//Kirk Vollmecke, Major General, US Army (Retired)
Kirk Vollmecke, Major General, US Army (Retired)

Project Description

Kirk Vollmecke

Key Specialties

  • Program and Contract Management
  • Product Development/Delivery
  • Manufacturing/Acquisition Logistics
  • Budget/Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Program/Due Diligence Analysis
  • Security Assistance


Kirk Vollmecke

Major General, US Army (Retired)

Major General Kirk Vollmecke, USA (Retired) is an executive leader specializing in defense acquisition, business, and procurement management with over 35 years of experience providing exceptional acquisition life-cycle management, versatility, and product delivery results. He is a proven innovator, creating results-focused strategies/plans, spearheading business process re-engineering, providing risk-based analysis/action plans, performing program/due diligence assessments, and implementing evolutionary acquisition programs to support the complexity and operating challenges of delivering products and equipment globally today. General Vollmecke has extensive experience cultivating key partnerships and relationships across the Army, Joint Forces, industry and Congress and possesses in-depth expertise in Department of Defense (DOD) systems acquisition, supplier, manufacturing/acquisition logistics, contract administration, security assistance, and international procurement management as well as executive experience in leading diverse acquisition international and cross-functional teams to consistently drive results and exceed performance goals and leading indicators.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • As program executive officer (PEO) Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), pioneered a rapid product development and delivery model that successfully delivered $250M in offensive cyber platforms and tools in less than nine months.
  • Consistently delivered new aircraft protection for over 3,000 aircraft ($1B+) on-time and within budget—including IT biometrics enterprise and identity recognition technologies ($100M+) to Army forces abroad, $250M new electronic warfare equipment to three brigades in Europe, and a classified counter unmanned aerial system (UAS) globally.
  • Oversaw requirements development, acquisition management, and budget execution of a $5B annually funded security assistance program to improve, train, and support the Afghanistan National Defense Security Forces.
  • Oversaw all acquisition strategy planning, management and oversight of 54 major defense and critical Army programs for the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE), totaling $29B in annual spend.
  • Implemented operations framework to synchronize procurement planning and execution across the Continental US and successfully surge to execute $1.6B in contract actions with 1/4 reduction in manpower and less time. Generated over $900M in cost savings to offset steep budget cuts experienced by Army commands while planning, awarding, and administering over 30,000 contracts annually.
  • Developed a new Army strategic sourcing framework to target over $2B in savings from annual service contracts.

Key Positions

  • PEO, IEW&S, HQ US Army
  • Deputy Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command—Afghanistan (CSTC-A)
  • Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT))
  • Commanding General, US Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, ASA(ALT)
  • Division Chief, J-8 Capabilities and Acquisition, The Joint Staff


  • MS, Strategic Studies, US Army War College
  • MS, Management (Acquisition & Procurement Management Concentration), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
  • BA, Economics & Management, Centre College of Kentucky
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM)