George Atwood assumed his current position as the Executive Director, Logistics, Policy and Strategic Programs Directorate (J34) for DLA Logistics Operations (J3) on Nov. 28, 2016. He is responsible for development and dissemination of enterprise-wide policy of key business and supply chain management functions for order fulfillment, planning, stock positioning, retail sustainment, transportation, distribution network, disposition, technical/quality, and logistics research and development functions. J34 conducts research and analysis to provide DLA leadership with fact-based insights that shape policy development and support informed decisions internal to DLA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff and military service partnership programs and initiatives.
His previous assignment was as the deputy commander of DLA Energy, a primary-level field activity of DLA at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. As deputy commander, he was responsible for providing the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Prior to his deputy commander position, Atwood served as the director of DLA Energy’s Procurement Process Support directorate. In this role, Atwood had primary responsibility as the chief of the Contracting Office with delegated responsibility for acquisition programs valued at approximately $22 billion. He previously served as the deputy director of DLA Energy Supplier Operations as well, and was responsible for the direction and management of complex programs involving Department of Defense worldwide petroleum storage and distribution systems and as a principle advisor on matters relating to worldwide fuel terminal operations, storage, maintenance, repair, international agreements and contracting.
Atwood also served as the associate director of the DLA Energy Acquisition Policy and Oversight Office and was responsible for providing acquisition policy and oversight for DLA Energy’s procurement programs. In addition, Atwood served as the DLA Energy Europe & Africa deputy director in Kaiserslautern, Germany, assisting in the execution of DLA Energy’s mission to support storage, transportation and distribution of bulk petroleum products for all U.S. Forces and U.S. supported missions in the European and African theaters.
He has worked in various contracting positions within DLA Energy Direct Delivery Fuels, to include deputy director, division chief and contracting officer. During his tenure with Direct Delivery Fuels, Atwood was responsible for executing world-wide petroleum procurement programs in support of the military services and federal civilian agencies.
Atwood began his tenure with DLA Energy in 1994. He is certified in Contracting at Level III under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. He has a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy and completed the Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Acquisition Course from The National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in 2013. Atwood holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia Tech University, where he graduated in 1993.