Mr. Carmen J. Spencer recently retired as the President and CEO of ANSER in November 2019. Due to his outstanding leadership and selfless service as President and CEO he was asked to continue serving ANSER as a member of its Board of Directors. His leadership experience and commitment to national defense began with a 28-year career as an Army Officer with assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Department of the Army Headquarters; and as Commander, US Army Chemical Demilitarization Activity on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific and the Pueblo Chemical Weapons Depot in Colorado. Mr. Spencer has also served as Director of the Chemical and Biological Defense Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
Mr. Spencer’s private sector accomplishments include eight years at Bechtel National, Incorporated serving as President and General Manager, Kwajalein Range Services, LLC and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining ANSER, Mr. Spencer was the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) providing acquisition management and professional leadership on complex matters related to joint service chemical and biological defense acquisition programs.
Mr. Spencer planned, directed, managed, and coordinated the JPEO-CBD’s mission and was responsible for the development, acquisition, distribution, and deployment of highly specialized and dynamic joint chemical and biological defense devices, as well as medical diagnostic systems, drugs, and vaccines. He provided management oversight of the Chemical Demilitarization Program, an Acquisition Category 1-D program, for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)/Army Acquisition Executive. Mr. Spencer provided executive level policy and oversight of the Chemical Demilitarization Program projects and was responsible for representing the Chemical Demilitarization Program to Congress.
Mr. Spencer received a Bachelor of Science degree from Chaminade University in 1976 and has received certificates and training in Six Sigma and program management. His military honors and awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Meritorious Service with Five Oak Leaf Clusters.