Tommy L. Marks, a retired member of the Army’s Senior Executive Service, is the former Director of the Army Small Business Programs Office for the Secretary of the Army, serving during the period of 19 April 2015 to 30 September 2018. Prior to serving as a civil servant, Mr. Marks served 24 years in the Army as an Infantry and Aviation Officer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel September 2001.
In this position, he served as the Army’s lead for small business policy, goals and procedures and represented the Secretary of the Army at congressional committee and subcommittee hearings on small business, (HBCU/MIs), and other small business matters. During his tenure the Army awarded an average of $18B of prime contracts to small businesses across the socio-economic categories and lead DoD in achieving the congressionally mandated goals.
Mr. Marks served as the focal point in responding to industrial, congressional, and individual inquiries on small business, HBCUs/MI, economic utilization and other business matters. He represented the Army in inter-agency communication with the Small Business Administration, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Minority Business Development Agency (Department of Commerce), and other agencies and presidential commissions.
Previously, Mr. Marks has also served as Executive Director for Acquisition Services, HQDA, ASAALT, DASA (P), Arlington, Va. (2012-2015) and Executive Director for Army’s Logistics Civilian Augmentation Program, (2011-2012) managing $40B of contracts. Served in many other important positions, including some in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Prior to Mr. Mark has earned a BS in Health and Physical Education from McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA, 1977), MS in Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida, 1988), and MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College (Newport, Florida, 1988), and MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College (Newport, Rhode Island, 1992).