(Right) Honorable Douglas Bush, the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, shares his observations on the Paris Air Show with (left) Nicole Marrero-Quiles, a EUCOM/AFRICOM Directorate branch chief at the U.S. Army Security Assistant Command’s New Cumberland, Pennsylvania office, and Stefanie Adkins, USASAC's country program manager forward for U.S. European Command. This security assistance engagement took place during the 2023 Paris Air Show June 19 to 25. The bi-annual week-long show is the largest gathering of aerospace companies in the world.
USASAC leads the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise by developing and managing security assistance programs and Foreign Military Sales cases to build partner capacity, support Combatant Command engagement strategies and strengthen U.S. global partnerships. USASAC’s portfolio currently includes over 6,500 Foreign Military Sales cases worth more than $217 billion for 137 countries.
As ASA(ALT), Bush leads the Army acquisition enterprise and will advise the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to acquisition programs and policies. He also serves as the Army acquisition executive, the senior procurement executive, the science advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army’s senior research and development official. Additionally, he appoints, manages and evaluates program executive officers and direct-reporting program managers, and is responsible for managing more than 43,000 professionals within the Army Acquisition Corps and the Army acquisition workforce.