• Raymond Pietruszki, deputy director of the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield,
takes the DCMA flag from retiring commander Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr., during a Change
of Command and retirement ceremony Aug. 4 at Picatinny Arsenal. In the background
to the left is Capt. Sydney J. Kim, Eastern Regional Commander for DCMA. Waiting to
accept the flag is Col. Kevin P. Stoddard, incoming commander. Pellicci was commander of
DCMA Springfield since 2007.

    DCMA Change of Command

    Raymond Pietruszki, deputy director of the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, takes the DCMA flag from retiring commander Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr., during a Change of Command and retirement ceremony Aug. 4 at Picatinny Arsenal. In the...

  • Col. Kevin P. Stoddard, incoming commander to the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, addresses the audience at his change of command ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, Aug. 4, 2010.

    DCMA Springfield incoming commander

    Col. Kevin P. Stoddard, incoming commander to the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, addresses the audience at his change of command ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Retiring commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr., receives a medal from Capt. Sydney J. Kim, Eastern Regional Commander for DCMA, at a change of command and retirement ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Retiring DCMA Springfield commander recognized

    Retiring commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr., receives a medal from Capt. Sydney J. Kim, Eastern Regional Commander for DCMA, at a change of command and retirement ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal...

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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