Spotlight on...Patricia A. Wingers
June 13, 2013
Describe your current position
I serve as the program manager providing oversight and policy for the Army Materiel Command and Army Contracting Command Government Purchase Card program worldwide.
Describe your professional/educational background.
My educational background is primarily acquisition. I have completed the mandatory Defense Acquisition University pre-requisite courses and Level I, II and III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certifications.
Where do you call home? Tell us about your family and what you enjoy doing during your spare time.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis., but I've called Lakeridge, Va., my home for the past 23 years.
The job brought me here to Alabama. After my retirement on June 26, I hope to return to Virginia and plan to do a lot of traveling and fishing.
I have two children and one grandson. In my spare time, I love to bowl, swim, fish and snow ski.
How does your job support the Soldier?
The GPC supports the expenditures of AMC/ACC war fighters worldwide, allowing for streamlined and expeditious purchases of supplies and services with no interruption to mission requirements. The GPC program allows for fast purchases for supplies up to $3,000; services up to $2,500; and construction services and construction materials up to $2,000 for total requirement cost; and it allows making payments against existing contracts.
I work to improve Army business processes through continuous development, evaluation and implementation of purchase card reform initiatives.