Frank J. Anderson, Jr., Chairman

Frank  is a retired Brigadier General, United States Air Force, and Retired  Senior Executive Service member. He is a past President, Defense  Acquisition University. He was the first Director, Human Capital  Initiative for the DOD Acquisition Workforce. He is a graduate of the  Defense Systems Management College, Air Command and Staff College,  Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and has a masters and bachelors  degree (Cum Laude) in business. He previously served as Commandant of  the Defense Systems Management College, and Head of Air Force  Contracting (Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for  Contracting). He led the strategic planning process that shaped the  current DAU. He was the DOD representative and Chairman of the  International Defense Educational Arrangement composed of defense  acquisition educational institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany,  France, Italy, and Australia. He has led large contract Alternate  Dispute Resolution initiatives. He has served as a major weapon system  program director, product group manager, director of contracting for the  Air Force' largest acquisition center (W-P AFB, Oh), Commander of the  Air Force in-plant contract management office (AF Plant 85) for the B-1B  Bomber Program, when the B-1B was the largest Major Weapon System  Program. He has been a contracting officer with an unlimited warrant.  Frank was Level III certified in both Program Management and  Contracting. Frank has received the Distinguished Presidential Rank  Award and was awarded both the Department of Defense Distinguished  Civilian Service Award and the Defense Meritorious Service Award.