Ms. Jill Stiglich is the Head of the Contracting Activity and the Command Senior Contracting Official Principal as the Director of Contracting for the Headquarters, United States Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. She exercises acquisition authority over three Senior Contracting Officials, nine Regional Contracting Chiefs, and four Center Contracting Chiefs. The Directorate of Contracting supports over 33,000 Civilian employees and 700 Military personnel, providing project management and construction support for Military Programs, Civil Works, Real Estate, Research and Development, and International and Inter-Agency Support.
Prior to this, Ms. Stiglich served as the Director for Contract Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC). Responsible for developing and improving innovative procurement policies for the Department of Defense (DoD), she advanced the most efficient means to acquire supplies and services for the nation’s warfighters. She also led development of contracting policy for the Department, including development and negotiation of reciprocal defense procurement agreements with foreign partner nations, small business and Ability One utilization, contract cost and pricing matters, commercial item acquisitions, interagency acquisitions, other transaction agreements, contracting workforce development, domestic preference rules, contractor suspension and debarment, as well as leading Office of the Secretary of Defense peer reviews.
Ms. Stiglich also served as Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy’s (DPAP) Director, Program Acquisition and Contingency Contracting. She formulated and oversaw contracting strategies supporting the procurement of major defense acquisition programs, major automated information systems, and special interest projects for the Department. Ms. Stiglich also served on the Defense Acquisition Board and numerous Overarching Integrated Product Teams. As the Department’s advocate for emergency and contingency contracting, she supported deployed forces, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and disaster relief. Ms. Stiglich was the DoD’s liaison to the Commission on Wartime Contracting and subject matter expert to the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations (Gansler Commission) while on active duty in the Air Force. She was also a member of the Afghanistan Resource Oversight Council and Warfighter Senior Integration Group.
Ms. Stiglich commissioned into the Air Force upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1986 and has over 33 years of contracting experience. She completed numerous assignments including Executive Officer to the Aeronautical Systems Center Director of Contracting and Air Mobility Command Inspector General, Assistant Chief, Commander’s Action Group to the General of Air Mobility Command, and Contracting Squadron Commander, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, Mildenhall and the European Office of Research and Development. In the Air Force Contracting Operations Division, Ms. Stiglich represented the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force on business and contracting matters concerning Fighters/Bombers, Command and Control, and Space and Weapon Systems. She also served in the Air Force Office of Legislative as an aide to the Speaker of the House on specific shuttle flight missions, and Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition).
Ms. Stiglich deployed to Iraq and served as the Director of Contracting for the Coalition Task Force-7, where she was responsible for contingency contracting support to over 150,000 Warfighters. Her efforts resulted in the award of the Bronze Star.
Ms. Stiglich received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from Air University.