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Profile: James MacStravic, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Tech and Logistics

James Macstravic

James MacStravic serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics in the Defense Department, where he gives the the secretary of defense information on acquisition, contract administration and the defense industrial base. His role supports DoD’s efforts to boost the purchasing power and performance capacity of the defense acquisition enterprise.

MacStravic will also offer logistics and material readiness, operational energy, chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, research and engineering data to the defense secretary.

The DoD veteran held various roles within the Office of the Secretary of Defense including principal deputy assistant secretary of defense, strategic adviser and the deputy assistant secretary of defense for tactical warfare systems.

He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force where he was named a deputy director at the service branch’s Aerial Networking Systems and the Joint STARS program offices.

MacStravic also held various roles within the Naval Sea Systems Command including as a principal naval architect and head of the process control division.

He received a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in finance from the George Mason University.

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