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Col. Gerard M. Acosta

Commander (CENTCOM & SOCOM),
Defense Logistics Agency

Colonel Gerard M. Acosta assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency CENTCOM & SOCOM on June 10, 2021.

Colonel “Jerry” Acosta, United States Army, served as a graduate student at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.

COL Acosta has served in an array of legislative and strategic assignments to include as a Congressional Fellow for Senator Chambliss, later Legislative Liaison, House of Representatives, 110th/111th Congress, Washington D.C., and USCENTCOM J5 Security Cooperation Officer / Joint Logistics Planner, United States Embassy, Cairo, Egypt. COL Acosta’s most recent operational assignments include Division G4, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA., Battalion Commander, AFSBN-Carson, Army Materiel Command / 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO, and Executive Officer, later Operations Officer, 4th Brigade (ABN), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, AK. COL Acosta holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics from Walden University, Graduate Degree in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida. Previously served in the National Hispanic Economic Outlook Committee, 2018-2020.

Focus Areas: Member, Defense Technology Innovation Program; Defense Acquisition Consortium; and Global Supply Chain Management.

Speaker sessions

Unleashing the Digital Battlefield: Software as the New Age of Warfare

  • 15:45
  • Wed
  • 15 Nov
Track: Geopolitical Focus