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Randy T. Fowler is a former Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness) who joined LMIdisambiguation needed in 2011 as a Senior Fellow.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Randay T. Fowler was born and raised in McKinney, Texas.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Fowler was appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service and assumed his responsibilities as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness) in May 2008. As the principal advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) leadership on policies, procedures, and actions related to the materiel readiness of United States Department of Defense for weapons and other materiel systems. He is responsible for weapon system supportability advocacy and the development and implementation of acquisition and sustainment requirements and associated metrics employed during the systems acquisition and life cycle management process. Fowler further provides oversight over the alignment of budgetary resources to achieve materiel readiness outcomes. Fowler served in this capacity until his retirement in 2011.

Before returning to the OSD, Fowler was a member of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) senior leadership team as the Director of the Learning Capabilities Integration Center (LCIC) from January 2007 to May 2008. As the LCIC director, he directed the management of the acquisition, contracting, business, engineering and technology, and logistics and sustainment portfolios at DAU. Prior to this appointment, Fowler served as the Director of the Center for Logistics and Sustainment at DAU from October 2001 to December 2006.

From August 1989 to October 2001, Fowler was a senior program analyst in Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness). His responsibilities included logistics strategic planning and implementation of logistics reform and acquisition-logistics integration strategies across the Military Departments and Defense Agencies.

Prior to joining OSD in 1989, Fowler served in assignments at Anniston Army Depot, the Army Logistics Management College, and the Army Combined Arms Support Command. He has thirty-two years of government experience, primarily relating to weapon system program management, acquisition logistics, logistics reengineering, and supply management policy.

His professional development includes completion of the Army Materiel Command logistics intern program in 1978, the Army Logistics and Acquisition Management Career Development Program in 1988, and the Secretary of Defense Professional Enhancement Program in 1989. He is a 1998 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is a member of DAU Alumni Association and SOLE - The International Society of Logistics. Fowler is active with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDlA) Logistics Management Committee and the Aerospace Industries Association Product Support Committee.

Fowler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Operations Research from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, and attended the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.

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