Spotlight On...Irvin G. Bonus
September 29, 2011
An Army retiree with 22 years of service, Irvin G. Bonus holds the distinction of having been one of the first 51C -- Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Contracting Noncommissioned Officers.
Today, as a Department of the Army civilian, Bonus serves as a team leader and contracting officer with the Regional Contracting Office - Hawaii, part of the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. There, he is primarily
responsible for the training and workload assignments of both civilian and military team members.
"I guide the team members as well as our customers through the acquisition process by determining what type of contract and contracting method are most suitable in meeting their needs," he said.
Bonus provides additional guidance and assistance to supported units in ensuring acquisition guidelines and directives are followed.
As a team leader, the retired NCO ensures Soldiers assigned to RCO-Hawaii as contracting NCOs are properly trained to handle both contingency and garrison-type contracting missions.
It is a formula for success Bonus attributes to the varied contracting experiences he derived not only from his military service but also through his civilian education.
The Hawaiian native holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and is currently enrolled in a master's program in contract management.
His outside interests include cooking, gardening and singing karaoke.