//Larry Trowel, Colonel, USAF & Industry Executive (Ret)
Larry Trowel, Colonel, USAF & Industry Executive (Ret)

Project Description

Larry Trowel

Key Specialties

  • Contracting Strategy Development & Implementation

  • Contracting Organizational Effectiveness

  • Process Improvement

  • Government Business Policy Development & Training

  • Government Business Compliance

Larry Trowel

Colonel, US Air Force & Industry Executive (Retired)

Colonel Larry Trowel, USAF (Ret), has been in the contracting profession in both the USAF and private industry for over 40 years. He served as a procuring contracting officer at the Electronic Systems Center (now part of AFLCMC); commander of a USAF plant representative office and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) office; and as executive officer for the deputy assistant secretary (contracting), assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition). He also served as the USAF policy representative to the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and led the US Government interagency team charged with writing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12 implementing regulations for the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act Title VIII (“Acquisition of Commercial Items”). Following his USAF career, Colonel Trowel joined GE Aviation, where he served as the general manager for government contracts and pricing, and later as general manager for GE-wide government business practices and processes.

Key Positions

  • General Manager, Government Business Practices and Processes Center of Excellence, GE Corporate Headquarters
  • General Manager, Government Contracts and Pricing, GE Military Engines Operations, GE Aviation
  • Air Force Policy Representative, Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) Council, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), SAF/AQ
  • Contracting Policy Staff Officer, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  • Commander, DCMA Plant Office, North American Rockwell Autonetics


  • MBA, Management, University of Montana
  • BA, Economics, University of Connecticut
  • Air Command and Staff College (Distinguished Graduate)
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)
  • General Electric Global Business Management Course
  • General Electric Six Sigma Green Belt