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Major Gary Lehmann - National Aerospace Organization

Major Gary A. Lehmann, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Professor of Federal Contracting/Acquisition Policy
National Aerospace Organization


Major Gary A. Lehmann, United States Air Force (Retired)
Professor of Federal Contracting and Acquisition Policy, National Aerospace Organization

      Major Lehmann is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Contracting Certified and has more than seven years of progressive experience in federal procurements.  He has worked primarily in operational contracting at the base level working with small businesses to secure federal contracts.  He served as a Contract Specialist at Patrick AFB FL where he planned, negotiated, awarded and administered contracts worth $13.1 Million in support of facilities modernization and service requirements.  Major Lehmann’s hard work and quick study directly contributed to him excelling through the first two contracting level certifications.

     His next assignment took him to Minot AFB ND where he served as Acquisitions Flight Commander. He supervised 10 contract administrators and served as Chief Business Advisor for 12,000 customers. He successfully managed 13 service contracts in excess of $20M and served as the warranted contracting officer responsible for researching, interpreting and ensuring compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and supplements.  Major Lehmann deployed three times in support of both Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. He served as a Contingency Contracting Officer and Deputy Chief of Contracting for Regional Contracting Center supporting the war fighter mission.  He diligently awarded over 640 service, commodity and construction acquisition requirements worth more than $50M under austere living and working conditions.  He closed out his military career serving as Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Major Lehmann served as an academic instructor, military trainer and mentor to hundreds of officer candidates in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.



2000   Bachelor of Arts, Business and Management, University of Maryland University College

2003   MBA, Webster University, St. Louis MO



Airman Leadership School, John Levitow Recipient (Top student in class)

Officer Training School Honor Graduate (Top 10% of 395 students)

Acquisition purchases directly supported 5th Bomb Wing’s Omaha Trophy Award (best strategic aircraft operations)

End of Year acquisitions directly contributed to 91st Space Wing winning AF ICBM Trophy (best missile wing)

Squadron Company Grade Officer (CGO) of the Year three times and Group’s CGO of the Quarter 



Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal (3), Air Force Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (8), Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal (5), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short (3), Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service (5), USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (rifle), Air Force Training Ribbon (2), NATO Medal





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