Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Gregory L. Giddens
Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction
Greg Giddens was appointed as the Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on April 8, 2015. He also serves as the Acting Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) for the Department. He previously served as the Executive Director of VA’s Office of Policy and Planning, Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO).
His career in civil service began at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center as an engineering and logistics manager, followed by an assignment as program manager at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Mr. Giddens also held the Deputy Director and Director positions for all Air Mobility Command training programs within the System Program Office.
Before joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Giddens held various roles including: the Director for the Department of Defense Acquisition Personnel Demonstration Project, Program Manager for the United States Air Force Weather Weapon System, Deputy System Program Director for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition at the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Headquarters, and the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Integrated Deepwater System for USCG.
Mr. Giddens was reassigned to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2005 to stand up the DHS Secure Border Initiative (SBI) office and held that position until October 2006 when he became the Executive Director for the SBI Program Executive Office (PEO) within Customs and Border Protection and then the Executive Director for Facilities Management and Engineering in October 2008. He was selected to be a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2000 and has received several awards including the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive in 2005.
Mr. Giddens holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.