Paul Bosco - Director, Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM)
Paul Bosco serves as the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Project Management. This office validates the project performance baselines, to include scope, cost and schedule, of all of the Department’s largest construction and environmental clean-up projects prior to budget request to Congress; an active project portfolio totaling over $30 billion. This Office also provides policy, guidance and oversight for contract, project and property management, procurement and financial assistance, professional development of the Acquisition workforce, and contractor compensation, benefit pension, and risk management programs. He serves as the Department’s Senior Procurement Executive. In addition, this Office provides procurement services to all headquarters elements.
Within the Department, Mr. Bosco also served as the Director of the Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) from November 2006 through May 2012 and Director of the Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (OPAM) December 2011 through May 2012. Prior to that, he served in the United States Navy nearly 28 years, as a member of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) and Seabee Community. In that capacity, he held a dozen different assignments in a dozen different locations, predominately involved in real property and project management, executing construction programs and projects worldwide. His last Navy assignment was as the Deputy Commander of Operations at the Headquarters of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Washington, D.C. He also served as the Strategic Business Officer. He retired as a United States Navy Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, on November 1, 2006.
Prior to his assignment at NAVFAC, Captain Bosco served as the Commanding Officer of the Engineering Field Activity, Mediterranean in Naples, Italy. In that capacity, he was the senior acquisition executive responsible for design and construction of projects, valued over $600 million, at 14 different Department of Defense installations throughout Europe and the Middle East, to include bases in Italy, Spain, England, Portugal, Greece and Bahrain. Prior to that, he was the Facilities Director and Officer-in-Charge of Construction at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he completed the $250 million renovation of Bancroft Hall, the largest single "dormitory" in the world.
Other highlights of his career included: Commanding Officer of a 600-person Naval Mobile Construction (Seabee) Battalion home-ported in Gulfport, Mississippi; deployed 50% of the time to Guam and Rota, Spain; and Bosnia executing construction in support of military missions; Program Officer assigned to the Southern Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Charleston, South Carolina, overseeing construction programs across the southeast region of the United States, to include the $140 million program to relocate the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Command from Orlando, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina; and, served as the Facilities Director and Officer-in-Charge of Construction at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and as the Facilities Director at the Ship Repair Facility (Shipyard) at Subic Bay, Philippines.
Mr. Bosco graduated from The Citadel in 1979 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his masters degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1992. He also completed the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Executive Education program in 2001. He is a registered professional (civil) engineer (PE) and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He also is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and a LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional). While in the Navy, he was selected as a member of the acquisition professional community where he held an unlimited contracting warrant for design and construction contracting and a Level III real estate warrant.