Dr. Vic S. Ramdass

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness


Dr. Vic S. Ramdass, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2009, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness. In this capacity he serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment in the oversight of the Department’s $90 billion maintenance program. He is also responsible for the development of policies and procedures to ensure the Department meets statutory requirements to provide core depot level maintenance support of major weapon systems, military equipment, and commodities. He assumed his current position in March 2021.

From April 2019 to March 2021 Dr. Ramdass served as the Army’s Director of Maintenance Policy and Programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, DC. In this position, Dr. Ramdass was responsible for setting conditions for the Army to achieve sustainment capabilities (national through tactical) that support ready forces through integrated maintenance and life cycle policies, programs and operations.

Dr. Ramdass has served in numerous SES positions to include USSOUTHCOM’s Senior DoD Civilian Leader, Director of Exercise and Coalition Affairs Directorate (J7/9), USSOUTHCOM’s Director of Partnering (J9), Director of the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, and Director of the U.S. Army Operational Energy Office. His diverse functional expertise as a senior leader includes leading: synchronization and integration of the Army's strategic Operational Energy policies and programs; Test and Evaluation of ACAT 1 programs; Logistics Science and Technology solutions; Interagency integration, Public-Private Cooperation integration, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Science and Technology programs, Civil Affairs, Training and Exercise at a Combatant Command; and driving innovative sustainment technologies and processes to improve Army logistics. He served as the HQDA G-4’s Executive Agent for the Army Integrated Logistics Architecture, Small Business and Innovation Research Program, and related Science and Technology collaborative initiatives.

Dr. Ramdass served over 12 years on active duty, first as an enlisted aircraft crew chief, and then as an Aviation Warrant Officer, in logistics, maintenance, and training positions. He is an Acquisition Corps Member, Level III certified in Test and Evaluation, Program Management and Logistics. He is a Certified Flight Instructor/Commercial/Instrument/Multi-engine Rated Pilot, and an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. Dr. Ramdass has served as an adjunct Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor for more than 23 years.

Dr. Ramdass holds a PhD, Public Administration, from Auburn University, a MS, Aeronautics, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a BS, Aeronautics, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

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