Col. Kevin P. Stoddard succeeded the now-retired Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr. as commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Springfield during a change of command and retirement ceremony Aug. 4 at Picatinny Arsenal.

Officiating were Captain Sydney J. Kim, Eastern Regional Commander for DCMA, and Constance S. Short, Executive Deputy Director of Ground Systems and Munitions Division.

Pellicci served as commander of DCMA Springfield since 2007. He helped to further DCMA's mission: to ensure that Department of Defense, federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all requirements.

Pellicci led more than 220 civilian and military officers who are responsible for 448 contractors. The contractors managed more than 5,700 Department of Defense and NASA contracts valued at more than $18.9 billion. In 2004, Pellicci was named the Army's Acquisition Commander of the Year.

Col. Stoddard most recently served as the director for Plans & Integration Operations, Clothing and Textiles for the Defense Logistics Agency. He has also served as the Product Manager for Crew Served Weapons for Program Executive Office Soldier.

Addressing the DCMA Springfield community, Stoddard said, "It's obvious after reviewing and visiting with some of our industry partners, that the programs and supply chains we administer and what we do as an enterprise has real strategic impact, as well as holds vital importance to the American people."

The colonel emphasized the need to continue to execute well on existing programs and maintain the trust of the various armed services being served.

"Like some of you, I have had the honor of working throughout the acquisition life cycle from technology concept to sustainment," he added. "But nowhere does the government make a greater commitment, or establish a more solid benchmark, then when it signs a legally binding contract."

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