Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Sustainment.
2023 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2014, Mr. Timothy G. Goddette became the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Sustainment (DASA(S)), on 10 May, 2021. He is responsible for the formation, implementation and execution of Army Acquisition, Life Cycle Logistics, Industrial Base policies, processes and procedures providing oversight to manage supply chain risk in our weapon systems. He also serves as the lead for the Army’s Corrosion Protection Program. Mr. Goddette is an Army Acquisition Corps member and certified at the highest level in Program Management.
Prior to becoming DASA(S), Mr. Goddette served from 2018-2021 as Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support in Warren Michigan. He was responsible for approximately 150 programs in active management at all ACAT levels, and approximately 110 additional programs in sustainment. Mr. Goddette oversaw an annual budget of approximately $3.5 billion and a workforce of over 1400 military, civilian and contractors in five geographic locations. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Goddette served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Soldier, with a detail as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics in 2017.
His Acquisition Corps experience began in 1985 with an assignment as a Research and Development Coordinator at the Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. During his tour at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he served in the Directorate of Combat Developments as the Senior Materiel Developer for Demolitions. Mr. Goddette gained considerable experience in program management during his first of three tours at the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Mich., serving first as a Weapons Systems Manager for a high-speed bulldozer program, which he later transitioned, and followed as the Assistant Product Manager for Commercial Construction Equipment. He was later assigned as the Assistant Product Manager for Mines and Counter Demolitions, were he was responsible for all U.S. Army vehicle-mounted mine detection programs. He was then assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition as the Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for Heavy Tactical Vehicles and Tactical Bridging. During his second tour in Warren, Mich., he served as the Product Manager for Construction Equipment and Material Handling Equipment from July 1999 to July 2002. Mr. Goddette then was assigned as Director, Joint Precision Strike Demonstration Office in PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors from June 2003 to June 2004. He returned to Warren, Mich., as the Project Manager for Force Projection, PEO CS&CSS from June 2004 to July 2007, where he oversaw five Product Managers responsible for 122 programs. Mr. Goddette then served as the Director, Sustainment Systems and Simulation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, where he supported PEO CS&CSS and PEO Simulations, Training and Instrumentation before joining PEO Soldier.
He graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1982. Mr. Goddette holds a master’s in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree in National Security and Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.