Andrew Zaleski: dean, Defense Acquisition University West Region (DAU West).
Andrew Zaleski has held numerous leadership and management positions during 30 years' active duty in the United States Air Force, followed by seven years in the defense industry, and most recently as a federal civilian assigned to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Since rejoining the DAU in 2001, he has served as its first director of strategic planning and presently serves as the dean of the West Region.
While in the Air Force, he served as the base commander at Hanscom Air Force Base, Concord, Mass; chief planner and programmer for Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) formulating a $50 billion Program Objective Memorandum; AFSC chief of cost management, sponsoring numerous ACAT I program cost estimates through the OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG); weapon systems acquisition officer in two program management offices (B-1 Bomber and Fleet Satellite Communications); and contract administrative services officer in three defense industry plants, where he also served as an administrative contracting officer.
In the early 1990s, Zaleski served as the dean and Air Force element commander at the Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va. He acted as the college's key implementer of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and the focal point with the newly established Defense Acquisition University. Subsequently, he worked in industry, and was employed by Tecolote Research as their Washington Operations manager before returning to the DAU.
Zaleski was a senior research fellow at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He is certified at Level III in DoD Program Management and Financial Management. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy, and two master's degrees--one in Systems Management and the other in athletic administration from the University of Southern California.
Seated at the head of the table as they sign an educational partnership agreement are Alliant International University (AIU) President, Dr Judith E. N. Albino, and Defense Acquisition University President Frank Anderson Jr. Also present at the signing are from left: Dr. Eric V. Gravenberg (AIU vice president for marketing and enrollment management); Dr. Mink Stavenga (dean, U.S. International College of Business); Andrew Zaleski, DAU West Region dean; and Kevin Carman, DAU West Region associate dean. The agreement with AIU allows for DAU course credits to be evaluated for transfer into all United States International College of Business certificate and degree programs, including bachelor's of business administration, information systems and technology management, and international business administration. Under the graduate degree programs, transfer of credits is acceptable for entry into the master of business administration, master of international business, and the doctor of business administration programs. DAU courses will be evaluated for the global logistics specialist certificate and the graduate certificate program in strategic management. Additional information concerning AIU programs is located online at <http://www.alliant.edu>.
Lori Munoz-Reiland (second from left), director, business and management/corporate education. University of California, Irvine, joins Frank Anderson Jr., DAU president (center), in signing an educational partnership agreement. Other officials attending the signing ceremony were from left: Angela Jeantet, assistant director, business and management/corporate education, University of California, Irvine; Andrew Zaleski, DAU West Region dean; and Kevin Carman, DAU West Region associate dean. The agreement with UCI allows for DAU course credits to be evaluated for transfer into six graduate certificate programs including the certificate in software engineering, systems engineering, certificate in environmental management, certificate in safety management, certificate in facilities management, and certificate in project management. Additional information concerning the UCI Extension programs is located online at <http://www.uciextension.com>.
Dr. Frank E. Burris (second from left), director, Department of Engineering, Information Systems and Technology Management (EISTM), joins DAU West Region Dean Andrew Zaleski in signing an educational partnership agreement. Also present at the signing were Kevin Carman, DAU West Region associate dean (left), and DAU President Frank Anderson (right). The agreement with UCLA Extension--EISTM offers a wide variety of programs and courses in technical and management disciplines. The agreement provides that DAU courses be accepted for entry into the certificate in manufacturing engineering, professional designation in government contract management, professional designation in government cost estimating and pricing, professional designation in purchasing, materiel management, and project management. Additional information concerning the UCLA Extension programs is located online at <http://www.uclaextension.edu>.