By Don Jarosz, TACOM Public AffairsMay 15, 2018
DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command's newest member of the Senior Executive Service officially joined its ranks on May 14 at the Detroit Arsenal.
Daniel J. Gallagher, ACC-Warren's new executive director, was sworn in during a ceremony that was officiated by Maj. Gen. James Simpson, the commanding general of ACC.
"We have picked the right individual to come and lead the TACOM contracting center," Simpson stated when he introduced Gallagher. "From one friend to another, thank you for what you have done for the Army and thank you and your family for their continued support for the Army. This is not over yet, there is a lot more to give."
Simpson then administered the oath of office to Gallagher for the SES ceremony, presented the SES pin to him and the SES flag was unfurled. The Senior Executive Service -- the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government -- possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
"I am truly excited to be here back in Michigan one more time in my career to be with my family," Gallagher said after he took the SES oath. "But more important is the mission that supports our Soldiers."
In his new position, Gallagher directs acquisition support and contracting for Army major weapon systems, for systems and equipment supporting other services, and foreign military sales customers.
He previously served as ACC's deputy director of contracting operations at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. There Gallagher provided oversight and guidance on contracting support requirements to ACC subordinate units and the ACC work force.
A retired Army colonel, Gallagher started his military career when he was commissioned following graduation from California University of Pennsylvania as an ROTC distinguished military graduate. He served in a wide variety of operational command, leadership and staff assignments during this time.
"I have a short motto," Gallagher stated when he ended his remarks. "Mission first, people always, and never forget your family. Keep that in mind and everything will go well."