insurance & Banking, CSU Northridge, CA

• Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) Program Member, Arlington, VA 2016
• Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, VA, Oct 2014
• Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP) Graduate, OUSD (P&R), Apr 2012
• DSMC Program Manager’s Course and Senior Acquisition Course, May 2011
• Senior Executive Fellow (SEF), Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Business
• Contracting Officer, Unlimited Warrant, US Army Contracting (2003-2012)
• Defense Acquisition Corps Member – Army Acquisition Corps (AAC)
• DAWIA Level II Certified Acquisition Professional – Program Management
• DAWIA Level III Certified Acquisition Professional – Production, Quality & Manufacturing
• DAWIA Level III Certified Acquisition Professional - Contracting

• Yellow Rose of Texas and Honorary Texan Awards for Outstanding Service as the Senior Contracting Official (SCO) for Army North and NORTHCOM during
 Hurricane Harvey Recovery and Relief Operations, Mr. Greg Abbott, Governor of the Great State of Texas, Oct 2017
• 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Brigade CG Coin for Outstanding Sustainment Support, BG Douglas M. McBride, III Corps, U.S. Forces Command, Oct 2017
• The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe, U.S. Ordnance Corps Association, Oct 2017
• Superior Civilian Service Award, III Corps, U.S. Army Forces Command, Oct 2017
• Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Army Contracting, Oct 2017
• Army Contracting Command, CG Coin for Outstanding Staff Spt, MG James S. Simpson, Apr 2017
• Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and Coin for Outstanding Support, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Dec 2016
• Army Materiel Command, CG Coin for Outstanding Special Staff Director, GEN Dennis Via, June 2016
• Chief of Staff of the Army Special Recognition and Coin, GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Jan 2015
• Meritorious Service Award, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Army Contracting, Nov 2012
• Special Recognition, Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, 2012
• Letter of Commendation, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civilian Personnel Policy (DASD CPP) and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS), 2011
• Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, 2010
• Army Excellence Award for Outstanding Contracting Office of the Year (Twice)
• Secretary of the Army, Award for Excellence in Contracting – Barbara C. Heald Award, 2007
• US Army Contracting Command Europe Best Regional Office Chief, 2007
• Army Contracting Agency Outstanding Director, 2006
• U.S. Army in Europe & 7th Army Commanding General Award for Excellence, 2005
• U.S. Army Contracting Command Europe, Acquisition Professional of the Year, 2005
• 1st Infantry Division Commanding General Special Recognition – Iraq Deployment Support, 2005
• 12th Aviation Brigade CDR’s Special Recognition – Afghanistan Deployment Support, 2004
• Air Force Materiel Command Secretary of Air Force Professionalism in Contracting Award, 1994

• Defense Acquisition University Certified Instructor, DAU, Ft Belvoir, VA
• National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Fellow, Vienna, VA
• Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) NCMA, Vienna, VA