In September 2011, Mr. Primus joined VA as the Deputy Associate Executive Director of the Strategic Acquisition Center in Fredericksburg, VA. In this role, he provides customer-focused, acquisition, program management as well as support for the life-cycle management of enterprise-wide solutions for VA’s highly complex commodity and service requirements.
Mr. Primus is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with more than 28 years of experience in contracting, program management and logistics. His diverse contracting experience includes major construction, commodities, services, Research & Development and Major Weapon Systems.
Prior to joining the VA, Mr. Primus served as president of a Veteran owned service-disabled Veteran-owned small business acquisition support company where he performed liaison activities for Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology & Logistics Joint Operations Support Office.
Mr. Primus holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications from Syracuse University. During his military career, Mr. Primus obtained an Unlimited Contracting Officer’s Warrant, a Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in contracting and a Level I DAWIA certification in program management. Mr. Primus is also a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.