Principal Assistant for Acquisition
Dawn L. Rosarius
Principal Assistant for Acquisition
Ms. Dawn Rosarius was selected for the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the Principal Assistant for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command in January 2019. In this role, she exercises program management and acquisition oversight of the Command's product development and procurement programs. This portfolio spans all areas of medical including drugs; vaccines; medical devices; diagnostics; and sets, kits and outfits. She is also the Acquisition Career Management Advocate for Army Medicine's (AMEDD) 950 plus members of the Army Acquisition Workforce.
Prior to her current position, she served as the Civilian Deputy to the Principal Assistant for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and the U.S. Army Medical Department Army Acquisition Career Management Advocate, where she was responsible for implementing medical product development and procurement policy, facilitating strategic partnerships, coordinating all aspects of Medical Acquisition Category III/IV program management, and was instrumental in the education and development of the AMEDD Acquisition Workforce. From June 2008 to January 2013 she was the Director, Plans, Programs, Analysis, and Evaluation, USAMRMC, where she was responsible for Army Medicine's acquisition; planning, programming, and budgeting; coordinating all Command future funding (including Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; procurement; and Operations & Maintenance); the Command's Small Business Innovation Research programs; and Congressional Special Interest program coordination. From August 2007 to June 2008, she attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). From 2004-2007 she was the Director of Materiel Acquisition at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) leading a team of over 54 clinicians, engineers, and logisticians in analyzing, selecting, testing, and acquiring world-class medical technology for the Army's Warfighters. From 1998-2004, she led the USAMMA's Technology Assessment and Requirements Analysis teams and managed the Army and Defense Health Program procurement funds for Army Medicine's Generating and Operating Forces.
With 5 years as a Department of Defense contractor and over 20 years as a Government Civilian, Ms. Rosarius has dedicated herself to the well-being of the Warfighter and their Families. In 1997, as a contractor, she was awarded the President's Award (top company award to a single individual). In 2004, she was awarded the Army Surgeon's General Excalibur Award. In 2008, she received the top research paper award – the National Defense University (NDU) President's Strategic Vision Award – for her paper titled "Avoiding Misdiagnosis by Integrating Logistics Early into the Source Selection Process for Army Medical Equipment"; and also received the Order of Military Medical Merit. In 2012, she received the Superior Civilian Service Award; in 2014, the Excellence in Federal Career Silver Award for Outstanding Supervisor – GS13 and above from the Federal Executive Board – Baltimore; and in 2018, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Ms. Rosarius received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Loyola College, an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, and a MS in National Resource Management from the ICAF, NDU. She is a Project Management Professional, Regulatory Affairs Certified, Army Acquisition Corp member, and has obtained Department of Defense Acquisition Level III Certification in Program Management, Life Cycle Logistics, Science and Technology Manager, and Engineering.