News | Jan. 11, 2018

Learned assumes command of DCMA West

By Mark Jackson DCMA Western Regional Command

CARSON, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 — Defense Contract Management Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis held a change of leadership ceremony at the agency’s Western Regional Command headquarters here Jan. 9, where Air Force Col. David Learned relieved David Devlin as the region commander.

"It is truly an honor and privilege to assume command,” said Learned. “The Western Region excelled under Dave Devlin's leadership, and I plan to stay the course of working our director's priorities and ensuring our commanders and directors have what they need for continued success in delivering critical warfighting capabilities.”

The time-honored ceremony signified the importance of leadership continuity. After stepping in to serve five months as the Western Region director, Devlin returns to his previous role as deputy.

“We’ve stayed focused on the mission,” said Devlin. “We fully understand the importance of our daily work. That focus ensures we continue to deliver combat-lethality to our warfighters.”

Learned most recently served as the chief, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Recapitalization Division, Battle Management Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

DCMA Western Regional Command provides contract oversight for over 64,000 contracts valued in excess of $532.5 billion spanning more than 4,000 industry counterparts.