- United States
Kirk Vollmecke’s Bio
Major General Kirk Vollmecke (US Army, ret.) most recently served as the US Army’s Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Cyber.
In that role, he was the senior executive responsible for the acquisition, life-cycle and portfolio management of more than 90 programs (acquisition category I to III) with an annual budget of $3 billion.
His product development and life-cycle management responsibilities spanned aircraft survivability, biometrics, electronic warfare, offensive cyber, space, national intelligence systems, force protection, aerial ISR platforms, and target acquisition sensors for ground and aerial use.
Previously, MG (ret.) Vollmecke ran the largest security assistance program in the US Defense Department. As the Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A), he focused on requirements development, inter-agency procurement and logistics coordination, as well as NATO trust project management activities to improve, train, and support the Afghanistan National Defense Forces.
Prior to his Afghanistan deployment, MG (ret.) Vollmecke served as the Deputy for Systems Management, working directly for the Army’s Acquisition Executive. He tackled troubled programs and modernization strategies across various sub-segments and oversaw major equipment procurements to fulfill wartime requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kirk Vollmecke’s other career highlights include serving as the Commanding General of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, where he oversaw contracting solutions for all Army commands and installations; Chief of the Joint Staff’s J-8 Capabilities and Acquisition Division; and Commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency in Iraq/Afghanistan, where he led contract administrative services directly supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MG (ret.) Kirk Vollmecke graduated from Centre College of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management, and English.
He has a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Systems Management and Acquisition. He also has a Master of Science in Defense Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.