Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
ABOUT PRODUCT SUPPORT
Monitor and assess DoD adherence to Product Support statutory and regulatory requirements.
Maintain situational awareness of U.S.C. revisions and NDAA / public law proposed language
Engage Congressional professional staff to promote Congressional understanding of DoD Materiel
Participate in and provide department leadership for Congressional inquiries, GAO reviews and
reports, and department studies and reviews
Partner with OSD stakeholders (to include L&MR DASDs) for DoD Acquisition Enterprise integration
Lead Life Cycle Management (LCM) policy formulation and provide guidance & advocacy.
Author DoDD 5000.1 & DoDI 5000.02 LCL language
Sponsor Defense Acquisition Guide Chap 5 and drive LCL influence into other DAG chapters
Maintain situational awareness of OSD, Service, Agencies, and JCS policy and guidance documents
that influence LCL
Chair the Life Cycle Management Senior Steering Group (LCMSSG) (Possibly ICW MESC, i.e. co-chair)
Collaborate with Intra-departmental leads, Services, Agencies, Joint Staff, Congress, Program
Managers and Industry to advance DoD sustainment strategies
Advocate and influence a life cycle focus for effective product support.
Shape DoD performance-based acquisition and sustainment strategies
Engage DoD Components as subject matter experts for life cycle product support and materiel readiness
Engage program managers and OUSD AT&L colleagues to refine program documentation to include JCIDS
documents, Acquisition Strategy reports, Life Cycle Sustainment Plans, Acquisition Program Baseline,
System Engineering Plans, and Selected Acquisition Reports.
Prepare L&MR executives for effective participation in IIPTs, OIPTs, DABs, DAES and issue team
reviews for effective acquisition decision-making
Perform as Senior Functional Leader for Life Cycle Logistics human capital strategic planning and development
Execute Product Support implementation governance and build upon life cycle product support
Monitor program life cycle management metrics and assess program execution of materiel availability,
materiel reliability, and ownership cost metrics
Conduct post-IOC reviews
Assist/advocate Service achievement of balanced sustainment strategies