Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative
Deputy Director VA, Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI)
Conrad Washington serves as the Deputy Director with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative (CFOI) within the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA). In this capacity, he provides collaborative strategic leadership to develop and cultivate partnerships with faith-based, non-profit, and community organizations. These partnerships assist to increase awareness of VA programs and services for Veterans, their families, survivors, caregivers and other beneficiaries.
Previously, Mr. Washington served in the Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) supporting CSEMO’s mission of delivering an enterprise-wide approach to executive personnel management for the VA’s nearly 600 senior executives and equivalents. He also served in the Office of the Secretary supporting senior leadership. Prior to joining the VA, he served as the Information Security Specialist supporting the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in security education. Mr. Washington retired from the United States Marine Corps with 20 years of active duty service to include an infantry battalion combat tour in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II (OIF-II). Positions during his military career include; Administrative/Personnel Chief, Senior Drill Instructor, Formal Schools Instructor, and Adjunct Faculty.
Mr. Washington is a licensed Minister actively serving and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Divinity (MDiv), pastoral studies, with Moody Theological Seminary (MTS).
2018 - Present Deputy Director, Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (CFOI), Washington, DC
2014 - 2018 Special Assistant, Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO),Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC
2012-2014 Information Security Specialist, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Springfield VA
2009 – 2012 Training Specialist, Marine Corps Intelligence Schools (MCIS), Fort Belvoir VA
1989 – 2009 United States Marine Corps (active duty)
2017 Virtual Aspiring Leaders Program (vALP) graduate, (Class of 2017)
2003 Masters of Arts, Business Management, University of Redlands, Redlands California
2001 Bachelors of Science, Workforce, Education, and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Ill