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U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Francis Fierko

U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Francis Fierko

​Mr. Francis Fierko is the Chief, Contracting Operations for the Army Contracting Command – Orlando. He serves as the operations and plans officer for a 178 member workforce supporting U.S. Army, Joint, and allied foreign nation contracting procurements totaling $3.0B annually.

Mr. Fierko earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA in Logistics and Materials Management from the George Washington University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, the Executive Program Manager’s course, the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and the Army Acquisition Corps’ Executive Leadership Program.

Before his current appointment, Mr. Fierko served 21 years on active duty as a U.S. Army Armor Officer retiring as a Colonel. He held a variety of Armor and Cavalry command and staff postings, both stateside and overseas, and senior Program Management and Contracting Officer positions, with a specialty in Training Devices and Simulations. His corporate experience includes having served as a Senior Program Manager with Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Mr. Fierko’s military and civilian awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, the Superior Civilian Service Award, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Maurice and the Order of Saint Barbara.