By LaTonya Johnson
DCMA Public Affairs
My DCMA showcases the Defense Contract Management Agency’s experienced and diverse workforce and highlights what being a part of the national defense team means to them. Today, Annie Green shares her story.
My name is Annie Green, and this is “My DCMA.” I am a supervisory contract specialist and administrative contracting officer at the Contract Life Cycle Management Center based in Houston.
My job duties include supervising and leading a nine-person contract closeout team responsible for closing the agency’s overage flexibly-priced contracts and providing contract closeout liaison support to the Foreign Military Sales program managers and customers. I enjoy working at my location because of the supportive leadership and exceptional team members. Although we are geographically dispersed, we maintain our productivity and have great working relationships.
I have been a part of the DCMA team for 21 years. I initially started as a contract administrator at DCMA Stewart & Stevenson in Sealy, Texas. It is 55 miles from my family’s farm, and I wanted to return closer to my hometown. I also previously worked as an ACO on the KC-135 Tanker programmed depot maintenance contract at DCMA Aircraft Integrated Maintenance Operations Kelly in San Antonio.
I deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. During this tour, I interacted with people from around the world. I traveled to many forward operating bases and had experiences that could only be gained through this deployment. Another experience that affected me is visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City in 2019. At the 9/11 Memorial site, I paid respect to one of DCMA’s own employees, Herbert Homer, who died on that tragic day 20 years ago on United Airlines Flight 175.
Regarding my career trajectory, my last ACO assignment before I joined the Contract Life Cycle Management Center team was with DCMA International. While in that position, I gained valuable experience working on complex contingency contracts.
I like working at DCMA because there are so many opportunities for growth within the agency, both inside and outside the United States. I promote the Emerging Leaders Program within my team and support other opportunities offered through the Centralized Development Program. I also recommend employees broaden their experience with the agency by taking a position overseas.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because we ensure that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are properly equipped to protect the interests of the nation. As DCMA evolves, I am excited about the opportunities for agency personnel to provide acquisition support in regards to contract closeout to any government agency on a reimbursable basis.
The agency has changed over the years. The ability to embrace change is one of the greatest strengths of DCMA and its workforce. I think the agency’s most impactful change was switching to a business integration model. When I was located at a contractor-based contract management office, I learned that working within the multi-functional teams was beneficial to the mission and for the organization’s synergy. Additionally, I learned a lot through the daily interactions with the various functional specialists.
My future career goals include mentoring and training the next generation of DCMA leaders. I want to encourage and support my team’s professional development goals. I want to continue to support DCMA’s vision of becoming the premier contract closeout service provider.
My favorite hobbies include spending time with my family, especially my grandsons. In addition, I have been cooking more lately and converting my family’s favorite dishes into tasty low-carb masterpieces. Something unique about me is that my husband and I bought land years ago and sketched our building plans on paper on how to develop it. All of it was designed and built by our family. Now there are two homes on the property and other attractions, including a pond and a pool house.
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