By Misha King
DCMA Public Affairs
Defense Contract Management Agency Deputy Director John Lyle (left) presents Michael Beaupre with his SES certificate during a ceremony inducting him into the Senior Executive Service and appointing him the executive director of the new Total Force Directorate Oct. 28, 2019. (DCMA photo by Krystina George.)
The Defense Contract Management Agency formally stood up the Total Force Directorate here Oct. 28 as Michael Beaupre became its first executive director during his induction ceremony into the Senior Executive Service.
Beaupre, now one of 11 SES members in the agency, said he is excited to join the DCMA team. “You have welcomed me with open arms, and I look forward to the challenges ahead and working with each and every one of you,” he said during his induction ceremony. “I believe as a team, we can and will take the Total Force Directorate to the next level, exceeding the director’s intent and making Total Force the best human capital organization in all of (the Department of Defense).”
The SES-led directorate became effective Sept. 29 and was created by combining the previous Human Capital Directorate with the Combat Support Center and military divisions. Kathy Butera, Human Capital’s former director, is now the Total Force civilian deputy director, while Air Force Col. Kenyatte Booker is the military deputy director.
According to the Office of Personnel Management, the Senior Executive Service was designed to be a corps of executives selected for their leadership qualifications, serving in key positions just below the top presidential appointees as a link between them and the rest of the federal civil service workforce. Like military general officers, SES members are accountable for implementing and serving at the pleasure of the secretary of defense and undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.
Beaupre has over 25 years of professional leadership experience in human capital, program and operations management. Prior to DCMA, Beaupre worked at the Defense Logistics Agency as the administrator of DLA Human Resources Services. Before attaining his position at DLA, he served as technical director for Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Services. Beaupre retired from the Army as a master sergeant after 22 years of service.
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