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Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr.
Born May 29, 1953(1953-05-29) (age 68)
Residence Peachtree City, Georgia
Nationality United States
Education B.S., Health and physical education, 1975
Alma mater Long Island University
Title Vice President, National Retail Sales, Federal Government & Military
Successor incumbent
Board member of Board Member, Defense Commissary Agency; Association of the US Army Civilian Advisory Board, Southwest Canners, Inc., National Park and Recreation Association Armed Forces Recreation Society
Spouse(s) married
Children two
Awards Distinguished Presidential Rank
Meritorious Presidential Rank (twice)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Award of Recognition for Service and Contributions to our Country in the areas of Civil Rights, Race Relations, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Public Service
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Army’s highest civilian award

Philip "Phil" E. Sakowitz, Jr. attended Long Island University on a ball$2$3 scholarship, graduating in 1975 with a degree in physical education.

Career[edit | edit source]

Sakowitz previously held a number of positions with the Department of Defense and U.S. Army, the last four as an SES member.

  • 2008–2010, (SES) Director and Chief Executive Officer of Defense Commissary Agency[1][2]
  • 2006–2008, (SES) Executive Director, United States Army Installation Management Command, Arlington, Virginia.
  • 2002–2006, Deputy Director, U.S. Army Installation Management Agency, Arlington, Virginia.
  • 2002, Director, Installation Management Transformation Task Force, Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1998–2002, (SES) Deputy Chief of Staff, Base Operations Support, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. In this capacity, he was responsible for installation management doctrine, policies, resources, standards and programs for fifteen major Army installations. He managed a $1.57 billion annual budget; 50+ thousand military and civilians; 2 million acres (8,100 km2) of land; 160,000,000 square feet (15,000,000 m2) of facilities worth $30 billion; $1+ billion contract support and daily base support for 150+ thousand students, active duty, reserves, civilians, and retirees.
  • 1996–1998, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Fort McPherson, Georgia. He was responsible for installation management, individual and unit personnel readiness, mobilization planning and support, oversight of a $1.3 billion BASOPS budget and overall management of base support for DOD’s largest major command, composed of over 800 thousand soldiers and 30 thousand civilians.
  • 1989–1996, Chief, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Directorate of Personnel, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
  • 1988–1989, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1981–1988, Chief, Community Morale Services, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1981, Sports Director, New York Area Command and Fort Hamilton, New York
  • 1978–1980, Youth Activities Director, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Colorado.
  • 1975–1978, Youth Activities Director, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Robinson, Kevin (June 20, 2008). "Sakowitz takes over as director" (PDF). DeCA UPDATE. Fort Lee, Virginia: Defense Commissary Agency Office of Corporate Communications. p. 1. http://www.commissaries.com/documents/whatsnew/DeCA_Update_06_20_08.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-29. "Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. was introduced as DeCA’s new director ... May 19 in Richmond, Va. He took charge of the agency June 8." [dead link]
  2. "Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz, Deputy Director". U.S. Army Installation Management Agency. http://www.ima.army.mil/sites/leadership/biodeputydirectorps.asp. Retrieved 2009-04-29. "Mr. Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr., is a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service and [was] the Principal Deputy Director of the US Army Installation Management Agency (IMA)" 
  3. "Biography - Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr.". Fort Lee, Virginia: DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY. 2009-03-18. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/documents/organization/sakowitz_bio.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-01. "He is a Tier 3 Senior Executive, one of only 45 defense leaders to be so designated.... Mr. Sakowitz has over 33 years of federal service, working at Department of the Army, Army major command and installation levels. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Executive Director of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, where he managed base facilities, programs, services and infrastructure sustainment for 119 Army installations worldwide and provided oversight of an $8 billion annual budget, 75,000 employees, and land and facilities worth $211 billion." 

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Preceded by
Rick Page (acting Director)
Director & CEO of DeCA
8 June 2008–July 1, 2010
Succeeded by
Joseph Jeu

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